Wis. attorney general praises bail bondsmen veto

Wisconsin attorney general praises bail bondsmen veto

Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is praising Gov. Scott Walker's veto of a provision in the state budget that would have allowed bounty hunters, or bail bondsmen, to operate in Wisconsin.

Van Hollen said in a statement Sunday that Walker listened to the concerns of those in law enforcement and "made the decision that our current system is not broken and does not need to be fixed by legislating bail bonds into existence."

Bail bondsmen have not been allowed in Wisconsin since 1979.

Van Hollen also says he's pleased to see Walker sign into law a budget provision that will require police to collect DNA from anyone arrested on suspicion of a felony. The material won't be analyzed until a court determines there is probable cause of the person's guilt.

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