Smoke-Free Wisconsin Act (WI Act 12)
May 2009: A bipartisan group of legislators proposed a stand-alone bill that would make all indoor Wisconsin public places and workplaces smoke-free, including public buildings, workplaces, restaurants, and taverns.
May 13, 2009: After voting down close to 50 amendments seeking to create exemptions or weaken the bill, both houses of the legislature passed Senate Substitute Amendment 1 and the respective versions of the Smoke-Free Wisconsin Act itself. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Jim Doyle on May 18.
View the roll call votes for AB 253 and SB 181
Read more about Wisconsin Act 12
Read SmokeFree Wisconsin's statement on the bill's progress
Updated April 27, 2010