35.82 35.82 Designation of state document depository libraries.
35.82(1)(1)The state historical society, the legislative reference bureau and the resources for libraries and lifelong learning service of the department of public instruction are designated as state document depository libraries and shall receive state documents delivered under s. 35.83 (3).
35.82(2) (2)The library of congress and the Council of State Governments, Lexington, Kentucky, are designated as state document depository libraries outside this state.
35.82(3) (3)The division shall designate state document depository libraries in this state which agree to accept state documents delivered as directed by s. 35.83 (3), which are adequately staffed and which are capable of ensuring access to those state documents. The division may promulgate rules establishing criteria and the procedure for designation and termination of state document depository libraries under this subsection. The division shall designate not more than 10 libraries to serve as regional state document depository libraries which shall receive all state documents made available. The division shall designate not more than 35 libraries to serve as selective state document depository libraries which shall receive all state documents except those for which distribution is restricted under s. 35.835 (3).
35.825 35.825 Duties of state document depository libraries. Each state document depository library shall make freely available to inhabitants of the state all state documents retained by the library, shall keep state documents readily accessible for use and shall render assistance in their use to such inhabitants without charge.
35.825 History History: 1991 a. 285.
35.83 35.83 State document distribution.
35.83(1)(1)Each state agency head shall designate one or more individuals to be responsible for all document distribution requirements provided under this section and shall submit the name of any designated individual to the division.
35.83(2) (2)The division shall coordinate all state document distribution requirements specified under this section.
35.83(3) (3)Except as provided in sub. (4m) and s. 35.835 (1) and (3), each state agency shall deliver, at the expense of the state agency, sufficient copies of each state document published by the state agency to the division for distribution to the following places in the quantities indicated:
35.83(3)(a) (a) The state historical society, 2 copies.
35.83(3)(b) (b) The legislative reference bureau, 2 copies.
35.83(3)(c) (c) The resources for libraries and lifelong learning service of the department of public instruction, one copy.
35.83(3)(d) (d) The regional state document depository libraries, one copy for each library.
35.83(3)(e) (e) The selective state document depository libraries, one copy for each library.
35.83(3)(f) (f) The library of congress, one copy.
35.83(3)(g) (g) The Council of State Governments, Lexington, Kentucky, one copy.
35.83(4) (4)The division shall deliver state documents received under sub. (3) to each of the state document depository libraries.
35.83(4m) (4m)In lieu of the distribution under sub. (3) (b), each legislative service agency shall deliver, at the expense of the agency, 2 copies of each state document published by the agency to the legislative reference bureau.
35.83(5) (5)This section does not apply to state documents distributed under s. 35.84.
35.835 35.835 State document distribution; exemptions.
35.835(1)(1)Except as specified in sub. (2), state documents published exclusively for public sale by presses established by the state historical society and state documents sold primarily on a subscription basis are exempt from the state document depository library distribution requirements under s. 35.83.
35.835(2) (2)Each state agency shall deliver to the division without charge 3 copies of each state document exempted under sub. (1). The division shall deliver one copy to the state historical society and one copy to the legislative reference bureau.
35.835(3) (3)A state agency may restrict distribution of a state document prepared by or for that state agency to only that number necessary for distribution to the state document depository libraries specified under s. 35.83 (3) (a) to (d) if the state document is published in limited quantities because of its cost or the nature of the information that it contains.
35.835(4) (4)This section does not apply to state documents distributed under s. 35.84.
35.835 History History: 1991 a. 285; 2015 a. 55.
35.84 35.84 Distribution, to whom. The department shall make distribution of official documents as indicated and shall charge the appropriations of the state agency publishing or arranging for publication of each official document for the total cost of distribution as determined under s. 35.80. Distribution is automatic unless indicated otherwise. [See Figure 35.84 following] - See PDF for table PDF
35.85 35.85 Other distribution. The department shall make the following distribution of public printing in addition to that indicated in s. 35.84:
35.85(1) (1)The chief clerk of each house of the legislature shall, upon request, be supplied for use during the session with the bound journals of any previous session of the legislature. The department may sell such copies of the bound journals not required for the above distribution or for distribution otherwise prescribed by law, and may sell older editions at reduced prices. All prices shall be fixed by the department.
35.85(2) (2)Of parts of official reports, pamphlets and magazines, and pamphlet laws, printed by authority of ss. 35.28 and 35.29, one copy to each person named in lists filed for the purpose of such distributions by the respective state agencies upon whose requisition the same were printed except that blocks of such publications may be allotted to the requisitioning agency for official use subject to approval of the department.
