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Senate to consider bill on legislative successors (7:59 a.m. 2/23/10)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate is considering a bill that would allow legislative leaders to pick replacements if a terrorist attack kills several lawmakers.

The Senate has been trying for months to pass a bill that updates how the Legislature would function in the event of a devastating attack.

An original proposal debated last year would have allowed lawmakers themselves to keep a secret list of potential successors. The Senate tabled the proposal after critics denounced the secrecy.

The plan up for a vote Tuesday would come into play only if an enemy attack claims the lives of 9 or more senators, or 25 or more representatives. In that event, leaders of state political parties would submit a list of potential successors for each seat and legislative leaders would get to pick.

2 comments

  1. Concerned Citizen

    These people think they are way too important!!!! If they are missing, just keep moving without them until an election can be held DUH!!!!!

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