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Governor Scott Walker Signs 55 Bills

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Press Release

Madison – Governor Scott Walker signed 55 bills into law today, and also held a ceremonial bill signing of Assembly Bill 407 and Assembly Bill 683.

Assembly Bill 824 – assists disabled individuals who face challenges accessing basic services by allowing a person who is employed by a county and is designated by that county to enforce disabled parking space violations.  Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 325.

Assembly Bill 825 – raises the minimum applicable fine for parking in a handicapped space from $50 to $150, providing greater deterrence to illegally parking in stalls intended for persons with disabilities.  Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 326.

Assembly Bill 828 – assists persons with disabilities who use wheelchairs, by requiring facilities that have at least four parking spaces designated for persons with disabilities, have at least one parking space that can accommodate vehicles equipped with lift gates.  This law applies to parking areas constructed, reconstructed, or resurfaced after the bill goes into effect.  Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 327.

Assembly Bill 226 – allows more businesses to benefit from worker training partnerships with Wisconsin Technical Colleges by expanding the eligibility for Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grants to businesses with up to 250 employees (up from 100).  This bill also allows the Wisconsin Technical College System Board to award a grant to a district board to provide assistance with market expansion or business diversification.  Representative Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska) and Senator Joseph Leibham (R-Sheboygan) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 328.

Assembly Bill 260 – allows higher education students eligible for talent incentive grants from the Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) to take a semester or a year off, without losing their eligibility for the grant.  Under this bill, HEAB may award grants to a student for a total of 10 semesters within six years of the initial grant, but it does not have to be consecutive.  Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) and Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 329.

Assembly Bill 532 – changes the name of the Wisconsin Higher Education Grants (WHEG) and the Wisconsin Tuition Grants (WTG) to Wisconsin Grants, to clarify the grants are from the state of Wisconsin and are taxpayer funded.  Representative Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan) and Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 330.

Senate Bill 63 – increases diversity and broadens expertise of the State Capitol and Executive Residence Board by reducing the number of members who must be interior designers, from three to two.  This bill also requires the interior designers be registered with the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS).  Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison) and Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 331.

Assembly Bill 515 – eliminates three obsolete administrative rules for the Department of Workforce Development.  The first rules related to the Job Training Partnership Act of 1982, which is obsolete because it was replaced by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.   The second eliminates a rule related to mining damages, as the fund has been moved to the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS).  The third repeal relates to a 1989 business subsidy program which has expired.  Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) and Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 332.

Assembly Bill 494 – provides an incentive for waste haulers to participate in waste removal at the request of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by allowing the DNR to waive the tipping fee for haulers that remove materials from a site that is under investigation for violation to the state’s solid waste laws, or is no longer in operation.  The bill ensures the haulers did not contribute to the potential violations.  Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R- Clinton) and Senator Neal Kedzie (R- Elkhorn) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 333.

Senate Bill 451 – addresses issues faced by vulnerable teens who “age out” of the foster care system at age 18 or 19, by extending foster care to age 21, on a voluntary basis, for youth who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and are attending school full-time.  This bill will likely create long-term fiscal savings, and improve the lives of some at-risk teens, as fewer former foster children will face adverse economic and social outcomes such as homelessness, incarceration, teen pregnancy, and unemployment.  Senator Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls) and Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) authored the bill which passed the Senate 32-0 and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 334. 

Assembly Bill 674 – assists children in need by allowing shelter care facilities, licensed by the Department of Children and Families, to provide short-term, voluntary, services to children, without the current requirement that they be involved in a pending court action.  Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) and Senator Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 335.

Senate Bill 540 – supports education and fiscal responsibility, by allowing school districts to invest in the future, by putting excess funds at the end of the year into a trust fund for a specifically outlined capital project.  This will allow districts to save for projects such as a new building with existing funds rather than having to request additional funds from property taxpayers.  Senator Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) and Representative Pat Strachota (R-West Bend) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 336.

Senate Bill 504 – waives an adult parent's right to counsel in a contested adoption or an involuntary termination of parental rights proceeding, if the parent fails to participate or appear at the hearings.  Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and Representative Pat Strachota (R-West Bend) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly 57-38; it is Act 337.

