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Assembly Bill 444

Relating To: Relating to: free expression within the University of Wisconsin System, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Academic Staff Professionals Representation Organization (ASPRO) Notified Date 12/12/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/12/2019

American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 9/21/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/21/2019

Comments
The First Amendment answer to disfavored speech is not to limit expression opposing the viewpoint, it is to encourage robust debate by making space for the speaker and the protestor.
https://www.aclu-wi.org/en/news/testimony-aclu-wisconsin-opposition-permanent-rules-amend-chapters-uws-17-wis-admin-code
Americans For Prosperity Notified Date 11/20/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/20/2019

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Inc Notified Date 9/24/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/24/2019

PROFS Notified Date 9/25/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/25/2019

State Bar of Wisconsin Notified Date 12/3/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/3/2019

Comments
The Civil Rights & Liberties Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin opposes this legislation.
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Notified Date 9/25/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/25/2019

Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Notified Date 12/16/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/16/2019

Comments
We commend the authors and coauthors of this legislation for bringing this important issue to the forefront. In our public comments, we make several critical suggestions on ways to improve this legislation.
Supporting Documentation
20191216_AB 444-ASA 1 Testimony from WILL.pdf

Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association Inc Notified Date 12/18/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/18/2019

Lobbying Efforts

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
11.00
2020
January - June
17.00
2020
July - December
Total 28.00
American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Inc 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
1.00
2020
January - June
4.00
2020
July - December
Total 5.00
PROFS 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
7.00
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 7.00
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3.00
2020
January - June
4.00
2020
July - December
Total 7.00
Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association Inc 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
9.00
2020
July - December
Total 9.00