The Wisconsin State Assembly kicked off the fall session on Sept. 24 with the passage of more than 25 pieces of legislation.
Among the bills that passed was SB 236, a bill authored by state Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green), state Rep. Keith Ripp (R-Lodi), and state Rep. Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg) that legalizes wine walks in the state of Wisconsin. Wine walks, though technically illegal, have become popular downtown events in communities across Wisconsin.
“Wine walks are a great way to showcase the vibrancy of our downtowns,” said Brooks. “With the simple adjustments we made today, these events will now be a legal and fun way to explore small businesses.”
SB 236, which had previously passed the Senate, is now on its way to Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to sign it into law.