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MADISON — A legislative committee is set to hold a public hearing on a bill that would require the state to permanently revoke repeat drunken drivers’ licenses.

The bipartisan measure would require the Department of Transportation to permanently revoke the license of anyone who has committed five or more operating while intoxicated offenses. The DOT also would have to permanently revoke the license of anyone with three or more OWI offenses and two or more qualifying convictions, including a conviction for homicide using a motor vehicle or convictions for other felonies involving a vehicle.

The person would not be eligible for an occupational license but could apply to have his or her license reinstated after a decade.

The Assembly judiciary committee has scheduled a hearing on the bill for Thursday.