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   Last updated Saturday, March 23, 2019

2019-20 Election Administration Bills in Wisconsin

The main Senate committee for election bills is Elections, Ethics, and Rural Issues (EERI)
3 Republicans: Chair is Kathy Bernier (Chippewa Falls), Vice Chair is Tom Tiffany (Minocqua), and Dale Kooyenga (Brookfield).
2 Democrats
 Mark Miller (Monona) and Jeff Smith (Eau Claire)


The main Assembly committee for election bills is Campaigns and Elections (C&E).
6 Republicans: Chair is Ron Tusler (Harrison.  Vice Chair is Joe Sanfelippo (New Berlin).  Members: 
David Murphy (Greenville), Janel Brandtjen (Menomonee Falls), John Macco (Ledgeview), and Shae Sortwell (Two Rivers.)
3 Democrats
JoCasta Zamarripa (Milwaukee), Lisa Subeck (Madison), Mark Spreitzer (Beloit)


Bills introduced    (This list does NOT include campaign finance bills.)  Bills passed are in red.

# & Main Author

Status

Subject & Comments

Senate Bills
SB-48   Craig Companion to AB-43 Introduced and referred to EERI 2/25/19 Under current law, an elector who shows their marked ballot to a person marks the ballot so it is identifiable is guilty of a felony. This bill eliminates that prohibition.
SB-59 Evers Companion to AB-56 Executive budget introduced 2/28/19 with multiple referrals.  See summary (page 7 of 8.) Voter ID: Changes student ID to have 5 year expiration date and deletes the signature and proof of enrollment requirements. Also, ID from IDPP good for 180 days.

Early Voting:  Eliminates the restriction on how soon early voting starts; provides that a it ends the Friday before the election.

Automatic Voter Registration using data from DOT.
Nonpartisan redistricting.

SB-71 Jacque Companion to AB-64 Introduced and referred to EERI 3/1/2019 Reimburse local elections office for costs of some special elections.
     
     
Assembly Bills
AB-43 Brooks Companion to SB-48 Introduced and referred to C&E 2/28/19 Under current law, an elector who shows their marked ballot to a person marks the ballot so it is identifiable is guilty of a felony. This bill eliminates that prohibition.
AB-56 Evers Companion to SB-59 Executive budget introduced 2/28/19 See SB-59 above
AB-64 Sortwell Companion to SB-71 Introduced and referred to C&E 3/7/19 Reimburse local elections office for costs of some special elections.
LRB-0048 Hebl circulating for cosponsors as of 3/22/19 National Popular Vote - bypasses the electoral college.  Press release.
     
Resolutions and Rules
SJR-10 Ringhand Companion to AJR-12 Introduced and referred to Gov't Ops 3/1/2019 Constitutional amendment that prohibits changes to justice or judge elections after November elections.
AJR-12 Spreitzer Companion to SJR-10 Introduced and referred to Ass. Org., 3/17/19 Constitutional amendment that prohibits changes to justice or judge elections after November elections.
     

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