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Key Votes

Chris Danou's Voting Records on Issue: Crime

Full Name: Chris Danou
Office: State Assembly (WI) - District 92, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Assembly - District 92
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kate; 2 Children: Orion, Rowan
Birth Date: 01/18/1967
Birth Place: Bloomington, IL
Home City: Trempealeau, WI

Wisconsin Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 16, 2013 AB 82 Prohibits the Unauthorized Transfer of Food Stamps Bill Passed - House
(73 - 24)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2011 AB 69 Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense Bill Passed - House
(71 - 24)
Yea
April 15, 2010 AB 612 Limiting Access to 9-1-1 Recordings Bill Passed - House
(67 - 30)
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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