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. Links to more detailed information are highlighted in the text.
The most recent regular session legislative floorperiod ended November 3, but the September 2011 Special Session continues. Governor Walker called the legislature into special session beginning on September 29 to consider legislation on a variety of topics, including economic development issues such as entrepreneurial and investment tax credits, tax incremental financing districts, and small business loan guarantees. The next scheduled regular session floorperiod begins January 17, 2012.
As of November 25, 87 acts have been signed into law. You can find them here.
From November 18 to November 23, the governor signed ten bills into law, including:
You can view a complete list of enrolled proposals awaiting action by the governor on the Wisconsin Legislature Web site.
Legislative committee activity is available on the Schedule of Committee Activities.
On November 29, the Senate Committee on Labor, Public Safety, and Urban Affairs will hold a public hearing on SB-283, AB-149, and AB-269.
The Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues will hold an executive session and public hearing on November 30.
Rep. Jill Billings, the winner of the November 8 special election for the 95th Assembly District, was sworn in on Saturday, November 19. The election results were certified by the Government Accountability Board on Wednesday, November 16.
The 2011-2012 Wisconsin Blue Book is now available online. It may be ordered from the Department of Administration, Document Sales Unit (search Document Sales Catalog for "Wisconsin Blue Book"), (608) 266-3358. The price is $10.30 with shipping and $7.30 without. State Legislators are provided with complimentary copies to give to their constituents. You may contact your state senator or representative to ask about receiving one.
For more information about Legislative Service Agency publications, see the left panel of the Spotlight index page.
Last revised: November 19, 2012