Biennial

Biennial Definition and the Legislative Process Lasting for two years. The Wisconsin Legislature uses a biennial session system. Resources See Also Legislature Calendar Legislative Power Wisconsin Legislators Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau Senate […]

Third Reading

Third Reading Definition and the Legislative Process The stage of consideration of a proposal during a floor session during which bills and other proposals come up for final discussion and possible passage. No amendments may be considered at this point. Resources See Also Legislature Calendar […]

Passage

Passage Definition and the Legislative Process A motion seeking approval of a legislative proposal that originated in the house considering the motion. See also, Concurrence. Resources See Also Legislature Calendar Legislative Power Wisconsin Legislators Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau […]

Second Reading

Second Reading Definition and the Legislative Process The stage of consideration of a proposal during a floor session during which amendments to the proposal may be considered. Resources See Also Legislature Calendar Legislative Power Wisconsin Legislators Wisconsin Legislative Reference […]

Quorum

Quorum Definition and the Legislative Process The minimum number of members of a committee or legislative body that must be present for business to be conducted. Resources See Also Legislature Calendar Legislative Power Wisconsin Legislators Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau Wisconsin […]

Book

Blue Book Definition and the Legislative Process Published since 1853, the Blue Book is an almanac of Wisconsin state government and includes comprehensive information about the organization and functions of Wisconsin state government and about elected and appointed officials. Resources See […]

Resolution

Resolution Definition and the Legislative Process A formal statement of opinion or intention passed by a legislative _body. Resolutions in the Wisconsin Legislature can be proposed to both houses through a joint resolution. Proposals to amend the Constitution, to create, amend, or repeal a […]

General Index

General Index of Wisconsin and Legal Topics We try to offer free Wisconsin legal Information on virtually any Wisconsin legal subject, providing useful information on a wide variety of topics for Wisconsin legal research. This entry lists subjects of research in progress by students of law in […]

Milwaukee

Milwaukee Content: Milwaukee CharterMilwaukee OrdinancesMilwaukee RegulationsMilwaukee Municipal Code, which is a Primary Legal Authority of MilwaukeeMilwaukee Planning and ZoningWisconsin Municipal Law Municipal Law The U.S. legal system, together with federal and state law (wisconsin), […]