2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 8, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Carpenter and L. Taylor, cosponsored
by Representatives Bowen, Anderson and Spreitzer. Referred to Committee
on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection.
1An Act to create
13.083 of the statutes; relating to: supermajority vote
2required for passage of bills, adoption of resolutions, and confirmation of
3appointments taken up after general election.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
The bill provides that during the period that begins on the day after the
November general election and ends on the day before the start of the next legislative
biennial session in January, no house of the legislature may pass a bill, adopt a
resolution, or confirm an appointment without the approval of two-thirds of those
members present and voting.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
13.083 of the statutes is created to read:
513.083 Supermajority vote for certain bills, resolutions, and
During the period that begins on the day after the general election, 7
as defined in s. 5.02 (5), and ends on the day before the start of the next legislative 8
biennial session, no house of the legislature may pass a bill, adopt a resolution, or
confirm an appointment without the approval of two-thirds of those members 2
present and voting.