Resolutions

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According the the Wisconsin State Legislature Glossary, a Resolution is a formal statement of opinion or intention passed by a legislative body. Resolutions in the Wisconsin Legislature can be proposed to both houses through a joint resolution. Proposals to amend the Constitution, to create, amend, or repeal a legislative rule, and to set the Legislature’s session calendar are also made by resolution. Resolutions go into effect immediately upon adoption.

A Resolution differs from an Ordinance as an ordinance, once approved by the Common Council, is a rule, law or statute adopted by a municipal legislative body. A municipal ordinance generally means that a municipal act is adopted that has the force and effect of a law, the violation of which may be enforced. Ordinances go into effect on the day after publication.