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.
SJR2, s. 71
Joint rule 84 (intro.) and (4) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 84. Committees continue throughout biennium biennial session. (intro.) Every standing committee and, unless otherwise ordered, every special committee of one or both houses, shall continue continues throughout the entire biennial session biennium of the legislature creating the committee. Any such committee may:
(4) Technical assistance. Request the legislative council staff, legislative reference bureau, legislative technology services bureau, and legislative fiscal bureau for the necessary technical assistance appropriate to the completion of the committee's tasks. The joint committee on legislative organization shall coordinate the assignment of staff under this subsection. Any chairperson who determines that the attendance of staff is necessary to the proper conduct of any meeting scheduled at a location other than the capitol may, with the prior authorization of the committee on senate organization in the case of a senate committee chairperson or the speaker in the case of an assembly committee chairperson, authorize the reimbursement of such staff for actual and necessary expenses incurred in attending the meeting, from the general program operations appropriation to the senate or assembly under section 20.765 (1) (a) or (b) of the statutes.
SJR2, s. 72
Joint rule 87 (intro.) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 87. Recess duties
Duties of the chief clerk after floorperiods and sessions. (intro.) Following the conclusion adjournment of any scheduled floorperiod or any special session or extraordinary session, the chief clerk of each house shall:
SJR2, s. 73
Joint rule 87 (3) (intro.) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 87 (3) Committee schedules and journals Journals and bulletins. (intro.) Compile and cause to be published publish:
SJR2, s. 74
Joint rule 87 (3) (a) is repealed.
SJR2, s. 75
Joint rule 87 (3) (b) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 87 (3) (b) Such journals as are necessary, showing the chief clerk's entries for all business received by the chief clerk's office during the recess after the floorperiod or special or extraordinary session.
SJR2, s. 76
Joint rule 87 (3) (c) is repealed and recreated to read:
Joint Rule 87 (3) (c) In cooperation with the legislative reference bureau, the bulletin of proceedings shall be published in accordance with joint rules 76 and 77.
SJR2, s. 77
Joint rule 96 is amended to read:
Joint Rule 96. Rescinding, amending, Changing or suspending rules. (1) The joint rules of the legislature may be rescinded or changed only with the approval of a majority of the actual current membership of each house. The vote shall be is taken by ayes and noes.
(2) Any proposal to rescind or change a joint rule shall be introduced offered as a joint resolution stating the proposed change. Except as authorized by unanimous consent or by vote of two-thirds of the members present, the joint resolution shall may not be acted upon in either house until the joint resolution has been made available to the members for 24 hours.
(3) Any joint rule may be suspended in either house by vote of two-thirds of the members present. The vote shall be is determined by ayes and noes unless unanimous consent is given.
SJR2, s. 78
Joint rule 98 (3) is amended to read:
Joint Rule 98 (3) The chief clerk of each house shall supervise the reproduction of the joint rules for insertion into the assembly and senate manuals.
SJR2, s. 79
Joint rule 99 (intro.), (3), (4), (5), (14), (16), (27m), (28), (36), (38), (40), (50), (50m), (54), (59), (63), (66), (71), (75), (82), (83) and (89) are amended to read:
Joint Rule 99. Definitions. (intro.) The following are definitions of the major terms used in joint rules 1 to 99 or traditionally used in deliberations on the floor and statutes governing legislative proceedings:
(3) Adoption: Approval of a motion, amendment, substitute amendment, simple resolution, or joint resolution [see also subs. (16) and (54)].
(4) Amendment: A suggested alteration in any proposal or amendment, often referred to as a simple amendment in distinction to a substitute amendment, which is intended to take the place of the proposal.
(5) Appeal: A member's challenge of a ruling on a point of order. To prevail, an appeal requires the support of a majority of the members present, pursuant to the rules of a house.
(14) Committee executive action: The action of a committee on any proposal or veto.
(16) Concurrence: The action by which one house agrees to a proposal or action of the other house [see also subs. (3) and (54)].
(27m) Extraordinary session: The convening of the legislature by the assembly and senate committees on organization of each house or by petition or joint resolution of the legislature to accomplish the business specified in the action calling the session. When used to continue a floorperiod of the regular biennial session for a limited purpose, the extraordinary session is referred to as an extended session.
(28) Fiscal estimate: A memorandum pursuant to joint rules 41 to 50 and the rules of each house, explaining the impact of any proposal
a bill on state or local finances.
(36) Introduction: The formal presentation of a bill before one of the houses [see also sub. (50m)].
(38) Joint hearing: A hearing held by a joint committee or by committees of both houses.
(40) Joint rules: The common Common rules of procedure proceedings adopted by both houses.
(50) Nonconcurrence: The refusal of one house to agree to a proposal, amendment, or action of the other.
(50m) Offer: The formal presentation of a joint resolution, resolution, substitute amendment, amendment, or motion before a house [see also sub. (36)].
(54) Passage: Final approval in the first house of a bill introduced in that house if referring to action of one house and final approval of both houses of a bill introduced in either house if referring to action of both houses [see also subs. (3) and (16)].
(59) Privileged motions and requests: A group of motions and requests relating to basic questions concerning the meetings, organization, rules, rights, and duties of the senate or assembly and having the highest precedence for consideration. Privileged motions and requests take precedence over incidental, subsidiary, and main questions.
(63) Recess: A temporary suspension of business during a roll call day of the year.
(66) Regular session: The biennial session of the legislature established by the constitution and by section 13.02 of the statutes. The Wisconsin legislature convenes in the capitol on the first Monday of January in each odd-numbered year at 2 p.m. to take the oath of office, to select officers, and to organize itself for the conduct of its business, but if the first Monday falls on January 1 or 2, the legislature organizes on January 3. Daily meetings begin in January of each year and continue throughout the biennium biennial session until the final adjournment of the biennial session. "Session" is also often used to refer to the daily meetings of the legislature.
(71) Resolution: A proposal a) expressing the opinion of one of the houses; or b) changing the rules of one of the houses; or confirming a nomination for appointment.
(75) Rules of procedure
proceedings: The legislative rules that govern
the operations of the legislature and the conduct of legislative business. Rules of proceedings are found in the state constitution; the joint rules, senate rules, and assembly rules; custom, usage, and precedent in each house; the statutes; and parliamentary law.
(82) Special committee, assembly: A committee created by an assembly resolution, or a special committee or temporary special committee created by a written order of the speaker under assembly rule 10 pursuant to the rules of a house, to investigate specific matters during a session or committee work period, and report to the senate or assembly.