Gov. Evers signs Act 3 Bail Amendment

April 13, 2023

From WisPolitics, April 5, 2023 – Read full story here, Excerpts below

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Gov. Tony Evers today… signed Senate Bill 75, now 2023 Wisconsin Act 3, which modifies the pretrial release and bail statutes in order to implement the proposed constitutional amendment that was ratified yesterday via statewide referendum on the April 2023 ballot. In response, the governor shared the statement below.

“Yesterday, the people of Wisconsin approved a companion constitutional amendment to change our state’s bail policies, and while I’m signing this bill today consistent with the will of the people, I also want to be clear that these changes alone will not solve the challenges facing our justice system,” said Gov. Evers. “Reforming our justice system to make our communities safer must be a top priority, and I believe we can find common ground. I call on the Legislature to join me in supporting evidence-based solutions that respect and protect victims and survivors, reduce recidivism, bolster our justice system workforce, and ensure our communities have the resources they need to invest in public safety services, including police, fire, and EMS.”

The governor’s 2023-25 biennial budget includes several comprehensive, evidence-based solutions to help stabilize and reform the state’s justice system, support survivors and victims of crimes, and bolster community safety.