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SVP: Dangerousness, Reduced Showing — Effective Date

State v. Shermell G. Tabor, / State v. Ronald Irvin Ryan, 2005 WI App 107
For Tabor / Ryan: Ellen Henak, SPD, Milwaukee Appellate

Issue/Holding: Legislative modification of the definition of SVP “dangerousness” (2003 Wis Act 187, §§ 2, 2m, amending §§ 980.01(7) and 980.02(2)(c); reducing the necessary showing from “substantial probability” to mere likelihood of sexual violence) has an effective date of April 22, 2004; and applies to trial held after that date even if the petition preceded the date.

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