Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

Updates on state and federal issues relating to the UW System.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Joint Finance Committee updates

More changes to Voter ID legislation
The Joint Finance Committee is considering a substitute amendment today on AB 7 relating to voter ID legislation.  The amended legislation makes numerous changes to the bill approved by the Assembly Elections Committee last week. Those changes include removing provisions requiring university student IDs to contain a date of birth and an address. The UW System had requested those specific requirements be removed.  The amendment also added a requirement that student ID cards expire no later than two years after the date of issuance. See Legislative Fiscal Bureau and Legislative Council memos regarding the amended bill language here.

May 12 Joint Finance Committee meeting materials now posted
The agenda and budget papers for the May 12 Joint Finance Committee have been distributed and can be found here.