12-4-19 sexual assault-untested kits

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A key Republican state lawmaker says a bipartisan bill with broad support designed to prevent future backlogs in testing of evidence collected following a sexual assault will likely pass the Legislature sometime next year. The comments from Rep. Joe Sanfelippo Tuesday come after Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul and advocates pressed for action. Sanfelippo says he planned to hold a hearing on the bill and expected it would be pass before the end of session next year.