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Warren Petryk is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing Assembly District 93.
Petryk was reelected on November 6, 2012.
Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
Warren Petryk is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, and sits on ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force. In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rep. Petryk co-authored 11 bills that reflect ALEC models, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy.
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ALEC bills supported
2011 Regular Session - Bills sponsored and co-sponsored:
- Sponsored AB 110 (Special Needs Scholarship) - Compare to ALEC model legislation, the ALEC Special Needs Scholarship Program Act (pdf)
- Sponsored AB 69 (Castle Doctrine) - Compare to ALEC's model bill, the Castle Doctrine Act(pdf), which was also approved by the NRA.
- Sponsored AB 7 (Voter ID) - Compare to ALEC model bill Voter ID Act(pdf)
- Sponsored AJR 28 (Assembly Joint Resolution - the "Health Care Freedom Amendment") - Circumvents federal health reform legislation; prohibits requiring a person to obtain or maintain health insurance coverage or to participate in any health care system or plan. Compare to ALEC's model bill, the "Freedom of Choice in Healthcare Act"(pdf).
- Sponsored AJR 31 - (Transportation Tax and Fee Restriction Amendment) - compare to the aims of ALEC's Resolution in Opposition to the Use of Transportation Taxes Except for Investment in the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure (pdf)
- Co-sponsored SB 6 (Voter ID) - see AB 7 (Voter ID) - Compare to ALEC's Voter ID Act
- Co-sponsored SJR 21 (Senate Joint Resolution - the "Health Care Freedom Amendment") - Circumvents federal health reform legislation; prohibits requiring a person to obtain or maintain health insurance coverage or to participate in any health care system or plan. Compare to ALEC's model bill, the "Freedom of Choice in Healthcare Act"(pdf).
- Co-sponsored SJR 23 - (Transportation Tax and Fee Restriction Amendment) - Compare to AJR 31 (above), and compare to ALEC's "Constitutional Amendment Restricting the Use of Vehicle Fees and Taxes for Highway Purposes" (pdf)
Bills voted for - 2011 Session:
- AB 40 (2011-2013 Biennial Budget) - compare to ALEC's Title Pledge Act (pdf), ALEC's Public Employees Portable Retirement (PRO) Act (pdf), ALEC's Alternative Methods of Court Appearances Act (pdf) and ALEC's Anti-Crime (Secured Release) Act(pdf)
- AB 7 (Voter ID) - Compare to ALEC's Voter ID Act
- AB 94 (School Choice) Milwaukee Parental Choice Program - compare to ALEC's Parental Choice Scholarship Accountability Act
- AB 11 (Budget Repair Bill) - Compare to ALEC's Public Employee Freedom Act (pdf) and ALEC's model Public Employer Payroll Deduction Policy Act(pdf)
- AB 5 (Supermajority) - requires a supermajority to pass tax increases. Compare to ALEC's model Super-Majority Act(pdf)
Room 306 North
P.O. Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708
S 9840 Hwy 93
Eleva, WI 54738
Telephone: (608) 266-0660 Or (888) 534-0093
Fax: (608) 282-3693
- State of Wisconsin Legislator pages, Warren Petryk, state legislature webpage, biosketch of Warren Petryk, accessed August 1, 2011
- Wisconsin Vote, 2012 Election Results, accessed November 27, 2012.
- Democracy Addicts Warren Petryk, Project SmartALEC/Wisconsin legislators. Database. Accessed August 1, 2011