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Daniel LeMahieu

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Daniel LeMahieu is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 59th District. He is on the following Assembly Standing Committees: Finance and Review of Administrative Rules. He is on the following Joint Committees: Finance, and Review of Administration Rules. He is on the Following Legislative Council Study Committees: Judicial Discipline and Recusal, and Powers and Duties of Coroners and Medical Examiners (Chair).[1]

LeMahieu was reelected on November 6, 2012 after running unopposed in the Republican primary and in the general election.

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

LeMahieu is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and serves as an alternate on the ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force. In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rep. LaMahieu co-authored 13 bills that reflect ALEC models, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy. 

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Rep. LeMahieu and Justice

Bills introduced or cosponsored by LeMahieu in the 2011 spring session:

AB-175: GPS tracking by Corr.Dept for restraining order or injunction violation conviction: court may order; surcharge, costs, notification, and penalty provisions; JRCCP report.[2](AB-175)* (compare with ALEC7E3 GPS Tracking of Offenders Exposed).

Rep. LeMahieu and Voting

Bills introduced or cosponsored by LeMahieu in the 2011 spring session:

AB-7: "Identification requirement for voting in elections created, provisional and absentee ballot provisions; use of corroborating electors to verify residence discontinued; DOT ID card fee waived, obtaining a card without a photo for religious reasons, and issuing an identification certificate; special voting deputies to certain adult family homes and residential care apartment complexes permitted; GAB public informational campaign."[3](AB-7)* (compare with ALEC Voter ID Act).

Rep. LeMahieu and Health Care

Bills introduced or cosponsored by LeMahieu in the 2011 spring session:

SJR 28-AJR 28: Health Care Freedom Amendment: "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)."[4](AJR 28)*(compare with ALEC Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act).

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References

  1. Wisconsin State Legislature. Daniel LeMahieu. Government website. Accessed July 31, 2011.
  2. Wisconsin State Legislature. AB-175. Government website. Accessed August 1, 2011.
  3. Wisconsin State Legislature. AB-7. Government website. Accessed August 1, 2011.
  4. Wisconsin State Legislature. AJR 28. Government website. Accessed August 1, 2011.
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