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WI Senate panel to vote on CCAP purges

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MADISON (AP) -- A state Senate committee is getting ready to vote on a bipartisan bill that would purge information from Wisconsin's popular online court records database.

The measure calls for erasing data from the public CCAP system on civil forfeiture cases within 90 days if the case was dismissed or the defendant has been acquitted.  The director would have to wipe out information on misdemeanor and felony cases within 120 days for similar reasons or if the charge has been overturned on appeal.

Lawmakers have introduced similar proposals in previous sessions, drawing widespread opposition from database users.

The Senate's judiciary committee will vote on the bill Thursday.  If approved, it would set up a full Senate vote.

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