MADISON, Wis. (September 26, 2013)—Wisconsin state Rep. Andre Jacque circulated a proposal Thursday to legalize duck races.
Nonprofit organizations commonly race the little plastic ducks as fundraisers.
Participants usually buy raffle tickets corresponding with the ducks’ numbers and the first to float across the finish line wins.
Jacque circulated the proposal because he said the village of Mishicot, Wis., was warned by the Wisconsin Department of Justice that its annual rubber duck race amounts to illegal gambling.
Jacque's bill creates an exemption for duck races, similar to laws in Minnesota and Michigan.
Rubber duck races in Wisconsin include the "Ducktona 500" in Sheboygan Falls and the "Lucky Ducky Derby" in Menomonee Falls.