Governor Walker signs victim protection bills

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Governor Walker was in Green Bay today to sign a series of bills to help victims of domestic violence at the Golden House.
 
“Domestic violence affects thousands of women, children, and men in Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said.  “The legislation we’re signing into law here today at Golden House provides victims of domestic abuse  in our state with the right to have a victim advocate for support and empowerment, and aligns Wisconsin laws with the 2002 Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protections Orders Act.  Ultimately, this legislation helps ensure Wisconsinites have a safe and stable support system through the recovery process.”
 
It was part of a series of statewide stops to sign bills. He signed the following.
 
Assembly Bill 643 makes changes to how victims of crime receive financial compensation.

Assembly Bill 652 allows crime victims to receive notification when his or her offender violates a condition of parole or extended supervision.

Assembly Bill 767 gives a court the power, when issuing an injunction in cases of domestic violence and child abuse, to order a mobile telephone provider to transfer a telephone number from an offender to the petitioner.

Senate Bill 351 consolidates existing law and incorporates the 2002 Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act, as adopted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

Senate Bill 488 protects victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking from having his or her address disclosed.
 
Senate Bill 323, which grants victims the right to have a trained victim advocate present during an investigation. The presence of a trained victim advocate can actually assist law enforcement in doing their job and gives victims dignity and rights similar to the accused.
 
Assembly Bill 663 requires crime victims receive restitution owed to them by their offenders before the state can collect costs.
 
Assembly Bill 615 – requires courts to automatically forward temporary restraining orders and other documents to the sheriffs’ departments to execute service. 
 

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