LRB-2352/3
JK:ahe&amn
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
April 10, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Genrich, Pope, Anderson,
Sargent, C. Taylor, Sinicki, Crowley, Spreitzer, Berceau, Bowen, Brostoff,
Wachs, Shankland, Zamarripa and Ohnstad, cosponsored by Senator Hansen.
Referred to Committee on Campaigns and Elections.
AB223,1,4 1An Act to renumber 19.45 (13) and 19.59 (1) (br); and to create 19.45 (13) (b)
2and 19.59 (1) (br) 2. of the statutes; relating to: offering employment in
3exchange for not seeking an elective state or local office and providing a
4criminal penalty.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill prohibits a state or local public official or candidate to offer
employment to another individual in order to induce the individual not to seek
election to the same office held by the official or sought by the candidate. The bill also
prohibits an individual from accepting any such offer. Current law, generally,
prohibits a state or local public official or candidate for a state or local public office
from receiving anything of value in exchange for taking or refraining from taking any
official action on any proposed or pending matter.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB223,1 5Section 1. 19.45 (13) of the statutes is renumbered 19.45 (13) (a).
AB223,2 6Section 2. 19.45 (13) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
AB223,2,5
119.45 (13) (b) No state public official or candidate may, directly or by means of
2an agent, provide, or offer or promise to provide, employment to another individual
3in order to induce the individual not to seek election to the same state public office
4held by the official or sought by the candidate, and no individual may accept such an
5offer or promise.
AB223,3 6Section 3. 19.59 (1) (br) of the statutes is renumbered 19.59 (1) (br) 1.
AB223,4 7Section 4. 19.59 (1) (br) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
AB223,2,128 19.59 (1) (br) 2. No local public official or candidate may, directly or by means
9of an agent, provide, or offer or promise to provide, employment to another individual
10in order to induce the individual not to seek election to the same local public office
11held by the official or sought by the candidate, and no individual may accept such an
12offer or promise.
AB223,2,1313 (End)
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