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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. 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

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.


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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
May 2, 2017 WI AB 25 Authorizes Minors Over Age 16 to Work without Permits Bill Passed - House (64 - 34)
March 15, 2016 WI SB 239 Amends Regulations for High Capacity Wells Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13)
April 9, 2013 WI AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
March 7, 2013 WI SB 1 Amends Wisconsin's Iron-Ore Mining Regulations Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
March 6, 2013 WI AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - House (74 - 22)
Feb. 27, 2013 WI SB 1 Amends Wisconsin's Iron-Ore Mining Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
Oct. 27, 2011 WI SB 12 Limits Attorney Fees in Consumer Cases Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)
May 11, 2011 WI SB 13 Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services Bill Passed - House (80 - 13)
May 11, 2011 WI SB 13 Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
Feb. 2, 2011 WI SB 10 Wetland Regulations Bill Passed - House (56 - 35)
Feb. 2, 2011 WI SB 10 Wetland Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11)
Jan. 25, 2011 WI AB 3 Tax Incentives for Job Creation Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
Jan. 25, 2011 WI AB 7 Small Business Tax Credit Bill Passed - House (60 - 33)
Jan. 20, 2011 WI AB 3 Tax Incentives for Job Creation Bill Passed - House (82 - 12)
April 23, 2010 WI AB 720 Statewide Smoking Ban Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 34)
April 22, 2010 WI SB 434 Legalizing Sale of Unpasteurized Milk Bill Passed - House (60 - 35)
April 20, 2010 WI AB 696 Landline Phone Service Deregulation Bill Passed - House (71 - 27)
April 15, 2010 WI AB 106 Authorizing Sale of Alcohol to 18-20 Year-Olds Under Parental or Spousal Supervision Bill Passed - House (56 - 41)
April 15, 2010 WI SB 434 Legalizing Sale of Unpasteurized Milk Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
April 13, 2010 WI SB 530 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
Feb. 16, 2010 WI AB 447 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - House (59 - 38)
Sept. 22, 2009 WI SB 107 Electronics Sale and Disposal Regulations Bill Passed - House (57 - 37)
Sept. 22, 2009 WI AB 119 Requiring Kindergarten for First Grade Enrollment Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)
Sept. 16, 2009 WI SB 185 State Regulation of Wind Energy Systems Bill Passed - House (65 - 31)
Sept. 16, 2009 WI AB 119 Requiring Kindergarten for First Grade Enrollment Bill Passed - House (53 - 44)
June 26, 2009 WI AB 281 Phosphorus in Cleaning Products Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
June 9, 2009 WI SB 107 Electronics Sale and Disposal Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
May 13, 2009 WI SB 181 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
May 13, 2009 WI SB 181 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
April 29, 2009 WI SB 20 Discriminatory Pay Compensation Bill Passed - House (51 - 47)
April 28, 2009 WI AB 100 Restricting Health Insurance Companies' Ability to Exclude Individuals. Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
April 28, 2009 WI SB 20 Discriminatory Pay Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
April 23, 2009 WI SB 27 Requires Insurance Coverage for Children's Hearing Aid Treatments Bill Passed - House (80 - 16)
Feb. 10, 2009 WI SB 1 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
Jan. 27, 2009 WI AB 1 Wisconsin-Based Products and Services Purchasing Goals Bill Passed - House (77 - 22)
Jan. 27, 2009 WI AB 2 Mandatory State Contracting with Domestic Companies Bill Passed - House (69 - 30)
Jan. 27, 2009 WI AB 2 Mandatory State Contracting with Domestic Companies Bill Passed - House (69 - 30)
Jan. 27, 2009 WI AB 1 Wisconsin-Based Products and Services Purchasing Goals Bill Passed - House (77 - 22)
May 28, 2008 WI AB 1 Senior Health Care Line Item Veto Override Veto Override Failed - House (60 - 36)
May 28, 2008 WI AB 1 Senior Health Care Line Item Veto Override Veto Override Failed - House (57 - 39)
May 14, 2008 WI AB 1 Budget Repair Plan Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 46)
May 13, 2008 WI AB 1 Budget Repair Plan Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 16)
March 25, 2008 WI AB 1 Budget Repair Plan Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
March 12, 2008 WI AB 1 Budget Repair Plan Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
March 6, 2008 WI SB 523 Great Lakes Water Resources Compact Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 6)
March 5, 2008 WI AB 67 Business Education Tax Credit Bill Passed - House (55 - 40)
March 5, 2008 WI AB 346 Nuclear Power Plant Construction Bill Passed - House (57 - 38)
March 5, 2008 WI AB 901 Austism Treatment Funding Bill Passed - House (55 - 39)
Feb. 28, 2008 WI AB 770 Corporate Research and Development Tax Credit Bill Passed - House (84 - 13)
Feb. 26, 2008 WI SB 178 Insurance Coverage for Autism Treatment Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
Jan. 15, 2008 WI SB 130 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13)
Oct. 23, 2007 WI AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 39)
Oct. 23, 2007 WI AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 15)
Oct. 15, 2007 WI SB 2 Transportation Funding Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
