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Republicans Resurrect UW Campus Free Speech Bill

Republicans Resurrect UW Campus Free Speech Bill Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: August 13, 2019 04:35 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republican legislators are re-introducing a bill that would punish students who interfere with campus speeches and presentations with suspension and expulsion.

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The state Assembly passed a bill last session that would suspend University of Wisconsin System students twice accused of disrupting others' free speech. Students who disrupt others' free expression a third time would be expelled.

The measure died in the Senate but UW regents adopted the sanctions as policy in October.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Sen. Chris Kapenga and Reps. Cody Horlacher and Dave Murphy re-introduced the bill Tuesday. Passage would cement the sanctions in statute.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment on the bill's prospects.

Melissa Baldauff, a spokeswoman for Gov. Tony Evers, also didn't immediately respond to an email.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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