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
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
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
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
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
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
Joint rule 57 (2) (intro.) is renumbered joint rule 57 (2) (a).
SJR2, s. 44
Joint rule 57 (2) (a) is renumbered joint rule 57 (2) (am).
SJR2, s. 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
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
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
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
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. 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
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.
SJR2, s. 53
Joint rule 76 (1) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 76 (1) After the 3rd week of the biennial session, a "Bulletin of Proceedings" shall be published at convenient intervals. The senate and assembly parts shall each be published under the direction of the respective chief clerk and the index part shall be published as provided in joint rule 77. The senate and assembly parts shall each contain a directory of the officers, members, and committees of the legislature. The senate and assembly parts shall contain, status of business, bills enacted into law, acts originating in that house, bills vetoed, joint resolutions enrolled and deposited with the secretary of state, and the complete history of legislative action on the proposals and petitions originating in that house; in addition, the senate part shall contain the history of senate advice and consent on nominations for appointment.
SJR2, s. 54
Joint rule 77 (3) and (4) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 77 (3) Author indexes to proposals introduced or offered by committees, or by the entire membership of one or both houses.
(4) A subject index to the legislative journals, which includes an alphabetical index by name to lobbyists' principals and an alphabetical list of the names of registered lobbyists and, in conjunction with each name, the principals represented by each lobbyist.
SJR2, s. 55
Joint rule 77 (7) to (9) are renumbered joint rule 77 (5) to (7), and joint rule 77 (5), as renumbered, is amended to read:
Joint Rule 77 (5) A subject index to Wisconsin Acts and enrolled proposals, vetoed and partially vetoed bills, and supreme court orders.
SJR2, s. 56
Joint rule 77 (8) is created to read:
Joint Rule 77 (8) If provided the necessary information by the government accountability board, a list of organizations employing lobbyists; a list of registered lobbyists and the organizations represented by each lobbyist; and a list of state agency legislative liaisons.
SJR2, s. 57
Joint rule 78 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 78. Bulletin and index to actions concerning proposed administrative rules. The administrative rules bulletin of proceedings shall be prepared jointly by the chief clerks of the 2 houses, the legislative council staff, and the legislative reference bureau. The bulletin shall contain a history of each transaction affecting a proposed administrative rule received under section 227.15 (1) of the statutes, prepared by the chief clerk of each house. It shall also contain a subject index, and an author index by agency of any proposed administrative rule received under section 227.15 (1) of the statutes, prepared by the legislative reference bureau. A replacement or supplement to the The administrative rules volume shall be published at least once every month the end of the biennial session.
SJR2, s. 58
Joint rule 79 (intro.), (1), (4) and (6) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 79. Biennial record continuity; special sessions. (intro.) For each biennial session biennium, the chief clerks of the 2 houses and the legislative reference bureau shall, and the offices of the governor and secretary of state are requested to, treat the legislative documents of the regular session and of any special sessions convened by the governor during that biennium biennial session in the following manner:
(1) Drafting requests. The legislative reference bureau shall number all drafting requests received by it in a continuing sequence throughout each legislative biennium biennial session. Separate sequences may be used to distinguish proposals, substitute amendments, simple amendments to proposals other than the budget bill, floor amendments to proposals, and drafts for incorporation into the budget bill or any amendments thereto.
(4) Journals. The daily journals for each special session shall be identified as journals of the legislature meeting in special session, but shall be filed in consecutive order, by date, together with the journals recording the action in regular session throughout the
legislative biennium biennial session. When the legislature, at different times within a single
calendar day, conducts the business of the regular session as well as business under the governor's special session call, the actions may be recorded in a single journal for that day but actions under the special session call shall be clearly identified as actions of the legislature meeting in special session.
(6) Wisconsin Acts. The office of the governor is requested and the chief clerks of the senate and assembly are directed to number all Wisconsin Acts enacted throughout a single biennial session period, whether enacted in regular or in special session, into a single consecutive act number sequence.
SJR2, s. 59
Joint rule 81 (1), (2) (b), (3) (intro.) and (b) and (4) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 81 (1) Each biennial session period begins and ends on the first Monday in January of the odd-numbered year, as follows:
(a) The incoming legislature shall convene in the capitol at 2 p.m. to take the oath of office, select officers, and do all other things necessary to organize itself for the conduct of its business, but if the first Monday in January falls on January 1 or 2, the organizational meeting shall be is held on January 3.
