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Governor Tony Evers Signs Kayleigh's Law

According to a press release from Representative Barbara Dittrich, who represents district 38 in Wisconsin, Kayleigh’s Law was signed today by Governor Tony Evers.

Kayleigh’s Law, as amended, would allow a victim to petition a judge for a lifetime restraining order against a convicted rapist. Under the law as it was previously written, a restraining order could only be issued for an adult for up to four years and for a child for up to two years. Those orders could be extended by four years for adults and two years for children, with the option for 10 years for adults and 5 years for children if there is a substantial risk to the survivor. This new law, with a more permanent option, would protect survivors against convicted rapists of 1st degree, 2nd degree, or 3rd degree sexual assault, as well as in the case of an “individual at risk”.

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