The Wisconsin Legislature has conferred on state agencies the authority to promulgate administrative rules, while retaining oversight of the rulemaking process. Standing committees in each house of the Legislature and the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules, as well as the Legislative Council’s Administrative Rules Clearinghouse, play a significant role in the review of proposed administrative rules. In addition to the requirements for legislative review of rules, the Governor has broad authority to review and approve or disapprove proposed rules.
An overview of the administrative rules promulgation process can be found in
Chapter 5 of the
Wisconsin State Legislature Briefing Book.