State Assembly Votes to Advance Transparency in Policing Reforms
Bipartisan Legislation Stems from Task Force on Racial Disparities
MADISON – Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly voted to advance a number of proposals brought forth by the Speaker’s Task Force on Racial Disparities aimed at strengthening law enforcement standards and providing expanded transparency. The bills, several of which were authored by Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna), were the result of months of work by the task force’s subcommittee on Law Enforcement Policies and Standards. Following today’s floor session, Steineke offered the following statement:
“For the past nine months, our Assembly Task Force has worked, listened and acted – all with the goal of increasing transparency and accountability in Wisconsin’s law enforcement community,” said Leader Steineke. “This task force was able to produce real, bipartisan results thanks to the input we received from community members, activists and members of the law enforcement community – something we all should be proud of.”
The state Assembly today approved Senate Bills 121, 122, 123, and 124, which now all head to the governor for his signature. The body also adopted Assembly Bills 190, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, and 335 which now await the consideration of the state Senate.