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.
The next floorperiod for the Wisconsin Legislature is scheduled to run from February 16 to March 4, 2010. The schedule of floorperiods for the 2009-2010 Legislative Session was established by 2009 Senate Joint Resolution 1.
On February 3, executive action was taken by the Assembly Committee on State Affairs and Homeland Security on 2009 Assembly Bill 663, relating to restricting access to and limiting information contained in the Consolidated Court Automation Programs.
On February 4, 2009 Assembly Bill 474, relating to carrying concealed weapons by law enforcement officers and by retired law enforcement officers, was passed by the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice.
As of February 5, 705 Assembly bills and 517 Senate bills have been introduced. Recently introduced legislation can be found on the Legislature's Searchable Infobases site.
As of February 4, Governor Doyle has signed 111 bills into law and vetoed 3 bills. A list of all enacted legislation from the 2009 session can be viewed at: http://www.legis.wi.gov/2009/data/acts/.
The LRB Library has posted a Noteworthy Titles list: "Public School Open Enrollment". It contains a selective list of resources on charter schools, school choice, and open enrollment.
The executive orders index has been updated through December 9, 2009. The official title is: Subject index to executive orders of Governors Knowles, Lucey, Dreyfus, Earl, Thompson, McCallum, Doyle, Acting Governor Schreiber, Lieutenant Governors Olson and Flynn, and Secretary of State Zimmerman, January 1965 – December 9, 2009. The index can be found on the LRB Publications page under the heading “Special Publications.”
For information on upcoming events refer to the Schedule of Committee Activities.
The 2009-2010 Wisconsin Blue Book has been published. The Blue Book is available online and is available for purchase from Department of Administration Document Sales for $8.75 plus sales tax if picked up in person; for mail orders, add $3 to the total to cover shipping. The authors of the Blue Book feature article, "Wisconsin at the Frontiers of Astronomy: A History of Innovation and Exploration," were interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio on November 11.
For more information about Legislative Service Agency publications, see the left panel of the Spotlight index page.
Last revised: November 13, 2012