2020 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 948. Crimes against children.
948.53 Child unattended in child care vehicle.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 948.53 (2020)

948.53 Child unattended in child care vehicle.

(1) Definitions. In this section:

(a) “Child care provider" means a child care center that is licensed under s. 48.65 (1), a child care provider that is certified under s. 48.651, or a child care program that is established or contracted for under s. 120.13 (14).

(b) “Child care vehicle" means a vehicle that is owned or leased by a child care provider or a contractor of a child care provider and that is used to transport children to and from the child care provider.

(2) No child left unattended.

(a) No person responsible for a child's welfare while the child is being transported in a child care vehicle may leave the child unattended at any time from the time the child is placed in the care of that person to the time the child is placed in the care of another person responsible for the child's welfare.

(b) Any person who violates par. (a) is guilty of one of the following:

1. A Class A misdemeanor.

2. A Class I felony if bodily harm is a consequence.

3. A Class H felony if great bodily harm is a consequence.

4. A Class G felony if death is a consequence.

History: 2005 a. 184; 2007 a. 80; 2009 a. 185.

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