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ar6(1)(a) (a) Execute any directive of the assembly or its presiding officer and perform all duties assigned to the sergeant at arms in connection with the maintenance of order in the assembly.
ar6(1)(b) (b) Supervise the coming and going of all persons to and from the assembly chamber.
ar6(1)(c) (c) Supervise the provision of all legislative documents, except calendars, to the members.
ar6(1)(d) (d) Ensure that the chamber is properly ventilated and is open for the use of the members from one hour preceding any session until one hour after adjournment or as otherwise directed by the speaker.
ar6(1)(e) (e) Supervise the employees assigned to the office of the sergeant at arms.
ar6(1)(f) (f) Certify the names and titles of all persons employed through the office of the sergeant at arms and, with the approval of the speaker, the proper compensation due the sergeant at arms and each such employee.
ar6(1)(g) (g) Maintain order and quiet in and about the chamber, remove disorderly persons or clear the galleries or other areas of the chamber when directed to do so by the presiding officer, and carry out any other instructions of the presiding officer in relation to any disturbance that may occur in or near the chamber.
ar6(1)(h) (h) Carry out the instructions of the presiding officer in compelling the attendance of absent members.
ar6(1)(i) (i) Assist the chief clerk in implementing and maintaining a sound personnel management program for the assembly.
ar6(1)(j) (j) Perform, under the supervision of the speaker, all additional duties and services assigned to the office of sergeant at arms by law, legislative rule, directive of the assembly, or custom.
ar6(1)(k) (k) Ensure that the U.S. flag and Wisconsin flag are displayed in the room in which an assembly committee is meeting.
ar6(2) (2) The sergeant at arms shall designate one of his or her employees as assistant sergeant at arms to direct the duties of that office in the temporary absence of the sergeant at arms until the return of the sergeant at arms. If the sergeant at arms is separated by death, resignation, or removal from office, the assistant sergeant at arms may exercise all of the powers and shall carry out all of the duties of sergeant at arms until a sergeant at arms is elected.
[(1)(g) am. 1995 A.Res. 2]
[(1)(k) cr. 1997 A.Res. 2]
[(1)(c) am. 1999 A.Res. 3]
[(1)(c) and (k) and (2) am. 2001 A.Res. 3]
ar7 Assembly Rule 7. Employees; appointment and supervision.
ar7(1)(1) The appointment and removal of employees of the speaker, speaker pro tempore, majority and minority leaders, assistant majority and minority leaders, chairpersons, other members, chief clerk, and sergeant at arms shall be made by the employee's appointing authority.
ar7(2) (2) Unless otherwise specifically provided, all assembly employees shall be paid in accordance with the compensation and classification plan adopted by the joint committee on legislative organization or the committee on assembly organization.
ar7(3) (3) An employee may not be paid for any period of absence unless absent with leave granted by the employee's appointing authority. Every employee shall perform the duties assigned by the employee's appointing authority and shall be available at such hours as the employee's appointing authority directs.
ar7(4) (4) The committee on assembly organization shall determine the number of assembly employees and the type of duties and responsibilities assigned to each employee.
Chapter 2:
COMMITTEES OF THE ASSEMBLY
ar8 Assembly Rule 8. Committee of the whole. By motion, the assembly may at any time resolve itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of any matter. The assembly rules and Jefferson's manual govern the committee's proceedings except as follows:
ar8(1) (1) A roll call vote is not in order except on the question of the committee arising.
ar8(2) (2) A motion to end debate is not in order.
ar8(3) (3) A member may speak more than twice on the same question and may, with recognition from the chairperson, direct questions to other members or witnesses.
ar8(4) (4) The presiding officer retains the chair or appoints someone else to preside until the committee elects its chairperson.
ar8(5) (5) Persons other than members may be invited to speak or report.
ar8(6) (6) At the conclusion of its proceedings, the committee shall rise and report its recommendations to the assembly.
ar8(7) (7) The committee may not recess or postpone to a future time a subject before it for consideration.
[(6) am. 2001 A.Res. 3]
ar9 Assembly Rule 9. Standing committees.
ar9(1)(1) As early as possible in each legislative biennium, the following standing committees of the assembly shall be appointed by the speaker:
ar9(1)(a) (a) Aging and long-term care, committee on.
ar9(1)(b) (b) Agriculture, committee on.
ar9(1)(c) (c) Campaigns and elections, committee on.
ar9(1)(d) (d) Children and families, committee on.
ar9(1)(dm) (dm) Colleges and universities, committee on.
ar9(1)(e) (e) Constitution and ethics, committee on.
ar9(1)(f) (f) Consumer protection, committee on.
ar9(1)(g) (g) Corrections, committee on.
ar9(1)(gm) (gm) Criminal justice and public safety, committee on.
ar9(1)(h) (h) Education, committee on.
ar9(1)(hm) (hm) Energy and utilities, committee on.
ar9(1)(i) (i) Environment and forestry, committee on.
ar9(1)(im) (im) Family law, committee on.
ar9(1)(j) (j) Federalism and interstate relations, committee on.
ar9(1)(jm) (jm) Financial institutions, committee on.
ar9(1)(js) (js) Government accountability and oversight, committee on.
ar9(1)(k) (k) Health, committee on.
ar9(1)(km) (km) Housing and real estate, committee on.
ar9(1)(L) (L) Insurance, committee on.
ar9(1)(m) (m) Jobs and the economy, committee on.
ar9(1)(n) (n) Judiciary, committee on.
