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Assembly Bill 807

Relating To: Relating to: mandatory minimum sentence for three or more convictions for retail theft and providing a penalty.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Alliance of Wisconsin Retailers, LLC Notified Date 1/29/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/29/2020

American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 1/30/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/30/2020

Comments
AB 807 establishes a mandatory minimum sentence for shoplifting which will only add to the state's already significant prison overcrowding problem.
Supporting Documentation
20200130_AB805_9TestimonyACLU.pdf

Americans For Prosperity Notified Date 1/29/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/29/2020

Association of State Prosecutors Notified Date 1/30/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/30/2020

Badger Institute Notified Date 1/31/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/31/2020

City of Milwaukee Notified Date 2/4/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/4/2020

Community Advocates, Inc. Notified Date 1/29/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/29/2020

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Inc Notified Date 1/29/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/29/2020

Milwaukee County Notified Date 2/6/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/6/2020

National Federation of Independent Business Notified Date 1/30/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2020

State Bar of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/5/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/5/2020

Comments
The State Bar of Wisconsin Criminal Law section opposes this legislation.
Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards Notified Date 1/29/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/29/2020

Wisconsin Catholic Conference Notified Date 2/3/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/3/2020

Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association Inc Notified Date 2/5/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/5/2020

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault Notified Date 1/29/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/29/2020

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 1/29/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/29/2020

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Notified Date 2/17/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/17/2020

Wisconsin District Attorneys Association Notified Date 1/30/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/30/2020

Comments
The WDAA is opposed to removing discretion from prosecutors and judges in determining the appropriate individualized sentence or supervision model. Increased incarceration without funding for county jails must be addressed. The WDAA is ready to help.
Wisconsin Grocers Association Notified Date 1/28/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/28/2020

Wisconsin Independent Businesses, Inc. Notified Date 1/30/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2020

Wisconsin Justice Initiative Inc. Notified Date 1/29/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/29/2020

Comments
There is no reason to increase penalties for third-offense shoplifting and no logical reason for mandatory minimums here. The costs of this bill will fall to local property taxpayers. Much information, including fiscal impact, is not known.
Wisconsin Public Health Association Notified Date 1/29/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/29/2020

YWCA Madison Notified Date 2/18/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/18/2020

Lobbying Efforts

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
31.00
2020
July - December
Total 31.00
Alliance of Wisconsin Retailers, LLC 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
15.00
2020
July - December
Total 15.00
American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Inc 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
6.00
2020
July - December
Total 6.00
Association of State Prosecutors 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2.00
2020
July - December
Total 2.00
Badger Institute 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
8.00
2020
July - December
Total 8.00