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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued the following statement regarding the passage of the E-signature Bill, Senate Bill 467, by the Wisconsin State Assembly:
I applaud both the Wisconsin State Senate and the Wisconsin State Assembly for the passage of Senate Bill 467, otherwise known as the E-signature bill. I especially want to thank Senator Bob Jauch and Representative Gary Hebl for their leadership on this legislation. Repeatedly at county law enforcement roundtables that I held around the state, I heard from law enforcement officials about their desire to find ways to eliminate unnecessary tasks and maximize officer time on the streets.
This bill makes the process for filing a criminal complaint more efficient. As computers become increasingly mobile, the ability to transmit a complaint with an E-signature will allow law enforcement submitting the complaint to reduce time and travel, while allowing the use of modern technology to file a complaint. This legislation allows us to adapt our law to current technology and allow public tax dollars to do more work.
I look forward to the E-signature legislation being signed into law by the Governor.
End of Statement