The legislative reference bureau shall prepare such annotations as will keep the volume known as “Wisconsin Annotations," up to date, and include those annotations in the Wisconsin statutes published under sub. (1) (a)
See s. 889.01
for the statutes as prima facie evidence.
Editions of parts of the statutes in pamphlet form may be produced for official use and for public sale. The department shall charge the cost of pamphlet laws produced for such use or sale to the requisitioning state agencies.
History: 1973 c. 333
; 1979 c. 34
Wisconsin Town Law Forms.
With each edition of the biennial Wisconsin statutes printed under s. 35.18 (1) (a)
, under the supervision of the legislative reference bureau, an edition will be printed as directed by the department for distribution by the department to all town clerks, of a volume to be designated “Wisconsin Town Law Forms" containing suitable forms for use in the administration of laws relating to: common schools; the county board; the powers, duties and liabilities of towns, town officers and the assessment of taxes; highways, bridges and drainage districts; and such other forms as the legislative reference bureau determines desirable and practicable.
History: 2007 a. 20
; 2013 a. 20
BLUE BOOK AND REPRINTS; CLASS 2 PRINTING
The legislative reference bureau shall compile, index, prepare and deliver to the department biennially copy for a book to be denominated “Wisconsin Blue Book" and identified by the biennium of its intended use.
The Blue Book shall contain the biographies and pictures of state officers, senators and representatives to the assembly and officers of each house, information pertaining to the organization of Wisconsin state government, and statistical and other information of the same general character as that heretofore published, but so selected and condensed as will limit the number of pages to 1,000 or less. In making such selection the legislative reference bureau is directed to consult freely with the state superintendent of public instruction and the director of the historical society, and insofar as possible, make the book useful for civics classes in schools.
The department shall deliver camera-ready copy to the contract printer, to be printed and delivered as soon as practicable after the spring election of the odd-numbered year.
The Blue Book shall be case-bound in hard covers and shall have a blue spine.
Reprints of the feature article shall be bound in paper covers and shall be in such quantity as is authorized for each specific reprint by the joint committee on legislative organization. The cost of reprints shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.765 (1) (d)
OFFICIAL REPORTS; CLASS 3 PRINTING
Official reports. 35.26(1)(1)
Every report submitted under s. 15.04 (1) (d)
shall set forth all receipts and disbursements in full and in detail. At the same time at which a report is submitted under s. 15.04 (1) (d)
, it shall be presented by its author to the department as printer's copy. No report shall contain any advertising matter nor any copying of the session laws or statutes of this state, except minor extracts explanatory of and incorporated in the text.
Before filing any report its author shall carefully edit the same and strike therefrom all journals and minutes of proceedings and all correspondence, petitions, orders and other documents or writings whose substance can be briefly stated, consolidate, so far as practicable, statistical tables and strike out all matter which is not important information concerning public affairs.
Sufficient copies of official reports shall be supplied by the publishing state agencies to the department for distribution in accordance with s. 35.84
The costs of reports authorized by ss. 35.26
shall be charged to the requisitioning agency.
State budget, copies.
The governor may issue not to exceed 1,000 copies of the state budget report and as many copies of the budget report in brief as the governor determines to be necessary. The cost of these reports shall be charged to the department. After making the required distribution of the state budget report to the executive and legislative agencies and members of the legislature, the remaining copies may be sold to individuals at a price which does not exceed the costs per copy of printing, postage and handling. Revenues collected by the department under this section shall be deposited in the general fund.
Limitation of editions of official reports.
Within 60 calendar days after receiving final proof copy therefor, the department shall have printed and deliver editions of the reports mentioned in s. 35.26
and of any report required by law to be made to the governor or to the legislature if not otherwise limited. The department shall determine for any report the maximum number of copies and pages, or the length if authorized to be reproduced in optical disc format.
History: 2005 a. 25
; 2015 a. 196
Orders by department.
The department may order printed in suitable form, in reasonable quantities, copies of opinions and briefs of the attorney general and the supreme court; opinions of the court of appeals; decisions of the public service commission; and special editions of parts of official reports.
BOOK PUBLICATIONS; CLASS 3 PRINTING
Books, pamphlets and magazines. 35.29(1)(1)
State agencies may order printed such materials as may be necessary for the proper administration of their offices, subject to distribution and sales regulations provided in this chapter and determinations of the department under s. 16.82 (4) (b)
. Unless otherwise provided by law, state agencies may make free distribution of such materials or may fix and collect a charge therefor, not to exceed cost, including distribution cost as determined under s. 35.80
No state agency may distribute any materials printed under sub. (1)
directly to any member of the legislature, except in the manner provided in this subsection. If a state agency wishes to make available any materials under sub. (1)
to members of the legislature, the agency shall send a notice to all members briefly describing the materials. If a member notifies the state agency that the member wishes to receive a copy of specified materials, the agency may then distribute the materials to that member.
