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Legislative Action

The Women's Council, a state agency, encourages informed and active participation in Wisconsin's legislative and other policy-making processes.  We hope these resources will assist you in your efforts.

Bill Notification Service
Allows anyone the opportunity to follow legislation in Wisconsin by receiving emails for specific legislative activities. Choose by subject, proposal, committee, or author.


Wisconsin Legislative Spotlight

Overview of recent and upcoming activities in the Wisconsin Legislature. Maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau and revised weekly.


Introduced Proposals
Proposals introduced in the current WI legislative session, including links to text, history, amendments, description and current status.


Legislative Activity Homepage of the Wisconsin State Legislature
Wide variety of information and resources to learn about and track legislation, and  links to elected officials and other offices




How a Bill Becomes a Law in Wisconsin 
(from the Portage County, Wisconsin web site)


Wisonsin Government Accountability Board's Eye on Lobbying website at http://lobbying.wi.gov, makes it easier for the public to find and view information about who is attempting to influence the Legislature and state agencies.


The Wheeler Report




Learn more about legislative issues affecting women and girls. Many organizations involved in issues related to women and public policy, publish legilsative agendas, reports and other information about their positions on different issues and/or specific pieces of legislation.  Visit an organization's web site to see if they publish policy-related information, legislative agendas or opportunities to receive Legislative Updates and Alerts directly from their organization.

Legislative agendas and other links that may be provided are for educational and informational purposes only and do not represent endorsements from the Women's Council.