- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Assembly has approved a tougher penalty for hiding a corpse.

Right now, hiding a corpse is a Class G felony that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. The Republican-authored bill would classify the crime as a more severe Class F felony punishable by up to 12½ years in prison and $25,000 in fines.

The Assembly approved the bill on a voice vote Tuesday. The Senate approved the bill on a voice vote in June. The measure now goes to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature. Asked whether the governor supports the bill, Walker’s spokeswoman said only that he would review it when it reaches his desk.

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