Gov. Scott Walker
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Legislation Protecting Wisconsin’s Children

Children with disabilities and those children repeatedly physically abused gain new protections

By - Apr 19th, 2016 11:03 am

Green Bay – Governor Scott Walker signed legislation today at the Brown County Sheriff’s Department to protect Wisconsin’s children from harm and to improve the way investigations are handled.

“Part of our job is to protect each and every person in our state,” Governor Walker said. “We have a special responsibility to protect our most vulnerable – Wisconsin’s children. Assembly Bill 667 will help to improve child abuse and neglect investigations in cases that involve a child with a disability, and Senate Bill 325 criminalizes repeated acts of physical abuse.”

Representative Joel Kleefisch (R – Oconomowoc) and Senator Robert Cowles (R – Green Bay) authored Assembly Bill 667, now Act 365, which requires the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to come up with ways to improve the way abuse or neglect cases against children with disabilities are handled.

Senate Bill 325, authored by Representative David Heaton (R – Wausau) and Senator Robert Cowles (R – Green Bay), now Act 366, goes after offenders who repeatedly abuse the same child physically. This bill is modeled after the current law which applies to children repeatedly sexually abused.

“We will continue to take steps to help those victims who are very young and often cannot speak for themselves,” said Governor Walker.

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by Gov. Scott Walker

Governor Walker Promotes Wisconsin Veteran-Owned Businesses as Part of #WIVetBiz Day

Approximately 11 percent of all businesses in the state, or 65,000, are veteran-owned.

Governor Walker, State Leaders Celebrate Success of Wisconsin Cheese Industry

DATCP Secretary Brancel, WEDC Secretary Hogan join Governor Walker in visiting cheese companies statewide as part of "Wisconsin Cheese Day" tour

Governor Walker Highlights Economy, Workforce Development Investments in Milwaukee

During the past four years, Governor Walker has invested more than $200 million of state funding in workforce development

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *