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35.05

35.05 Printing in general, how ordered and executed.

35.05(1)

(1) All printing for the legislature shall be in such form and printed in such manner and amount as may be determined by the joint rules of the legislature, or in the case of printing of a nature that is the concern of one house only, then as determined by that house except as provided for the statutes, the Laws of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin administrative code and register under s. 35.50 (2).

35.05(2)

(2)

35.05(2)(a)

(a) When the senate or the assembly determines the form or amount of printing for its own use, such determination or such regulations as may be considered appropriate governing such printing, may be made by the rules of the house or by resolution or by the senate committee on organization for the senate or the assembly committee on organization for the assembly, subject to final decision by their respective houses.

35.05(2)(b)

(b) When printing concerns both houses the form or amount of such printing may be determined by the joint rules or by joint resolution or by the joint committee on legislative organization, subject to any provisions of the joint rules or joint resolutions, except as provided for the statutes, the Laws of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin administrative code and register under s. 35.50 (2).

35.05(3)

(3) All printing that has a customary form, number of copies or other features shall continue to conform to such form or other requirements until changed by or under authority of statute, joint rule or rule of either house, except as provided for the statutes, the Laws of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin administrative code and register under s. 35.50 (2).

35.05(4)

(4) When legislative proposals, legislative publications or other printing is required for the legislature, including revision or correction bills for the legislative reference bureau, bills or reports for the joint legislative council or legislative proposals of members intended for introduction by them, such printing may be ordered by the chief clerk of either house or by other authorized persons during any session of the legislature or recess thereof, pursuant to such regulations as either house shall establish.

35.05(5)

(5)

35.05(5)(a)

(a) Whenever either house requires any printing for its exclusive use and whenever any joint action of both houses is taken requiring any printing to be done, the chief clerk of the house where such action originates shall issue a printing requisition to the department, and the department shall procure the printing from the contract printer selected for the printing under article IV, section 25, of the constitution.

35.05(5)(b)

(b) If there is no contract in force for class 1 public printing, the chief clerks shall deliver copy to the department which shall have it printed in accordance with the statutes.

35.05(5)(c)

(c) Any member or officer of the legislature entitled to stationery or other personalized printing may elect to have the printing performed by a printer other than the contract printer under par. (a) if par. (a) is otherwise complied with, but no voucher for printing to be performed other than by the contract printer selected through the department of administration shall be approved unless the cost of the printing will be the same as, or less than, the cost of obtaining the printing from the contract printer.

35.05(5)(d)

(d) Any member or officer of the legislature entitled to personalized printing may specify that his or her personalized printing shall be produced using paper with best-available recycled content.

35.05(5)(e)

(e) The design of the letterhead and envelope for each member or officer of the legislature shall be approved as provided by the house in which the member or officer serves; provided, that for personalized printing nothing on the finished product may indicate the printer who performed the work.

35.05(6)

(6) Any provision in the rules of the senate or the assembly or of the joint rules relating to printing shall continue in effect during any recess or adjournment of the legislature as though the legislature had continued in session and shall likewise continue in effect following the convening and during any other special or regular session until such provision is modified or repealed.

35.05 - ANNOT.

History: 1977 c. 279; 1983 a. 192; 1991 a. 215; 1993 a. 52; 2007 a. 20.