Senate Bill 171/Assembly Bill 250
February 27, 2008Impartial Justice bill was introduced in previous sessions of the Wisconsin Legislature but did not pass.
Senate Bill 171 was introduced on April 27, 2007 and referred to the Senate Committee on Campaign Finance Reform, Rural Issues and Information Technology. A public hearing was held on SB 171 on May 1 and the committee approved the bill on May 8. It was referred to Joint Committee on Finance on October 29, 2007, withdrawn without committee recommendation on February 11, 2008. It was passed by the Senate on February 19 by a 23-10 vote.
AB 250 was introduced and referred to the Assembly committee on Elections and Constitutional Law on April 10, 2007. An attempt to pull the bill out of committee and bring it to a vote in the full Assembly was rejected on a 51-46 vote on February 27, 2008.