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Wisconsin Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
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
Oct. 27, 2011 SB 12 Limits Attorney Fees in Consumer Cases Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 15)
Yea
May 11, 2011 SB 13 Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2011 SB 10 Wetland Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(20 - 11)
Yea
Jan. 25, 2011 AB 3 Tax Incentives for Job Creation Bill Passed - Senate
(24 - 9)
Yea
April 15, 2010 SB 434 Legalizing Sale of Unpasteurized Milk Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
April 13, 2010 SB 530 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2009 AB 119 Requiring Kindergarten for First Grade Enrollment Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 15)
Nay
June 9, 2009 SB 107 Electronics Sale and Disposal Regulations Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 10)
Nay
May 13, 2009 SB 181 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
April 28, 2009 SB 20 Discriminatory Pay Compensation Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 10, 2009 SB 1 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 14)
Nay
May 13, 2008 AB 1 Budget Repair Plan Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(17 - 16)
Nay
March 25, 2008 AB 1 Budget Repair Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 14)
Nay
March 6, 2008 SB 523 Great Lakes Water Resources Compact Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 6)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2008 SB 178 Insurance Coverage for Autism Treatment Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
Jan. 15, 2008 SB 130 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 13)
Nay
Oct. 23, 2007 AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(18 - 15)
Nay
Oct. 15, 2007 SB 2 Transportation Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 14)
Nay
June 26, 2007 SS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Nay
May 3, 2006 AB 414 Smoking Ban Expansion Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(17 - 14)
Yea

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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