Bill would change child neglect law
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Some Republican lawmakers are trying to help prosecutors with child neglect cases.

They're introducing a bill that would create stronger penalties for instances when a child is repeatedly neglected.

Attorney General Brad Schimel is supporting the change. He says they want to make sure that children have adequate food and care, and that they're not exposed to controlled substances.

Schimel says the bill would also eliminate a provision in state law that requires prosecutors to prove that the neglect was intentional. He says that will make it much less confusing for jurors.

Republican Sen. Rob Cowles of Allouez is one of the authors of the bill.

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