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Bill aims to cut license suspension in half

A bill that would reduce the amount of time a judge could suspend a person’s driver’s license for not paying a judgment was introduced in the state Senate on Friday.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, would allow a judge to suspend a license for a maximum of one year. Current law states a judge can suspend a license for up to two years and that the suspensions are imposed in lieu of jail time.

The bill was referred to the Senate’s Committee on Judiciary and Labor, which Grothman leads.

The Assembly version, sponsored by Rep. Garey Bies, R-Sister Bay, was introduced Thursday.

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