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Thursday, June 13, 2013

 6:24 PM 

Dems urge referral back to committee

After the last amendment from the Dems -- which would allow a woman to refuse a transvaginal ultrasound -- failed, we were almost onto final passage. Then Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca moved to  refer the bill back to committee.

Barca said that amendments would have been taken up in committee to mitigate the effects of the bill, but that the Assembly committee "didn't do their work." No vote was taken in the Assembly committee, but was taken in the Senate committee.

"We've got two more weeks that if you still believe you can impose this on the will of Wisconsin, you've got the time to do it," Barca said.

"Let's rise to the occasion," Barca said. "Let's do what we know is needed, which is to take a close look at this bill."

UPDATE: Speaker Pro Tem Bill Kramer rules that out of order and said Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder had the floor. So we actually ARE on final passage.

UPDATE 2: We're actually back on referral, now that Barca has made the correct motion to refer it back to the Committee on Health.


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