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Debra Kolste

Democratic — Representative — District 44
Available Terms:
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Debra Kolste represents Assembly District 44 in the Wisconsin Assembly, is a member of five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 326 bills.

2012 20089.69

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News and Blog Coverage

Dems push to kill bill

Dems are attacking AB 310 as a bill that only would hurt access to testing, treatment and family planning in the state. Rep. Debra Kolste, D-Janesville, called the legislation, which would shift millions in federal grant money away from Planned Parenthood, nothing more than a "thinly veiled political attack" on ...

Dems ready for fight over Planned Parenthood bill

Speaking before the floor session, Assembly Dems today foreshadowed a fight over a bill that would redirect from Planned Parenthood about $3.5 million annually in Title X federal grants. The bill will hurt women who need access to family-planning services, said Rep. Debra Kolste, D-Janesville. "The bill today shows how ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • AB 367

    Relating to: reporting by treatment programs using methadone and requiring review of prescription drug monitoring database.

  • AB 359

    Relating to: rate regulation for health insurance. (FE)

  • AB 368

    Relating to: regulation of persons that own or operate dental practices and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

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  • AB 364

    Relating to: reporting, disclosure, and practitioner review requirements under the prescription drug monitoring program; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

  • AB 350

    Relating to: state payments for municipal services. (FE)

  • AB 365

    Relating to: duty of law enforcement officers to report to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program controlled-substance violations, opioid-related drug overdoses or deaths, and reports of stolen prescription drugs. (FE)

Recent Votes

AB 310

Read a third time and passed, Ayes 60, Noes 35, Paired 2

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 6063.0
•••No: 3536.0
•••Other: 00.0
AB 253

Read a third time and passed, Ayes 95, Noes 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9598.0
•••No: 11.0
•••Other: 00.0
AB 325

Read a third time and passed, Ayes 57, Noes 37

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5760.0
•••No: 3739.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 209

Read a third time and concurred in, Ayes 52, Noes 34, Paired 8

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 5260.0
•••No: 3439.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 179

Read a third time and concurred in, Ayes 61, Noes 34, Paired 2

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 6164.0
•••No: 3435.0
•••Other: 00.0
AR 12

Adopted, Ayes 96, Noes 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9698.0
•••No: 11.0
•••Other: 00.0
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