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Joint Rule 14 (3) For any legislative document originating in one house of the legislature and to be reproduced for both houses of the legislature, the joint committee on legislative organization shall may determine the number of copies routinely to be reproduced unless otherwise provided by law, joint rule, or resolution but the chief clerks of the senate and assembly, acting jointly, may authorize the reproduction of additional copies if warranted by the anticipated requests.
SJR2, s. 15 Section 15. Joint rule chapter 3 (title) is amended to read:
Chapter 3:
JOINT COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES
SJR2, s. 16 Section 16. Joint rule 21 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 21. Joint hearings of standing committees. The chairpersons of corresponding committees of both houses or committees having corresponding proposals referred to them shall arrange joint hearings of their committees to consider the proposals if, in their judgment, the business of the legislature and the convenience of the members and the public, who are interested in the proposals, will be promoted thereby. The proposals to be considered, the time and place of the hearings, who presides at the hearings, and any other matters convenient to the hearings may be agreed upon by the chairpersons. Joint hearings may also be arranged to consider a proposal introduced or offered in only one house which will require consideration in both houses. The joint hearings shall take the place of separate hearings , and shall be are final unless the house where in which the proposal is pending orders a further hearing before its own committee.
SJR2, s. 17 Section 17. Joint rule 22 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 22. Cochairpersons of joint committees. All standing or special joint committees shall have a senate and an assembly cochairperson. Any Unless otherwise provided by both cochairpersons, a meeting of a joint committee shall be chaired by the cochairperson from the house that referred the business then before the joint committee.
SJR2, s. 18 Section 18. Joint rule 23 (2) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 23 (2) The committee shall have has the powers and responsibilities conferred upon it by statute or by the joint rules and may take appropriate action thereunder. The committee shall recommend to the houses any action it considers likely to more closely coordinate the work of the 2 houses or to save expenses or increase the efficiency of the legislature.
SJR2, s. 19 Section 19. Joint rule 23 (3) and (4) are created to read:
Joint Rule 23 (3) The committee shall adopt a policy for the preservation of historically significant electronic records of legislative business that are maintained by the chief clerks of the 2 houses.
(4) The committee shall adopt a continuity of operations plan for the purpose of meeting at a temporary seat of government to conduct legislative business as provided under section 323.51 (1m) of the statutes.
SJR2, s. 20 Section 20. Joint rule 27 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 27. Committee hearings open to public. Unless otherwise provided by law, every committee hearing, executive session, or other meeting shall be is open to the public. If time permits, advance notice of every regularly scheduled committee hearing, executive session, or other meeting shall be published as provided in joint rule 75.
SJR2, s. 21 Section 21. Joint rule 31 (1) (intro.) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 31 (1) (intro.) The chairperson or acting chairperson of each committee of the legislature shall keep, or cause to be kept, a record of the committee's proceedings containing the following information:
SJR2, s. 22 Section 22. Joint rule 31 (1) (d) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 31 (1) (d) The vote of each member on all motions, proposals, amendments, appointments, or administrative rules acted upon.
SJR2, s. 23 Section 23. Joint rule 31 (4) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 31 (4) The committee shall file, in the jacket envelope of every proposal, appointment, or administrative rule reported by it, the original record of the committee's proceedings containing the information compiled under sub. (1) for the proposal, appointment, or administrative rule. A duplicate of the record shall be filed by the chief clerk in the form most accessible for the use of the members and the public during the session. At the end of the biennial session the duplicates shall be filed in the legislative reference bureau.
SJR2, s. 24 Section 24. Joint rule 32 (1) (b) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 32 (1) (b) The name of the member, members, or committee introducing or offering the proposal.
SJR2, s. 25 Section 25. Joint rule 32 (1) (e) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 32 (1) (e) If appropriate, the actual date on which a fiscal estimate is received.
SJR2, s. 26 Section 26. Joint rule 32 (1) (f) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 32 (1) (f) The actual date of each public hearing.
SJR2, s. 27 Section 27. Joint rule 32 (1) (j) is created to read:
Joint Rule 32 (1) (j) Any other appropriate information, as determined by the chief clerk.
SJR2, s. 28 Section 28. Joint rule 33 (1) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 33 (1) The chief clerk of each house shall keep a book in which the chief clerk enters the date on which any enrolled bill, originating in that house, is submitted presented to the governor for approval. The chief clerk's entry shall show the number of the bill, and shall be countersigned by an employee of the office of the governor.
