Bill making Harley official motorcycle moves through Wisconsin Legislature
Updated: 02/04/2010 08:26:41 AM CST
Milwaukee-based Harley Davidson would be named Wisconsin's official motorcycle under a bill that's gaining momentum in the Legislature.
The measure passed a state Assembly committee on a partisan 4-2 vote on Wednesday with Democrats backing it and Republicans against. It can now be taken up by the full Democratic-controlled Assembly.
It must pass there and the Democratic-controlled Senate before it heads to Gov. Jim Doyle for his consideration.
Bill sponsor Rep. Leon Young says Harley has been a good company not just for Wisconsin but the entire country. But opponent Rep. Joel Kleefisch of Oconomowoc argued that the designation amounted to just a "scrap or crumb" for the company that was hurt by recent business tax increases.