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ar5(1)(h) (h) Maintain custody of official assembly records and documents and report any missing record or document to the speaker.
ar5(1)(i) (i) Arrange for the opening prayer at any daily session.
ar5(1)(j) (j) Countersign with the speaker documents that, by law or rule, require the personal signature of the chief clerk.
ar5(1)(k) (k) Make all required reports regarding appointments of members of the assembly.
ar5(1)(L) (L) Certify the proper compensation and allowance due to each member and the chief clerk.
ar5(1)(m) (m) Certify the names of all persons employed and the capacity in which employed and, with the approval of the speaker, the proper compensation due each such employee.
ar5(1)(n) (n) Deposit with the secretary of state's office any assembly joint resolution that has been enrolled.
ar5(1)(o) (o) Present to the governor for action all assembly bills that have passed both houses of the legislature, been enrolled, and signed by the proper officers.
ar5(1)(p) (p) Deposit with the secretary of state's office, at the close of each biennial session and at the close of each special session, the full record of assembly action on all proposals together with other important documents in the possession of the assembly.
ar5(1)(q) (q) Certify to the secretary of state any assembly bill or portion thereof which has passed the legislature notwithstanding the objections of the governor.
ar5(1)(r) (r) Supervise the preparation of the journal of the assembly and deposit it as required by legislative rule or by law.
ar5(1)(s) (s) Supervise the keeping of records concerning retirement contributions, social security, insurance, allowances, and related matters and certify the same to the appropriate department.
ar5(1)(t) (t) Implement and maintain a sound personnel management program for the assembly.
ar5(1)(u) (u) File one copy of each report of a standing committee concerning a proposed administrative rule under rule 20 with the head of the agency proposing the rule, the chief clerk of the senate, and the cochairpersons of the joint committee for review of administrative rules.
ar5(1)(v) (v) Perform, under the supervision of the speaker, all additional duties or services assigned to the office of chief clerk by law, legislative rule, directive of the assembly, or custom.
ar5(2) (2) The chief clerk may delegate specific portions of the work assigned to the clerk's office to appropriate assistants, but shall supervise and remain responsible for its execution.
ar5(3) (3) The chief clerk shall designate an employee assigned to the clerk's office as assistant chief clerk to direct the duties of that office in the temporary absence of the chief clerk until the return of the chief clerk. If the chief clerk is separated by death, resignation, or removal from office, the assistant chief clerk may exercise all of the powers and shall carry out all of the duties of chief clerk until a chief clerk is elected.
[(1)(b), (c), (d) and (f) am. 1995 A.Res. 2]
[(1)(d), (g), (h), (n) and (p) and (3) am.; (1)(bm) cr. 2001 A.Res. 3]
ar6 Assembly Rule 6. Sergeant at arms' duties.
ar6(1)(1) The assembly sergeant at arms shall:
ar6(1)(a) (a) Execute any directive of the assembly or its presiding officer and perform all duties assigned to the sergeant at arms in connection with the maintenance of order in the assembly.
ar6(1)(b) (b) Supervise the coming and going of all persons to and from the assembly chamber.
ar6(1)(c) (c) Supervise the provision of all legislative documents, except calendars, to the members.
ar6(1)(d) (d) Ensure that the chamber is properly ventilated and is open for the use of the members from one hour preceding any session until one hour after adjournment or as otherwise directed by the speaker.
ar6(1)(e) (e) Supervise the employees assigned to the office of the sergeant at arms.
ar6(1)(f) (f) Certify the names and titles of all persons employed through the office of the sergeant at arms and, with the approval of the speaker, the proper compensation due the sergeant at arms and each such employee.
ar6(1)(g) (g) Maintain order and quiet in and about the chamber, remove disorderly persons or clear the galleries or other areas of the chamber when directed to do so by the presiding officer, and carry out any other instructions of the presiding officer in relation to any disturbance that may occur in or near the chamber.
ar6(1)(h) (h) Carry out the instructions of the presiding officer in compelling the attendance of absent members.
ar6(1)(i) (i) Assist the chief clerk in implementing and maintaining a sound personnel management program for the assembly.
ar6(1)(j) (j) Perform, under the supervision of the speaker, all additional duties and services assigned to the office of sergeant at arms by law, legislative rule, directive of the assembly, or custom.
ar6(1)(k) (k) Ensure that the U.S. flag and Wisconsin flag are displayed in the room in which an assembly committee is meeting.
ar6(2) (2) The sergeant at arms shall designate one of his or her employees as assistant sergeant at arms to direct the duties of that office in the temporary absence of the sergeant at arms until the return of the sergeant at arms. If the sergeant at arms is separated by death, resignation, or removal from office, the assistant sergeant at arms may exercise all of the powers and shall carry out all of the duties of sergeant at arms until a sergeant at arms is elected.
[(1)(g) am. 1995 A.Res. 2]
[(1)(k) cr. 1997 A.Res. 2]
[(1)(c) am. 1999 A.Res. 3]
[(1)(c) and (k) and (2) am. 2001 A.Res. 3]
ar7 Assembly Rule 7. Employees; appointment and supervision.
ar7(1)(1) The appointment and removal of employees of the speaker, speaker pro tempore, majority and minority leaders, assistant majority and minority leaders, chairpersons, other members, chief clerk, and sergeant at arms shall be made by the employee's appointing authority.
ar7(2) (2) Unless otherwise specifically provided, all assembly employees shall be paid in accordance with the compensation and classification plan adopted by the joint committee on legislative organization or the committee on assembly organization.
ar7(3) (3) An employee may not be paid for any period of absence unless absent with leave granted by the employee's appointing authority. Every employee shall perform the duties assigned by the employee's appointing authority and shall be available at such hours as the employee's appointing authority directs.
ar7(4) (4) The committee on assembly organization shall determine the number of assembly employees and the type of duties and responsibilities assigned to each employee.
