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Senate to take up change to bill publication

Published On: Jan 29 2013 06:44:32 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 29 2013 06:47:38 AM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

The Wisconsin state Senate plans to vote on a proposal that takes power away from the secretary of state to delay publishing bills passed by the Legislature.

The Republican-sponsored measure removes the power of the secretary of state to delay by 10 days the time when a bill takes effect.

The procedure came under the spotlight in 2011 when Secretary of State Doug La Follette did not immediately publish the bill effectively ending collective bargaining for public workers.

Under the proposal before the Senate on Tuesday, the Legislative Reference Bureau would be required to publish bills they day after they are signed by the governor. All bills would take effect then, unless otherwise specified.

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