Check out these key votes made by elected officials in Wisconsin during the most recent legislative session, and go to www.votespotter.com to signup and see how your elected officials voted on these and other issues that impact your daily life.
Assembly Bill 568, Limit local government power to regulate homes: Passed 60 to 31 in the Assembly on February 11, 2016, and 19 to 13 in the Senate on February 16, 2016
This bill prohibits local governments from designating a house as a historic landmark without the owner’s consent, as well as limiting local government authority to impose restrictions on rental property. The bill also makes changes to the state’s rental law.
Assembly Bill 582, Limit local government authority to curtail property rights: Passed 56 to 39 in the Assembly on February 9, 2016, and 19 to 13 in the Senate on February 16, 2016
To put limits on local governments’ power to enact ordinances that would curtail property rights. Under this bill, local government units could not impose certain restrictions on the sale, purchase, development, or occupancy of property. Shoreland zoning restriction would also be limited.
Assembly Bill 75, Allow concealed carry permits for non-resident armed forces members: Passed 91 to 8 in the Assembly on June 9, 2015
To allow concealed carry permits for non-Wisconsin residents if they are stationed on military active duty in the state for at least one year, assuming they meet all other requirements.
Senate Bill 666, Reinstate government employee collective bargaining: Failed 13 to 19 in the Senate on February 16, 2016
To allow state and local government employees to collectively bargain for wages, hours, and conditions. This bill would overturn efforts led by Governor Walker that eliminated the ability to collectively bargain for many government employees. This vote was to suspend the rules and withdraw this bill from committee in order for the Senate to consider it.
Assembly Bill 562, Ban state funding for Milwaukee trolley: Passed 59 to 36 in the Assembly on February 18, 2016
To ban the state from incurring any expenses for building a trolley in the city of Milwaukee unless Milwaukee will fully reimburse the state for those expenses.