MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Stealing cable TV service would become a crime under a bill passed by the Wisconsin Assembly.
The measure was sent to the Senate on a voice vote.
First-time cable theft is currently a non-criminal violation with up to $500 in fines. The bill would make it a criminal misdemeanor, with up to 30-days in jail and $500 in fines.
Also this afternoon, the Assembly agreed to give wounded military veterans discounts on sporting licenses.
Combined licenses for hunting, fishing, and trapping would cost $10 for Wisconsin Purple Heart recipients, instead of the current $165. Out-of-state Purple Heart winners would get a big break, too, paying 161-dollars instead of the current $600.
Out-of-state recipients would pay the in-state prices for gun-deer and fishing licenses.
The Senate okayed the measure in June.
The bill returns there for consideration of an Assembly amendment.