- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a bill that would allow judges to issue restraining orders against people in other states.

Under the Republican measure, a Wisconsin judge would have the authority to issue such an order if an act or threat that occurred outside Wisconsin is part of an ongoing pattern of harassment against someone who resides in Wisconsin or if the person seeking the restraining order has sought refuge from harassment or threats in Wisconsin.

The Assembly passed the measure on a voice vote Thursday. It goes next to the state Senate.

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