2013 Wisconsin Act 76 (SB 179) was signed into law today, December 12, 2013, by Governor Scott Walker in his office at the Capital building.
Many people attended the signing, including myself. It was the first law signing that I have ever attended and was very intersting. I was able to get a photograph with the Governor, had him sign a copy of his new book (a Christmas gift for my mother) and even received a pen that was used to sign a portion of the new law.
I learned after the signing that the pens that are handed out to the attendees at a law signing are each used to sign at least some part of the new law. So for example one pen is used by the Governor for his signature. Another pen is used to write the “D” in the date “December”. Another pen is used to write the “e” in “December” and so on and so on. It was humorous watching him pick up each pen and write something then put it down and pick up another pen, write something, put in down . . . and so on and so on.
So Act 76 (I’m so used to calling it SB 179 that it will take some time to get used to the new name) was enacted today (Dec. 12, 2013) and will be published tomorrow (Dec. 13, 2013). The law will become effective on March 1, 2014, except for the section on towing which will become effective on July 1, 2014.
Congratulations to everyone that worked on this new law! Here is a link to Act 76.