Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Elections, Ethics and Rural Issues

Senate Bill 574

Relating to: canvassing absentee ballots on the Monday before an election and providing a penalty.

By Senators LeMahieu, Miller, Carpenter, Larson, Olsen, Ringhand, Risser, Stroebel, L. Taylor, Testin and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives Vorpagel, Spreitzer, Anderson, Bowen, Doyle, Katsma, Kulp, Pope, Sanfelippo, Sinicki, Stubbs, Subeck, C. Taylor, Tittl and Vruwink.

November 22, 2019    Referred to Committee on Elections, Ethics and Rural Issues

January 15, 2020         Public Hearing Held

Present:       (5)        Senator Bernier; Senators Tiffany, Kooyenga, Miller and Smith.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      Senator Devin LeMahieu - 9th Senate District

·      Senator Mark Miller - 16th Senate District

·      Representative Tyler Vorpagel - 27th Assembly District

·      Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell - WIsconsin County Clerk Association

·      Rock County Clerk Lisa Tollefson - Rock County

·      Brenda Wood - City of Milwaukee

·      Tom Kramer

Appearances Against

·      Municipal Clerk Kelly Michaels - City of Brookfield and Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Assn

·      County Clerk Sandy Juno - Brown County and municipalities

·      Debra Morin

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      Clerk-Treasurer Connie Zimmerman - Town of Fulton

Registrations Against

·      Jerry Derr - Wis Towns

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

March 26, 2020           Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Scott Nelson

Committee Clerk