Joint Legislative Council Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature

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The Joint Legislative Council Committee is a standing committee of the Wisconsin State Legislature.


Every subject proposed by the legislature for study or investigation during the interim between legislative sessions shall be referred to the council and considered by the appropriate committee of the council. If the council determines that the proposed study or investigation is feasible and is not within a subject already assigned, it shall appoint a committee to conduct such study or investigation. The council, through its committees, may also make such surveys and studies, and compile such data, information and records, on any question, as in its judgment will be beneficial to the general welfare of this state.[1][2]


The Joint Legislative Council Committee is composed of the Speaker of the Assembly and the President of the Senate, the speaker pro tempore of the assembly and the president pro tempore of the senate, the senate and assembly majority and minority leaders, the 2 cochairpersons of the Joint Finance Committee, the ranking minority member of the Joint Finance Committee from each house and 5 senators and 5 representatives, appointed by the same method as their respective chambers.[3]

2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Joint Legislative Council Committee Members, 2015
Democratic members (8)Republican members (14)
Lena TaylorJoan Ballweg, Co-Chair
Peter BarcaMary Lazich, Co-Chair
Mark MillerRobin Vos
Cory MasonRick Gudex
Katrina ShanklandTerry Moulton
Chris TaylorJohn Nygren
Fred RisserVan Wanggaard
Jennifer ShillingJim Steineke
Alberta Darling
Tyler August
Scott Fitzgerald
John Murtha
Jerry Petrowski
Daniel Knodl


2011-2012 Session

External links


  1. Wisconsin State Legislature, "Revised Statutes," accessed February 3, 2014(Statute 13.82)
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Wisconsin State Legislature, "Revised Statutes," accessed February 3, 2014(Statute 13.09)