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Contributed…..(Madison)  Wednesday, the Assembly Small Business Development Committee passed Assembly Bill 182 with bi-partisan support.  The bill, which was authored by Representative Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg) and Representative Janis Ringland (D-Evansville) is commonly referred to as the ‘Cookie Bill’, and ifpassed, would allow the sale of certain home baked goods.  “In Wisconsin, we take pride in our entrepreneurial spirit,”  said Representative Brooks.  “As legislators, we need to do what we can to allow folks to translate that spirit into action.  With the committee passage of AB 182, we are one step closer to making that happen for people.”  Following committee passage, AB 182 is now available to be scheduled for a vote before the full Assembly.  “I could not be more proud of the legislation before us today.  Representative Brooks and I worked together, with all stakeholders to create a bill that not only gives a boost to small business owners in Wisconsin, but also makes food safety a priority,”  Ringhand said.  “While there may be political dysfunction in Washington, here in Wisconsin we still know how to work together to get things done.  This is a common sense bill, and I hope that the Assembly will move quickly to pass AB 182.”