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 Wisconsin Legislature stands adjourned at the conclusion of the 2011-12 legislative session's final general business floorperiod which ended on March 15. The 2013-14 legislative session will commence on January 7, 2013.
The Legislative Audit Bureau has released a report on its audit of the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan (HIRSP). Wisconsin's HIRSP Authority provides medical insurance for state residents who cannot obtain commercial insurance because of cost or medical condition. According to the report, as of March 31, 2012, there are 21,645 policyholders of the plan. More information on enrollment in the plan and a review of the financial statements of the authority can found in the report.
Legislative Council has received and tabulated ballots to select the special committees for the 2013-2014 biennium. The results are available here.
The Department of Justice is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court a March 22 federal district court decision that concluded that the line between Assembly Districts 8 and 9 needed to be redrawn under the Voting Right Act. In a press release, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen stated, “Any time a federal court rejects a state redistricting statute, and decides to redraw or adjust a legislative district, it is a serious matter and appropriate for appellate review.”
During the 2011-12 legislative session, 286 acts have been signed into law. They can be found under the acts section of the Legislative Documents site. All enrolled bills from the current session have now either been signed into law or vetoed.
For details of upcoming committee meetings, see the Schedule of Committee Activities.
Recall primary elections were held on May 8, and unofficial vote totals have been tabulated. The candidates in the June 5 recall elections will be:
Senate District 13
Senate District 21
Senate District 23
Senate District 29
The Library recommends the following resources on current events:
For more information about Legislative Service Agency publications, see the left panel of the Spotlight index page.
Last revised: April 18, 2013