Legislature Takes on Wisconsin’s Issues
The 2015-2016 legislative session has come to an end, but the legislature continues to be hard at work. This summer, the legislature has formed eight Legislative Council Study Committees with the focus of researching specific issues affecting Wisconsin.
Joined by community members from across the state, the committees have begun to hold hearings, taking testimony from experts in the field and asking detailed, pointed questions in an effort to find an answer. Once completed, the committees will review their findings and work to construct legislation to combat the state’s current problems.
The following is a list of the current eight study committees.
- Legislative Council Study Committee on Access to Civil Legal Services
- Legislative Council Study Committee on the Preservation of Burial Sites
- Legislative Council Study Committee on Publication of Government Documents and Legal Notices
- Legislative Council Study Committee on Reducing Recidivism and Removing Impediments to Ex-Offender Employment
- Legislative Council Study Committee on Rural Broadband
- Legislative Council Study Committee on School Data
- Legislative Council Study Committee on Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician Shortages
- Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations
The legislative Council Study Committees are chosen based upon input from legislators as well as the public. Every two years, as session comes to an end, the Joint Legislative Council welcomes recommendations for prospective committees. The committees then narrow down the topics and announces the search for volunteer members.