Gov. Evers this week signed bills imposing harsher sentences for reckless driving and carjacking.
“Reckless driving and other dangerous behaviors are putting our kids, families, and communities at risk all across our state, and we must do more at the state level to address dangerous behavior on our roads,” he said in a press release.
Senate Bill 76, now Wisconsin Act 10, increases the maximum penalty for carjacking from 40 years in prison to 60 years in prison. It also recognizes and defines carjacking as a separate crime.
Assembly Bill 55, now Wisconsin Act 9, increases penalties for several driving-related offenses.
WJI has written about both measures previously, here and here.
Evers also complained that the Joint Finance Committee stripped some traffic-related items from his proposed state budget. Those measures, he said, included:
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