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Gov. Walker signs bill inspired by March 22 shooting

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MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill into law that was inspired by the March 22 shooting. 

Sara's Law increases penalties for people convicted of threatening family attorneys. It passed the state Senate unanimously

The idea came after a Wausau attorney, Sara Quirt-Sann, was shot and killed at her workplace on March 22, 2017.  She was the divorce attorney of the shooter's wife. 

"It's unfortunate that it took such a tragic situation to bring it to light," Walker said at the bill signing at the Marathon County Courthouse Wednesday.

Judges and other kinds of attorneys are already protected under various laws.  

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