SJR2, s. 29 Section 29. Joint rule 34 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 34. Submittal Presentment of enrolled bills to governor. After an enrolled bill has been signed by the appropriate officer or officers certifying to its passage, it shall be presented, as provided in the session schedule or by other legislative rule, by the chief clerk of the house in which it originated to the office of the governor for approval.
SJR2, s. 30 Section 30. Joint rule 41 (3) (b) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 41 (3) (b) Upon a request of a bill's primary author, transmitted electronically unless directed otherwise by the presiding officer, the presiding officer of either house may transmit electronically a request through the department of administration for an appropriate state agency to prepare a supplemental fiscal estimate on any bill, or on a bill as affected by any proposed amendment or proposed substitute amendment, if the presiding officer believes that the fiscal estimate on the bill, or on the bill as affected by the proposed amendment, would be substantially different from the fiscal estimate on the original bill. Unless otherwise determined by the house in which the bill may be placed on the calendar, failure to receive a supplemental fiscal estimate requested under this paragraph on a bill that already has one or more original fiscal estimates shall does not delay consideration of the bill. A supplemental fiscal estimate prepared under this paragraph shall be transmitted electronically to the legislative reference bureau for reproduction and insertion in the bill jacket envelope.
SJR2, s. 31 Section 31. Joint rule 43 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 43. Reliable dollar estimate. The estimate shall be factual in nature, and shall provide as reliable a dollar estimate as possible. The fiscal estimate shall contain a statement setting forth the assumptions used in arriving at the dollar estimate. Identification of technical or policy problems in the bill shall may not be included in the estimate but should shall be transmitted electronically and separately in a technical memorandum.
SJR2, s. 32 Section 32. Joint rule 44 (2) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 44 (2) (a) The legislative reference bureau shall make a preliminary determination of whether the bill requires a fiscal estimate shall be made by the legislative reference bureau, which, except. Except as otherwise provided in joint rule 54 (2m), the legislative reference bureau shall indicate that a bill requires a fiscal estimate by displaying "FE" prominently on the jacket.
(b) No A jacket on which the "FE" symbol has been defaced may not be accepted for introduction unless the deletion of the "FE" symbol has been initialed by the chief or the deputy chief of the legislative reference bureau.
SJR2, s. 33 Section 33. Joint rule 45 (1) (a) is renumbered joint rule 45 (1).
SJR2, s. 34 Section 34. Joint rule 48 (title), (1), (2) and (4) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 48 (title) Review of agency prepared agency-prepared fiscal estimates. (1) On the 6th working day after the legislative reference bureau transmits electronically a copy of a fiscal estimate for an introduced bill to the primary author, the bureau shall transmit electronically a copy of the fiscal estimate and any worksheet to the legislative fiscal bureau and to the chief clerk of the house of origin to be inserted in the bill jacket envelope and shall forthwith cause reproduce the estimate and any worksheet to be reproduced as are amendments.
(2) During the 5-day period under sub. (1), the primary author of an introduced bill may transmit electronically to the department of administration a request that an original to have a supplemental fiscal estimate prepared for the bill as affected by a proposed amendment or a proposed substitute amendment, whether offered for introduction or not, be prepared by the agency that prepared the fiscal estimate for the bill.
(4) During the 5-day period under sub. (1), the primary author of an introduced bill may transmit electronically a request that the agency that prepared the fiscal estimate rewrite its fiscal estimate. If the agency agrees to rewrite the estimate and the primary author agrees to a delay in the publication of the fiscal estimate, the agency shall immediately electronically notify the department of administration and the legislative reference bureau, and the rewritten fiscal estimate, notwithstanding sub. (1), shall be is the only original estimate reproduced and inserted in the bill jacket envelope, but both the rewritten and the initial fiscal estimate shall be retained by the legislative reference bureau.
SJR2, s. 35 Section 35. Joint rule 51 (intro.) and (2) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 51 (intro.) No A proposal may not be introduced or offered unless it has been put in proper form by the legislative reference bureau. Only the persons authorized by this rule may use the drafting services of the legislative reference bureau to have proposals prepared for introduction. Persons authorized to use the drafting services are:
(2) Any agency, as defined in section 16.70 (1) (1e) of the statutes, created under chapter 13, 14, 15, or 758 of the statutes.
SJR2, s. 36 Section 36. Joint rule 51 (4) is repealed.
SJR2, s. 37 Section 37. Joint rule 51m is created to read:
Joint Rule 51m. Analyses on substitute amendments. The legislative reference bureau, if time permits, may prepare in plain language an analysis of a substitute amendment, to be reproduced with the substitute amendment when it is offered.
