Tuesday, May 7, 2013

WI - Sex-offender bill passes Assembly

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MADISON - The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill requiring registered sex offenders to notify school officials before going onto school grounds.

The measure (AB-11) passed Tuesday on a 95-1 vote. Rep. Fred Kessler, D-Milwaukee, was the lone no vote.

Bill sponsor Rep. Joel Kleefisch said the goal is to give schools information about the presence of sex offenders that they don’t get now. He says many people don’t realize it’s not already the law for sex offenders to let schools know when they will be in a building, recreation area or other piece of property.

First-time violators would be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, publishable by up to nine months in jail and a $10,000 fine.

No one registered to lobby against the bill.

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Mark said...

In Massachusetts, the state just hands out notebooks full of level II and III offender photos to ALL schools. Kind of like a year book wouldn't you think??

shesaturn01 said...

All this law shows is how ignorant Wisconsinites are. People get caught up with all the media and do not look at actual statistics not predictions that have been given since early 2000 from numerous states through out the US. Sex offenders recidivism rates are very low @ 17%. Last study stated 94% of sex crime is done by someone who is not on any registry or has been caught. Over half is committed by a family member or close friend. So all this does is focus parents energy on a far less danger than what they should be focusing on. Please do research before making laws that create artificial security.