Government Information Day: Researching Legislative History in Wisconsin

The final speaker of the day at Government Information Day was Kristina Martinez from the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, who spoke about researching legislative history in Wisconsin. This was Kristina’s second presentation to Government Information day; last year she presented a lightning talk on the work she does at the LRB as their bibliographic instruction librarian.

Kristina gave an excellent and engaging presentation on how to research legislative history in Wisconsin, pointing out that it is a very different process from researching federal legislative history. She chose particular statutory language, removing the requirement for a special license to make Limburger cheese, to demonstrate how to find legislative history. The PowerPoint slides for her presentation are available here (the slides are also available in PDF format). She also co-authored a guide to researching legislative history in Wisconsin, which is available from the LRB website.

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