Wisconsin Legislative Spotlight
Maintained by the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB), this page provides an overview of recent and upcoming activities in the Wisconsin Legislature. The LRB revises its content weekly during legislative floorperiods. Links to more detailed information are highlighted in the text.
Pursuant to 2007 Senate Joint Resolution 1, the last general business floorperiod of the 2007 biennial session concluded on March 13, and the last veto review period ended on May 29. The 2007 Legislature is not scheduled to meet again in regular session for the remainder of 2008.
It appears that all incumbent legislators won their primary election on September 9, 2008. Results will not become official until certified by the Elections Division of the Government Accountability Board. Recounts are possible in the 2nd and 97th Assembly Districts, but petitions requesting recounts have not yet been filed. All 99 seats in the Wisconsin Assembly and 16 of the 33 seats in the Wisconsin Senate are up for election this November.
Refer to "Candidates: Primary Election, September 9, 2008" for a list of all candidates for the U.S. House and the Wisconsin State Legislature.
Because the final general business floorperiod of the 2007-2008 session has concluded, committees are no longer meeting to consider proposed legislation. They will, however, continue to hold occasional meetings and public hearings on various matters such as appointments to boards and commissions, state contracts, and administrative rules. In addition, special study committees of the Legislative Council will continue to meet during the interim. Please see the Schedule of Committee Activities to view the full monthly calendar and to obtain details regarding times and locations of committee meetings.
The Legislative Reference Bureau recently issued Wisconsin Brief 08-10, "Candidates: Primary Election, September 9, 2008," Wisconsin Brief 08-9, “Privacy Laws in Wisconsin,” Budget Brief 08-2, “No Call List and Cell Phones,” Legislative Brief 08-8, “Organ Donation,” Legislative Brief 08-7, “Changes in Impact Fees and Development of Public Facilities,” Wisconsin Brief 08-8, “Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact,” Research Bulletin 08-1, “Summary of the 2007-2008 Wisconsin Legislative Session,” and Wisconsin Brief 08-7, “State Agencies, Boards, Commissions, or Councils Created, Repealed, or Revised by the 2007 Legislature.”
Two Informational Bulletins were also issued by the LRB as companions to the 2007-2008 Wisconsin Blue Book: Informational Bulletin 07-1, “A Study Guide to the 2007-2008 Wisconsin Blue Book,” and Informational Bulletin 07-2, “Inside the 2007-2008 Wisconsin Blue Book.”
Last revised: November 07, 2012