2019-2020 Wisconsin Legislature

Assembly Bill 444

An Act to amend 36.35 (1); and to create 36.02 and 227.01 (13) (Lo) of the statutes; Relating to: free expression within the University of Wisconsin System, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Status: S - Available for Scheduling

Important Actions (newest first)

Date / House Action Journal
2/28/2020 Sen.Available for scheduling 
2/11/2020 Asm.Read a third time and passed, Ayes 62, Noes 37557


Date / House Action Journal
9/13/2019 Asm.Introduced by Representatives Horlacher, Vos, Murphy, Allen, Brandtjen, Dittrich, Duchow, Edming, Felzkowski, Gundrum, James, Katsma, Kitchens, Knodl, Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, Macco, Magnafici, Quinn, Ramthun, Rohrkaste, Skowronski, Sortwell, Steffen, Tauchen, Thiesfeldt and Tusler;
cosponsored by Senators Kapenga, Stroebel, Bernier, Craig and Olsen
9/13/2019 Asm.Read first time and referred to Committee on Colleges and Universities278
9/30/2019 Asm.Representative Wittke added as a coauthor294
11/15/2019 Asm.Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 offered by Representatives Horlacher and Murphy397
12/12/2019 Asm.Public hearing held 
1/23/2020 Asm.Executive action taken 
1/31/2020 Asm.Report Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 adoption recommended by Committee on Colleges and Universities, Ayes 10, Noes 6524
1/31/2020 Asm.Report passage as amended recommended by Committee on Colleges and Universities, Ayes 8, Noes 6524
1/31/2020 Asm.Referred to committee on Rules524
2/6/2020 Asm.Placed on calendar 2-11-2020 by Committee on Rules 
2/11/2020 Asm.Read a second time557
2/11/2020 Asm.Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 adopted557
2/11/2020 Asm.Ordered to a third reading557
2/11/2020 Asm.Rules suspended557
2/11/2020 Asm.Read a third time and passed, Ayes 62, Noes 37557
2/11/2020 Asm.Ordered immediately messaged557
2/12/2020 Sen.Received from Assembly669
2/28/2020 Sen.Read first time and referred to committee on Senate Organization746
2/28/2020 Sen.Available for scheduling 
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