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The State Legislature, The current law where says that a sexual assault involving intoxicants requires that the victim be unconscious when assaulted or given an intoxicant that inhibits consent to have sex. A victim does not have to be unconscious when assaulted or really be intoxicated. Study's show that one can be drunk to the point of unconsciousness. This fact shows violation of the victim's helplessness. On September 26, Berceau announced a proposal to reverse the 1996 amendment that took alcohol off the same list of intoxicants such as heroin, ecstasy, and date rape drugs. I suppose alcohol was excluded from this list of "bad drugs" because of alcohol's boundary borders of misuse as oppose to "bad drugs" usage. Alcohol usage can be very dangerous when over consumption take place as oppose to the gateway drugs such as ecstasy's "one time" pill dosage that gets one on a fast high in no time.

The second exemption by law proposed that "underage drinkers are exempted from punishment if they were victims of or witnesses to a sexual assault", says Katie Line, a spokes women Wisconsin Coalition against sexual assault. Wisconsin is the only state that specifically separates alcohol from other intoxicants. That is why both can have one doing at that specific time. "State Representative Terese Berceau has one problem with this alcohol, an intoxicant that is used in over 63 percent of sexual assault cases, is not one the list," says Line. This is concerning the current law. If 63 percent of sexual assault cases are dealing with alcohol, why is it not on the list. Frank Boyle says victims can still prove they were raped they just cannot use alcohol to prove it. He also says a lot of people get drunk purposely who...