New Plan Makes Homeless Camps a Crime

New Plan Makes Homeless Camps a Crime

A new plan at the Wisconsin Capitol would make unauthorized homeless camps a crime.

Much of the plan, Senate Bill 669, deals with allowing cities and counties to set-up spaces in parks or other public lands to allow homeless camps. But the legislation also has punishments for homeless people who stay somewhere else. Those include a 500 dollar fine, and up to 30 days in jail. Lawmakers held a hearing on the plan last week. It will likely come-up for a vote at the statehouse after the first of the year.

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