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Key Votes

Dan Kapanke's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Dan Kapanke
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Ruth; 4 Children
Birth Date: 08/21/1947
Birth Place: Coon Valley, WI

Wisconsin Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 20, 2011 SB 2 Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Yea
April 15, 2010 SB 434 Legalizing Sale of Unpasteurized Milk Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
Jan. 28, 2010 AB 458 Sex Education Curriculum Requirements Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Nay
May 13, 2009 SB 181 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2008 AB 377 Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Victims Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 6)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2008 SB 178 Insurance Coverage for Autism Treatment Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
Oct. 23, 2007 AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(18 - 15)
Nay
June 26, 2007 SS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Nay
May 16, 2007 SB 129 Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Victims Bill Passed - Senate
(27 - 6)
Nay
May 3, 2006 AB 414 Smoking Ban Expansion Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(17 - 14)
Yea
April 25, 2006 AB 4 Tax Deduction for Health Savings Account Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 14)
Yea
March 7, 2006 AB 1073 Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Caps Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
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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