2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 17, 2020 - Offered by Representative Brandtjen.
AB897-AA1,1,11 At the locations indicated, amend the bill as follows:
AB897-AA1,1,3 21. Page 1, line 5: delete the material beginning with “election," and ending
3with “violations" on line 6 and substitute “election”.
AB897-AA1,1,5 42. Page 2, line 2: delete the material beginning with that line and ending with
5page 3, line 5, and substitute:
AB897-AA1,2,4 6“5.05 (2m) (a) The commission shall investigate violations of laws
7administered by the commission and may prosecute alleged civil violations of those
8laws, directly or through its agents under this subsection, pursuant to all statutes
9granting or assigning that authority or responsibility to the commission.
10Prosecution of alleged criminal violations investigated by the commission may be
11brought only as provided in par. (c) 11., 14., 15., and 16. and s. 978.05 (1). For
12purposes of this subsection, except as provided under par. (fg), the commission may
13only initiate an investigation of an alleged violation of chs. 5 to 10 and 12, other than

1an offense described under par. (c) 12., based on a sworn complaint filed with the
2commission, as provided under par. (c). Neither the commission nor any member or
3employee of the commission, including the commission administrator, may file a
4sworn complaint for purposes of this subsection.”.
AB897-AA1,2,5 53. Page 4, line 2: after that line insert:
AB897-AA1,2,9 6“6. The commission may initiate an investigation under this paragraph, and
7may initiate an investigation based on any information the commission receives from
8the Electronic Registration Information Center, Inc., without the filing of a formal
9complaint under par. (a).”.
AB897-AA1,2,11 104. Page 4, line 4: delete the material beginning with that line and ending with
11line 18 and substitute:
AB897-AA1,3,2 12“6.56 (4) After each election, the municipal clerk shall perform an audit to
13assure that no person has been allowed to vote more than once. Whenever the
14municipal clerk has good reason to believe that a person has voted more than once
15in an election, the clerk shall send the person a 1st class letter marked in accordance
16with postal regulations to ensure that it will be returned to the clerk if the elector
17does not reside at the address given on the letter. The letter shall inform the person
18that all registrations relating to that person may be changed from eligible to
19ineligible status within 7 days unless the person contacts the office of the clerk to
20clarify the matter. A copy of the letter and of any subsequent information received
21from or about the addressee shall be sent to the district attorney for the county where
22the person resides and the commission. The commission shall verify the district

1attorney's receipt of each letter and all subsequent information required to be sent
2to the district attorney under this subsection.