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Rally at the State House planned to garner support for Emma's Law

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

On Wednesday, dozens are expected to gather at the State House to rally for "Emma's Law."

Next week, the proposed legislation is expected to come up for debate in the House.

And, depending on the actions of lawmakers, the bill could go straight from the House to Gov. Haley's desk.

If amendments are added and language changed, it will have to first go back to the Senate.

David Longstreet, a staunch advocate, and the father of the bill's namesake, is trying to garner as much support as possible.

"This is your opportunity to have your voice," Longstreet said. "A lot of times bills don't make it that far and this bill is at the point where it's in the public. I call it the people's house so it's their chance to actually voice their concerns to their leaderships, their representatives and be active. I'm tired of hearing about people saying, 'I'm sick of drunken drivers driving around or they need to do more about it.' This is your chance to get involved and do something."

Emma's Law would require ignition interlock devices for repeat and first time offenders who have a certain blood alcohol content.

Wednesday's rally will be from 11 a.m.  to 1 p.m.

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