2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 299
May 30, 2017 - Offered by Representative Kremer.
21. Page 6, line 2
: delete the material beginning with “violent," and ending with 3
“interferes with" on line 3 and substitute “violent or other disorderly conduct that 4
materially and substantially disrupts”.
“2m. Require informing a student that he or she has the option to record his 9
or her disciplinary hearing under subd. 2.”.
“3. Require a formal investigation and disciplinary hearing the 2nd time a 12
student is alleged to have interfered with the expressive rights of others.
4. Require suspension for a minimum of one semester of any student who has 2
twice been found responsible for interfering with the expressive rights of others at 3
any time during the student's enrollment.
5. Require the expulsion of any student who has thrice been found responsible 5
for interfering with the expressive rights of others at any time during the student's 6
The policy required under par. (a) shall include requirements 8
and procedures for all of the following:
1. Allowing any person to make a report that another person has violated this 10
section or the policy.
2. Requiring a formal investigation and disciplinary hearing if 2 or more 12
reports are made regarding the same person's violation of this section or the policy.
(br) Reports to council.
The Board of Regents shall ensure that all disciplinary 14
hearings involving expressive conduct and the outcomes of those hearings are 15
reported to the council on free expression created under sub. (5) (a).”.
165. Page 7, line 2
: delete the material beginning with “no less than 15 members" 17
and ending with “of the system" on line 3 and substitute “9 members appointed by 18
the Board of Regents. Three of the members shall be public members, one member 19
shall be a member of the Board of Regents, one member shall represent a university 20
with doctorate programs, one member shall represent a university without doctorate 21
programs, one member shall represent the extension or a college campus,”.
226. Page 7, line 14
: after “subd. 1." insert “, including a description of the 23
disciplinary hearings and outcomes reported under sub. (4) (br)".
“(6) Notice; orientation; training
. (a) Upon adoption of the policy required 2
under sub. (4) (a), the Board of Regents shall provide a notice to all students enrolled 3
in the system informing the students about the policy.
(b) Each institution shall include in orientation programs for freshmen and 5
transfer students a section describing the policies and rules regarding free 6
expression consistent with this section. Upon hiring, each institution shall provide 7
training to employees on those policies and rules. Each institution shall provide 8
annual training to instructors on those policies and rules.”.
“(d) If a defendant prevails in an action brought under par. (a) and the court 11
finds the action was frivolous or brought in bad faith, then, notwithstanding s. 814.04 12
(1), the defendant shall recover reasonable attorney fees incurred in connection with 13
defending the action.”.