SJR2, s. 38 Section 38. Joint rule 52 (intro.) and (1) (c) and (e) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 52. Format; text display; structure of proposals. (intro.) All bills proposals shall be reproduced on paper 8-1/2 by 11 inches. Each bill shall have a title, an enacting clause, and subject matter disposed of in one or more sections and shall have the arrangement and wording prescribed by the following:
(1) (c) Any bill may include 2 or more types of actions and treat both general statutory law and nonstatutory law, but the various types of actions used shall must be listed in the order shown in par. (a), and, if both statutory and nonstatutory law are treated in the same manner, the statutory law shall must be cited first.
(e) Executive budget bills under section 16.47 (1) of the statutes, other lengthy bills that encompass multiple subjects and that are to be introduced at the request of the governor or the committee on organization of either house, bills proposing bulk revision of one or more entire chapters of the statutes, reconciliation bills introduced by the committee on organization of either house, and correction and revision bills shall are not be subject to the requirements of pars. (a) to (d), and instead may shall use a descriptive title similar to the following example: "An Act to amend and revise chapter .... and to make diverse other changes in the statutes; relating to:...."
SJR2, s. 39 Section 39. Joint rule 52 (5) (intro.), (a) and (b) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 52 (5) (intro.) Any proposal, substitute amendment, or amendment that proposes to amend an existing law or legislative rule, and any joint resolution that proposes to amend a section of the state constitution, shall display the full text of the unit of the law, rule, or constitution that is being amended, with any matter to be stricken out typed with a line through the matter, and any new matter underscored. This requirement shall does not apply to:
(a) Reconciliation bills introduced by the organization committee on organization of either house and correction or revision bills.
(b) Appropriation sections that only increase or decrease the amount of an existing appropriation, which shall instead indicate the amount by which the applicable appropriation is to be increased or decreased, and the purpose of this increase or decrease.
SJR2, s. 40 Section 40. Joint rule 53 (1) and (2) (a) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 53 (1) It is the policy of this state that law of continuing application shall be is incorporated into the statutes. The assignment of statute numbering to any part of a bill is indicative of a legislative intent that this text be incorporated into the statutes.
(2) (a) An increase or decrease in the amount of an existing sum certain appropriation, but the dollar amount by which the existing appropriation is increased or decreased shall must be reflected in the appropriation total as shown in the statutes in the schedule under section 20.005 (3) of the statutes.
SJR2, s. 41 Section 41. Joint rule 54 (1), (2) and (2m) (a) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 54 (1) Before a proposal is jacketed for introduction, the legislative reference bureau shall submit a copy of the draft to the authorizing legislator, chief clerk, caucus, or state agency for approval, but substitute amendments or amendments shall be immediately prepared to be offered unless the authorizing legislator, chief clerk, caucus, or state agency requests prior submittal for approval.
(2) The legislative reference bureau, except as otherwise provided in sub. (2m), shall provide to the authorizing legislator, chief clerk, caucus, or state agency 4 copies of each proposal approved under sub. (1) and 6 4 copies of each amendment approved under sub. (1). One copy is for the use of the requester. The other copies shall, if a proposal, be inserted in the jacket envelope or, if a substitute amendment or amendment, be attached to an amendment jacket.
(2m) (a) The chief of the legislative reference bureau and a chief clerk of either house may enter into a written agreement under this joint rule to have the chief clerk, when the chief clerk's house is sitting in session, receive on the floor of the house copies of drafts of proposals, substitute amendments, and amendments transmitted electronically by the legislative reference bureau, and place the proposals in jacket envelopes and attach jacket cover sheets (stripes) to drafts of amendments and substitute amendments.
SJR2, s. 42 Section 42. Joint rule 55 (1) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 55 (1) Any bill, or joint resolution, or motion under joint rule 7 may have, following and separate from the names of the authors of the bill, or joint resolution, or motion, the names of one or more cosponsors from the other house.
SJR2, s. 43 Section 43. Joint rule 57 (2) (intro.) is renumbered joint rule 57 (2) (a).
SJR2, s. 44 Section 44. Joint rule 57 (2) (a) is renumbered joint rule 57 (2) (am).
