The Week in Review
Consumers, Prosecuting Dealers
The Assembly capped off a 12 hour floor
session shortly after 1 am on Wednesday morning addressing important issues
that aim to protect consumers and prosecute drug dealers.
The marathon session day included passage of
Assembly Bill 335, making the
production, sale or distribution of fentanyl, a felony carrying a prison
sentence of up to 15 years and could include a fine of $50,000.
Fentanyl is a highly potent synthetic drug used by drug dealers to increase
the longevity of heroin. The drug has been linked to multiple deaths related
to drug overdose over the last couple months in the Milwaukee area.
This bill will provide another tool for law enforcement to prosecute dealers
and prevent this harmful drug from taking more lives in Wisconsin.
In addition to combatting the distribution of illegal drugs, the Assembly
addressed consumer protection on Wednesday evening; consumers will now be
protected from criminals who use credit card skimmers to steal financial
information from credit and debit card users.
Over the last couple years many consumers have fallen victim to credit card
skimmers, a small internal or external device most often placed on gas pumps
to steal credit card numbers and other personal debit information. Skimmers
have been found in more than 20 municipalities in Wisconsin and hundreds
across the country.
Assembly Bill 196 provides another tool for law enforcement to protect
consumers making it a felony for possession or use of a credit card skimming
device. This legislation will ensure that criminals are prosecuted and
consumers are protected from this form of financial theft.
As the legislative session moves forward, the Assembly GOP will continue
tackling important issues that impact the 21st Assembly District.
Have a great weekend!
Kwik Trip Grand Opening
This week, I was honored to share in the
grand opening of the new Kwik Trip; their third location in Oak Creek.
Oak Creek has become a popular destination for many companies both large and
small. From manufacturers such as Master Lock, to retailers like IKEA who
will open their doors next summer, Oak Creek is an attractive destination
for businesses to prosper and for families to call home.
We are proud that Wisconsin companies like Kwik Trip realize the benefit of
expanding here in Oak Creek, creating jobs for local residents and further
supporting the economy in Southeastern Wisconsin!