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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
Feb. 20, 2018 WI AB 1 Increases Work Hour Requirements for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
Feb. 15, 2018 WI AB 1 Increases Work Hour Requirements for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (62 - 35)
Feb. 15, 2018 WI AB 10 Requires Photo Identification for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (61 - 36)
April 5, 2017 WI SB 76 Reduces Regulations of High-Capacity Water Wells Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13)
April 9, 2013 WI AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
March 6, 2013 WI AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - House (74 - 22)
March 10, 2011 WI AB 11 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Conference Report Adopted - House (53 - 42)
March 9, 2011 WI AB 11 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 1)
Feb. 25, 2011 WI AB 11 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Bill Passed - House (51 - 17)
Jan. 25, 2011 WI AB 5 Requiring a Two-Thirds Vote in the Legislature for Tax Increases Bill Passed - House (57 - 36)
Jan. 25, 2011 WI AB 7 Small Business Tax Credit Bill Passed - House (60 - 33)
Jan. 20, 2011 WI SB 2 Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts Bill Passed - House (66 - 28)
Jan. 20, 2011 WI SB 2 Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
June 26, 2009 WI AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 46)
June 25, 2009 WI AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 15)
June 17, 2009 WI AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
June 11, 2009 WI AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (50 - 48)
March 24, 2009 WI SB 37 Allowing Drivers To Keep Licenses While Paying Fines Bill Passed - House (53 - 45)
Feb. 18, 2009 WI SB 62 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (51 - 48)
Feb. 18, 2009 WI SB 62 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
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 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 11, 2008 WI AB 862 Government Spending Database Bill Passed - House (81 - 16)
March 5, 2008 WI AB 151 Financial Aid Ineligibility for Drug Offenders Bill Passed - House (70 - 24)
March 5, 2008 WI AB 901 Austism Treatment Funding Bill Passed - House (55 - 39)
March 5, 2008 WI AB 47 Health Savings Account Tax Deductions Bill Passed - House (60 - 35)
Feb. 28, 2008 WI AB 770 Corporate Research and Development Tax Credit Bill Passed - House (84 - 13)
Feb. 26, 2008 WI A Amnd. 1 Divestment Due to Genocide Amendment Amendment Tabled - House (50 - 47)
Feb. 19, 2008 WI SB 171 Financing of Judicial Campaigns Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
Dec. 11, 2007 WI SB 176 Compensation for Discharged Police Officers Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3)
Nov. 8, 2007 WI SB 299 School Tax Credit Formula Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
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)
Oct. 15, 2007 WI SB 1 2007-2008 Budget Bill Failed - House (44 - 53)
Oct. 15, 2007 WI SB 1 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
Sept. 18, 2007 WI AB 506 2007-2009 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (70 - 27)
Sept. 18, 2007 WI AB 507 2008 Levy Limits Bill Passed - House (52 - 45)
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 31, 2006 WI AB 4 Tax Deduction for Health Savings Account Veto Override Failed - House (61 - 36)
May 4, 2006 WI SSA 1 Spending Limit Amendment Rejected - Senate (12 - 20)
May 4, 2006 WI SJR 63 Spending Limit Amendment Rejected - Senate (11 - 21)
April 27, 2006 WI AJR 77 Constitutional Amendment for a Spending Limit Amendment Adopted - House (50 - 48)
April 25, 2006 WI AB 4 Tax Deduction for Health Savings Account Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
Date No. Title Outcome
2/20 AB 1 Increases Work Hour Requirements for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
2/15 AB 1 Increases Work Hour Requirements for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (62 - 35)
2/15 AB 10 Requires Photo Identification for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (61 - 36)
4/05 SB 76 Reduces Regulations of High-Capacity Water Wells Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 13)
4/09 AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
3/06 AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - House (74 - 22)
3/10 AB 11 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Conference Report Adopted - House (53 - 42)
3/09 AB 11 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Conference Report Adopted - Senate (18 - 1)
2/25 AB 11 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Bill Passed - House (51 - 17)
1/25 AB 5 Requiring a Two-Thirds Vote in the Legislature for Tax Increases Bill Passed - House (57 - 36)
1/25 AB 7 Small Business Tax Credit Bill Passed - House (60 - 33)
1/20 SB 2 Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts Bill Passed - House (66 - 28)
1/20 SB 2 Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
6/26 AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (51 - 46)
6/25 AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (17 - 15)
6/17 AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)
6/11 AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - House (50 - 48)
3/24 SB 37 Allowing Drivers To Keep Licenses While Paying Fines Bill Passed - House (53 - 45)
2/18 SB 62 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - House (51 - 48)
2/18 SB 62 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
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)
5/28 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)
3/11 AB 862 Government Spending Database Bill Passed - House (81 - 16)
3/05 AB 151 Financial Aid Ineligibility for Drug Offenders Bill Passed - House (70 - 24)
3/05 AB 901 Austism Treatment Funding Bill Passed - House (55 - 39)
3/05 AB 47 Health Savings Account Tax Deductions Bill Passed - House (60 - 35)
2/28 AB 770 Corporate Research and Development Tax Credit Bill Passed - House (84 - 13)
2/26 A Amnd. 1 Divestment Due to Genocide Amendment Amendment Tabled - House (50 - 47)
2/19 SB 171 Financing of Judicial Campaigns Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 10)
12/11 SB 176 Compensation for Discharged Police Officers Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 3)
11/08 SB 299 School Tax Credit Formula Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 8)
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)
10/15 SB 1 2007-2008 Budget Bill Failed - House (44 - 53)
10/15 SB 1 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 14)
9/18 AB 506 2007-2009 Biennium Education Budget Bill Passed - House (70 - 27)
9/18 AB 507 2008 Levy Limits Bill Passed - House (52 - 45)
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)
5/31 AB 4 Tax Deduction for Health Savings Account Veto Override Failed - House (61 - 36)
5/04 SSA 1 Spending Limit Amendment Rejected - Senate (12 - 20)
5/04 SJR 63 Spending Limit Amendment Rejected - Senate (11 - 21)
4/27 AJR 77 Constitutional Amendment for a Spending Limit Amendment Adopted - House (50 - 48)
4/25 AB 4 Tax Deduction for Health Savings Account Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)

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