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Wisconsin State Legislature, 2010 session

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Both the Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate adjourned Thursday, April 22, 2010, effectively ending the 2009-2010 session. A total of 1,686 bills were introduced in both the Assembly and Senate. Only 15% (264 bills) were signed into law.

Democrats controlled both chambers of the legislature during the 2009-2010 session. During the first half of the session, the legislature passed a state-wide smoking ban, combined reporting requirements for corporations, and a mandate requiring all motorists have auto insurance.

Two of the most controversial bills from the second half of the session failed to even get a vote. The Clean Energy Jobs Act would have set a green energy policy for the state. Another bill would have allowed the Mayor of Milwaukee to take over Milwaukee Public Schools. The legislature did pass a bill allowing the sale of raw milk, but the governor vetoed it.[1]

External links


  1. Summary of the 2009–2010 Wisconsin Legislative Session," accessed April 20, 2011