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Gov. Evers signs 6 bills into law including 2 designed to combat spread of Lyme disease

Madison (WQOW) - On Tuesday Governor Tony Evers signed six bi-partisan bills into law.

Evers has signed into law a pair of bills designed to combat the spread of Lyme disease by warning visitors to state parks and other outdoor properties about the risks and making insect repellent available to buy in state parks and trails.

Under one new law, the state Department of Natural Resources would be required to post at least one sign warning visitors about Lyme disease at each state park, trail, recreation area and forest.

The second new law allows the department to sell insect repellent in state parks and forests.

A third new law signed by the governor authorizes the Department of Employee Trust Funds to withhold money from a participant's Wisconsin Retirement System annuity or lump sum payment consistent with a court order of restitution.

The fourth law permits the use of surveillance devices during real estate showings to prevent any invasion of privacy claims for such use.

The governor's fifth signature expands protections and considerations for students who are called into active military service while they are enrolled in a university, technical, or private institution. 

Finally, the governor signed a law that makes comprehensive modifications to municipal ordinance enforcement and municipal court procedures to promote clarity, efficiency, and cost reduction. 

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