MADISON, Wis. — The Latest on bills Gov. Scott Walker signed Tuesday (all times local):
Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that requires mammogram providers to notify women if they have dense breast tissue.
The bill’s supporters say if women know they have dense breast tissue they can make better health choices since it’s harder to detect cancerous tumors in women with dense breast tissue.
The measure was among 64 bills Walker signed into law Tuesday. Other high-profile bills include measures that block state health insurance programs from covering abortions for state workers, grant unionized state construction and other building trade workers a 1.26 percent raise and require the state historical director to consider evidence for adding land to the state’s burial sites catalog.
An anti-abortion group says Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that generally blocks state health insurance programs from covering abortions for state workers.
Wisconsin Right to Life announced Tuesday that the governor signed the bill earlier in the day. Walker’s spokeswoman, Amy Hasenberg, didn’t immediately reply to an email seeking confirmation.
The bill allows coverage of abortions only in cases of rape or incest or to save the mother’s life.
State health insurance plans currently cover only medically necessary abortions. But Wisconsin law doesn’t define a medically necessary abortion and the bill’s supporters wanted to remove any ambiguity.
This story has been updated to correct the day Walker signed the bills to Tuesday instead of Thursday.