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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill that would allow businesses to keep a supply of epinephrine injectors to combat life-threatening allergic reactions.

The Senate approved the measure unanimously on Tuesday. The Assembly is also scheduled to vote on the measure.

Schools are already allowed to keep a supply of the auto-injectors. The bill would allow camps, colleges, restaurants and other businesses to carry and administer the drug. Under the proposal, businesses may offer the drug but aren't required to have it on hand.

Auto-injectors are used to treat anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that causes constricted airways and makes it difficult to breathe.

Approval from both chambers would send the bill to Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration.

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