Prescribe, by rule, a code of ethics that contains standards of conduct 6
applicable to any person who seeks approval under s. 66.0401 and who attempts to 7
influence official action by any elective official of a political subdivision, as defined 8
in s. 66.0401 (1e) (c), concerning the decision of the political subdivision to approve 9
a wind energy system, as defined in s. 66.0401 (1e) (d).
Except as provided in sub. (2), any person who violates this 12
subchapter may be required to forfeit not more than $500 for each violation of s. 13
19.43, 19.44, or 19.56 (2) or not more than $5,000 for each violation of any other
provision of this subchapter. Any person who violates a rule promulgated under s.
219.48 (12) may be required to forfeit not more than $5,000 for each violation.
If the 3
court determines that the accused has realized economic gain as a result of the 4
violation, the court may, in addition, order the accused to forfeit the amount gained 5
as a result of the violation. In addition, if the court determines that a state public 6
official has violated s. 19.45 (13), the court may order the official to forfeit an amount 7
equal to the amount or value of any political contribution, service, or other thing of 8
value that was wrongfully obtained. If the court determines that a state public 9
official has violated s. 19.45 (13) and no political contribution, service or other thing 10
of value was obtained, the court may order the official to forfeit an amount equal to 11
the maximum contribution authorized under s. 11.26 (1) for the office held or sought 12
by the official, whichever amount is greater. The attorney general, when so 13
requested by the board, shall institute proceedings to recover any forfeiture incurred 14
under this section which is not paid by the person against whom it is assessed.
(a) Any person who intentionally violates any provision of this 17
subchapter except s. 19.45 (13) or 19.59 (1) (br), or a code of ethics adopted or 18
established under s. 19.45 (11) (a) or (b) or 19.48 (12)
, shall be fined not less than $100 19
nor more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than one year in the county jail or 20