Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Elections, Election Process Reform and Ethics

Senate Bill 212

Relating to: defects on absentee ballot certificates, certain kinds of election fraud, and providing a penalty.

By Senators Darling, Stroebel, Wimberger, Ballweg, Bradley, Felzkowski, Feyen, Jacque, Marklein, Nass and Wanggaard; cosponsored by Representatives Sanfelippo, Edming, Gundrum, Knodl, Krug, Murphy, Neylon, Skowronski, Steffen, VanderMeer and Wichgers.

March 16, 2021           Referred to Committee on Elections, Election Process Reform and Ethics

May 05, 2021              Public Hearing Held

Present:       (5)        Senator Bernier; Senators Darling, Stroebel, Smith and Roys.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      Sen. Alberta Darling

·      Madeline Malisa - Opportunity Solutions Project

Appearances Against

·      Executive Director Matt Rothschild - Wis Democracy Campaign

·      Legislative liaison Tami Jackson - Wisconsin board for people with developmental disabilitites

·      Barbara Beckert - Disability Rights Wisconsin

·      Jim Turk - Self

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      Sen Duey Stroebel - 20th Senate district

·      Rebecca Hogan - Opportunity Solutions Project

Registrations Against

·      Mary Bottari - City of Madison

·      Rock County Clerk Lisa Tollefson - Rock County

·      Debra Cronmiller - Leauge of Women Voters of Wisc

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

May 07, 2021              Executive Session Held by Paper Ballot

Present:       (0)        None.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Moved by Senator Bernier, seconded by Senator Bernier that Senate Bill 212 be recommended for passage.

Ayes:     (3)     Senator Bernier; Senators Darling and Stroebel.

Noes:     (2)     Senators Smith and Roys.



Nathan Duerkop

Committee Clerk