BOOK PUBLICATIONS; CLASS 3 PRINTING
Books, pamphlets and magazines.
JOB PRINTING; CLASS 4 PRINTING
Job printing and all printing not otherwise classified.
LEGAL NOTICES; CLASS 5
Fees; state legal notices.
AGENCIES LOCATED OUTSIDE OF MADISON; CLASS 7
Printing for out-of-Madison state agencies.
SPECIALTY PRINTING; CLASS 8
Specialty printing and book printing excluded from class 3.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS AND ORDER WRITING
Proofs; where received.
Authority for printing; increase, and diminution of editions and pages.
State printing orders.
Title pages; names of authors.
Editing printer's copy.
BIDS AND CONTRACTS; CLASSES 1, 2, 3, AND 4
Base prices and specifications.
Advertisement for bids.
Breach of printing contracts.
DELIVERY, BILLING, ACCOUNTING
AND SPECIAL PURCHASES
Delivery and billing.
Expenses of printing, how charged.
PAPER PROCUREMENT, ACCOUNTABILITY, WASTE
PUBLIC DOCUMENTS DISTRIBUTION AND SALES
Distribution and sales costs and charges.
Designation of state document depository libraries.
Duties of state document depository libraries.
State document distribution.
State document distribution; exemptions.
Distribution, to whom.
Sales of legislative documents.
Official documents to remain public property.
Lists of distributees in counties.
Inventories by other state officers.
Future distribution; sales.
WISCONSIN ADMINISTRATIVE CODE AND REGISTER
Wisconsin administrative code and register.
STATE PRINTING CONTRACTS
As used in this chapter:
“Contract printer" is the person under contract to do public printing, other than printing of the 5th class.
“Department" means the department of administration.
“Printing" includes all public printing by means of graphic reproduction by whatever process and the necessary materials and binding. The term also includes reproduction of a document in optical disc format whenever the publishing state agency is authorized to reproduce and determines to reproduce copies of a document in optical disc format in lieu of printed format.
“State agencies" includes departments, boards, commissions, bureaus, and institutions, except that “state agencies" does not include the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
Public printing; definition and classification.
Public printing is divided into 7 classes:
Class 1 — All legislative printing and the Laws of Wisconsin.
Class 2 — Wisconsin statutes and Blue Book.
Class 3 — All book printing required for state agencies, not otherwise classified, except the Wisconsin Magazine of History and books of the historical society.
Class 4 — All job printing and all printing not otherwise classified.
Class 7 — Printing for state agencies located outside the city of Madison.
Class 8 — Specialty printing as defined in s. 35.64 (2)
, yearbooks, and similar student publications not funded by student fees or student organization income and book printing excluded from class 3 under sub. (3)
State printing; exception.
All printing contracted for under this chapter, except statutes of the 2nd class, yearbooks, and other similar student publications not funded by student fees or student organization income, printing of the 5th and 7th classes, and such copyrighted or patented or printing specialties not available for production within this state, shall be printed in this state. Printing contracted for under this chapter which is required under this section to be printed in this state may be done in another state if the laws of that state allow printing contracted for under its laws to be done in this state.
Exempt printing. 35.015(2)(2)
Any printing for a single job which the department determines may be printed at a cost less than $50, other than stationery required for the use of the state, printing authorized and required by the legislature to be done for its use, or printing authorized and required by law to be done for the state, is not subject to this chapter.
Printing is exempt from this chapter when the department exercises the discretion vested in s. 16.82 (4)
to determine what printing shall be done by the state itself and what shall be contracted and when printing of forms is done by prison industries, as created under s. 303.01 (1)
Powers of department.
The department shall:
Let contracts for public printing and for the purchase of paper in the manner provided in this chapter.
Receive printer's copy and requisitions for public printing from parties authorized by law to present them.
Deliver such copy to the contract printer with written orders that the copy be printed.
Direct the manner, form, style, quantity and method, when these are not expressly prescribed by law, of printing for state agencies except printing of the first class; and provide editorial services to state agencies in the preparation of copy for the printer.
Promulgate rules for the conduct of business.
Make reports to the joint committee on finance setting forth the cost of the public printing during the preceding fiscal term, with recommendations of any retrenchments that can be made therein.
Order such further editions as may be necessary to supply demands whenever any original edition of the Laws of Wisconsin, or Wisconsin statutes, proves inadequate to meet the estimated future demands therefor, but no reprinting shall occur after the original type or plates have been distributed or rearranged. Such reprints shall be charged to the same appropriation as the original editions.
In solicitation of bids, subdivide classes of printing, creating additional classes, or change printing from one class to another in establishing contracts, whenever the department determines that further or different classification will benefit the state.
Furnish the paper to be used by contract printers or, when it is more economical, purchase paper from contract printers.
Printing costs and charges. 35.035(1)(1)
Unless otherwise provided, the department shall charge the cost of printing, including related materials and printing services, of all publications authorized or directed by law to be published to the state agencies responsible for submitting the publications.
The department may contract with state agencies for the printing of agency publications, for which publication is not required by law, on the basis of the cost of such printing.
The department shall receive full payment for the cost of printing publications of state agencies from the appropriate agencies.