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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to Join Governor Scott Walker for Signing of Legislation that Keeps Wisconsin Safe

 

“The first job of government is public safety. I thank the Governor and the Legislature for recognizing the need to take action and then doing so,” Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says.

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will join Governor Scott Walker on Monday, April 9, 2012, for the signing of several criminal justice/public safety oriented bills into law.

 

Senate Bill 173, which modifies law enforcement access to juvenile court records, and Senate Bill 536, known as the Human Trafficking Bill, are included in the bills to be signed in Milwaukee. Among other things, the Human Trafficking Bill makes it a felony for a person to knowingly access child pornography and makes the statute of limitations for the commencement of a prosecution for Trafficking of a Child consistent with the statute of limitations for other serious child sex offenses. Attorney General Van Hollen testified in favor of SB536 before the Legislature.

 

Attorney General Van Hollen expressed his support for Assembly Bill 269, which relates to penalties for those who violate a prohibition on contacting the victim and/or witness of a crime.

 

“The first job of government is public safety. I thank the Governor and the Legislature for recognizing the need to take action and then doing so,” Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says.

 

Attorney General Van Hollen will join the Governor at the following locations:

 

8:20 a.m.
Department of Justice State Crime Lab, Milwaukee
1578 South 11th Street
Milwaukee

 

12:45 p.m.
Eau Claire County Courthouse
721 Oxford Avenue
County Board Room – 2nd Floor
Eau Claire

 

3:30 p.m.
Department of Justice State Crime Lab, Madison
4626 University Avenue
Madison