SJR 21 - An Act Relating to the Right of the People to Contract Privately for Health Care Services and Health Care Coverage, and Prohibiting Requiring a Person to Obtain or Maintain Health Insurance Coverage or to Participate in Any Health Care System or Plan (First Consideration).

Government Reform. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
Author(s):
Summary:
To create section 27 of article I of the constitution; relating to: the right of the people to contract privately for health care services and health care coverage, and prohibiting requiring a person to obtain or maintain health insurance coverage or to participate in any health care system or plan (first consideration).  
Status:
The bill was voted on by the Senate on February 21, 2012. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on February 21, 2012.

voted YES: 17 voted NO: 16
0 voted present/not voting

Other Votes:

An Act Relating to the Right of the People to Contract Privately for Health Care Services and Health Care Coverage, and Prohibiting Requiring a Person to Obtain or Maintain Health Insurance Coverage or to Participate in Any Health Care System or Plan (First Consideration).

SJR 21 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
To create section 27 of article I of the constitution; relating to: the right of the people to contract privately for health care services and health care coverage, and prohibiting requiring a person to obtain or maintain health insurance coverage or to participate in any health care system or plan (first consideration).
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Title
An Act Relating to the Right of the People to Contract Privately for Health Care Services and Health Care Coverage, and Prohibiting Requiring a Person to Obtain or Maintain Health Insurance Coverage or to Participate in Any Health Care System or Plan (First Consideration).
Author(s)
Joe Leibham, Frank Lasee, Randy Hopper, Pam Galloway, Mary Lazich, Terry Moulton, Alberta Darling
Co-Sponsor(s)
Subjects
  • Government Reform
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Federal, State and Local Relations
Major Actions
Introduced4/12/2011
Passed Senate2/21/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenateAdopted, Ayes 17, Noes 162/21/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
17 voted YES 16 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/12/2011
4/12/2011Introduced by Senators Leibham, Lasee, Hopper, Galloway, Lazich, Moulton and Darling;Cosponsored by Representatives Vos, Steineke, Kestell, August, Meyer, Strachota, Nygren, Severson, Petryk, Krug, Ziegelbauer, Petersen, Bies, Spanbauer, LeMahieu, Kleefisch, Endsley, Honadel and Mursau
4/12/2011Read first time and referred to committee on Insurance and Housing
10/11/2011Public hearing held
2/15/2012Executive action taken
2/17/2012Report adoption recommended by committee on Insurance and Housing, Ayes 4, Noes 2
2/17/2012Available for scheduling
2/20/2012Placed on calendar 2-21-2012 pursuant to Senate Rule 18(1)
2/21/2012Read a second time
2/21/2012Senate amendment 1 offered by Senators Taylor, Vinehout, C. Larson, King, Shilling, T. Cullen, Carpenter, Risser, Hansen, Miller, Lassa, Jauch, Erpenbach, Holperin, Wirch and S. Coggs
2/21/2012Senate amendment 1 laid on table, Ayes 17, Noes 16
2/21/2012Senate amendment 2 offered by Senators Lassa, Taylor, Miller and Hansen
2/21/2012Point of order that Senate amendment 2 not germane well taken
2/21/2012Decision of the Chair stands as the judgement of the Senate, Ayes 17, Noes 16
2/21/2012Senate amendment 3 offered by Senator Erpenbach
2/21/2012Senate amendment 3 withdrawn and returned to author
2/21/2012Senate amendment 4 offered by Senator Erpenbach
2/21/2012Point of order that Senate amendment 4 not germane well taken
2/21/2012Decision of the Chair stands as the judgement of the Senate, Ayes 17, Noes 16
2/21/2012Ordered to a third reading, Ayes 17, Noes 16
2/21/2012Rules suspended
2/21/2012Read a third time
2/21/2012Refused to indefinitely postpone, Ayes 16, Noes 17
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage2/21/2012Adopted, Ayes 17, Noes 16
2/21/2012Ordered immediately messaged
2/22/2012Received from Senate
2/29/2012Read first time and referred to committee on Rules
3/23/2012Failed to concur in pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

$0
$0
$24,685
$7,409
$19,037
$3,547
$36,115
$3,000
$197,099
$185,567
$1,990
$478,448
1 Organization Supported and 10 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act Relating to the Right of the People to Contract Privately for Health Care Services and Health Care Coverage, and Prohibiting Requiring a Person to Obtain or Maintain Health Insurance Coverage or to Participate in Any Health Care System or Plan (First Consideration).: Adopted, Ayes 17, Noes 16

1 organization supported this bill

Wisconsin Association of Health Underwriters
Wisconsin Association of Health Underwriters (2011, October 6). Organizations Lobbying on SJR 21. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.

