11.0401   Registration; treasurer and depositories.
11.0402   Registration; timing.
11.0403   Registration; required information.
11.0404   Reporting.
SUBCHAPTER V
POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES
11.0501   Registration; treasurer and depositories.
11.0502   Registration; timing.
11.0503   Registration; required information.
11.0504   Reporting.
11.0505   Reporting; specific express advocacy.
SUBCHAPTER VI
INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE COMMITTEES
11.0601   Registration; treasurer and depositories.
11.0602   Registration; timing.
11.0603   Registration; required information.
11.0604   Reporting.
11.0605   Reporting; specific express advocacy.
SUBCHAPTER VII
CONDUITS
11.0701   Registration; administrator and depositories.
11.0702   Registration; timing.
11.0703   Registration; required information.
11.0704   Reporting.
11.0705   Redirected contributions.
SUBCHAPTER VIII
REFERENDUM COMMITTEES
11.0801   Registration; treasurer and depositories.
11.0802   Registration; timing.
11.0803   Registration; required information.
11.0804   Reporting.
SUBCHAPTER IX
RECALL COMMITTEES
11.0901   Registration; treasurer and depositories.
11.0902   Registration; timing.
11.0903   Registration; required information.
11.0904   Reporting.
SUBCHAPTER X
OTHER PERSONS
11.1001   Reporting; specific express advocacy.
SUBCHAPTER XI
CONTRIBUTIONS
11.1101   Contribution limits.
11.1103   Applicable periods.
11.1104   Exceptions.
11.1105   Valuation.
11.1106   Conduit contributions.
11.1107   Limitation on cash contributions.
11.1108   Anonymous contributions.
11.1109   In-kind contributions.
11.1110   Return of contributions.
11.1111   Valuation of opinion poll results.
11.1112   Corporations, cooperatives, and tribes.
11.1113   Sole proprietors, partnerships, and limited liability companies.
11.1114   Two candidate committees.
SUBCHAPTER XII
PROHIBITED PRACTICES
11.1201   False reports and statements.
11.1202   Earmarking.
11.1203   Coordination.
11.1204   Unlawful political contributions.
11.1205   Use of government materials by candidates.
11.1206   Travel by public officers.
11.1207   Political solicitation involving public officials and employees restricted.
11.1208   Unlawful political disbursements and obligations.
SUBCHAPTER XIII
ADMINISTRATION
11.1301   Defense fund authorized.
11.1302   Donations to charitable organizations or school fund.
11.1303   Attribution of political contributions, disbursements and communications.
11.1304   Duties of the ethics commission.
SUBCHAPTER XIV
PENALTIES
11.1400   Civil penalties.
11.1401   Criminal penalties; prosecution.
Ch. 11 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See definitions in s. 5.02.
subch. I of ch. 11 SUBCHAPTER I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
11.0100 11.0100 Construction. This chapter shall be construed to impose the least possible restraint on persons whose activities do not directly affect the elective process, consistent with the right of the public to have a full, complete, and readily understandable accounting of those activities expressly advocating for or against candidates for office or for or against referendums. Nothing in this chapter may be construed to regulate issue discussion, debate, or advocacy; grassroots outreach or lobbying; nonpartisan voter registration or turnout efforts; or the rights of the media.
11.0100 History History: 2015 a. 117.
11.0100 Annotation Campaign finance in Wisconsin after Buckley. 1976 WLR 816.
11.0101 11.0101 Definitions. In this chapter:
11.0101(1) (1)“Candidate" means an individual about whom any of the following applies:
11.0101(1)(a) (a) The individual takes any of the following affirmative actions to seek nomination or election to a state or local office:
11.0101(1)(a)1. 1. Files nomination papers with the appropriate filing officer.
11.0101(1)(a)2. 2. Is nominated as a candidate for state or local office by a caucus under s. 8.05 (1) or by a political party and the nomination is certified to the appropriate filing officer.
11.0101(1)(a)3. 3. Receives a contribution, makes a disbursement, or gives consent for another person to receive a contribution or make a disbursement in order to bring about the individual's nomination or election to a state or local office.
11.0101(1)(b) (b) The individual holds a state or local office and is the subject of a recall petition.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on August 19, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 19, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-19-19)