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Luther Olsen's Voting Records on Issue: Judicial Branch

Office: State Senate (WI) - District 14, Republican

Wisconsin Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 18, 2011 SB 1 Tort Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 14)
Jan. 28, 2010 SB 263 Expanding Access to Public Defenders Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Aug. 11, 2009 SB 263 Expanding Access to Public Defenders Senate Sponsor
March 4, 2008 SB 537 John Doe Proceedings Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Dec. 11, 2007 SB 176 Compensation for Discharged Police Officers Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 3)
Dec. 11, 2007 SJR 5 Limiting Governor's Partial Veto Authority Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(33 - 0)
March 7, 2006 AB 1073 Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Caps Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)

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