10 organizations opposed this bill

AFSCME Council 11
AFSCME Council 11 (2011, November 23). Organizations Lobbying on SJR 21. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Citizen Action of Wisconsin (2012, October 10). Organizations Lobbying on SJR 21. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Community Advocates, Inc.
Community Advocates, Inc. (2011, October 26). Organizations Lobbying on SJR 21. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Fund Inc.
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Fund Inc (2012, March 2). Organizations Lobbying on SJR 21. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
State Bar of Wisconsin
State Bar of Wisconsin (2011, October 11). Organizations Lobbying on SJR 21. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers
Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers (2011, April 19). Organizations Lobbying on SJR 21. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families (2011, October 10). Organizations Lobbying on SJR 21. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Wisconsin Education Association Council
Wisconsin Education Association Council (2011, April 18). Organizations Lobbying on SJR 21. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance (2012, February 23). Organizations Lobbying on SJR 21. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Wisconsin State AFL-CIO
Wisconsin State AFL-CIO (2011, November 1). Organizations Lobbying on SJR 21. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, August 1, 2008 – July 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Tim CarpenterDWI-3$0$1,750No
Spencer CoggsDWI-6$0$62,539No
Robert CowlesRWI-2$0$2,460Yes
Tim CullenDWI-15$0$4,615No
Alberta DarlingRWI-8$0$28,040Yes
Michael EllisRWI-19$0$750Yes
Jon ErpenbachDWI-27$0$4,008No
Scott FitzgeraldRWI-13$0$30,559Yes
Pam GallowayRWI-29$0$8,150Yes
Glenn GrothmanRWI-20$0$9,300Yes
Dave HansenDWI-30$0$40,194No
Sheila HarsdorfRWI-10$0$10,000Yes
Jim HolperinDWI-12$0$41,332No
Bob JauchDWI-25$0$2,650No
Neal KedzieRWI-11$0$2,500Yes
Jessica KingDWI-18$0$33,681No
Chris LarsonDWI-7$0$10,361No
Frank LaseeRWI-1$0$11,170Yes
Julie LassaDWI-24$0$8,250No
Mary LazichRWI-28$0$2,600Yes
Joe LeibhamRWI-9$0$4,350Yes
Mark MillerDWI-16$0$1,975No
Terry MoultonRWI-23$0$12,285Yes
Luther OlsenRWI-14$0$5,925Yes
Fred RisserDWI-26$0$1,100No
Dale SchultzRWI-17$0$10,130Yes
Jennifer ShillingDWI-32$0$20,216No
Lena TaylorDWI-4$0$11,784No
Kathleen VinehoutDWI-31$0$21,659No
Leah VukmirRWI-5$0$18,340Yes
Van WanggaardRWI-21$0$16,205Yes
Robert WirchDWI-22$0$33,713No
Rich ZippererRWI-33$0$5,858Yes

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Tim CarpenterDWI-3$0$1,750No
Spencer CoggsDWI-6$0$62,539No
Robert CowlesRWI-2$0$2,460Yes
Tim CullenDWI-15$0$4,615No
Alberta DarlingRWI-8$0$28,040Yes
Michael EllisRWI-19$0$750Yes
Jon ErpenbachDWI-27$0$4,008No
Scott FitzgeraldRWI-13$0$30,559Yes
Pam GallowayRWI-29$0$8,150Yes
Glenn GrothmanRWI-20$0$9,300Yes
Dave HansenDWI-30$0$40,194No
Sheila HarsdorfRWI-10$0$10,000Yes
Jim HolperinDWI-12$0$41,332No
Bob JauchDWI-25$0$2,650No
Neal KedzieRWI-11$0$2,500Yes
Jessica KingDWI-18$0$33,681No
Chris LarsonDWI-7$0$10,361No
Frank LaseeRWI-1$0$11,170Yes
Julie LassaDWI-24$0$8,250No
Mary LazichRWI-28$0$2,600Yes
Joe LeibhamRWI-9$0$4,350Yes
Mark MillerDWI-16$0$1,975No
Terry MoultonRWI-23$0$12,285Yes
Luther OlsenRWI-14$0$5,925Yes
Fred RisserDWI-26$0$1,100No
Dale SchultzRWI-17$0$10,130Yes
Jennifer ShillingDWI-32$0$20,216No
Lena TaylorDWI-4$0$11,784No
Kathleen VinehoutDWI-31$0$21,659No
Leah VukmirRWI-5$0$18,340Yes
Van WanggaardRWI-21$0$16,205Yes
Robert WirchDWI-22$0$33,713No
Rich ZippererRWI-33$0$5,858Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Insurance$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Teachers unions$197,099
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$185,567
Nursing homes$36,115
State & local govt employee unions$24,685
Welfare & Social Work$19,037
Liberal/Democrat$7,409
Women's issues$3,547
Children's rights$3,000
Labor Unions$1,990
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