Senate Committee to Hear Bills on Crime Reporting

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by state Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon), will hold a public hearing today (Jan. 21) on two bills dealing with schools collecting and reporting crime-related data:

Thursday, January 21, 2016
10:00 AM
411 South

Senate Bill 492 Relating to: a student safety incident tracking pilot program for school districts and making an appropriation.
By Senators Lazich, Darling, Gudex and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives Skowronski, Nerison, R. Brooks and Allen.

WASB is neutral on this bill but we prefer the approach of a voluntary pilot program to a statewide mandate. View our testimony here.

Senate Bill 470 Relating to: reporting crimes and other incidents that occur on school property, on school transportation, and at school sanctioned events and granting rule-making authority.
By Senators Wanggaard and Darling; cosponsored by Representatives Jagler, J. Ott, Sanfelippo, Murphy, Loudenbeck, Quinn, R. Brooks, Tittl, Allen, Vorpagel, Weatherston, Hutton, Knodl, Tranel, Ripp, Kerkman, Brandtjen, Nygren, T. Larson, Petersen, Born, Ballweg, E. Brooks, Gannon and Nerison.

WASB has many concerns and is opposed to this bill. See our testimony.