Senator Agard Testifies In Favor of Sexual Assault Kit Bills
MADISON – Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) testified in front of the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety in favor of Assembly Bills 67 and 87. The two bills are aimed at addressing the backlog of sexual assault kits and have already bipartisanly passed the Senate.
Senator Agard released the following statement regarding the two bills:
“We know that sexual violence can be a hard conversation to have, and that reporting can be one of the most challenging steps for a sexual assault survivor to take. Survivors deserve the respect to report when they are ready.
“Assembly Bills 67 and 87 are important pieces of bipartisan legislation for survivors of sexual violence across our state. While it sometimes feels like we are destined to continue operating solely within our own parties, I’m hopeful that these bills can show all Wisconsinites how we can be a better, more deliberative and cooperative body.
“I want to thank the bipartisan group of legislators committed to making these bills a reality. For survivors across our state, it is past time we get these bills passed.”
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