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State Senate considers tightening rules for public inside chambers

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin Senate leaders say they’re considering a similar crackdown on the behavior of spectators that the Assembly adopted for the upcoming two-year session.

Both houses had to deal with rowdy galleries in the last session, during and after the massive protests over the law that eliminated most public union bargaining.

Thursday, the Assembly told spectators they could not use cell-phones, eat, or wear hats in the galleries – or else they could be removed.

Anyone removed three times will be barred for the rest of the session.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said he’s considering similar rules for his chamber. He said his main concern is to protect his members.

The full Senate will consider that change, plus other rules for the new session on Tuesday.

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