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LRB-4704/1
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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
March 10, 2016 - Introduced by Representatives C. Taylor, Kahl, Wachs, Mason,
Johnson, Spreitzer, Berceau, Shankland, Subeck and Pope, cosponsored by
Senators L. Taylor, Ringhand, C. Larson and Harris Dodd. Referred to
Committee on Campaigns and Elections.
AB987,1,3 1An Act to renumber 20.511 (1) (cm); to amend 5.05 (7m); and to create 5.05
2(7m) and 20.511 (1) (cm) of the statutes; relating to: voter identification
3informational campaign and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Government Accountability Board and the Elections
Commission, one of its successor organizations, to conduct a public informational
campaign related to voter identification requirements.
For further information see the state 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:
AB987,1 4Section 1. 5.05 (7m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB987,2,45 5.05 (7m) Voter identification public informational campaign. Beginning on
6the effective date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts date], the board shall conduct
7a public informational campaign for the purpose of informing the electors of the voter
8identification requirements under ch. 6. To conduct the campaign under this

1subsection, the board may use billboards, advertisements in print or digital media,
2public service announcements, and informational meetings at various locations in
3this state. The board shall pay all costs to conduct the campaign under this
4subsection from the appropriation under s. 20.511 (1) (cm).
AB987,2 5Section 2 . 5.05 (7m) of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act .... (this
6act), is amended to read:
AB987,2,157 5.05 (7m) Voter identification public informational campaign. Beginning on
8the effective date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts date], the board commission shall
9conduct a public informational campaign for the purpose of informing the electors of
10the voter identification requirements under ch. 6. To conduct the campaign under
11this subsection, the board commission may use billboards, advertisements in print
12or digital media, public service announcements, and informational meetings at
13various locations in this state. The board commission shall pay all costs to conduct
14the campaign under this subsection from the appropriation under s. 20.511 20.510
15(1) (cm).
AB987,3 16Section 3. 20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert
17the following amounts for the purposes indicated: - See PDF for table PDF - See PDF for table PDF
AB987,4 1Section 4. 20.511 (1) (cm) of the statutes is created to read:
AB987,3,52 20.511 (1) (cm) Voter identification public informational campaign. As a
3continuing appropriation, the amounts in the schedule for the voter identification
4public informational campaign under s. 5.05 (7m). No funds may be encumbered
5under this paragraph after June 30, 2017.
AB987,5 6Section 5 . 20.511 (1) (cm) of the statutes, as created by 2015 Wisconsin Act ....
7(this act), is renumbered 20.510 (1) (cm).
AB987,6 8Section 6 . Fiscal changes.
AB987,3,129 (1) The unencumbered revenue balance in the appropriation account under
10section 20.511 (1) (cm) of the statutes immediately before the effective date of this
11subsection is transferred to the appropriation account under section 20.510 (1) (cm)
12of the statutes, as affected by this act.
AB987,7 13Section 7. Effective dates. This act takes effect on the day after publication,
14except as follows:
AB987,3,1615 (1) The treatment of sections 5.05 (7m) (by Section 2 ) and 20.511 (1) (cm) (by
16Section 5) of the statutes and Section 6 (1) of this act take effect on June 30, 2016.
AB987,3,1717 (End)
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