Assembly Bill 612 – allows victims to view the portions of an offender’s presentence investigation report which contain information pertaining to the victim.  The bill will provide peace of mind to the victim, so they can see how the information they provided for the pre-sentence investigation report is outlined and offer the opportunity to clarify any errors.  Representative Pat Strachota (R-West Bend) and Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 338.

Senate Bill 498 – protects Wisconsin small businesses from unnecessary legal costs due to “patent trolls”, by requiring patent infringement allegations include specific information about the basis of the claim, including the number of the patent allegedly being infringed and how the allegations relate to a product, service, process, or technology of the business.  Senator Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee) and Representative Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 339.

Assembly Bill 488 – provides an additional opportunity for review of petitions for involuntary commitment, which will ensure the commitment is appropriate and is handled by a court in a timely fashion.  The bill will ensure a collaborative approach between the family and county to get individuals the help they need.  Representative John Jagler (R-Watertown) and Senator Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 340.

Assembly Bill 552 – replaces Wisconsin’s decades-old definition of dentistry with the definition developed by the American Dental Association.  The new broad-based language will remain valid as research advances and new technologies and treatment evolve into a higher standard of care.  Representative John Jagler (R-Watertown) and Senator Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 341.

Senate Bill 599 – allows Public Defenders to better serve their clients, by streamlining the process and reducing the fee to obtain health records for their clients, when they have written, informed consent.   Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) and Representative Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 342.

Senate Bill 668 – requires sex offenders from other states, who become residents of Wisconsin, or become employed or go to school in Wisconsin, to register with the Department of Corrections so local communities can be notified.  Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) and Representative Robb Kahl (D-Monona) authored the bill which received broad bipartisan support.  The bill passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 343.

Assembly Bill 270 – makes it easier for some health care professionals to volunteer at free clinics, by expanding the providers covered by the State’s risk pool and entitled to representation by the Attorney General’s office, in the case of a lawsuit.  This bill expands the protected group to include psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors who are licensed, as well as advanced practice nurses who are certified to issue prescriptions.  Representative Amy Loudenback (R-Clinton) and Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 344.

Senate Bill 518 – clarifies that podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists, and optometrists must inform patients about the availability of reasonable alternate modes of treatment and about the benefits and risks of these treatments.  Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) and Representative Mary Czaja (R-Irma) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 345.

Assembly Bill 5 – offers a sales tax exemption for independently-owned and operated, commercial radio or TV stations used for transmissions available to the public at no cost.   This exemption allows broadcasters who perform a public service to maintain and create jobs, and control business expenses.  Representative Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) and Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) authored the bill which passed the Assembly 92-1 and passed the Senate 30-3; it is Act 346.

Assembly Bill 410 –allows a manufactured home community to keep its “legal nonconforming use” status, regardless of what happens to the legal nonconforming use status of the individual homes within the community.  Under this bill, the loss of nonconforming status of individual homes will not risk other residents’ right to live in the manufactured home community or the owner’s ability to continue the business.  Representative Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 347.

Assembly Bill 407 (Ceremonial) – makes changes to snowmobile registration requirements to support our tourism industry by encouraging more volunteers to join Wisconsin snowmobile clubs who maintain Wisconsin’s snowmobile trails.  Senator Rick Gudex (R-Fond du Lac) and Representative Mary Czaja (R-Irma) authored the legislation which passed the Senate on a voice vote and the Assembly with broad bipartisan support; it is Act 142.

Assembly Bill 409 – increases public confidence in cases of death involving a law enforcement officer. 

Requires law enforcement agencies have a written policy regarding the investigation of officer-involved deaths, including an investigation led by outside agencies.  Requires investigators provide a complete report to the county district attorney (DA), which is released to the public if the DA declines to prosecute.  Expands rights of victims of officer-involved incidents.  Representative Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) and Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 348.

Assembly Bill 107 – reduces the burden on small employers and helps smaller entertainment venues, like festivals and theatres bring in entertainment for their events, by updating the threshold of surety bonds for entertainers.  Representative Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 349.

Assembly Bill 124 – addresses the increasing hazard of distracted driving by expanding the inattentive driving law to include; engaging in, or being occupied with, an activity other than driving the vehicle that reasonably appears to interfere with the person’s ability to drive the vehicle, prohibits a driver from directly observing any electronic device within the vehicle that is activated and is providing entertainment primarily by visual means.  Exceptions include the use of devices for navigation, operation, condition, radio, or safety of the vehicle.  Representative Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 350.

