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Bill to mandate crime reporting and school resource officers added to March 2 hearing

Assembly Bill 69 has been added to the agenda for the March 2 Assembly Committee on Education public hearing that we had previously posted about. The bill is authored by state Rep. Nik P. Rettinger (R-Mukwonago). Below is the Legislative Reference Bureau analysis of the bill: 

“This bill requires each public school, including a charter school, to report any incident that occurs in a school building or on school grounds to local law enforcement. The bill provides that, if 100 or more incidents occur in and on public school buildings and grounds during a school semester, and at least 25 of those incidents result in an arrest, the school must, no later than the first day of the next school year, employ or contract for the employment of a law enforcement officer as an armed school resource officer (SRO) to work at the school. Under the bill, “incident” is a defined term that includes violations of state and municipal disorderly conduct laws and certain crimes, including homicide, sexual assault, burglary, battery, and arson. However, the bill provides that, for purposes of counting the number of incidents that resulted in arrest, “incident” does not include incidents related to use or possession of alcohol, cigarettes, nicotine, tobacco products, or vaping devices. (more…)