SJR2, s. 45 Section 45. Joint rule 59 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 59. Explanative notes. In addition to such notes as are required by law or joint rule, explanative notes may be included in revision and correction bills prepared by the legislative reference bureau, in reconciliation bills introduced by the committee on organization of either house, and in proposals introduced or offered and in substitute amendments or amendments offered by the joint legislative council or its law revision committee, at the request of the judicial council, and by or at the request of any other official interim study or investigative group. The notes shall be prepared by the requester, shall be factual in nature, shall be as brief as may be and, where feasible, shall follow the section of the proposal or amendment to which they relate. Notes shall may appear in the original reproduced version of the proposal or amendment only, and shall may not appear in the Wisconsin Acts, session law volumes, or statutes unless the chief of the legislative reference bureau determines that including them is essential. The notes constitute no part of the proposed act or engrossed or enrolled resolution.
SJR2, s. 46 Section 46. Joint rule 60 (2) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 60 (2) Whenever the legislative reference bureau determines that the text of a proposal passed by the legislature cannot be properly enrolled because of unreconciled conflicts in adopted amendments, the bureau shall report the problem to the organization committee on organization of the house in which the proposal originated. If the organization committee on organization concurs with that determination: a), the committee shall introduce a joint resolution recalling the proposal for further legislative action; and b) the bureau may not enroll the proposal until the legislature acts on the joint resolution recalling the proposal.
SJR2, s. 47 Section 47. Joint rule 62 (1) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 62 (1) The joint committee on legislative organization shall may determine the number of copies of each proposal and amendments thereto to be reproduced on a routine basis unless otherwise provided by joint resolution.
SJR2, s. 48 Section 48. Joint rule 64 (1) (a) and (2) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 64 (1) (a) Reconciliation bills introduced by the organization committee on organization of either house or correction or revision bills.
(2) In any official publication of any act or enrolled joint resolution, matter stricken out shall be shown with a line through the stricken matter and new matter shall be shown as plain text if all of the designated part is created and as underscored text if the designated part is otherwise treated.
SJR2, s. 49 Section 49. Joint rule 73 (1) to (4) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 73 (1) The chief clerk of each house shall prepare and transmit for reproduction, after the close adjournment of each daily session, its daily journal.
(2) The journals shall contain a concise description of the business conducted by each house. Any Each proposal shall be identified in the journal by number and relating clause on introduction when it is introduced or offered, when reported by the standing a committee, when first considered on any legislative day, or after significant business relating to another subject has intervened. All other journal references to the proposal shall be by number only. Either house may order any other of its proceedings included in its journal.
(3) All executive messages to the legislature, except veto messages and nominations for appointment requiring the advice and consent of the assembly, shall be included in the senate journal only. Executive pardon communications or reports, and reports of the claims board under section 16.007 of the statutes and reports of lobbyist registrations required by section 13.685 (7) of the statutes shall be included in the senate journal. The report of a joint committee shall be included in the journal of the house in which the resolution or act creating the committee originated. Joint resolutions and amendments to bills and joint resolutions shall may not be included in the journal except as required by section 1 of article XII of the constitution.
(4) The presiding officer of each house shall cause direct that notice of receipt of any proposed administrative rule under section 227.19 of the statutes to be included in the journal of the house, together with a notice of the standing committee to which the proposed rule is referred and the date of referral. The presiding officer shall cause direct that a similar notice to be included whenever a proposed rule is withdrawn.
SJR2, s. 50 Section 50. Joint rule 73 (5) is repealed.
SJR2, s. 51 Section 51. Joint rule 74 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 74. Journals in book form. (1) Within 60 90 days next following after the close final adjournment of any biennial session of the legislature, the chief clerk of each house shall prepare the matter for its daily journal, which is required by the order of such house to be included therein; and any other matter, not already included in either journal, which is required to be included by joint action of the legislature, shall be prepared and transmitted by the chief clerk of the house in which the action originated.
(2) One hundred copies shall be reproduced and bound. The journals for both houses shall be bound in cloth. The journals of regular, extraordinary, and special sessions may be bound together in the same volumes if the extraordinary or special session is called before the journals of the regular sessions have been bound; if not so bound the journals of both houses for the extraordinary or special session shall be bound together. The chief clerk of each house legislative reference bureau shall distribute the copies.
SJR2, s. 52 Section 52. Joint rule 75 is repealed and recreated to read:
Joint Rule 75. Schedule of committee activities. The chief clerk of each house shall publish, on a daily basis on the legislature's committee Internet Web site, a committee schedule containing the name of each committee, its chairperson, the room number or place, and the time and date of each meeting scheduled; and, if applicable, shall designate each proposal, appointment, or administrative rule to be heard by number or name, author, and topic.
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