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Bill legalizing rubber duck races up for hearing

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A bill legalizing rubber duck races in Wisconsin has been scheduled for a public hearing.

The measure is up for a hearing Thursday before the state Senate's Workforce Development Committee.

Non-profit organizations commonly race the little plastic ducks, with numbers on the bottom, as fundraisers. Participants usually buy a raffle ticket corresponding with a duck's number.

The first to float across the finish line wins.

The bill comes after the village of Mishicot was warned by the Wisconsin Department of Justice that its annual rubber duck race amounts to illegal gambling.

The bill creates an exemption for duck races, similar to laws in Minnesota and Michigan.

Rubber duck races in Wisconsin include the "Ducktona 500" in Sheboygan Falls and the "Lucky Ducky Derby" in Menomonee Falls.

AP-WF-11-02-13 1502GMT


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