111.365 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
111.365 (3) (a) The application of s. 11.36 11.1207.
120.06 (6) (b) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
120.06 (6) (b) 5. If a candidate has not filed a registration statement under s. 11.05 11.0202 (1) (a) by the time he or she files a declaration of candidacy, the candidate shall file the statement with the declaration. A candidate shall file an amended declaration under oath with the school district clerk in the event of a change in any information provided in the declaration as provided in s. 8.21.
185.03 (10) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
185.03 (10) (e) The cooperative dedicates any funds remaining unclaimed after the date specified in par. (b) to educational purposes, limited to providing scholarships or loans to students, or to charitable purposes, as the board determines, within one year after the date the funds are declared forfeited under par. (a). In this paragraph, educational purposes does not include political purposes as defined in s. 11.01 (16).
202.12 (5) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
202.12 (5) (a) 2. A candidate for national, state, or local office or a political party or other committee or group required to file financial information with the federal elections commission or a filing officer under s. 11.02 11.0102 (1).
341.14 (6r) (fm) 1. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
341.14 (6r) (fm) 1. b. The group or organization is not a political committee, as defined in s. 11.01 (4), or a political group, as defined in s. 11.01 (10)
346.94 (16) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
346.94 (16) (b) 2. The operator of a vehicle of a public utility, as defined in s. 11.40 (1) (a).
In this paragraph, public utility means any corporation, company, individual, or association which furnishes products or services to the public, and which is regulated under ch. 195 or 196, including railroads, telecommunications or telegraph companies and any company furnishing or producing heat, light, power or water.
349.135 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
349.135 (2) (b) The operator of a vehicle of a public utility, as defined in s. 11.40 (1) (a). In this paragraph, public utility means any corporation, company, individual or association which furnishes products or services to the public, and which is regulated under ch. 195 or 196, including railroads, telecommunications or telegraph companies and any company furnishing or producing heat, light, power or water.
563.907 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
563.907 (3) (b) A political party, as defined in s. 5.02 (13), except a state committee political party registered under s. 11.05 and organized exclusively for political purposes subch. III of ch. 11 under whose name candidates appear on a ballot at any election.
630.05 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
630.05 Political contributions. (intro.) Section 11.38 11.1112 applies to:
755.01 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
755.01 (4) Two or more cities, towns or villages of this state may enter into an agreement under s. 66.0301 for the joint exercise of the power granted under sub. (1), except that for purposes of this subsection, any agreement under s. 66.0301 shall be effected by the enactment of identical ordinances by each affected city, town or village. Electors of each municipality entering into the agreement shall be eligible to vote for the judge of the municipal court so established. If a municipality enters into an agreement with a municipality that already has a municipal court, the municipalities may provide by ordinance or resolution that the judge for the existing municipal court shall serve as the judge for the joint court until the end of the term or until a special election is held under s. 8.50 (4) (fm). Each municipality shall adopt an ordinance or bylaw under sub. (1) prior to entering into the agreement. The contracting municipalities need not be contiguous and need not all be in the same county. Upon entering into or discontinuing such an agreement, the contracting municipalities shall each transmit a certified copy of the ordinance or bylaw effecting or discontinuing the agreement to the appropriate filing officer under s. 11.02 (3e) 11.0102 (1) (c) and to the director of state courts. When a municipal judge is elected under this subsection, candidates shall be nominated by filing nomination papers under s. 8.10 (6) (bm), and shall register with the filing officer specified in s. 11.02 (3e).
758.13 (3) (g) 1. a. of the statutes is amended to read:
758.13 (3) (g) 1. a. "Candidate" has the meaning given in s. 11.01 11.0101 (1).
758.13 (3) (g) 1. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
758.13 (3) (g) 1. b. "Contribution" has the meaning given in s. 11.01 (6) 11.0101 (8).
946.11 (2) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 946.11 (2) (b) (intro.) and amended to read:
946.11 (2) (b) (intro.) "Privilege" has the meaning designated under s. 11.40; means anything of value not available to the general public, but does not include compensation or fringe benefits provided as a result of employment by a public utility to a regular employee or pensioner when the following conditions are satisfied:
946.11 (2) (b) 1. and 2. of the statutes are created to read:
946.11 (2) (b) 1. The regular employee or pensioner is not compensated specifically for services performed for a purpose related to the election or nomination for election of an individual to state or local office, the recall from or retention in office of an individual holding a state or local office, or for the purpose of payment of expenses incurred as a result of a recount at an election.
2. The regular employee or pensioner is not compensated in excess of that provided to other regular employees or pensioners of like status.
(1) Rule and opinion review. The government accountability board shall review all of the administrative rules currently in force promulgated by the board and any advisory opinions issued by the board affected by the provisions of this act. Beginning on the effective date of this subsection, any administrative rule that the board finds to be inconsistent with this act may not be enforced and any advisory opinion that the board finds to be inconsistent with this act is invalid.
(1m) Reconciliation provision. If 2015 Assembly Bill 388 or 2015 Senate Bill 294 is enacted into law, the legislative reference bureau shall, when preparing the statutes for publication, change the term "government accountability board" to "ethics commission"; substitute "commission" for "board"; and make other changes necessary to effect the terminology change in chapter 11 of the statutes. The legislative reference bureau shall also identify and incorporate other changes that are necessary to effect the reconciliation of this act and 2015 Assembly Bill 388 or 2015 Senate Bill 294.
This act takes effect on the first day of the first full reporting period following publication, except as follows:
(1) The amendment of sections 11.1400 (5) and 11.1401 (2) of the statutes takes effect on June 30, 2016.