Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Assembly says, "let's move on smoke-free air!"

Today the Assembly companion smoke-free bill received an official bill number (AB 834) and was referred to the Assembly Public Health Committee. AB 834 is authored by Reps. Wieckert and Richards.

This means there are now 2 separate smoke-free bills in the Legislature: 1 in the Assembly and 1 in the Senate. Want a refresher on the process the Assembly Bill will take? Revisit Jennie's post about "How a bill becomes law in WI."

It's really exciting to see a smoke-free bill moving so swiftly through the Assembly - and refreshing after it's long stint in the Senate! It's only been 2 1/2 weeks since we posted on the bill being circulated for co-sponsorship.

Readers: you can help AB 834 start on the right foot by contacting your representative if he/she is on the Assembly Public Health Committee. You can view a list of members here.

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