Upon receiving the necessary printer's copy the department shall order printing as follows: Of the opinions of the attorney general, not more than 1,000 copies; and of the decisions of the public service commission, not more than 500 copies.
JOB PRINTING; CLASS 4 PRINTING
Job printing and all printing not otherwise classified. 35.34(1)(1)
Job printing includes such other printing not specified in this chapter as may be permitted or required by law and necessary for the use of state agencies, including binding needed in connection with such printing.
Costs for such printing shall be charged to the requisitioning agency.
LEGAL NOTICES; CLASS 5
Requisition procedure. 35.35(1)(a)
The legislative reference bureau shall provide to the secretary of state electronic copy in type not smaller than 6 point Arial for the printing of any enrolled proposed constitutional amendment and of each enrolled resolution ordered to be printed in the official state newspaper by the president of the senate for resolutions originating in the senate or by the speaker of the assembly for resolutions originating in the assembly. The copy shall identify material deleted from existing law by stricken type, and material inserted into existing law by underscored type.
The department may contract to sell, at a price equal to the cost of composition, camera-ready copy of the laws to any commercial publisher.
Every state agency required by law to publish legal notices in a newspaper shall furnish printer's copy to the department with a requisition therefor.
All such printing shall be in the English language.
Fees; state legal notices. 35.36(1)(1)
The compensation to the official state newspaper and other papers for all legal notices required to be published at the expense of the state may not exceed the rates specified in s. 985.08 (1)
. All expenditures incidental to such printing shall be absorbed by the newspaper doing the publishing. Whenever the state elects to provide camera-ready copy for the publication of its facsimile ballots or other legal notices the maximum chargeable rates shall be adjusted as provided in s. 985.08 (2) (b)
The costs of publication of legal notices shall, unless otherwise provided by law, be charged to the appropriation of the agency on whose order such publication is made.
History: 1977 c. 418
; 1981 c. 372
AGENCIES LOCATED OUTSIDE OF MADISON; CLASS 7
Printing for out-of-Madison state agencies.
Whenever it becomes advantageous to do so, the department of administration may establish blanket printing contracts in out-of-Madison metropolitan areas. Such contracts shall whenever practical follow the basic patterns established for classes 1 to 4.
SPECIALTY PRINTING; CLASS 8
Specialty printing and book printing excluded from class 3.
Specialty printing and book printing excluded from class 3 in s. 35.01 (3)
shall be procured on individual competitive bids and by official state printing order according to specifications determined by the department.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS AND ORDER WRITING
Specifications for state printing except class 1, including type style and size, page size, titles, paper, form, quality, quantity, binding, and method, or optical disc manufacturing specifications whenever reproduction in optical disc format is authorized, shall be as determined by the department unless specified by statute. Any state agency that objects to the department's determination may appeal the decision to the governor.
Unless otherwise required by law, each edition of the Blue Book and the reports specified in ss. 35.26
, and reprints thereof, shall be substantially the same in printing and binding as the previous edition of the same publication. Unless otherwise determined by the chief of the legislative reference bureau, each edition of the Laws of Wisconsin shall be substantially the same in format, printing, and binding as the previous edition of the same publication. Unless otherwise determined by the legislative reference bureau, each edition of the biennial Wisconsin statutes printed under s. 35.18 (1) (a)
shall be substantially the same in format, printing, and binding as the previous edition of the same publication. Unless otherwise determined by the legislative reference bureau, each electronic publication of the Wisconsin statutes under s. 35.18 (1) (b)
, the Wisconsin administrative code under s. 35.93 (2)
, and the Wisconsin administrative register under s. 35.93 (3)
shall be in substantially the same format as the previous edition or version of the same publication.
Specifications for class 1 state printing shall be determined by the department with the advice and approval of the joint committee on legislative organization, except as otherwise provided for the Laws of Wisconsin under sub. (2)
Whenever possible, state publications printed on paper, other than printing of classes 4 and 5, shall be restricted to finished outside dimensions which shall not exceed 9 by 14 inches and shall not be less than 3 1/2 by 7 inches.
Proofs; where received.
Contract printers shall submit proof sheets of all public printing done by them and when requested, revised proof sheets thereof, to the department, regardless of the format to be used for reproduction. When requested by the chief clerk of either house proof sheets of printing of the first class shall be delivered to them.
History: 2005 a. 25
Authority for printing; increase, and diminution of editions and pages.
