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WI Senate takes up bills for vote on Tuesday

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Senate takes up a few bills on Tuesday in Madison.

Here's the list:

1.) Wisconsin's human trafficking laws would be tightened under a bill up for a vote in the state Senate.

The measure up for passage Tuesday would also give victims a way to void any crimes they may have committed.

The proposal would allow trafficking victims to ask a judge to vacate or expunge prostitution convictions. The judge could grant the request if he or she gives the prosecutor a chance to respond and determines society won't be harmed.

2.) Another bill on the floor deals with domestic abuse. The Wisconsin state Senate plans to vote on a scaled back version of a bill that originally would have required police officers who respond to a domestic abuse call but don't arrest anyone to explain why.

The version up for a vote Tuesday doesn't require that reporting. Instead, it would make the state Department of Administration maintain and provide a system that allows district attorneys to manage and share case-related information.

3.) The Wisconsin Senate will also vote on a drunken driving bill. Drunken drivers who injure someone would have to spend at least 30 days in jail under a bill up for a vote in the Wisconsin state Senate.

Under current law, judges can sentence a drunken driver who injures someone from between 30 days and one year in jail. The bill up for a vote Tuesday would require that the person be sentenced to at least 30 days behind bars.

4.) Another bill on the floor on Tuesday deals with Wisconsin farmers would be allowed to sell eggs at farmers' markets without a food processing license under a bill set to pass the state Senate.

The proposal up for a vote Tuesday sets certain criteria for those looking to sell eggs from chickens on their farm. Eggs would need to be stored at or below 41 degrees prior to sale. Producers would also have to have less than 150 birds in their flocks and would need to label the packaging with a statement that the eggs are ungraded.

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