35.85(3) (3)Each county, town, village and city shall purchase from the department for the municipal judges and for other officers of the county or municipality such number of copies of the statutes and other official documents not distributed under s. 35.84 as are needed for its official purposes.
35.85(4) (4)If the department obtains copies of any document for which distribution is required under s. 35.83, and the division informs the department in writing that the state agency publishing the document has not distributed the document in accordance with s. 35.83 (3), the department shall distribute the document in accordance with s. 35.83 (3) and shall charge the state agency publishing the document for the cost of distribution.
35.85(5) (5)The department may order such further distribution of the statutes, annotations and Laws of Wisconsin as may be needed for official use by any justice of the supreme court or by any state agency.
35.85(8) (8)All briefs and other materials printed for the supreme court shall be delivered to the clerk of that court for distribution.
35.85(11) (11)The chief clerks of the legislature shall promptly send to each county clerk, to the Milwaukee County Law Library, and upon application, to each state university, college and public library in this state, copies of all legislative documents together with proper filing appliances for all sessions. Each county clerk shall keep these documents open to public inspection in the clerk's office.
35.85(12) (12)In addition to the distributions authorized by s. 35.84 and this section, the department shall deliver, upon request of the state historical society or the state law library, additional copies of any state publication in its possession after the department has fulfilled all of the distribution requirements of s. 35.84 and this section, as may be needed for the use of the state historical society or the state law library; and upon the request of any state officer, such copies of any printing of the 3rd class as may be necessary or convenient for the business of such officer. But no state officer shall receive more than one such copy for his or her own use nor more than one copy for each assistant and chief clerk in his or her office. The department shall notify the historical society and the state law library of the receipt by it of each separate lot of public printing. The department shall charge the cost of distributions made in accordance with this subsection to the requisitioning state agency.
35.85(13) (13)Departmental distribution programs, which are not specified in this chapter, may be established, provided that they do not conflict with this chapter.
35.86 35.86 Exchanges.
35.86(1)(1)The director of the historical society may procure the exchange of public documents produced by federal, state, county, local, and other agencies as may be desirable to maintain or enlarge its historical, literary, and statistical collections, and may make such distributions of public documents, with or without exchange, as may accord with interstate or international comity. The state law librarian shall procure so many of such exchanges as the state law librarian is authorized by law to make, and the department of health services, department of children and families, commission of banking, department of public instruction, legislative reference bureau, and the legislative council staff, may procure by exchange such documents from other states and countries as may be needed for use in their respective offices. Any other state agency wishing to initiate a formal exchange program in accordance with this section may do so by submitting a formal application to the department and by otherwise complying with this section.
35.86(2) (2)Exchange lists, containing the number of public documents received and the number of state documents distributed in exchange, shall be filed with the department by the respective state agencies authorized to procure exchanges, and the documents specified therein shall be forwarded by the department with carriage charges prepaid.
35.86(3) (3)The department shall authorize no distribution to be made in exchange until exchange lists have been received by it in compliance with this section.
35.86(5) (5)The department shall charge the cost of exchanges, including the costs specified in s. 35.80, to the appropriations of the state agencies filing exchange lists with the department.
35.86(6) (6)The department shall inform all state agencies of this section.
35.87 35.87 Sales of legislative documents.
35.87(1)(1)The legislature may provide as a service to paid subscribers routine distribution of copies of all bills, joint resolutions, amendments, acts, journals, bulletins of proceedings and hearing bulletins printed for the legislature.
35.87(2) (2)If the service is provided, the biennial fee, effective January 1 of each odd-numbered year, for subscription to the complete legislative document distribution service shall be $500. If the service is provided, the joint committee on legislative organization may authorize portions of the service to be provided separately, and may prescribe a biennial fee for each portion so provided. The sum of the biennial fees for all portions of the service provided separately may not be less than $500. Actual postage or delivery costs shall be added to the fee for those subscribers who do not pick up their documents.
35.87(3) (3)If the service is provided, the chief of the legislative reference bureau shall review the fee prescribed in this section on a biennial basis and, no later than December 1 of each even-numbered year, shall recommend to the joint committee any revision to the fee that the chief determines to be appropriate. The joint committee may thereafter recommend to the legislature revision of the fee prescribed in this subsection. The joint committee shall promptly transmit a copy of its recommendation to the secretary of administration.
