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Toepel, M. G.; Theobald, H. Rupert (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1962

Legislative branch,   pp. [343]-370 PDF (7.8 MB)

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                      THE LEGISLATURE
Officers of the 1961 Legislature
        SENATOR FRANK E. PANZER, President pro tempore; LAWRENCE
        R. LARSEN, Chief Clerk; HAROLD E. DAMON, Sergeant at Arms.
        MAN WILLIS J. HUTNIK, Speaker pro tempore; ROBERT G.
        MAROTZ, Chief Clerk; NORRIS J. KELLMAN, Sergeant at Arms.
Offices: State Capitol.
Total Personnel, 1961: 133 members, 127 employes.
Publications: During the session each house issues the following:
    manuals, giving rules; daily journals; daily calendars; weekly
    bulletins of committee hearings; weekly bulletins of proceedings,
    published during session after the first 5 weeks and in bound
    volume as an index to the journals after the close of the session;
    bills; joint resolutions; amendments to bills and joint resolutions;
    and acts. The journals, bulletins of proceedings, committee hear-
    ing bulletins, bills, joint resolutions, amendments and acts, or
    any of these items may be purchased for a biennium from the
    Bureau of Purchases and Services for a fee of not to exceed $35 and
    they will be mailed as they are issued; or, for $8, the acts alone
    may likewise be purchased. Single copies of these publications
    are available to the public and may be obtained from members
    of the Legislature, Chief Clerks of both houses, document rooms
    of both houses, or the Legislative Reference Library. The bound
    volumes of the daily journals, the index thereto, the session laws,
    and the biennial revised statutes are distributed as provided by
    law and sold by the Bureau of Purchases and Services, State Office
    Building, Madison.
  Organization and Election. The Wisconsin Legislature consists
of 2 houses: a Senate of 33 members and an Assembly of 100 mem-
bers. All legislators are elected by the qualified voters in the
November general elections from       single-member districts. The
Constitution provides that the Legislature shall make the division
of the state into legislative districts-this process is called reap-
portionment-after each federal census.
   The 33 Senators are elected for 4-year terms from single-member
districts numbered one to 33. The 16 Senators representing even-
numbered districts are elected in the years in which presidential
elections occur. The 17 who represent odd-numbered districts are
elected in the even-numbered years in which there are no presiden-
tial elections.
  All 100 members of the Assembly are elected biennially in the
November general elections. All elections to fill legislative vacan-
cies are for the remainder of the unexpired term. Vacancies are
filled by special elections called by the Governor.

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