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Assembly Bill 225

Relating To: Relating to: various changes in the campaign finance laws; exemption of certain electors from the requirement to present proof of identification when voting in an election; identifying documentation to establish proof of residency for voter registration; recording the type of identifying document provided as proof of residence; limiting the times for voting by absentee ballot in person; the method of reporting election returns by municipalities; fees for election recounts; the method of recounting votes cast with automatic tabulating equipment; residency of election officials; recall petition requirements; the procedure for recounting ballots when electors voting in person are required to sign the poll list and fail to do so; challenging an elector's registration during recount proceedings; witness addresses on absentee ballot certificates; nominees submitted by the Government Accountability Board candidate committee; securing ballot containers; party representation for election officials serving at polling places; and scheduling of referendums. (FE)
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Association of Wisconsin School Administrators Notified Date 6/4/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/4/2013

City of Madison Notified Date 6/3/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/3/2013

City of Milwaukee Notified Date 6/4/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/4/2013

Comments
Opposed to original bill. ASA1 takes care of our major concerns.
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Inc Notified Date 9/10/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/10/2013

Comments
CWAG is opposed to AB 225 and encourages members of the State Senate to vote against AB 225. CWAG supports the public financing of statewide and legislative elections and is opposed to doubling the campaign contribution limits in AB 225.
Common Cause in Wisconsin Notified Date 6/6/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/6/2013

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network Inc Notified Date 6/5/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/5/2013

Supporting Documentation
20130605_105543_Oppose AB225_elections.pdf

SMART (Sheet Metal Air Rail Transportation) Notified Date 7/8/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
7/8/2013

United Council of UW Students Notified Date 6/4/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/4/2013

Comments
This bill would thankfully create online voter registration, however the residence on the ID matching voting residence will not work for students. Provisions expanding money's influence in elections are concerning.
Wisconsin Association of School Boards Inc Notified Date 6/5/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/5/2013

Comments
WASB SUPPORTS limiting reasons for recalling school board members to illegal/immoral activity; OPPOSES restrictions on the timing of referenda & prohibition on using school district revenue to simply inform the electorate about a pending referendum.
Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials Notified Date 6/4/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/4/2013

Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators Notified Date 6/4/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/4/2013

Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 12/17/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/17/2013

Wisconsin Business Alliance Notified Date 12/18/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/18/2013

Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers Notified Date 6/7/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/7/2013

Wisconsin Council for Administrators of Special Services Notified Date 6/4/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/4/2013

Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired Notified Date 6/10/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/10/2013

Comments
Individuals with sight loss experience many impediments to voting whether with physical access to the voting facility or having an available accessible ballot. WCBVI will review bills impact on these important matters. 220,000 adults are affected.
Wisconsin Credit Union League Notified Date 10/21/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/21/2013

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Notified Date 6/7/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/7/2013

http://www.wisdc.org/wdctestimony121813.php
Wisconsin Farmers Union Notified Date 12/18/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/18/2013

Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes the provisions in the bill that: 1) increase campaign contribution limits; and 2) extend the window of time during which a registered lobbyist may make campaign contributions.
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 6/20/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/20/2013

Comments
WMC supported provisions in the original bill pertaining to the Citizens United decision and the definition of political purpose that were removed in the substitute amendment
Wisconsin Realtors Association Notified Date 12/17/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/17/2013

Wisconsin Right to Life Inc Notified Date 6/4/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/4/2013

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Notified Date 6/29/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/29/2013

WISPIRG (Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group) Notified Date 6/24/2013 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/24/2013

Lobbying Efforts

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2013
January - June
82.00
2013
July - December
117.00
2014
January - June
23.00
2014
July - December
73.00
Total 295.00
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Inc 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5.00
2014
January - June
2.00
2014
July - December
21.00
Total 28.00
Common Cause in Wisconsin 2013
January - June
34.00
2013
July - December
13.00
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 47.00
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network Inc 2013
January - June
5.00
2013
July - December
2.00
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 7.00
United Council of UW Students 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2.00
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2.00
Wisconsin Business Alliance 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
1.00
2014
January - June
3.00
2014
July - December
Total 4.00
Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers 2013
January - June
3.00
2013
July - December
1.00
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4.00
Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired 2013
January - June
8.00
2013
July - December
5.00
2014
January - June
13.00
2014
July - December
Total 26.00
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign 2013
January - June
18.00
2013
July - December
23.00
2014
January - June
5.00
2014
July - December
Total 46.00
Wisconsin Farmers Union 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
13.00
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
52.00
Total 65.00
Wisconsin Right to Life Inc 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
36.00
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 36.00
Wisconsin State AFL-CIO 2013
January - June
11.00
2013
July - December
7.00
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 18.00
WISPIRG (Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group) 2013
January - June
3.00
2013
July - December
9.00
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 12.00