Wisconsin Senate Passes Public Safety Legislation

[Madison, WI]  Today the Wisconsin Senate approved several measures that increase state support and public awareness for crucial public safety issues. Assembly Bill 10 includes additional protections for victims of domestic abuse and Assembly Bill 16 creates a public awareness campaign for the national human trafficking resource center hotline. Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following statement:

“I am very pleased that senators and representatives from both sides of the aisle could come together on legislation that will improve public safety in our state. Last session, the Senate took great strides in increasing protections for victims of domestic violence, and we are committed to continuing to strengthen those safeguards.  

Further, it is my hope that today’s passage of legislation to create a poster campaign for the national human trafficking resource center hotline will increase public awareness of this important issue and provide a critical resource for those in need of support.”

Both bills now head to the Governor’s desk where they are expected to be signed into law. Among several resolutions included on today’s calendar, the Senate also passed Senate Joint Resolution 17 proclaiming March 2015 as Concussion Awareness Month. Also approved were a number of administrative appointments and eight bills previously passed by the Assembly.

Four Senate bills were approved with bipartisan support and immediately messaged to the Assembly: SB 13 regarding licensure of home medical oxygen providers, SB 15 relating to the manufacture and acceptance for sale of products containing microbeads, SB 37 regarding alcohol licensing for painting studios, and SB 67 relating to pupil assessments, evaluation of educator effectiveness, and school accountability reports.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) represent the 13th Senate District, which covers portions of Dodge, Jefferson, Waukesha, Washington, Dane, and Columbia counties.

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