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Thursday, March 02, 2006
Sen. Carol Roessler is proposing a new law for the State of Wisconsin modeled after the recently passed Booster Seat legislation. After a new study came out showing that men who are overweight by 15 pounds are much less likely to suffer serious injuries in crashes, Sen. Roessler has proposed a law requiring all male car passengers to be overweight. When asked about the law, the good Senator responded:
The law will give people 6 months to comply with the new regulation. Recently however, some questions as to the motivation behind the bill have been raised, when it was discovered that Sen. Roessler received campaign contributions from McDonald's. When asked about it, the Senator responded:
The National Organization of Underweight Americans has come out in protest of this bill, saying that skinny people are being unfairly targeted, and that this will lead to weight profiling. Sen. Roessler has spoken with local police departments in an effort to make sure that this will not happen, saying:
Sen. Roessler is also looking into expanding the current booster seat legislation to cover the so called "Midget Loophole":
Personally, I feel much better now.
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Police officers carrying scales. Perhaps the amount of the fine could be gauged by the amount over or under the magic 15 pounds.
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