The department may not order any printing not authorized by law nor any quantity in excess of the legal limitation thereof. If experience demonstrates that the number of copies specified in this chapter for the editions of the Blue Book or Laws of Wisconsin exceeds the actual lawful demand therefor, the number of volumes or pages thereafter to be printed shall be reduced to such number as will supply such demand and no more. In like manner, any specification as to quantity in any requisition for printing which is required to be distributed shall be reduced to the actual probable demand therefor, as determined from previous experience in such distribution.
History: 1991 a. 39
State printing orders. 35.53(1)(1)
No printer shall be paid for any printing not authorized by an official printing order. The department shall prescribe the form, contents, number, and disposition of printing requisitions and official printing orders.
The governor may cause the withdrawal of any printing requisition if, in the governor's opinion, public policy demands it, or if the edition thereof seems excessive. In such cases, the governor shall hear the statement of the requisitioning officer, and shall communicate to such officer the action taken and reason therefor.
History: 1991 a. 316
Title pages; names of authors.
Every requisitioning agency shall provide the necessary printer's copy for a suitable title page, containing the name of the author for every book and other document which requires a title page; but on no such publication shall there appear, nor shall there be attached thereto, the words “Compliments of" followed by the name of the author, nor any other words of similar purport.
History: 2005 a. 25
Editing printer's copy.
Printer's copy must accompany every requisition. The editors of all state agencies may edit for themselves the matter and form of the contents of the printer's copy presented by them respectively to the department. All printer's copy that does not conform to accepted trade practices, and, in the opinion of the department is unsatisfactory, shall be returned to its author for revision and correction. An optical disc copy may be substituted if the document being published is authorized to be reproduced in optical disc format.
History: 2005 a. 25
; 2015 a. 196
BIDS AND CONTRACTS; CLASSES 1, 2, 3, AND 4
Base prices and specifications. 35.56(1)(1)
As a basis for bids for public printing in classes 1, 2, 3 and 4, the department shall, before advertising for bids and after consultation with agencies, establish base prices and specifications for 2-year periods unless otherwise determined by the department, except that:
As a basis for printing the biennial Wisconsin statutes under s. 35.18 (1) (a)
, the department shall, before advertising for bids and after consultation with the legislative reference bureau, establish base prices for 2-year periods and establish specifications subject to approval by the legislative reference bureau for 2-year periods.
As a basis for printing of the Laws of Wisconsin, the department shall, before advertising for bids and after consultation with the chief of the legislative reference bureau, establish base prices for 2-year periods and establish specifications subject to approval by the chief for 2-year periods.
The specifications shall include a provision that the contract price shall be adjusted as affected by an increase or decrease in the printers' wage scale, providing no adjustment will take effect before 3 months of a new contract period has elapsed.
The specifications shall include normal production schedules for completion and delivery of each class; and shall provide penalties for failure to comply with production schedules or standards of quality.
The specifications shall provide that all work will be performed within the plant of the contract printer unless excepted by the department.
Notwithstanding subs. (1)
, the legislative reference bureau shall approve specifications and production schedules for the printing and binding of the Wisconsin statutes.
Advertisement for bids.
The department shall publish advertisements that sealed proposals for furnishing printing, during the next ensuing contract period, with all other material that the department requires, will be received any time prior to a specified day, when all proposals will be publicly opened and read. The advertisements shall be run as class 2 notices, under ch. 985
, in the official state paper. Separate advertisements may be used for publications authorized to be published in optical disc format.
Breach of printing contracts.
If a successful bidder or contractor enters upon the performance of a printing contract, and thereafter at any time during the term thereof refuses or neglects to comply with its terms and conditions or with the law relating to public printing, the bidder or contractor is liable to the state in damages to the amount of the difference between the cost of public printing under the printing contract and the cost thereof under any subsequent contracts let by the department. The attorney general, in all cases of damages and of forfeitures arising under this chapter, shall commence and prosecute to final judgment all necessary actions for the recovery thereof with costs, which when collected shall be paid into the state treasury.
History: 1979 c. 355
; 1983 a. 27
If a successful bidder fails to execute a printing contract under the bidder's preliminary agreement and accepted bid, the department shall let the contract to the next lowest bidder, unless in its opinion the interest of the state requires that new proposals be received, in which case the department shall immediately advertise for new proposals under this chapter. If the contractor refuses or neglects to execute the work according to law and the terms of the printing contract, the department shall declare the contract void and shall immediately advertise for new bids for the remainder of the contract period. Necessary emergency public printing while readvertising and reletting contracts may be procured by the department.
History: 1983 a. 27