State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Many solid pieces of legislation failed to survive the 2007-08 legislative session. One of the casualties was a bill I co-sponsored, Assembly Bill 877 (AB 877) that would have allowed retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons.
Retired law enforcement officers and law enforcement departments around the state support this common-sense legislation. These trained men and women have dedicated their professional lives to protect and serve. Why would we deny empowering them to help fight crime in our communities?
Under the bill, law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin could allow retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms. Retired officers would be required to meet certain standards for training and qualification.
I understand that this is a priority for law enforcement around Wisconsin. This legislation is likely to be re-introduced in the next legislative session and will again have my support.
Here is a copy of AB 877.