State Sen. Leah Vukmir
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Senate passes Vukmir bills to protect communities from repeat violent criminals

Senate Bills, 52, 53, 54, 55 and 56 passed, three of them with bipartisan support.

By - Nov 7th, 2017 02:54 pm

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin State Senate on Tuesday passed five bills authored by Sen. Leah Vukmir, R–Brookfield, and Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R–New Berlin, to address the growing problem of repeat violent offenders terrorizing communities across the state.

“Our families pay an enormous cost when their loved ones are murdered, assaulted, raped, robbed or carjacked,” Vukmir said. “We must realize that a failure to imprison those who pose a significant risk to the public often leads to more victims. Today’s votes will send a strong message to criminals that their incessant unlawful behavior will not be tolerated.”

Senate Bills, 52, 53, 54, 55 and 56 — which are all a part of Vukmir’s and Sanfelippo’s Victim Prevention Package — passed, three of them with bipartisan support. These bills would compel the Department of Corrections to recommend revoking probation if a criminal is charged with a felony, require a three-year sentence for someone who illegally possesses a gun while on probation, move a judge’s ability to grant expungement to after an offender successfully completes his or her sentence, along with other necessary reforms.

Another bill in the crime package, Senate Bill 58, which would increase penalties for carjacking, passed earlier this summer.

“I encourage Wisconsinites to call their representatives and encourage them to take up these bills this fall so they can be signed by Gov. Walker soon,” Vukmir said. “Protecting our communities needs to be a top priority. We don’t want any more of our family, friends and neighbors to become victims.”

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2 thoughts on “Senate passes Vukmir bills to protect communities from repeat violent criminals”

  1. WashCoRepub says:

    Thank you Sen. Vukmir! If this means we have to build more prisons to keep these violent, dangerous people separated from decent society… I’ll pay more taxes for that. Gladly.

  2. Mike Retired at 60 says:

    So now what about all these Juveniles 14, 15 and 16 stealing cars for the EIGHTH time? Lincoln Hills is under investigation for the last three years. Three years? The only problem is one of Milwaukee’s greatest exports: hardened juvenile criminals. Rape, robbery, assault, car jacking’s. You name it and these KIDS have done it. MULTIPLE times. Time we start treating these future Waupun inmates for what they are and NOT the children we want them to be. One of the reasons we are having a crime wave is nothing happens to these gangsters when they do get caught.

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