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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.
Resolutions by File Number
Resolutions are kept by File Number, which is assigned as approved and noted within the Council meeting minutes.