Chapter 2:
COMMITTEES OF THE ASSEMBLY
ar8 Assembly Rule 8. Committee of the whole. By motion, the assembly may at any time resolve itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of any matter. The assembly rules and Jefferson's manual govern the committee's proceedings except as follows:
ar8(1) (1) A roll call vote is not in order except on the question of the committee arising.
ar8(2) (2) A motion to end debate is not in order.
ar8(3) (3) A member may speak more than twice on the same question and may, with recognition from the chairperson, direct questions to other members or witnesses.
ar8(4) (4) The presiding officer retains the chair or appoints someone else to preside until the committee elects its chairperson.
ar8(5) (5) Persons other than members may be invited to speak or report.
ar8(6) (6) At the conclusion of its proceedings, the committee shall rise and report its recommendations to the assembly.
ar8(7) (7) The committee may not recess or postpone to a future time a subject before it for consideration.
[(6) am. 2001 A.Res. 3]
ar9 Assembly Rule 9. Standing committees.
ar9(1)(1) As early as possible in each legislative biennium, the following standing committees of the assembly shall be appointed by the speaker:
ar9(1)(a) (a) Aging and long-term care, committee on.
ar9(1)(b) (b) Agriculture, committee on.
ar9(1)(c) (c) Children and families, committee on.
ar9(1)(d) (d) Colleges and universities, committee on.
ar9(1)(e) (e) Consumer protection and personal privacy, committee on.
ar9(1)(f) (f) Criminal justice and corrections, committee on.
ar9(1)(g) (g) Education, committee on.
ar9(1)(h) (h) Election and campaign reform, committee on.
ar9(1)(i) (i) Energy and utilities, committee on.
ar9(1)(j) (j) Financial institutions, committee on.
ar9(1)(k) (k) Forestry, committee on.
ar9(1)(L) (L) Health, committee on.
ar9(1)(m) (m) Homeland security and state affairs, committee on.
ar9(1)(n) (n) Housing, committee on.
ar9(1)(o) (o) Insurance, committee on.
ar9(1)(p) (p) Jobs, economy, and small business, committee on.
ar9(1)(q) (q) Judiciary and ethics, committee on.
ar9(1)(r) (r) Labor and workforce development, committee on.
ar9(1)(s) (s) Natural resources, committee on.
ar9(1)(t) (t) Public health and public safety, committee on.
ar9(1)(u) (u) Rural economic development and rural affairs, committee on.
ar9(1)(v) (v) Tourism, recreation, and state properties, committee on.
ar9(1)(w) (w) Transportation, committee on.
ar9(1)(x) (x) Urban and local affairs, committee on.
ar9(1)(y) (y) Veterans and military affairs, committee on.
ar9(1)(z) (z) Ways and means, committee on.
ar9(2) (2) Unless otherwise designated:
ar9(2)(a) (a) The speaker shall determine the total number of members on each committee, unless specified by joint rule or assembly rule, and the allocation of the number between members of the majority and minority party.
ar9(2)(b) (b) The speaker shall make all committee appointments of members of the majority party.
ar9(2)(bm) (bm) The first-named person of each standing committee is the chairperson and the second-named person is the vice chairperson.
ar9(2)(c) (c) The speaker shall make all committee appointments of members of the minority party as nominated by the minority leader, except that the speaker may appoint any member of the minority party as chairperson of a committee.
ar9(2)(cm) (cm) Unless the member is the chairperson, the first-nominated minority member of each standing committee who is first nominated by the minority leader is the ranking minority member of that committee unless the speaker and minority leader agree that the first-nominated member is the vice chairperson of the committee.
ar9(3) (3) There shall also be a committee on assembly organization consisting of the speaker, majority leader, assistant majority leader, speaker pro tempore, majority caucus chairperson, minority leader, assistant minority leader, and minority caucus chairperson.
ar9(4) (4) There shall also be an assembly committee on finance consisting of the assembly members of the joint committee on finance. The assembly cochairperson of the joint committee is the chairperson of the assembly committee.
ar9(5) (5) There shall also be an assembly committee on audit consisting of the assembly members of the joint legislative audit committee. The assembly cochairperson of the joint committee is the chairperson of the assembly committee. Proposals may be referred to, and reported by, the joint committee in the same manner as other standing committees.
ar9(6) (6) There shall also be an assembly committee for review of administrative rules consisting of the assembly members of the joint committee for review of administrative rules. The assembly cochairperson of the joint committee is the chairperson of the assembly committee. Proposals may be referred to, and reported by, the joint committee in the same manner as other standing committees.
ar9(7) (7) There shall also be an assembly committee on employment relations consisting of the assembly members of the joint committee on employment relations. The assembly cochairperson of the joint committee is the chairperson of the assembly committee. Proposals may be referred to, and reported by, the joint committee in the same manner as other standing committees.
ar9(8) (8) In addition to the committees of which the speaker is a regular member, the speaker is a nonvoting member of any other standing committee, but is not be counted in determining a quorum thereof.
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