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Wisconsin Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 1, 2014 AB 120 Prohibits Certain Actions Made by Health Care Providers from Being Used Against Them in Court Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 14)
Yea
April 1, 2014 AB 556 Authorizes Jailors to Strip Search Individuals Entering Prison Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Yea
March 12, 2014 AB 19 Requires an Individual to Disclose the Number of Asbestos Trusts they Plan to Sue Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Yea
March 12, 2014 SB 324 Amends the Absentee Voting Procedures Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Yea
March 12, 2014 SB 655 Amends Campaign Finance and Lobbying Laws Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Yea
March 4, 2014 SB 1 Reduces State Income Taxes Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 15)
Yea
Feb. 11, 2014 AB 161 Authorizes the Appeal of Court Orders that Suspend State Law Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 14)
Yea
Nov. 5, 2013 AB 297 Amends Laws Concerning the Use of Race-Based Nicknames, Logos, Mascots, and Team Names Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
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 14, 2013 AB 85 Amends Milwaukee County Board Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 14)
Yea
April 19, 2013 AB 161 Authorizes the Appeal of Court Orders that Suspend State Law House Co-sponsor
April 9, 2013 AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Yea
March 18, 2013 AB 85 Amends Milwaukee County Board Regulations House Co-sponsor
March 14, 2013 AB 82 Prohibits the Unauthorized Transfer of Food Stamps House Co-sponsor
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)
Did Not Vote
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
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
Oct. 18, 2011 SB 23 Amends Tax Enforcement System Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 11, 2011 SB 12 Limits Attorney Fees in Consumer Cases Senate Co-sponsor
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 23, 2011 AB 147 Inadmissibility of Apology Statements by Health Care Providers House Co-sponsor
May 13, 2011 SB 95 Evaluating Teacher Performance Using Standardized Test Scores Senate Sponsor
May 11, 2011 SB 13 Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
April 12, 2011 SJR 21 Prohibits mandated health insurance Senate Sponsor
March 30, 2011 AB 69 Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense House Co-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

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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