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Emergency plan calls for secret succession list

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin lawmakers would have to turn in a secret list of successors under a bill a committee has adopted.

  A panel of lawmakers, relief workers and emergency directors has been studying Wisconsin's disaster contingency laws.

  It adopted legislation Wednesday that would require lawmakers to give a confidential list of people who would succeed them to the chief clerks of each chamber.

  The presiding officers would choose the successors in the order they're listed when there are more than nine vacancies in the Senate and 25 vacancies in the Assembly.

  Successors would have the same voting powers as the lawmakers they replace.

  The bill would have to pass the full Legislature and get the governor's signature before it could become law.

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