The easiest way is to just find your legislators to find email, phone, and address information.
By numberUse the proposal forms on the front page.
By sponsorGo to the author index. You can search by author name using the search box.
By subjectGo to the subject index to legislative proposals. You can search by subject using the search box. There is also a subject index to acts.
By keywordYou can search the full text of every bill introduced in the legislature during the current session in our Legislative document website. Put the subject you wish to search in the white box in the lower left corner of the screen.
You can type a name like “AB1” or “SB5”, or a subject like “mining” into the “Find a Proposal” box on the home page. Or, to jump directly if you know the session and other information, you can use the “Go to Proposal” form.
Information about a proposal is displayed on the information page for it. This page displays a link to the text of a bill, a list of related documents such as amendments, plus the complete legislative history. It also has an RSS feed available if you wish to follow updates.
You may wish to contact the author or the chair of the committee to which the item was referred for more information.
This information is also available in print in the Bulletin of Proceedings.
The Wisconsin Legislature operates in a biennial (two year) session that lasts from early January of the odd numbered year to early January of the odd numbered year two years later. The session is referred to by the odd-numbered year, for example, acts from the 2001-2002 legislative session are called 2001 Wisconsin Acts.
During the session, business is conducted during scheduled floorperiods. For information about the dates of floorperiods for the current session, see the information section on the home page.
Notice of public hearings is given in the Weekly Schedule of Committee Activities.
All votes are linked from each bill's page. Simply locate the bill using our search and then click on the vote result you want to see more details for.
Printed copies of bills and acts are available from the Legislative Reference Bureau, Suite 200, One East Main, Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 266-0341. Many public libraries in Wisconsin have the printed volumes of the Wisconsin Statutes. To request a printed copy by email: LRB.firstname.lastname@example.org
New bills, resolutions and amendments are added within 30 minutes of publication. Bill status and histories are updated overnight. Other documents are updated as information changes, or following the schedule of a print publication.
The State Capitol Building is located in the center of downtown Madison, on the Capitol Square. Building hours are 8:00am-6:00pm, Monday-Friday and 8:00am-4:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Tour and observation deck information is available from the State Capitol home page, run by the Department of Administration.