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Following the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) Legislative Priorities meeting at Wisconsin’s Capitol CCEDC’s President/CEO Charlie Walker and Chippewa County’s Board Supervisor Paul Michels were invited to partake in several Assembly Bill signings. 

Assembly Bill 98 was signed in February 4, 2016 by Governor Scott Walker.  This bill was signed to recognize the Wisconsin Veterans Tribute and the Citizen Soldier Monument in the Village of CadottUnder current law, numerous state trunk highways and bridges have been designated in various ways as veteran’s memorials. Current law requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to publish highway service maps showing the state trunk highway system and folded highway maps of the state. DOT must identify on the highway service maps and folded highway maps it publishes for sale or distribution to the public each veterans memorial highway or bridge and the location of specified veterans memorials, homes, and museums. Assembly Bill 98 requires DOT to include the Wisconsin Veterans Tribute and the Citizen Soldier Monument in the village of Cadott on these maps.  This bill was originally introduced March 12, 2015 and supported by Chippewa County Representatives Bernier and Larson and wascosponsored by Senator Moulton.

Assembly Bill 291 was also signed - this bill allows Wisconsin hunters to wear blaze pink in addition to the blaze orange they currently wear. Under current law, no person may hunt game, other than waterfowl, during theseason for hunting deer with firearms unless at least 50 percent of each article of theperson's outer clothing above the waist is of a highly visible color commonly referredto as hunter orange, blaze orange, fluorescent orange, flame orange, or fluorescentblaze orange. This bill provides that the highly visible color also may be the colorcommonly referred to as bright pink or fluorescent pink. This bill was originally introduce July 29, 2015 and fully supported by Chippewa County Representatives Bernier and Larson and co-sponsored by Senator Moulton. 

CCEDC was honored to have Chippewa County represented while these bills were signed into law. 

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