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 final scheduled floorperiod of the 2009-10 legislative session ended on May 26. The legislature is in an interim period for the remainder of the biennial session. The schedule for the current legislative session was established by 2009 Senate Joint Resolution 1. Senate and Assembly committees will meet during the interim to consider administrative rules and conduct informational hearings.
The Joint Committee on Finance met on June 23 to consider use of federal stimulus funds allocated to Wisconsin.
On June 30, Senator Mark Miller, chair of the Senate Committee on Environment, will convene a hearing of the committee. The subject of the hearing is Clearinghouse Rule 09-073, relating to safe drinking water design requirements for community water systems, and requirements for the operation and maintenance of public water supply system. The hearing will commence at 10:00 a.m. in Room 411 South, State Capitol.
For information on other upcoming hearings refer to the Schedule of Committee Activities.
In the 2009 legislative session, 406 bills have been signed into law. Six bills have been vetoed in their entirety, and 5 bills were vetoed in part.
There were 978 assembly bills and 708 senate bills introduced during the 2009 session. Additionally, one senate bill was introduced during the June 2009 Special Session, and 2 assembly bills were introduced during the December 2009 Special Session. All introduced legislation can be found on the Legislature's Searchable Infobases site, or by using the "Request text and history of legislative proposals" function on the home page.
On May 27, the Legislative Council released a list of proposed study committees with the results of the balloting of the council. The committees are to report to the 2011 legislature.
The agenda for the Joint Committee on Finance (JCF) meeting on June 23rd included approval of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) child care quality rating and improvement system plan. The Library selected the following documents as background information on implementing a child care rating system in Wisconsin.
For more information about Legislative Service Agency publications, see the left panel of the Spotlight index page.
Last revised: November 13, 2012