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Wisconsin Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2012 SB 237 Amending Sexual Education Guidelines Bill Passed - House
(60 - 34)
Did Not Vote
March 13, 2012 SB 92 Prohibits Abortion Coverage through Healthcare Insurance Exchanges Bill Passed - House
(61 - 34)
Yea
March 6, 2012 AJR 63 Limits Recalls of Elected Officials Amendment Adopted - House
(60 - 37)
Yea
Feb. 21, 2012 SB 202 Repeals Punitive Damages for Workplace Discrimination Bill Passed - House
(60 - 35)
Yea
Jan. 26, 2012 AB 426 Requirements for Mining Permits Bill Passed - House
(59 - 36)
Yea
Dec. 14, 2011 AB 426 Requirements for Mining Permits House Co-sponsor
Nov. 1, 2011 AB 147 Inadmissibility of Apology Statements by Health Care Providers Bill Passed - House
(62 - 33)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2011 AB 69 Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Bill Passed - House
(71 - 24)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2011 SB 45 Administration of Medications to Students Bill Passed - House
(63 - 32)
Yea
Oct. 14, 2011 SB 237 Amending Sexual Education Guidelines Senate Co-sponsor
Oct. 12, 2011 AJR 63 Limits Recalls of Elected Officials House Sponsor
Sept. 13, 2011 SB 115 Presidential Primary Date Bill Passed - House
(65 - 32)
Yea
July 20, 2011 SB 148 Legislative Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(57 - 40)
Yea
July 20, 2011 SB 149 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(59 - 38)
Yea
June 21, 2011 SB 93 Weapons Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(68 - 27)
Yea
June 14, 2011 AB 40 2011-2013 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House
(60 - 38)
Yea
May 11, 2011 AB 7 Voter Identification Requirements Bill Passed - House
(60 - 35)
Yea
May 11, 2011 SB 13 Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services Bill Passed - House
(80 - 13)
Yea
April 12, 2011 SJR 21 Prohibits mandated health insurance Senate Co-sponsor
March 10, 2011 AB 11 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Conference Report Adopted - House
(53 - 42)
Yea
Feb. 25, 2011 AB 11 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Bill Passed - House
(51 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2011 SB 10 Wetland Regulations Bill Passed - House
(56 - 35)
Yea
Jan. 27, 2011 AB 7 Voter Identification Requirements House Sponsor
Jan. 25, 2011 AB 5 Requiring a Two-Thirds Vote in the Legislature for Tax Increases Bill Passed - House
(57 - 36)
Yea
Jan. 25, 2011 AB 7 Small Business Tax Credit Bill Passed - House
(60 - 33)
Yea
Jan. 20, 2011 AB 3 Tax Incentives for Job Creation Bill Passed - House
(82 - 12)
Yea
Jan. 20, 2011 SB 1 Tort Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(57 - 36)
Yea
Jan. 20, 2011 SB 2 Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts Bill Passed - House
(66 - 28)
Yea
Jan. 5, 2011 SB 2 Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts Senate Co-sponsor
April 23, 2010 AB 720 Statewide Smoking Ban Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(60 - 34)
Yea
April 22, 2010 SB 434 Legalizing Sale of Unpasteurized Milk Bill Passed - House
(60 - 35)
Yea
April 22, 2010 SB 437 Education Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(50 - 47)
Nay
April 20, 2010 AB 696 Landline Phone Service Deregulation Bill Passed - House
(71 - 27)
Yea
April 20, 2010 Amdt 1 Expelling Representative Jeffery Wood Amendment Tabled - House
(49 - 48)
Nay
April 20, 2010 Amdt 6 Censuring Representative Jeffery Wood Amendment Adopted - House
(73 - 24)
Yea
April 20, 2010 SB 484 BadgerCare Plus Basic Health Plan Bill Passed - House
(50 - 47)
Nay
April 15, 2010 AB 106 Authorizing Sale of Alcohol to 18-20 Year-Olds Under Parental or Spousal Supervision Bill Passed - House
(56 - 41)
Nay
April 15, 2010 AB 612 Limiting Access to 9-1-1 Recordings Bill Passed - House
(67 - 30)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2010 AB 35 Complaint Process for Race-Based Names, Logos and Mascots of Schools Bill Passed - House
(51 - 42)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2010 AB 447 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - House
(59 - 38)
Nay
Jan. 28, 2010 SB 415 Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements Bill Passed - House
(69 - 27)
Nay
Nov. 5, 2009 AB 458 Sex Education Curriculum Requirements Bill Passed - House
(48 - 43)
Nay
Nov. 5, 2009 SB 223 University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Geographic Composition Requirements Bill Passed - House
(59 - 34)
Yea
Nov. 5, 2009 SB 371 Higher Education Student Data System Bill Passed - House
(73 - 20)
Yea
Nov. 5, 2009 SB 372 Teacher Evaluation Amendments Bill Passed - House
(47 - 46)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2009 AB 138 Board Appointment of the Secretary of Natural Resources Bill Passed - House
(61 - 32)
Yea
Sept. 22, 2009 SB 107 Electronics Sale and Disposal Regulations Bill Passed - House
(57 - 37)
Nay
Sept. 16, 2009 AB 119 Requiring Kindergarten for First Grade Enrollment Bill Passed - House
(53 - 44)
Nay
Sept. 16, 2009 SB 185 State Regulation of Wind Energy Systems Bill Passed - House
(65 - 31)
Nay
June 26, 2009 AB 281 Phosphorus in Cleaning Products Bill Passed - House
(60 - 37)
Nay

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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