Senate Bill 325 – closes loopholes in the law banning dangerous synthetic drugs.  Under the bill, the controlled substance classification is based on the description of the chemical structure of the prohibited or restricted substance and puts law enforcement ahead of the black market of these drugs.  Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) and Representative Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 351.

Senate Bill 437 – gives the State authority to designate up to 2,000,000 acres as agricultural enterprise areas.  A designated agricultural enterprise area provides more farmers with the option to voluntarily enter into a farmland preservation agreement and claim the farmland preservation tax credit.  Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) and Representative Lee Nerison (R-Westby) authored the bill which passed the Senate 31-2 and was concurred by the Assembly 96-0; it is Act 352.

Senate Bill 482 – outlines snowmobile safety program field training requirements.  Under this legislation, snowmobiles used as part of a field training exercise must be equipped with a device that limits the speed of the snowmobile to 15 miles per hour.  Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R- River Falls) and Representative Erik Severson (R- Star Prairie) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 353.

Senate Bill 311 – allows the Dentistry Examining Board (DEB) to issue a certificate to a dental hygienist in order for them to administer nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia.  The dentist must be on-site and available while the nitrous oxide is being administered.  Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) and Representative Erik Severson (R-Star Prairie) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 354.

Senate Bill 75 – reduces the regulatory burden for individuals operating three-vehicle combinations (including recreational vehicles and trailers) to travel between states, by allowing length of up to 70 feet, without a permit.  This mirrors length limits established in Minnesota and Iowa.  Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) and Representative Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 355.

Senate Bill 395 – brings Wisconsin’s cosmetology schooling requirements in line with our neighboring states, by reducing the number of required hours from 1,800 to 1,550.  The bill will ensure that students who live near the border, go to school in another state, and who want to practice in Wisconsin, do not have to complete additional schooling before being given their license.  Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) and Representative Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 356.

Senate Bill 212 – makes it easier for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in other states to move to Wisconsin, by creating a bridge training program for individuals who have received less than 120 hours of CNA training in another state.  Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) and Representative Kathleen Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) authored the bill which passed the Senate 32-0 and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 357.

Assembly Bill 506 – removes out-of-date land surveying terminology and practices, eliminates the apprenticeship licensure process as the process is no longer used, and changes various mapping and platting requirements to be consistent with modern land surveying practice.  Representative Tom Weatherston (R- Racine) and Senator Frank Lasee (R-De Pere) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 358.

Senate Bill 387 – provides motorcycle operators with a disability, the same access to special identification cards for disabled parking as operators of motor vehicles with a disability.  Senator Frank Lasee (R-De Pere) and Representative Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 359.

Senate Bill 534 – brings the exemptions in Wisconsin’s mortgage licensing law in line with the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (known as the S.A.F.E. Act).  Senator Frank Lasee (R-De Pere) and Representative Chad Weininger (R-Green Bay) authored the bill which passed the Senate 32-0 and was concurred by the Assembly 97-0; it is Act 360.

Assembly Bill 516 – helps businesses streamline their payment processes for traveling sales crews by clarifying that the employer provide payment on regularly agreed upon pay dates and gives the employees the option of receiving their pay stub statements electronically.  Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 361.

Assembly Bill 620 – closes loopholes in current law to make it harder for individuals engaged in human trafficking to escape accountability, strengthens protections for victims, and provides additional tools to prosecutors.  Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 362.

Assembly Bill 262 – amends technical provisions relating to the transportation chapters of the Wisconsin Administrative Code relating to vehicle weight station inspections, motor vehicle dealers, vehicle emission and inspection programs, motor vehicle registration, and motor carriers.  Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 363.

Assembly Bill 278 – updates state regulations to be in line with federal rules by defining common motor carriers as transport for less than eight persons; the bill will not affect the state vanpool program.  Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate 32-0; it is Act 364.

Assembly Bill 714 – improves safety on Wisconsin’s roadways by simplifying state law and removing obsolete statutory references pertaining to situations when a vehicle is passing another vehicle.  Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 365.

Assembly Bill 715 – clarifies the Department of Transportation’s authority to cancel a motor vehicle title, if it is fraudulently submitted to a third party, such as an auto dealer.  Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 366.

