2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
September 5, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Crowley, Emerson, Anderson,
Bowen, Brostoff, Cabrera, Fields, Goyke, Hebl, L. Myers, Neubauer,
Ohnstad, Sargent, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor and Zamarripa, cosponsored
by Senators L. Taylor, Bewley, Carpenter, Johnson, Larson, Risser and
Smith. Referred to Committee on Campaigns and Elections.
1An Act to amend
990.01 (29) of the statutes; relating to: counting individuals
2confined in state prison to determine population for redistricting purposes.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill provides that, for purposes of establishing congressional and
legislative districts, individuals confined to prisons in this state who established
residence in this state for voter registration purposes prior to being confined are
counted as residing in the municipalities where they established residence prior to
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
990.01 (29) of the statutes is amended to read:
990.01 (29) Population.
“Population" means that shown by the most recent 5
regular or special federal census. For purposes of establishing congressional
6districts under ch. 3 and legislative districts under ch. 4, individuals confined to
7prisons in this state who established residence in this state, as determined under s.
16.10, prior to being confined are counted as residing in the municipalities where they
2established residence prior to being confined.