Date of enactment: December 15, 1997
1997 Assembly Bill 403 Date of publication*: January 2, 1998
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1995-96: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
1997 WISCONSIN ACT 47
An Act to amend 51.01 (5) (a) of the statutes; relating to: specifying that Prader-Willi syndrome is a developmental disability.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
47,1 Section 1. 51.01 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
51.01 (5) (a) "Developmental disability" means a disability attributable to brain injury, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, Prader-Willi syndrome, mental retardation, or another neurological condition closely related to mental retardation or requiring treatment similar to that required for mental retardation, which has continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely and constitutes a substantial handicap to the afflicted individual. "Developmental disability" does not include senility which is primarily caused by the process of aging or the infirmities of aging.
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