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   Last updated Friday, April 21, 2017

2017-18 Election Administration Bills in Wisconsin

The main Senate committee for election bills is Elections and Utilities (E&U).
3 Republicans: Chair is Devin LeMahieu (Oostburg).  Vice Chair is Chris Kapenga(Delafield).  Member: Van Wanggaard (Racine). 
2 Democrats
: Fred Risser (Madison) and Mark Miller (Monona)


The main Assembly committee for election bills is Campaigns and Elections  (C&E).
6 Republicans: Chair is Kathy Bernier (Chippewa Falls).  Vice Chair is Joe Sanfelippo (New Berlin).  Members: Cody Horlacher (Mukwanago), Patrick Snyder (Schofield)
, Michael Schraa (Oshkosh), and David Murphy (Greenville).
3 Democrats
:
Jocasta Zamarippa (Milwaukee),  Chris Taylor (Madison), Fred Kessler (Milwaukee).


Bills that passed and became law

None as of April 14, 2017


Bills introduced    (This list does NOT include campaign finance bills.)

# & Main Author

Status

Subject & Comments

Senate Bills
SB-13 Hansen Companion to AB-44 Introduced 1/26/17, referred to E&U Redistricting modeled after Iowa.  Common Cause supports.
SB-66 Bewley Companion to AB-85 Introduced 2/21/17 and referred to E&U Local public officeholder may be 
appointed to serve as an election official without having to vacate the 
office.
SB-102 LeMahieu Companion to AB-153 Amended and OK'd by 4/19/17.  E&U Public hearing 4/5/17 on Wisconsin Eye starting at minute 56. Only candidates that trail by 1% or less can request a recount.  Requests must be filed 2 days earlier.  Wis. Democracy Campaign against Senate amendment 1:  1 day deadline to request recount only applies to presidential elections.
SB-166 Hansen Introduced 4/13/17 and referred to E&U Require presidential candidates to disclose tax returns
     
Assembly Bills
AB-32 Kessler Introduced 1/20/17 and referred to Committee on Judiciary Changes venue for prosecution of election laws, from where person resides to where violation occurs.
AB-44 Vruwink Companion to SB-13 Introduced 1/31/17 and referred to C&E. Redistricting modeled after Iowa.  Common Cause supports.
AB-85 Subeck Companion to SB-66 Introduced 2/24/17 and referred to C&E.  Hearing 4/18/17. Local public officeholder may be 
appointed to serve as an election official without having to vacate the 
office. 
AB-153
Tusler Companion to SB-102
Introduced 3/20/17 and referred to C&E.  Hearing 4/18/17. Only candidates that trail by 1% or less can request a recount.  Requests must be filed 2 days earlier.
     
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