Today Assembly leadership released their proposed calendar for their March 9 floor session, and it includes voting on AJR 2, the proposal to eliminate the state treasurer from the state constitution and add the lieutenant governor to the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. On Wednesday, March 1 the Assembly Committee on State Affairs will formally vote to advance the AJR2 to the full Assembly, making it possible for the floor vote to take place on March 9.
In addition, the Senate Committee on Financial Services, Constitution and Federalism is holding a public hearing Tuesday, February 28 on Senate Joint Resolution 3.
If both the Assembly and the Senate pass AJR2/SJR 3 this session, Wisconsin voters will have a chance to vote on the proposal in a statewide referendum which AJR2/SJR3 schedules for April 2018.
It is critical that you contact your state representative and state senator this week and voice your concerns with this proposal, especially if they serve on the Assembly Committee on State Affairs or the Senate Committee on FinancialServices, Constitution and Federalism.
HOW DO I CONTACT MY LEGISLATOR?
The first step in contacting your legislator is knowing who your legislator is. The easiest way to do this is the tool found on the Legislature’s home page, at http://legis.wisconsin.gov. In the right-hand side of that page is a link that says Find My Legislators! Type your address in the box below that link to get the names of your state representative and senator.
· Phone. You may leave a message for your legislator’s Capitol office or indicate your position on legislation through the toll free Legislative Hotline, at 1-800-362-9472.