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Governor Walker signs 55 bills into law

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Walker signed 55 more bills into law on Wednesday.

Among them, a bill legalizing the use of a marijuana by-product to help treat children's seizures.
It allows the use of Cannabidiol to be administered under the care of a doctor.

Governor Walker says, "My entire office was filled with families with children who were obviously very thrilled with the signing of legislation into law, because their families were hopeful their sons and daughters would be able to get treatment for seizures and other symptoms out there."

Walker also signed three bills aimed at strengthening domestic-violence laws.

The measures would establish a process for seizing an abuser's guns, mandate tracking of non-arrests and require police to inform victims of their options.

One of the bills was put forth after a man shot and killed his estranged wife in 2012 at the Brookfield spa where she worked.

Police came under fire for not arresting Radcliffe Haughton following reports of abuse in 2011 and again several weeks before the shootings.
Other bills would add stalking to actions that qualify as domestic abuse, and spell out exactly how people subject to a domestic-abuse injunction have to surrender their guns.

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