Senator Luther S. Olsen's Voting Records

Biographical

Full Name: Luther S. Olsen
Current Office: State Senate - District 14, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Married; 6 Children
Birth Date: 02/26/1951
Birth Place: Berlin, WI
Home City: Ripon, WI
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
3/12/14 SB 324 Amends Early Voting Laws
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
Yea
3/04/14 SB 1 Reduces State Income and Property Taxes
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)
Yea
6/21/13 AB 40 2013-2015 Biennium Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
Yea
6/12/13 SB 206 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)
Did Not Vote
5/14/13 AB 85 Amends Milwaukee County Board Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
Yea
4/09/13 AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
Yea
2/27/13 SB 1 Amends Wisconsin's Iron-Ore Mining Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
Yea
1/29/13 SB 2 Limits the Secretary of State's Role in Legislation
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 14)
Yea
2/22/12 SB 306 Requires Physicians Performing Abortions to Determine if the Woman's Consent is Voluntary
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)
Yea
2/21/12 SB 386 Removes Voter Registration at High Schools
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
Yea
2/21/12 SJR 21 Prohibits mandated health insurance
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
Yea
2/15/12 SB 368 Amends Wetland Development Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)
Yea
1/19/12 SB 386 Removes Voter Registration at High Schools
None - Senate
Sponsor
11/03/11 SB 202 Repeals Punitive Damages for Workplace Discrimination
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
Yea
11/02/11 SB 237 Amending Sexual Education Guidelines
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)
Yea
10/27/11 SB 12 Limits Attorney Fees in Consumer Cases
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)
Yea
10/27/11 SB 23 Amends Tax Enforcement System
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)
Yea
10/25/11 SB 45 Administration of Medications to Students
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
Yea
10/20/11 SB 92 Prohibits Abortion Coverage through Healthcare Insurance Exchanges
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
Yea
10/20/11 SB 95 Evaluating Teacher Performance Using Standardized Test Scores
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
Yea
7/19/11 SB 148 Legislative Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
Yea
7/19/11 SB 149 Congressional Redistricting
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
Yea
6/16/11 AB 40 2011-2013 Biennium Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
Yea
6/14/11 SB 93 Weapons Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
Yea
6/08/11 SB 116 Relating to Overseas Absentee Voting
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 13)
Yea
5/13/11 SB 95 Evaluating Teacher Performance Using Standardized Test Scores
None - Senate
Sponsor
5/11/11 SB 13 Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
Yea
4/28/11 SB 13 Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services
None - Senate
Sponsor
3/30/11 AB 69 Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense
None - House
Co-sponsor
3/22/11 SB 45 Administration of Medications to Students
None - Senate
Sponsor
3/09/11 AB 11 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 1)
Yea
2/02/11 SB 10 Wetland Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11)
Yea
1/27/11 AB 7 Voter Identification Requirements
None - House
Co-sponsor
1/25/11 AB 3 Tax Incentives for Job Creation
Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
Yea
1/20/11 SB 2 Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Yea
1/18/11 SB 1 Tort Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
Yea
1/05/11 SB 2 Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
1/03/11 SB 1 Tort Law Amendments
None - Senate
Sponsor
4/15/10 SB 434 Legalizing Sale of Unpasteurized Milk
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
Yea
4/15/10 SB 437 Education Law Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
Nay
4/13/10 SB 530 Payday Lending Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Nay
1/28/10 AB 458 Sex Education Curriculum Requirements
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
Nay
1/28/10 SB 263 Expanding Access to Public Defenders
Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Yea
11/05/09 SB 371 Higher Education Student Data System
Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7)
Yea
11/05/09 SB 372 Teacher Evaluation Amendments
Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
Nay
9/22/09 AB 119 Requiring Kindergarten for First Grade Enrollment
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)
Nay
8/11/09 SB 263 Expanding Access to Public Defenders
None - Senate
Sponsor
6/25/09 AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 15)
Nay
6/17/09 AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget
Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
Nay
6/09/09 SB 107 Electronics Sale and Disposal Regulations
Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
Yea

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