Assembly Poised to Pass Bipartisan Election Reform

A voter casting a ballot in De Pere for the 2012 Primary Election Image by Jonathan Gregg, NBC26 News

Assembly Poised to Pass Bipartisan Election Reform

By Associated Press. CREATED Jun 12, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he hopes the Senate will act before the end of the month on an election reform bill that has bipartisan support.

The Assembly was slated to pass the bill on Wednesday.

The proposal would double campaign contribution limits for people giving to candidates and allow voters to register online.

The proposal represents a compromise reached between Republicans and Democrats, with more controversial elements dealing with photo identification at the polls removed. Vos says he hopes to take up that issue in the fall, depending on pending court cases.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has not said when the Senate may take up the bill. It must pass both chambers and be signed by Gov. Scott Walker before taking effect.