The Wisconsin state Assembly approved a measure allowing qualified state residents to carry concealed weapons in public.

Assembly lawmakers passed the proposal 68-27. Their colleagues in the state Senate approved the measure last week and Republican Governor Scott Walker has indicated he will quickly sign the bill into law.

It would make Wisconsin the 49th state to remove bans on concealed weapons.

Once Wisconsin makes the measure law, Illinois will be the only state that does not have a concealed carry law on the books.

Under the Wisconsin law, gun owners who want to carry concealed weapons will have to get special training and permits.