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Wisconsin Assembly Passes Sex Offender School Notification Bill 95-1

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 7:10 am

The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill requiring registered sex offenders to notify school officials before going onto school grounds.

The measure passed Tuesday on a 95-1 vote. Democratic Rep. Fred Kessler, of Milwaukee, was the lone no vote.

Bill sponsor Rep. Joel Kleefisch told the Associated Press that the goal is to give schools information about the presence of sex offenders that they don’t get now. He says many people don’t realize it’s not already the law for sex offenders to let schools know when they will be in a building, recreation area or other piece of property.

The AP reports that under the bill, first-time violators would be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and publishable by up to nine months in jail and a $10,000 fine.

No one registered to lobby against the bill.

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