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Stricter rules proposed for Senate spectators

Published On: Jan 14 2013 11:48:07 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 14 2013 11:49:27 AM CST

MADISON, Wis. -

Republicans who control the state Senate have proposed stricter rules for spectators.

The GOP released a resolution Monday that calls for anyone who violates chamber rules or policies to be removed for 24 hours. Third-time violators would be banned from the chamber for the remainder of the two-year legislative session.

The resolution also would bar spectators from displaying any objects and using any electronic devices. Currently spectators are barred from displaying only signs and using cellphones and pagers. The rules would apply to Senate committee meetings.

The Senate is expected to vote on the rules during a Tuesday floor session.

Assembly Republicans adopted similar rules last week. The GOP wants to avoid a repeat of last session, when protesters routinely disrupted committees and floor sessions.

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