LRB Guide to Researching Legislative History In WI

The Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau has created an outstanding guide to Researching Legislative History In Wisconsin. Complete with illustrations, it offers step-by-step guidance on researching Wisconsin legislation. The steps include:

  1. Determine what session law created the language being researched;
  2. Examine the bill, its analysis, its amendments, and other associated documents;
  3. Review the drafting record for the bill;
  4. Check the procedural history of the bill;
  5. Locate and review any additional material; and
  6. Observe certain special steps in researching language originating in budget bills.

This guide is a must-read for anyone conducting legislative history in Wisconsin.