The Wisconsin Assembly is set to vote Thursday on a trio of bipartisan bills that would strengthen the state's domestic violence laws.
All proposals are sponsored by Rep. Andre Jacque of De Pere. One would require officers to file reports with their district attorney's office explaining why they had ruled out abuse and did not make an arrest.
Another proposal would give judges more power to keep domestic violence suspects in check by adding stalking, or threatening to stalk, to actions that constitute domestic abuse. It would also specify that when a new judge takes over a case, any restraining order would stay in place until a new decision is made at another hearing.
A third measure would expand the scope of evidence that can be used in prosecutions.