Press Release
For Immediate Release

March 17, 2015

Two Rep. Loudenbeck Bills Clear Final Legislative Hurdle

Bills designed to protect domestic violence and human trafficking victims


Madison – Today, two bills authored by Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) passed the Wisconsin State Senate.

"I am proud to start the legislative session with two bills that help protect our most vulnerable citizens,” said Rep. Loudenbeck. 

AB-10, co-authored with Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), will help protect victims who are being abused, harassed or threatened from out of state by clarifying when the court has personal jurisdiction in certain actions for restraining orders or injunctions in cases of domestic abuse, child abuse or harassment.

"In a highly mobile, high-tech society, domestic violence victims need to have protection from abusers who are threatening them from other states or undisclosed locations,” said Rep. Loudenbeck.

AB-16, co-authored with Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon), is aimed at helping victims of labor and sex trafficking. The bill requires the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to electronically provide posters with a human trafficking resource hotline. Under the bill, the DOJ will encourage establishments such as truck stops, hotels, courthouses and hospitals to display the poster.

Rep. Loudenbeck said, “The goals of AB-16 are to raise public awareness of human trafficking, encourage tips to law enforcement and most importantly, reach victims and connect them to resources and safety.” 

Both bills will now be sent to Governor Walker to be signed into law.

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