ar9(1)(o) (o) Labor, committee on.
ar9(1)(om) (om) Local government, committee on.
ar9(1)(p) (p) Mental health, committee on.
ar9(1)(q) (q) Natural resources and sporting heritage, committee on.
ar9(1)(qm) (qm) Public benefit reform, committee on.
ar9(1)(r) (r) Regulatory licensing reform, committee on.
ar9(1)(rm) (rm) Rural development and mining, committee on.
ar9(1)(s) (s) Science and technology, committee on.
ar9(1)(t) (t) Small business development, committee on.
ar9(1)(u) (u) State affairs, committee on.
ar9(1)(v) (v) Tourism, committee on.
ar9(1)(w) (w) Transportation, committee on.
ar9(1)(wm) (wm) Urban revitalization, committee on.
ar9(1)(x) (x) Veterans and military affairs, committee on.
ar9(1)(y) (y) Ways and means, committee on.
ar9(1)(z) (z) Workforce development, committee on.
ar9(2) (2) Unless otherwise designated:
ar9(2)(a) (a) The speaker shall determine the total number of members on each committee, unless specified by joint rule or assembly rule, and the allocation of the number between members of the majority and minority party.
ar9(2)(b) (b) The speaker shall make all committee appointments of members of the majority party.
ar9(2)(bm) (bm) The first-named person of each standing committee is the chairperson and the second-named person is the vice chairperson.
ar9(2)(c) (c) The speaker shall make all committee appointments of members of the minority party as nominated by the minority leader, except that the speaker may appoint any member of the minority party as chairperson of a committee.
ar9(2)(cd) (cd) If an assembly member of an assembly committee or a joint committee is unable to serve, the speaker may select a temporary replacement for a member of the majority party who is unable to serve from among those members of the same party and may select a temporary replacement for a member of the minority party, upon recommendation of the minority leader, who is unable to serve from among those members of the same party. The replacement takes effect when the member who is a temporary replacement answers the roll call of the assembly committee or joint committee and terminates upon the adjournment of the assembly committee or joint committee meeting or the return of the member who was unable to serve, whichever occurs first.
ar9(2)(cm) (cm) Unless the member is the chairperson, the first-nominated minority member of each standing committee who is first nominated by the minority leader is the ranking minority member of that committee unless the speaker and minority leader agree that the first-nominated member is the vice chairperson of the committee.
ar9(3) (3) There shall also be a committee on assembly organization consisting of the speaker, majority leader, assistant majority leader, speaker pro tempore, majority caucus chairperson, minority leader, assistant minority leader, and minority caucus chairperson.
ar9(4) (4) There shall also be an assembly committee on finance consisting of the assembly members of the joint committee on finance. The assembly cochairperson of the joint committee is the chairperson of the assembly committee.
ar9(5) (5) There shall also be an assembly committee on audit consisting of the assembly members of the joint legislative audit committee. The assembly cochairperson of the joint committee is the chairperson of the assembly committee. Proposals may be referred to, and reported by, the joint committee in the same manner as other standing committees.
ar9(6) (6) There shall also be an assembly committee for review of administrative rules consisting of the assembly members of the joint committee for review of administrative rules. The assembly cochairperson of the joint committee is the chairperson of the assembly committee. Proposals may be referred to, and reported by, the joint committee in the same manner as other standing committees.
ar9(7) (7) There shall also be an assembly committee on employment relations consisting of the assembly members of the joint committee on employment relations. The assembly cochairperson of the joint committee is the chairperson of the assembly committee. Proposals may be referred to, and reported by, the joint committee in the same manner as other standing committees.
ar9(8) (8) In addition to the committees of which the speaker is a regular member, the speaker is a nonvoting member of any other standing committee, but is not be counted in determining a quorum thereof.
ar9(9) (9) The schedule of committee room assignments and meeting days shall follow the schedule of the previous session unless changed by order of the speaker.
[(1) am. 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993 A.Res. 2]
[(1) am. 1993 A.Res. 14 and 24]
[(2)(a) am. 1989 A.Res. 11]
[(1) cr. 1995 A.Res. 2]
[(2)(b), (bm), (c) and (cm) am. 1995 A.Res. 2]
[(4), (5), (6) and (7) am. 1995 A.Res. 2]
[(1) and (7) am. 1997 A.Res. 2]
[(1) am. 1999 A.Res. 2]
[(1), (2)(a), (bm) and (cm) and (3) to (8) am. 2001 A.Res. 2]
[(1) am. 2003 A.Res. 2]
[(2)(a) am. 2003 A.Res. 3]
[(1) am. 2005 A.Res. 2]
[(1) am. 2007 A.Res. 2]
[(1) am. 2009 A.Res. 2]
[(1) r.rc. 2011 A.Res. 2]
[(1) r.cr. 2013 A.Res. 2; (2) (cd) cr. 2013 A.Res 3]
[(1) r.cr. 2015 A.Res. 2]
[(1) r.cr. 2017 A.Res. 2]
ar10 Assembly Rule 10. Special committees.
ar10(1)(1) A special committee may be created only as provided in this rule.
ar10(1m) (1m) A special committee may be created by the speaker by written order or may be created by resolution. Any such committee ceases to exist:
ar10(1m)(a) (a) When its final report has been made to the assembly;
ar10(1m)(b) (b) When the objective for which the committee was established has been accomplished; or
ar10(1m)(c) (c) When the termination date established by the action creating the committee arrives.
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