2013 WI Act 5, which modifies the establishment of a publication date for acts, quietly went into effect yesterday.
According to the Wisconsin Legislative Council the act does several things:
- Removes the authority of the Secretary of State to designate the date of publication
- Instead, under the Act, the date of publication of an act is the day after the date of enactment unless a different effective date is expressly prescribed
- The Act requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to publish each act on its date of publication
- An act’s effective date is the day after its date of publication