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SJR 63 - Spending Limit - Key Vote

Wisconsin Key Votes

Luther Olsen voted Nay (Passage) on this Constitutional Amendment.

Read statements Luther Olsen made in this general time period.




Stage Details

Constitutional Amendment - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (11-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Spending Limit

Vote Result
Yea Votes
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution that ties the amount of revenue the state of Wisconsin can collect to the amount collected the previous year, increased by the rate of inflation as given by the consumer price index for Milwaukee-Racine. The increase cannot be greater than the increase in state personal income, plus the percentage increase in population in the state. The bill stipulates that a school district cannot collect more than the previous year plus the percentage increase in enrollment of students and that a municipality cannot collect more than the previous year plus 60 percent of the percentage increase in property values from new construction. The bill stipulates that if the state receives money in excess of this limit, the money will be deposited into the emergency reserve fund that may not exceed eight percent of Wisconsin’s total revenue in the previous year and that the emergency fund can only be used for state tax relief. The bill specifies that the legislature or local governing body may lower the limit and a referendum is required to exceed the limit.

Constitutional Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Spending Limit


  • Glenn Grothman (WI - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Jeff Fitzgerald (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John G. Gard (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott L. Gunderson (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Gundrum (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Honadel (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael D. 'Mike' Huebsch (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jean L. Hundertmark (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Theodore J. Kanavas (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Neal J. Kedzie (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven G. 'Steve' Kestell (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank G. Lasee (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan J. Lasee (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary A. Lazich (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph K. 'Joe' Leibham (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel R. LeMahieu (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas A. Lothian (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Phil Montgomery (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry M. Musser (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen L. 'Steve' Nass (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott Newcomer (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ann M. Nischke (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark L. Pettis (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Pridemore (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom G. Reynolds (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dale W. Schultz (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cathy Stepp (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia 'Pat' Strachota (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott E. Suder (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Leah Vukmir (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeffrey 'Jeff' Wood (WI - I) (Out Of Office)
  • David A. 'Dave' Zien (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
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