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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1960

Legislative branch,   pp. [279]-302 PDF (6.5 MB)

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                   THE LEGISLATURE
Officers of the 1959 Legislature
        FRANK E. PANZER, president pro tempore; LAWRENCE R. LARSEN,
        chief clerk; HAROLD E. DAMON, sergeant at arms.
        MAN ROBERT T. HUBER, speaker pro tempore; NORMAN C.
        ANDERSON, chief clerk; THOMAS H. BROWNE, sergeant at arms.
Offices: State Capitol.
Total personnel, 1959: 133 members, 112 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 Proceed-
     ings, 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 hearing bulletins, bills, joint resolutions, amend-
     ments and acts or any of these items may be purchased for a
     biennium from the Bureau of General 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 Legisla-
     tive Reference Library. The bound volumes of the daily jour-
     nals, the index thereto, the session laws, and the biennial re-
     vised statutes are distributed as provided by law and sold by
     the Bureau of General Services.
   The Wisconsin Legislature consists of 2 houses, the senate and
 the assembly. The members of each house are elected by the quali-
 fied voters in the November general election from single-member
 districts into which the state is divided. The Constitution provides
 that the legislature shall make this division, called reapportionment,
 after each federal census.
   The 33 senators are elected for terms of 4 years from single-
 member districts numbered one to 33. The 16 senators who repre-
 sent 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 presidential elections. There are 100 members in the assembly

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