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Assembly

Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Campaigns and Elections

Assembly Bill 897

Relating to:  investigations by the Elections Commission based on information from the Electronic Registration Information Center and from municipal clerks indicating that Wisconsin registered voters may have voted more than once in the same election, and complaints filed with the Elections Commission alleging election law violations.

By Representatives Brandtjen, Allen, Dittrich, Gundrum, Loudenbeck, Magnafici and Skowronski; cosponsored by Senators Bernier, Wanggaard, Craig and Jacque.

February 11, 2020       Referred to Committee on Campaigns and Elections

February 13, 2020       Public Hearing Held

Present:       (8)        Representative Tusler; Representatives Sanfelippo, Brandtjen, Sortwell, Murphy, Zamarripa, Subeck and Spreitzer.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (1)        Representative Macco.

Appearances For

·      Representative Janel Brandtjen - 22nd Assembly District

·      Senator Kathy Bernier - 23rd Senate District

Appearances Against

·      None.

Appearances for Information Only

·      Administrator Meagan Wolfe - Wisconsin Elections Commission

·      Scott McDonell - Wisconsin County Clerks Association

Registrations For

·      None.

Registrations Against

·      None.

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

February 18, 2020       Executive Session Held

Present:       (8)        Representative Tusler; Representatives Sanfelippo, Brandtjen, Sortwell, Murphy, Zamarripa, Subeck and Spreitzer.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (1)        Representative Macco.

Moved by Representative Brandtjen, seconded by Representative Murphy that Assembly Amendment 1 be recommended for adoption.

Ayes:     (5)     Representative Tusler; Representatives Sanfelippo, Brandtjen, Sortwell and Murphy.

Noes:     (3)     Representatives Zamarripa, Subeck and Spreitzer.

ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 1 ADOPTION RECOMMENDED, Ayes 5, Noes 3

Moved by Representative Sortwell, seconded by Representative Murphy that Assembly Bill 897 be recommended for passage as amended.

Ayes:     (5)     Representative Tusler; Representatives Sanfelippo, Brandtjen, Sortwell and Murphy.

Noes:     (3)     Representatives Zamarripa, Subeck and Spreitzer.

PASSAGE AS AMENDED RECOMMENDED, Ayes 5, Noes 3

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Evan Umpir

Committee Clerk