2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY AMENDMENT 2,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 299
June 21, 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.”.
“(5) Legislative report.
(a) Annually, no later than September 1, the Board 15
of Regents shall submit to the governor and the chief clerk of each house of the 16
legislature, for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 17
(3), a report that includes all of the following:”.
186. Page 7, line 14
: after “subd. 1." insert “and a description of all disciplinary 19
hearings involving expressive conduct and the outcomes of those hearings.".
“(bm) Each standing committee that receives a report under par. (a) shall hold 23
a public hearing before taking any action regarding that report.”.
“(6) Notice; orientation; training
. (a) Upon adoption of the policy required 3
under sub. (4) (a), the Board of Regents shall provide a notice to all students enrolled 4
in the system informing the students about the policy.
(b) Each institution shall include in orientation programs for freshmen and 6
transfer students a section describing the policies and rules regarding free 7
expression consistent with this section. Upon hiring, each institution shall provide 8
training to employees on those policies and rules. Each institution shall provide 9
annual training to instructors on those policies and rules.”.
“(d) If a defendant prevails in an action brought under par. (a) and the court 12
finds the action was frivolous or brought in bad faith, then, notwithstanding s. 814.04 13
(1), the defendant shall recover reasonable attorney fees incurred in connection with 14
defending the action.”.