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AB 1 - Education Line Item Veto Override - Key Vote

Wisconsin Key Votes

Dan Kapanke voted Nay (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (60-36) - (Key vote)

Title: Transportation Line Item Veto Override

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a line-item veto of the governor that would have eliminated the exclusion for any unused appropriations to the Department of Transportation under section 20.395 from being transferred to the general fund.

Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (57-39) - (Key vote)

Title: Senior Health Care Line Item Veto Override

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a line-item veto of the governor that would have eliminated the exclusion for any unused appropriations to Senior Care under section 20.435(4)(BV) from being transferred to the general fund.

Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (57-39) - (Key vote)

Title: Education Line Item Veto Override

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a line-item veto of the governor that would have eliminated the exclusion for any unused appropriations to K-12 local education funding under section 20.255(2) from being transferred to the general fund.

Legislation - Vetoed (Line Item Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Budget Repair Plan

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (51-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Budget Repair Plan

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill amending the 2007 Wisconsin Act 20 -- the budget bill.

Highlights:

-Sets 2008-2009 appropriation obligation repayment through tobacco settlement revenues at $165 million (Sec. 21).

-Delays $125 million in school district funding (Sec. 109).

-Prohibits funding related to REAL ID Act Implementation for fiscal years 2007-2009 (Sec. 9148).

-Establishes a permanent endowment fund, which will consist of proceeds from sale of state right to receive payments under Attorney General Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement. Proceeds from the purchase of tobacco settlement revenues will also be deposited in this fund. In 2009-2010, and each fiscal year thereafter, $50 million will be transferred to the medical assistance trust fund and the remainder to the general fund (Sec. 37).

-Transfers $22 million from transportation fund to general fund (Sec. 9248).

-Allows the legislature to reduce any appropriation made to any board, commission, department or University of Wisconsin system or state agency or activity by any amount deemed feasible, that does not exceed 25% of total appropriations (Sec. 1).

-Pledges to make timely appropriations from general fund that are sufficient to pay the principal and interest due with respect to any appropriations and obligations, to make payments of the state, to make deposits into reserve funds and do pay issuance or administrative expenses (Sec. 17).

-Allocates $300 million to the Department of Transportation to fund highway rehabilitation projects (Sec. 32).

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (17-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Budget Repair Plan

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill amending the 2007 Wisconsin Act 20 -- the budget bill.

Highlights:

-Sets 2008-2009 appropriation obligation repayment through tobacco settlement revenues at $165 million (Sec. 21).

-Delays $125 million in school district funding (Sec. 109).

-Prohibits funding related to REAL ID Act Implementation for fiscal years 2007-2009 (Sec. 9148).

-Establishes a permanent endowment fund, which will consist of proceeds from sale of state right to receive payments under Attorney General Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement. Proceeds from the purchase of tobacco settlement revenues will also be deposited in this fund. In 2009-2010, and each fiscal year thereafter, $50 million will be transferred to the medical assistance trust fund and the remainder to the general fund (Sec. 37).

-Transfers $22 million from transportation fund to general fund (Sec. 9248).

-Allows the legislature to reduce any appropriation made to any board, commission, department or University of Wisconsin system or state agency or activity by any amount deemed feasible, that does not exceed 25% of total appropriations (Sec. 1).

-Pledges to make timely appropriations from general fund that are sufficient to pay the principal and interest due with respect to any appropriations and obligations, to make payments of the state, to make deposits into reserve funds and do pay issuance or administrative expenses (Sec. 17).

-Allocates $300 million to the Department of Transportation to fund highway rehabilitation projects (Sec. 32).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (18-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Budget Repair Plan

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill amending the 2007 Wisconsin Act 20 -- the budget bill.

Highlights:

- Cuts the corporate tax rate from 7.9 percent to 7.8 percent (Assembly Amendment 1).

- Requires corporations to use combined reporting when filing state taxes, meaning taxes will be based on the profits parent companies as well as subsidiaries located within the state of Wisconsin (Assembly Amendment 1).

- Imposes a tax on hospitals based on gross patient revenue to be paid quarterly (Assembly Amendment 1).

- Authorizes construction of the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail system (Assembly Amendment 1).

- Delays school-aid payments until July 2009 (sec. 12).

- Assembly Substitute Amendment offered by Representative Huebsch. Senate Amendment 1 offered by the Senate Committee on Finance.

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (51-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Budget Repair Plan

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill amending the 2007 Wisconsin Act 20 -- the budget bill.

Highlights:

- Requires any transfer from the budget stabilization fund to the general fund during the 2007-2008 fiscal year to occur before July 1, 2008 (sec. 9155).

- Assembly Substitute Amendment offered by Representative Huebsch.

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Budget Repair Plan

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