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Wisconsin Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 12, 2014 SB 324 Amends Early Voting Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Yea
March 4, 2014 SB 1 Reduces State Income and Property Taxes Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 15)
Yea
June 21, 2013 AB 40 2013-2015 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Yea
June 12, 2013 SB 206 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 15)
Yea
May 23, 2013 AB 216 Prohibits State Health Insurance from Covering Abortions House Co-sponsor
May 23, 2013 AB 217 Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions House Co-sponsor
May 14, 2013 AB 85 Amends Milwaukee County Board Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 14)
Yea
April 9, 2013 AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 27, 2013 SB 1 Amends Wisconsin's Iron-Ore Mining Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Yea
Jan. 29, 2013 SB 2 Limits the Secretary of State's Role in Legislation Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 14)
Yea
Jan. 18, 2013 SB 1 Amends Wisconsin's Iron-Ore Mining Regulations Senate Sponsor
Feb. 22, 2012 SB 306 Requires Physicians Performing Abortions to Determine if the Woman's Consent is Voluntary Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2012 SB 386 Removes Voter Registration at High Schools Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2012 SJR 21 Prohibits mandated health insurance Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2012 SB 368 Amends Wetland Development Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 15)
Yea
Jan. 6, 2012 SB 368 Amends Wetland Development Regulations Senate Sponsor
Nov. 3, 2011 SB 202 Repeals Punitive Damages for Workplace Discrimination Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Yea
Nov. 2, 2011 SB 237 Amending Sexual Education Guidelines Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 15)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2011 SB 12 Limits Attorney Fees in Consumer Cases Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 15)
Yea
Oct. 27, 2011 SB 23 Amends Tax Enforcement System Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 15)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2011 SB 45 Administration of Medications to Students Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Yea
Oct. 20, 2011 SB 92 Prohibits Abortion Coverage through Healthcare Insurance Exchanges Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Yea
Oct. 20, 2011 SB 95 Evaluating Teacher Performance Using Standardized Test Scores Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Yea
Sept. 27, 2011 SB 202 Repeals Punitive Damages for Workplace Discrimination Senate Sponsor
July 19, 2011 SB 148 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 14)
Yea
July 19, 2011 SB 149 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 14)
Yea
June 16, 2011 AB 40 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 14)
Yea
June 14, 2011 SB 93 Weapons Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
June 8, 2011 SB 116 Relating to Overseas Absentee Voting Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 13)
Yea
May 11, 2011 SB 13 Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
May 10, 2011 SB 92 Prohibits Abortion Coverage through Healthcare Insurance Exchanges Senate Sponsor
May 10, 2011 SB 93 Weapons Law Amendments Senate Sponsor
March 9, 2011 AB 11 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(18 - 1)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2011 SB 10 Wetland Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 27, 2011 AB 7 Voter Identification Requirements House Co-sponsor
Jan. 25, 2011 AB 3 Tax Incentives for Job Creation Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 9)
Yea
Jan. 20, 2011 SB 2 Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Yea
Jan. 18, 2011 SB 1 Tort Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 14)
Yea
Jan. 5, 2011 SB 2 Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 3, 2011 SB 1 Tort Law Amendments Senate Sponsor
April 15, 2010 SB 434 Legalizing Sale of Unpasteurized Milk Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Nay
April 15, 2010 SB 437 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Nay
April 13, 2010 SB 530 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Nay
Jan. 28, 2010 AB 458 Sex Education Curriculum Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Nay
Jan. 28, 2010 SB 263 Expanding Access to Public Defenders Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Nay
Nov. 5, 2009 SB 371 Higher Education Student Data System Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 7)
Nay
Nov. 5, 2009 SB 372 Teacher Evaluation Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 14)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2009 AB 119 Requiring Kindergarten for First Grade Enrollment Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 15)
Nay
June 25, 2009 AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(17 - 15)
Nay
June 17, 2009 AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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