Wisconsin - Two Bills Scheduled to be Voted on Next Week
Friday, October 26, 2001
Assembly Bill 529, authored by Representatives Musser (R-Black River Falls) and Pettis (R-Hertel), seeks to allow retired peace officers to carry concealed firearms for personal protection. Assembly Bill 540 (also authored by Representative Pettis) seeks to require the Wisconsin Attorney General’s office to ensure law-abiding citizens are not repeatedly denied their civil rights because of inaccurate criminal records. Both bills are scheduled to be voted on in the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice on Tuesday, October 30, and could be considered by the full Assembly as early as Thursday, November 1. The Criminal Justice meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. in room 415 NWof the State Capitol Building. NRA members are encouraged to attend the Criminal Justice Committee meeting and to contact their Representative to encourage him to support AB 529 an AB 540 as the authors have drafted them. You can reach your state Representative by calling (608) 266-1501, and for additional contact information, you can enter your zip code in the box below.
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