STATE OF WISCONSIN
1999 Wisconsin Act 9, the biennial budget, made some changes to visitation provisions under s. 48.355(3), 48.428(6) and 48.357(4d), Stats. Under these changes, a court may not grant visitation to or change a childs placement to a parent of a child if the parent has been convicted:
In addition, if a parent who does have visitation with his or her child or whose child is placed with him or her and is then subsequently convicted as noted above, the court must issue an order prohibiting continuation of visitation or changing the placement of the child if a petition for that prohibition or change in placement is made by the child, the guardian or legal custodian of the child, a person or agency bound by the dispositional order, or the district attorney or the corporation counsel. The court may also make a motion on its own. The parent must be notified of the petition or the courts motion.
The exception to the provisions noted above is if the court determines by clear and convincing evidence that the visitation or placement would be in the childs best interests. In making that decision, the court must consider the wishes of the child.
The statutory language has been attached for your convenience.