2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
April 10, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Mason, Kolste, E. Brooks,
Anderson, Berceau, Bowen, Considine, Crowley, Goyke, Hebl, Hintz,
Riemer, Sargent, Spreitzer, Subeck and Zamarripa. Referred to Committee
on State Affairs.
1An Act to repeal
19.87 (3); and to amend
19.87 (2) of the statutes; relating to:
2application of the open meetings law to legislative party caucuses.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under this bill, a legislative rule that exempts a partisan caucus of the senate
or assembly from compliance with the open meetings law is not valid.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
19.87 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
No provision of this subchapter which conflicts with a rule of the 5
senate or assembly or joint rule of the legislature shall apply to a meeting conducted 6
in compliance with such rule, except that no rule of the senate or assembly and no
7joint rule of the legislature that exempts a partisan caucus of the senate or assembly
8from compliance with this subchapter is valid
19.87 (3) of the statutes is repealed.