Wisconsin Lawmakers Convene and Leave Session Open - State and Federal Communications

September 1, 2020  •  

Wisconsin Lawmakers Convene and Leave Session Open

Wisconsin Capitol - photo by Dori

Wisconsin lawmakers convened the special session called by Gov. Tony Evers on August 31.

The session met for less than a minute and adjourned until September 3, in what is termed a skeletal session.

No Senate Republicans were present for the session.

Wisconsin law does not require lawmakers to take any action during a special session.

The session is adjourned for three days to comply with the constitutional requirement that neither house may adjourn without the consent of the other for more than 3 days.

They may continue in this manner until both houses agree on a course of action or to adjourn sine die.

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