Assembly Bill 716 – states that a new license that is issued after it has been cancelled, will expire on the same date as the previous license in order to remain consistent for the customer and help them avoid unnecessary trips to the DMV.  Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 367.

Assembly Bill 812 – creates clear statutory language in order to prosecute vehicle emissions inspection fraud.  The bill prohibits a person from knowingly altering data from an emission inspection; submitting a false report of data from a required emission inspection; and/or attributing data from an emission inspection to a vehicle other than the vehicle tested.  Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 368.

Senate Bill 341 – increases the allowable length and width of a vehicle, or vehicle combinations, used by a utility, or by a motor carrier operating under contract with a utility, to help accommodate the unique design of specialized vehicles engaged in the transportation of poles, pipe, girders, and similar materials.  The bill will have a positive economic impact on the utilities industry by allowing larger loads to be transported without a permit.  Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) and Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 369.

Senate Bill 269 – makes the first offense of an unlicensed recreational vehicle or moped dealer a civil offense, punishable by forfeiture, which will make it easier to enforce the law without putting the burden on District Attorneys.  Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon), Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi), and former Representative Jeff Stone (R-Greendale) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 370.

Senate Bill 270 – streamlines the licensing process for obtaining a motorcycle license by requiring the Department of Transportation waive the motorcycle driving skills test for a person who has already successfully completed a rider course approved by the Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program.  In addition, the Department may not issue a license to a person under the age of 18, unless the person has completed a basic rider course approved by the Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program.  Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon), Representative Tom Weatherston (R-Racine), Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi), and former Representative Jeff Stone (R-Greendale) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 371.

Assembly Bill 429 – requires officiates of marriage to be at least 18 years of age or older and eliminates the requirement that out-of-state clergy provide a letter of sponsorship.  Representative Tom Larson (R-Colfax) and Senator Rob Cowles (R-Green Bay) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 372.

Assembly Bill 613 – updates the duties of a county clerk to enable them to perform the necessary duties and responsibilities of the office.  Representative Kathleen Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) and Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 373.

Assembly Bill 637 – simplifies food safety laws by reducing the differences between state and federal food safety laws.  Representative Tom Weatherston (R-Racine) and Senator Rob Cowles (R-Green Bay) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 374.

Assembly Bill 683 (Ceremonial) – revises the levels of licensing required for electricians, adds exemptions for what electrical work can be completed without a license, and enables the Department of Safety and Professional Services to establish a license reciprocity with other states.  Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) and Representative Tom Larson (R-Colfax) authored the bill which passed both the Senate and the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 143.

Assembly Bill 536 – protects the privacy of law-abiding citizens by prohibiting law enforcement from tracking the location of a cell phone without a warrant, unless the tracking will help prevent or mitigate a death or serious injury.  Wisconsin is among the first few states enacting this type of legislation to address important civil liberties issues.  Representative Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) and Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) authored the bill which passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote; it is Act 375.

Senate Bill 648 – helps counties and municipalities control the costs of housing prisoners by allowing them to house prisoners in bordering counties, even if the county is out-of state, to save money.  Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) and Representative Jill Billings (D-La Crosse) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 376.

Senate Bill 509 – provides flexibility to Wisconsin’s agricultural industry by updating state laws to reflect modern industry standards, and helps maintain the level of public safety and condition of infrastructure in the state.  The bill modifies the definition under current law of “implement of husbandry” (IoH), and creates a definition for a new class of agricultural vehicles, termed “agricultural commercial motor vehicles” (Ag CMVs).  Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) and Representative Keith Ripp (R-Lodi) authored the bill which passed the Senate, as amended by the Assembly on a voice vote, and was concurred by the Assembly 82-11; it is Act 377.

Senate Bill 547 – provides flexibility for industries and municipalities to meet water quality standards for phosphorus discharge.  Senator Rob Cowles (R- Green Bay) and Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R- Clinton) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly 76-19; it is Act 378.

Assembly Bill 17 – allows persons who were adopted to petition the court to prepare a new birth certificate to restore information about the individual’s birth parents.  Representative Tom Larson (R-Colfax), Representative Nick Milroy (D-South Range), and Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) authored the bill which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 379.

 

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