WISCONSIN ADOPTS “PARTS” OF CHILD ABUSE PACKAGE

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Wisconsin Law Makers adopt “PARTS” of Child Abuse package.

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Madison, Wisconsin  –  The State Senate on Tuesday passed two bills backed by Attorney General Brad Schimel aimed at protecting child abuse victims.

One of the bills grants an advocate to victims of sexual assault, human trafficking or child abuse and another creates a new felony crime for engaging in repeated acts of child abuse.  Under current law, different acts of child abuse must be prosecuted separately.

The bills were introduced in October as part of a package that included two other bills that have drawn broader opposition, including a resolution opposing them by the Dane County Board.

Those bills, which broaden the definition of child neglect and expand reporting requirements to law enforcement for child abuse and neglect, passed committee on party lines, but have not been scheduled for a full Senate vote.  Opponents worry they will disproportionately affect low-income minorities and widen disparities in the criminal justice system.

Jason Mugnaini, an aide to Sen. Rob Cowles, who authored the bills, said the senator remains hopeful the other two will pass this session.