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Governor Doyle signs Malinda's Act

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In March of 1999, Wisconsin witnessed a terrible traffic accident.  A van carrying a traveling sales crew, many of them minors, lost control and crashed killing several and severely injuring others.  After a long road and lengthy legislative wrangling, Governor Doyle signed SB4, "Malinda's Act," finally bringing some much needed regulation to the traveling sales crew industry in Wisconsin.  The act was signed almost to the date of the 10 year anniversary of the accident.

Our firm represented Malinda's father, Phil Ellenbecker, who was the central driving force behind this legislation.  It is because of his tireless work and his ceaseless desire to see that another tragedy of this scope never happen again that this ground breaking legislation was passed.  This bill is the first of its kind in the country.  This bill forces regulation on an industry that previously operated in the shadows outside of the law.

To read more about this very important piece of legislation, click here.  We are very pround of Phil and all that he has accomplished.
I wish to thank all who have been a part of this new law, I can only hope that it saves the lives of future generations of children venturing out into a world they don't know can hurt them, I am Malinda's mother. What happened to my daughter and my family is a nightmare and a horror that no one should ever have to endure and if there is anyway at all possible to even try and stop it from happening again, thanks to all whom are trying. My daughter will never be forgotton and my family and I thank you for doing this for her and for all the future of kids out looking to make a buck selling and not knowing what's out in the world. Thanks again, Louella Turvey
Posted by Louella on May 25, 2010 at 01:42 AM

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