July 10, 2007 WI AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (51 - 44)
June 26, 2007 WI SS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
May 9, 2007 WI AB 260 Employment Discrimination Exception for Sexual or Violent Offenders Bill Passed - House (61 - 33)
April 24, 2007 WI AB 205 Restrictions on Off-Reservation Native American Casinos Bill Passed - House (57 - 38)
May 3, 2006 WI AB 414 Smoking Ban Expansion Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - Senate (17 - 14)
Date No. Title Outcome
5/02 AB 25 Authorizes Minors Over Age 16 to Work without Permits Bill Passed - House (64 - 34)
3/15 SB 239 Amends Regulations for High Capacity Wells Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13)
4/09 AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
3/07 SB 1 Amends Wisconsin's Iron-Ore Mining Regulations Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
3/06 AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - House (74 - 22)
2/27 SB 1 Amends Wisconsin's Iron-Ore Mining Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
10/27 SB 12 Limits Attorney Fees in Consumer Cases Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)
5/11 SB 13 Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services Bill Passed - House (80 - 13)
5/11 SB 13 Repealing Regulations for Telecommunications Services Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
2/02 SB 10 Wetland Regulations Bill Passed - House (56 - 35)
2/02 SB 10 Wetland Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 11)
1/25 AB 3 Tax Incentives for Job Creation Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
1/25 AB 7 Small Business Tax Credit Bill Passed - House (60 - 33)
1/20 AB 3 Tax Incentives for Job Creation Bill Passed - House (82 - 12)
4/23 AB 720 Statewide Smoking Ban Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House (60 - 34)
4/22 SB 434 Legalizing Sale of Unpasteurized Milk Bill Passed - House (60 - 35)
4/20 AB 696 Landline Phone Service Deregulation Bill Passed - House (71 - 27)
4/15 AB 106 Authorizing Sale of Alcohol to 18-20 Year-Olds Under Parental or Spousal Supervision Bill Passed - House (56 - 41)
4/15 SB 434 Legalizing Sale of Unpasteurized Milk Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
4/13 SB 530 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
2/16 AB 447 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - House (59 - 38)
9/22 SB 107 Electronics Sale and Disposal Regulations Bill Passed - House (57 - 37)
9/22 AB 119 Requiring Kindergarten for First Grade Enrollment Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)
9/16 SB 185 State Regulation of Wind Energy Systems Bill Passed - House (65 - 31)
9/16 AB 119 Requiring Kindergarten for First Grade Enrollment Bill Passed - House (53 - 44)
6/26 AB 281 Phosphorus in Cleaning Products Bill Passed - House (60 - 37)
6/09 SB 107 Electronics Sale and Disposal Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
5/13 SB 181 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
5/13 SB 181 Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
4/29 SB 20 Discriminatory Pay Compensation Bill Passed - House (51 - 47)
4/28 AB 100 Restricting Health Insurance Companies' Ability to Exclude Individuals. Bill Passed - House (61 - 38)
4/28 SB 20 Discriminatory Pay Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
4/23 SB 27 Requires Insurance Coverage for Children's Hearing Aid Treatments Bill Passed - House (80 - 16)
2/10 SB 1 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
1/27 AB 1 Wisconsin-Based Products and Services Purchasing Goals Bill Passed - House (77 - 22)
1/27 AB 2 Mandatory State Contracting with Domestic Companies Bill Passed - House (69 - 30)
1/27 AB 2 Mandatory State Contracting with Domestic Companies Bill Passed - House (69 - 30)
1/27 AB 1 Wisconsin-Based Products and Services Purchasing Goals Bill Passed - House (77 - 22)
5/28 AB 1 Senior Health Care Line Item Veto Override Veto Override Failed - House (60 - 36)
5/28 AB 1 Senior Health Care Line Item Veto Override Veto Override Failed - House (57 - 39)
5/14 AB 1 Budget Repair Plan Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 46)
5/13 AB 1 Budget Repair Plan Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 16)
3/25 AB 1 Budget Repair Plan Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
3/12 AB 1 Budget Repair Plan Bill Passed - House (51 - 46)
3/06 SB 523 Great Lakes Water Resources Compact Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 6)
3/05 AB 67 Business Education Tax Credit Bill Passed - House (55 - 40)
3/05 AB 346 Nuclear Power Plant Construction Bill Passed - House (57 - 38)
3/05 AB 901 Austism Treatment Funding Bill Passed - House (55 - 39)
2/28 AB 770 Corporate Research and Development Tax Credit Bill Passed - House (84 - 13)
2/26 SB 178 Insurance Coverage for Autism Treatment Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
1/15 SB 130 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13)
10/23 AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (60 - 39)
10/23 AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 15)
10/15 SB 2 Transportation Funding Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
7/10 AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (51 - 44)
6/26 SS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
5/09 AB 260 Employment Discrimination Exception for Sexual or Violent Offenders Bill Passed - House (61 - 33)
4/24 AB 205 Restrictions on Off-Reservation Native American Casinos Bill Passed - House (57 - 38)
5/03 AB 414 Smoking Ban Expansion Nonconcurrence Vote Passed - Senate (17 - 14)

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