Under the bill, teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 years old who have consensual sex would no longer be put on the state registry, though they would be guilty of a misdemeanor crime. Joel Kleefisch Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio have some variation of close-in-age exemptions, similar to what Wisconsin is considering. Wisconsin law makes it illegal for two people under the age of 18 to have sexual contact, regardless of consent. If a person has not been convicted of a qualifying offense, or if information has not been submitted about that person, information about that person may not be included in the registry. Sometimes registrants fail to notify DOC about a change in residence, status, or other information. States have named their "Romeo and Juliet" laws after the main characters in William Shakespeare's tragedy, who were underage. Neighbors fight proposed placement of sex offenders in Kenosha County Kessler, a former judge, said he wasn't sure how many teenagers in consensual relationships have ended up on the registry, but said he expected that it was less than people. A judge could still upgrade the case by determining that one of the teenagers used or threatened to use force or violence, Kleefisch said. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated. Purpose This data is being provided on the Internet to make the information more easily available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individual. If you believe that any of the information contained in the registry is inaccurate, please send us your comments. That would allow potential employers to weigh the severity of the offense, Kessler said. Kleefisch said he's received no pushback from other lawmakers since he started to circulate the bill for co-sponsorship on May 1st.