MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A state Senate committee is set to hold a public hearing on a bill to combat heroin use.
The measure would require the Department of Corrections to set up a formal system of quick sanctions short of prison for offenders who violate their parole or probation. The measure's author, Republican Rep. John Nygren, says faster sanctions would help heroin addicts get treatment quicker.
The Assembly passed the bill on a voice vote in February. The Senate's public safety committee has scheduled a public hearing and a vote on the measure for Wednesday morning.
Approval would clear the way for a vote in the full Senate on April 1, the last day the chamber is scheduled to convene before the two-year legislative session ends.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.