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 pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1. The 2013-14 legislative session will commence on January 7, 2013.
On July 12, Assembly Democrats announced a plan to introduce legislation addressing Judicial Commission appointments. The bill will give the Government Accountability Board the authority to appoint all nine Judicial Commission members. Currently the governor appoints five members and the Supreme Court appoints four.
The Committee on Senate Organization voted 6-0 to convene a Senate session on Tuesday, July 17, to elect a President and President Pro Tempore.
Pursuant to 2011 Wisconsin Act 32, the Department of Administration, the Department of Employee Trust Funds, and the Office of State Employment Relations have completed a study of the structure and benefits of the Wisconsin Retirement System.
The Government Accountability Board has published certified results of the June 5 recall elections on its Web site.
A recount of the recall election in the 21st Senate District confirms that challenger John Lehman defeated Senator Van Wanggaard. Official certified results from the Government Accountability Board are available on its Web site.
June 1 was the deadline for candidates to file nominating petitions for the August primary. No incumbent filed in two senate districts and 21 assembly districts. In two districts, two incumbents have both filed to run: Evan Wynn and Andy Jorgensen have both filed in the 43rd Assembly District; Samantha Kerkman and John Steinbrink have both filed in the 61st Assembly District.
The Government Accountability Board has posted the lists of candidates for the August 14 partisan primary.
For details of upcoming committee meetings, see the Schedule of Committee Activities. At the time of publication, no meetings are currently scheduled.
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.
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Last revised: April 18, 2013