July 29, 2014

Strict rules for public hearing on mining

Wednesday’s public hearing on mining, likely the only one for this legislation considering a rewrite of Wisconsin’s mining laws, is expected to last 12 hours.

Committee co-chair Tom Tiffany reminds anyone attending the hearing at the state Capitol to abide by the rules.

“There will be no yielding of time; there’ll be no threats, singing, chanting, dancing, yelling, disrupting, instruments, props, inappropriate gestures, saving of seats, profanity, costumes, interpretive dance, or any behavior deemed offensive or disruptive by the committee chairs.”

Also Tiffany reads, “There’ll be no signs or offensive clothing; there’ll be no use of cameras, ipads, ipods, computers, personal media, communication devices, cell phones or other recording devices” with a few exceptions.

The public hearing started at 9:00 this morning and is scheduled to continue until 9:00 pm.

AUDIO: Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) reads the committee rules. 1:53