2023 - 2024 LEGISLATURE
February 15, 2023 - Introduced by Senator Stroebel, cosponsored by
Representatives Sortwell, Behnke, Bodden, Duchow, Edming, Gundrum,
Magnafici, Murphy, Mursau, Penterman, Rettinger, Rozar, Spiros and
Tusler. Referred to Committee on Government Operations, Elections and
Consumer Protection.
SB69,1,2 1An Act to amend 304.078 (3) of the statutes; relating to: restoration of the right
2to vote to a person barred from voting as a result of a felony conviction.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a person convicted of treason, felony, or bribery may not vote
unless the person's right to vote is restored through a pardon or through completion
of the term of imprisonment, including parole or extended supervision, or probation
for the crime that led to the disqualification.
Under this bill, in addition to completing his or her term of imprisonment or
probation for the crime, a person must have paid all fines, costs, fees, surcharges, and
restitution, and have completed any court-ordered community service, imposed in
connection with the crime.
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:
SB69,1 3Section 1. 304.078 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB69,2,64 304.078 (3) If a person is disqualified from voting under s. 6.03 (1) (b), his or
5her right to vote is restored when he or she completes the term of imprisonment or

1probation for the crime that led to the disqualification and has paid all fines, costs,
2fees, surcharges, and restitution, and has completed any court-ordered community
3service, imposed in connection with the crime
. The department or, if the person is
4sentenced to a county jail or house of correction, the jailer
the elections commission
5shall inform the person in writing at the time his or her right to vote is restored under
6this subsection.
SB69,2,77 (End)