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Assembly committee approves license revocation bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bill that would strip repeat drunken drivers of their licenses for at least a decade is moving forward in the Legislature.

The Assembly Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the bill Thursday. The vote clears the way for a vote in the full chamber. Asked about the bill’s chances, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos’ spokeswoman said Vos will discuss with the GOP caucus what drunken driving bills lawmakers should take up before the session ends this spring.

Under the bill, WisDOT would be required to permanently revoke the license of anyone caught driving drunk for a fifth or subsequent offense. The drivers wouldn’t be eligible for occupational licenses but could petition WisDOT for reinstatement after 10 years.

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