MADISON (WKOW) -- A state lawmaker wants to make it harder for the Assembly to start disciplinary proceedings against members accused of misconduct.
Rep. Mary Hubler of Rice Lake introduced a rule change to require 15 members to sponsor resolutions seeking to expel, censure or reprimand colleagues.
Under the current rule, a single lawmaker can introduce those measures. Once that happens, a committee is formed to investigate and recommend discipline to the Assembly.
Hubler says a single member shouldn't be able to use the process to attack enemies.
She led the committee that deadlocked on whether Rep. Jeffrey Wood should be expelled or reprimanded for allegedly driving under the influence three times.
The committee was formed after Rep. Steve Nass introduced an expulsion resolution.
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