2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
January 17, 2019 - Introduced by Senator Fitzgerald. Referred to Committee on
senate rule 65 (3); to amend
senate rule 5 (2) (c), senate rule 13m (10), 2
senate rule 18 (2), senate rule 22 (2) and senate rule 65 (2); to repeal and
senate rule 98 (4); and to create
senate rule 22 (3); relating to: the
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This resolution makes the following changes to the senate rules:
Publication of daily journal
The resolution clarifies that the senate chief clerk prepares and publishes, not
reproduces, the daily journal for all purposes.
Conduct of individuals in gallery and chamber
The resolution provides that individuals may not record any of the proceedings
in the senate chamber.
Distribution of daily calendar
The resolution clarifies that a copy of the calendar must be distributed to
members before the calendar is acted upon, but eliminates the requirement that the
sergeant at arms must distribute it.
Advice and consent
The resolution provides that the senate must inform all appointing authorities
of the senate's action on a nomination for appointment. Current rules require the
senate to inform only the governor and assembly. The resolution also eliminates
language that permits the senate to act on an identical appointment when that
appointment has been refused confirmation by the senate. This conforms to the new
advice and consent provisions in 2017 Wisconsin Act 369
. Finally, the resolution
provides that all nominations for appointments, if they have not otherwise been
submitted to the senate, are considered to have been submitted to the senate on the
fifth day after the individual is nominated for appointment and are then available
for senate action.
Return of tabled proposals to committee on senate organization
The resolution clarifies that if a proposal is tabled on a certain day and is not
removed from the table on that day, the proposal is returned to the committee on
The resolution clarifies that the committee on senate organization approves the
form used for senate citations, and not each individual citation.
1Resolved by the
rule 5 (2) (c) is amended to read:
5 (2) (c) Prepare and publish for reproduction
its daily journal 4
after the adjournment of each daily session, and, if so directed by the president or as 5
necessary, on any day on which the senate does not meet.
rule 13m (10) is amended to read:
13m (10) May not photograph or record
any of the proceedings in 8
rule 18 (2) is amended to read:
18 (2) The sergeant at arms shall distribute a A
copy of the 11
calendar shall be distributed
to all members before the calendar is acted upon.
rule 22 (2) is amended to read:
22 (2) On the question of the confirmation of appointments, the 14
vote shall be taken by ayes and noes, which shall be entered upon the journal. The 15
question of confirmation of the appointments is not subject to a motion for 16
reconsideration under rule 67. The senate may, but is not required to, act upon an
1appointment resubmitted to the senate when the identical appointment has once
2been refused confirmation by the senate
. The chief clerk shall record the cumulative 3
status of all appointments in the bulletin of proceedings. The senate shall inform the 4
governor or other appointing authority of the senate's final action on confirmation
5of all nominations for appointment
and the assembly of the senate's final action on 6
confirmation of a nomination for appointment that requires assembly confirmation.
rule 22 (3) is created to read:
All nominations for appointments, if they have not 9
otherwise been submitted to the senate, shall be considered to have been submitted 10
to the senate on the 5th day after the individual is nominated for appointment.
rule 65 (2) is amended to read:
65 (2) A motion to lay a proposal on the table, if approved, has
13the effect of returning the matter If a proposal is tabled on a certain day and is not
14removed from the table on that day, the proposal is returned
to the committee on 15
rule 65 (3) is repealed.
rule 98 (4) is repealed and recreated to read:
98 (4) All citations on behalf of the senate must be prepared on 19
an artistic form approved by the committee on senate organization, must be suitable 20
for framing, and must be in substantially the following form:
(Scrollwork Incorporating State Coat of Arms)
CITATION BY THE SENATE
Know You By These Presents:
Whereas, ...; and
Whereas, ...; now,
Therefore, The Members of the Wisconsin Senate, on the motion of 2
Senator(s)...hereby .... .