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Mandela Barnes

Democratic — Representative — District 11
Available Terms:
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Mandela Barnes represents Assembly District 11 in the Wisconsin Assembly, is a member of five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 226 bills.

2012 18088.23

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News and Blog Coverage

Rep. Mandela Barnes on Jeff Stone’s Voter Suppression Bill: ‘Like a Civil War Reenactment’

Yet again another controversial Republican bill is flying through the Legislature at warp speed. Last Friday, before the Memorial Day vacation, Greendale Rep. Jeff Stone began circulating his omnibus voter suppression bill, which, among other things, would reinstate the legally challenged voter ID requirement, open up loopholes for corporations sponsoring ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • AB 529

    Relating to: creating an Office of Civil Service. (FE)

  • AB 506

    Relating to: grant funding for services for Syrian refugees. (FE)

  • AB 512

    Relating to: designating and marking a specified highway route in the counties of Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson, Dane, Iowa, Sauk, and Richland as the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail and making an appropriation. (FE)

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  • AB 516

    Relating to: the establishment of a family and medical leave insurance program; family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and for the active duty of a family member; the employers that are required to permit an employee to take family or medical leave; granting rule-making authority; making an appropriation; and providing a penalty. (FE)

  • AB 510

    Relating to: health care aid for certain veterans and their family members. (FE)

  • AB 507

    Relating to: persons authorized to officiate at a marriage.

Recent Votes

SB 170

Read a third time and concurred in, Ayes 91, Noes 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9198.0
•••No: 11.0
•••Other: 00.0
AB 362

Refused to reconsider vote by which Senate Amendment 1 concurred in, Ayes 34, Noes 59

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3436.0
•••No: 5963.0
•••Other: 00.0
AB 212

Read a third time and passed, Ayes 63, Noes 34

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 6364.0
•••No: 3435.0
•••Other: 00.0
AB 434

Read a third time and passed, Ayes 97, Noes 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 97100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
AB 418

Read a third time and passed, Ayes 97, Noes 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 97100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
AB 200

Read a third time and passed, Ayes 66, Noes 31

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 6668.0
•••No: 3131.0
•••Other: 00.0
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