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

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


Page 356


356                  WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
   The acts passed by the Legislature are published in the official
 state paper selected by the Legislature. In recent years, this has
 been the Wisconsin State Journal of Madison. Later, the session
 laws, which consist of all acts passed by the Legislature, are issued
 in book form. As the acts are signed, the Revisor of Statutes pre-
 pares copy for the next edition of the statutes. The new edition,
 containing the permanent general statutes of the state as amended
 by the laws enacted at the last legislative session, is available for
 public distribution about 6 months after the Governor signs the
 last act of the session.
               EMPLOYES OF THE LEGISLATURE
   The Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly, the
President pro temr of the Senate, and the majority and minority
leaders in each house are each entitled to appoint one secretary
outside the classified civil service. The Chief Clerks and the Ser-
geants at Arms of the 2 houses are entitled to a total staff of 120
positions selected under the rules of the classified civil service of
Wisconsin. Each Chief Clerk and each Sergeant at Arms may des-
ignate a member of his staff as his assistant.
   Staff of the Chief Clerk of the Senate. The Chief Clerk of the
Senate is authorized by statute to employ not exceeding 30 legisla-
tive clerks to assist in maintaining the records of proceedings, in-
dex, engross and enroll bills, and maintain mailing lists; at least
17 of these shall be stenographers and 2 shall have knowledge and
experience as proofreaders. Under the direction of the Chief Clerk,
the staff also performs general stenographic and clerical duties for
the members and committees of the Senate.
   Staff of the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate. The statutes au-
thorize the Sergeant to employ 17 legislative messengers to care
for and guard the rooms assigned to the Senate and to employ 4
legislative clerks to have charge of the document room and the
legislative post office.
  Staff of thie Chief Clerk of the Assembly. The Chief Clerk of the
Assembly is authorized by statute to employ not exceeding 40
legislative employes to assist in maintaining the records of pro-
ceedings, index, engross and enroll bills, and maintain mailing
lists; at least 20 of these shall be stenographers, 2 shall have
knowledge and experience as proofreaders, 1 shall be a messenger,
and 1 shall operate the voting machine. Under the direction of the
Chief Clerk, the staff also performs general stenographic and
clerical duties for the members and committees of the Assembly.


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