The Assembly today approved a bill to stiffen penalties for carjacking.
Lawmakers on a bipartisan 80-18 vote approved SB 76, sending it to Gov. Tony Evers’ desk. The Senate last month 23-8 approved the measure.
The bill would reorganize how the law currently addresses the crime. It also would increase the felony classification for taking others' cars by force and threatening the owner with a weapon to a Class B felony from a Class C felony. The change would raise the maximum prison penalty to 60 years from 40 years.
The guv has said he backs the stiffer carjacking penalties.&nb...
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