35.87(4) (4)The joint committee on legislative organization shall determine the operational responsibility for the service authorized under this section, including the procedure for sale of the service, distribution of documents and the collection of fees. The officer designated by the legislature shall deposit all moneys received for subscriptions to the service into the general fund. 
35.87 History History: 1977 c. 29; 1979 c. 34; 1995 a. 27.
35.88 35.88 Official documents to remain public property. All official document series and all current volumes of periodically updated official documents that are distributed to any state or local government office or officer under s. 35.84 shall remain as public property and shall be kept for the use of that office or officer.
35.88 History History: 1985 a. 29.
35.89 35.89 Lists of distributees in counties. Each county clerk shall transmit to the department a list of the officers in the county entitled to distribution of public printing from its office.
35.89 History History: 1991 a. 316.
35.90 35.90 Inventories by other state officers. Every state officer, other than a district attorney, maintaining a permanent office at the city of Madison, shall make and file annually with the department an inventory of all public printing of the 2nd and 3rd classes and all maps and charts on hand for distribution on July 1. The department shall require the return to it of all such printing as has become, in its opinion, of no further use to the office reporting the same. The department may suspend requisitions for public printing by departments which fail to submit inventories in compliance with this section.
35.90 History History: 1989 a. 31.
35.91 35.91 Future distribution; sales.
35.91(1)(1)The latest edition of the Wisconsin statutes shall be sold at a reasonable price, as determined by the department. The department may sell noncurrent editions of the Wisconsin statutes and Wisconsin annotations at reduced prices to be fixed by it.
35.91(2) (2)Current copies of the Blue Book and the Laws of Wisconsin shall be sold at prices determined by the department, which shall include the cost of sale and distribution under s. 35.80 and, as determined by the legislative reference bureau, the proportionate cost per copy of typesetting, purchasing, paper, printing, duplication, collating and binding.
35.91(3) (3)A price list of all printed matter on hand for sale shall be prepared from time to time by the department, which it may have printed and bound as an advertisement in state publications, and it may circulate such price list by mail.
35.93 35.93 Wisconsin administrative code and register.
35.93(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
35.93(1)(a) (a) “Agency" has the meaning given in s. 227.01 (1).
35.93(1)(b) (b) “Chapter" means the highest organizational unit into which an agency's rules are divided within the Wisconsin administrative code.
35.93(1)(c) (c) “Date of publication" means the date on which a register is published under sub. (2) (a).
35.93(1)(d) (d) “End-of-month register" means the last register published in a calendar month.
35.93(1)(e) (e) “Issue" means all registers published in a calendar month.
35.93(1)(f) (f) “Notice-only register" means a register other than an end-of-month register.
35.93(1)(g) (g) “Rule" has the meaning given in s. 227.01 (13).
35.93(2) (2)Wisconsin administrative register.
35.93(2)(a)(a) The legislative reference bureau shall electronically publish the Wisconsin administrative register on the Internet in one or more electronic file formats on the Monday of each week, or on the next working day, as defined in s. 227.01 (14), if Monday is a holiday under s. 230.35 (4) (a).
35.93(2)(b) (b) The legislative reference bureau shall include all of the following in each notice-only register and each end-of-month register:
35.93(2)(b)1. 1. A title page with the name “Wisconsin Administrative Register," the issue number, and the date of publication of the register.
35.93(2)(b)2. 2. A table of contents.
35.93(2)(b)3. 3. A notice section containing all of the following that are received by the legislative reference bureau after the compilation of the preceding register:
35.93(2)(b)3.a. a. Notices of emergency rules in effect under s. 227.24 (3).
35.93(2)(b)3.b. b. Statements of the scope of proposed rules under ss. 227.135 and 227.24 (1) (e) 1d.
35.93(2)(b)3.bm. bm. Notices of preliminary public hearings and comment periods under s. 227.136.
35.93(2)(b)3.c. c. Notices of submittal of proposed rules to the legislative council staff under s. 227.14 (4m).
35.93(2)(b)3.d. d. Notices of hearings on rule making under s. 227.17 (1).
35.93(2)(b)3.e. e. Notices of intent to promulgate rules without a public hearing under s. 227.16 (2) (e).
35.93(2)(b)3.f. f. Fiscal estimates and economic impact analyses for proposed rules under ss. 227.137 and 227.14 (4) and emergency rules under s. 227.24 (1) (e) 2.
2021-22 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2023 Wis. Act 71 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on February 14, 2024. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after February 14, 2024, are designated by NOTES. (Published 2-14-24)