(b) Each biennial session period shall be structured into floorperiods, committee work periods, and an interim committee work period, and shall include at least one meeting of the legislature in January of each year.
(c) Early in each biennial session, the joint committee on legislative organization shall introduce a joint resolution setting forth the session schedule for that biennium biennial session. The joint resolution is amendable and shall, when approved by both houses, constitute the session schedule for that biennium biennial session unless later changed by action of the 2 houses.
(2) (b) Any extended floorperiod or extraordinary session
shall be is limited to the business specified in the action by which it is authorized and to advice and consent on nominations for appointment.
(3) (intro.) Any day of the legislative biennium
biennial session that is not reserved by the session schedule to conduct an organizational meeting or to be part of a scheduled floorperiod of the legislature is available for committee work, but:
(b) The committee on senate organization may designate a committee work day for senate advice and consent on nominations for appointment and the committee on assembly organization may designate a committee work day for assembly advice and consent on nominations for appointment, whether or not that day was already assigned as a session day under par. (a).
(4) The biennial session schedule shall specify the final date dates on which the chief clerks of the 2 houses shall submit present to the office of the governor all bills approved by the 2 houses.
SJR2, s. 60
Joint rule 81m (2) (intro.) and (b) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 81m (2) (intro.) The limited-business floorperiod shall be is a floorperiod limited to action on:
(b) Reconciliation bills introduced by the organization committee on organization of either house that resolve conflicts between mutually inconsistent acts of the legislative biennial session and proposals recalled for further legislative action under joint rule 60 (2).
SJR2, s. 61
Joint rule 82 (intro.) is renumbered joint rule 82 (1) and amended to read:
Joint Rule 82 (1) The biennial session schedule shall provide for a 3-day veto review session no earlier than April 1 of the even-numbered year and no later than June 30 of the even-numbered year.
SJR2, s. 62
Joint rule 82 (1) is renumbered joint rule 82 (1m), and joint rule 82 (1m) (intro.), (b) and (d), as renumbered, are amended to read:
Joint Rule 82 (1m) (intro.) The veto review session
shall be is a floorperiod limited to action on:
(b) Pending nominations for appointments requiring senate or assembly confirmation.
(d) Reconciliation bills introduced by the organization committee on organization of either house that resolve conflicts between mutually inconsistent acts of the legislative biennial session and proposals recalled for further legislative action under joint rule 60 (2).
SJR2, s. 63
Joint rule 82 (1m) (g) is created to read:
Joint Rule 82 (1m) (g) Resolutions or joint resolutions offering recognition or condolences introduced by any member of the legislature.
SJR2, s. 64
Joint rule 82 (2) (a) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 82 (2) (a) Any Unless otherwise provided by the committee on senate organization or the assembly committee on rules, any vetoes of regular or special session bills not previously on a calendar in the house of origin shall be shown as pending business on the calendar for the veto review session's first day.
SJR2, s. 65
Joint rule 82 (2) (b) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 82 (2) (b) Any pending veto required to be scheduled under par. (a) that does not receive final action during the veto review session is sustained. The disposition shall be recorded as "failed to pass notwithstanding the objections of the governor."
SJR2, s. 66
Joint rule 83 (1) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 83 (1) During any scheduled floorperiod the introduction, or offering, and disposition of proposals and the offering and disposition of amendments, and of certificates under joint rule 7 citations, shall, in each house, be governed by the rules thereof.
SJR2, s. 68
Joint rule 83 (3) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 83 (3) Any proposal on which final action has not been taken at the conclusion adjournment of the last general-business floorperiod in the odd-numbered year shall be is carried forward to the even-numbered year.
SJR2, s. 69
Joint rule 83 (4) (a) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 83 (4) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), at the conclusion adjournment of the last general-business floorperiod scheduled by the session schedule for the spring of the even-numbered year, any bill or joint resolution not yet agreed to by both houses, and any resolution not yet passed by the house of origin, is adversely disposed of for the biennial session and recorded as "failed to pass," "failed to adopt," or "failed to concur."
SJR2, s. 70
Joint rule 83 (5) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 83 (5) Following the conclusion adjournment of the last general-business floorperiod scheduled by the session schedule for the spring of the even-numbered year, no further regular session proposals may be introduced or offered for the balance of the legislative biennium biennial session, except proposals under joint rule 81 (2) (c) or 82 (1) (1m); or required for the conduct of any special session called by the governor, of any extraordinary session called by the legislature, of the veto review session, or of any extended floorperiod.