2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
March 11, 2014 - Offered by Senators Erpenbach, Carpenter, L. Taylor, Vinehout,
Harris, Shilling, Miller, T. Cullen, Risser, C. Larson and Hansen.
SB655-SA2,1,11 At the locations indicated, amend the bill as follows:
SB655-SA2,1,2 21. Page 7, line 2: after that line insert:
SB655-SA2,1,3 3" Section 4d. 11.01 (12v) of the statutes is created to read:
SB655-SA2,1,84 11.01 (12v) "Mass communication" means a message that is disseminated by
5means of one or more communications media, a mass electronic communication, a
6mass distribution, or a mass telephoning, but not including a bona fide poll
7conducted for the purpose of objectively identifying or collecting data concerning the
8attitudes or preferences of electors.
SB655-SA2,4e 9Section 4e. 11.01 (12w) of the statutes is created to read:
SB655-SA2,1,1110 11.01 (12w) "Mass distribution" means the distribution of 500 or more pieces
11of substantially identical material.
SB655-SA2,4f 12Section 4f. 11.01 (13) of the statutes is created to read:
111.01 (13) "Mass electronic communication" means the transmission of 500 or
2more pieces of substantially identical material by means of electronic mail or
3facsimile transmission.
SB655-SA2,4g 4Section 4g. 11.01 (14) of the statutes is created to read:
SB655-SA2,2,65 11.01 (14) "Mass telephoning" means the making of 500 or more telephone calls
6conveying a substantially identical message.
SB655-SA2,4h 7Section 4h. 11.01 (16) (a) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
SB655-SA2,2,128 11.01 (16) (a) 3. A mass communication, other than a communication that is
9exempt from reporting under s. 11.29, that is made during the period beginning on
10the 60th day preceding an election and ending on the date of that election, and that
11includes a reference to a clearly identified candidate whose name is certified under
12s. 7.08 (2) (a) or 8.50 (1) (d) to appear on the ballot at that election.".
SB655-SA2,2,13 132. Page 9, line 3: after that line insert:
SB655-SA2,2,14 14" Section 8m. 11.05 (3) (s) of the statutes is created to read:
SB655-SA2,2,1915 11.05 (3) (s) In the case of a registrant that has made a mass communication
16identified in s. 11.01 (16) (a) 3., a report containing the information specified in s.
1711.06 (1) with respect to any obligation to make a disbursement incurred or any
18disbursement made for the purpose of making such a communication prior to
SB655-SA2,2,20 203. Page 9, line 20: after that line insert:
SB655-SA2,2,21 21" Section 9m. 11.06 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB655-SA2,3,822 11.06 (2) Disclosure of certain indirect disbursements. Notwithstanding
23sub. (1), if a disbursement is made or obligation incurred by an individual other than
24a candidate or by a committee or group which is not primarily organized for political

1purposes, and the disbursement does not constitute a contribution to any candidate
2or other individual, committee, or group, and the disbursement is not made or the
3obligation is not incurred for the purpose of making a mass communication specified
4in s. 11.01 (16) (a) 3.,
the disbursement or obligation is required to be reported only
5if the purpose is to expressly advocate the election or defeat of a clearly identified
6candidate or the adoption or rejection of a referendum. The exemption provided by
7this subsection shall in no case be construed to apply to a political party, legislative
8campaign, personal campaign, or support committee.".
SB655-SA2,3,9 94. Page 12, line 9: after that line insert:
SB655-SA2,3,10 10" Section 14m. 11.12 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
SB655-SA2,4,711 11.12 (7) If any registrant makes or incurs an obligation to make a
12disbursement of more than $500 cumulatively for the purpose of making a
13communication specified in s. 11.01 (16) (a) 3. later than 60 days prior to a primary
14or other election without cooperation or consultation with any candidate or agent or
15authorized committee of any candidate who is supported or opposed, and not in
16concert with or at the request or suggestion of any such candidate, agent, or
17committee, the registrant shall, within 24 hours after making the disbursement or
18incurring the obligation to make the disbursement, inform the appropriate filing
19officer of the information required under s. 11.06 (1) in such manner as the board may
20prescribe. The registrant shall also include the information in the next regular
21report of the registrant under s. 11.20. For purposes of this subsection,
22disbursements and obligations cumulate beginning with the day after the last date
23covered on the registrant's immediately preceding report and ending with the day
24before the election. If a registrant has not filed a previous report, disbursements and

1obligations cumulate beginning on the date of the registrant's registration. A
2disbursement that was previously reported in a report under this subsection as
3obligated to be made shall not be included in the cumulative total. Upon receipt of
4a report under this subsection, the filing officer shall, within 24 hours of receipt,
5transmit a copy of the report to all candidates for any office in support of or opposition
6to one of whom a disbursement identified in the report is made or obligated to be
SB655-SA2,4,8 85. Page 18, line 2: after that line insert:
SB655-SA2,4,9 9" Section 24m. Initial applicability.
SB655-SA2,4,1310 (1) The treatment of sections 11.01 (12v), (12w), (13), (14), and (16) (a) 3. and
1111.06 (2) of the statutes first applies with respect to contributions received,
12disbursements made, and obligations incurred on or after the effective date of this