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{{wisconsin joint legislative committees}}{{tnr}}The '''Joint Legislative Council Committee''' is a [[standing committee]] of the [[Wisconsin State Legislature]].
 
{{wisconsin joint legislative committees}}{{tnr}}The '''Joint Legislative Council Committee''' is a [[standing committee]] of the [[Wisconsin State Legislature]].
  
The role of the Joint Legislative Council, according to the [[Wisconsin State Legislature]]'s website, is to "establish study committees to examine major issues and problems identified by the Legislature. The study committees appointed by the Council are made up of Legislators and citizens who are interested in or knowledgeable about the study topic. By using citizens on these committees, the Legislature benefits from the knowledge and expertise of Wisconsin's citizens....Study committees do most of their work when the Legislature is in recess.  The Council reviews the legislation recommended by the study committees and, if a majority of Council members (12) vote for introduction, the legislation is sponsored by the Joint Legislative Council."
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==Function==
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{{Quote|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.<ref>[http://docs.legis.wi.gov/statutes/statutes/13/IV/82 ''Wisconsin State Legislature'', "Revised Statutes," accessed February 3, 2014](Statute 13.82)</ref>}}
  
 
==Membership==
 
==Membership==
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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, Wisconsin State Legislature|Joint Finance Committee]], the ranking minority member of the [[Joint Finance Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature|Joint Finance Committee]] from each house and 5 senators and 5 representatives, appointed by the same method as their respective chambers.<ref>[http://docs.legis.wi.gov/statutes/statutes/13/IV/81 ''Wisconsin State Legislature'', "Revised Statutes," accessed February 3, 2014](Statute 13.09)</ref>
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===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
 
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
 
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
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* [http://legis.wisconsin.gov/Pages/comm-info.aspx?c=1071 Joint Legislative Council]
 
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==References==
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Wisconsin
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Joint Committees

Administrative Rules
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Information Policy and Technology
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Joint Legislative Council
Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties
Legislative Organization
Retirement Systems
Tax Exemptions

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

Function

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]

Membership

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]

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Joint Legislative Council Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (14)
Terese BerceauJoan Ballweg, Co-chair
Peter BarcaLuther Olsen, Co-chair
Sandy PaschRobin Vos
Cory MasonScott Suder
Chris LarsonBill Kramer
Mark MillerJohn Nygren
Fred RisserAmy Loudenbeck
Jennifer ShillingJeff Stone
Alberta Darling
Paul Farrow
Scott Fitzgerald
Joseph Leibham
Jerry Petrowski
Dale Schultz

2011-2012 Session

External links

References

  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)