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Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety

Assembly Bill 351

Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers.

By Representatives Kremer, R. Brooks, Horlacher, Kerkman, Kulp, Mursau, Sanfelippo, Skowronski and Thiesfeldt; cosponsored by Senators Testin, Olsen, Stroebel and Wanggaard.

November 14, 2017    Referred to Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety

January 30, 2018         Public Hearing Held

Present:       (5)        Senator Wanggaard; Senators Testin, Stroebel, Risser and L. Taylor.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      Representative Jesse Kremer

·      Senator Patrick Testin

·      Jeff Klatt - Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association

·      Jeff Klatt - Badger State Sheriffs' Association

Appearances Against

·      Dustin Brown - Wisconsin Newspaper Association

·      Ben Hart - WISN-TV 12

·      Sean Dwyer - WXOW-TV-19

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      Chief Thomas Bishop - Kewaskum Police Department

·      Curt Witynski - League of Wisconsin Municipalities

·      Chief Greg Leck - WI Chiefs of Police Association

·      Danielle Decker - City of Milwaukee

·      Jim Palmer - Wisconsin Professional Police Association

Registrations Against

·      Bill Lueders - Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council

·      Beth Bennett - Wisconsin Newspaper Association

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

February 14, 2018       Executive Session Held

Present:       (0)        None.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Moved by Senator Testin, seconded by Senator Stroebel that Assembly Bill 351 be recommended for concurrence.

Ayes:     (3)     Senator Wanggaard; Senators Testin and Stroebel.

Noes:     (2)     Senators Risser and L. Taylor.



Valirie Maxim

Committee Clerk