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AB387,87,2
1(d) Candidates for secretary of state, state treasurer, state superintendent, or
2justice, $18,000.
AB387,87,33 (e) Candidates for state senator, $2,000.
AB387,87,44 (f) Candidates for representative to the assembly, $1,000.
AB387,87,65 (g) Candidates for court of appeals judge in districts which contain a county
6having a population of more than 500,000, $6,000.
AB387,87,77 (h) Candidates for court of appeals judge in other districts, $5,000.
AB387,87,108 (i) Candidates for circuit judge in circuits having a population of more than
9300,000, or candidates for district attorney in prosecutorial units having a
10population of more than 300,000, $6,000.
AB387,87,1211 (j) Candidates for circuit judge in other circuits or candidates for district
12attorney in other prosecutorial units, $2,000.
AB387,87,1313 (k) Candidates for local offices, an amount equal to the greater of the following:
AB387,87,1414 1. Four hundred dollars.
AB387,87,1715 2. Two cents times the number of inhabitants of the jurisdiction or district,
16according to the latest federal census or the census information on which the district
17is based, as certified by the appropriate filing officer, but not more than $5,000.
AB387,87,18 18Figure 11.1101: - See PDF for table PDF
AB387,88,5 111.1102 Contribution limit adjustment. Beginning on January 1, 2021,
2and on January 1 every 5 years thereafter, the board shall modify the dollar amounts
3under s. 11.1101 (1) to (3), rounded to the nearest multiple of $25, to adjust for the
4change in the consumer price index, all items. U.S. city average, published by the
5federal Department of Labor for the preceding 5-year period ending on December 31.
AB387,88,8 611.1103 Applicable periods. (1) For an individual who is a candidate for an
7office that the individual holds, the limits under s. 11.1101 (1) to (3) apply during the
8term of that office.
AB387,89,3 9(2) For an individual who is a candidate for an office that the individual does
10not hold, the limits under s. 11.1101 (1) to (3) apply during the period beginning on
11the date on which the individual becomes a candidate under s. 11.0101 (1) (a) and

1ending on July 1 for a candidate at a spring primary or spring election, January 1
2for a candidate at a partisan primary or general election, and 60 days after a special
3election for a candidate at a special election.
AB387,89,5 411.1104 Exceptions. Except as provided in subs. (3) (b) and (4) (b), the
5following contributions may be made in unlimited amounts:
AB387,89,6 6(1) Contributions to a political action committee.
AB387,89,7 7(2) Contributions transferred between political action committees.
AB387,89,9 8(3) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), contributions to a legislative campaign
9committee.
AB387,89,1110 (b) A political action committee may contribute no more than $12,000 in any
11calendar year to a legislative campaign committee.
AB387,89,12 12(4) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), contributions to a political party.
AB387,89,1413 (b) A political action committee may contribute no more than $12,000 in any
14calendar year to a political party.
AB387,89,16 15(5) Contributions made by a political party or legislative campaign committee
16to a candidate committee.
AB387,89,19 17(6) Contributions paid to a segregated fund established and administered by
18a political party or legislative campaign committee for purposes other than making
19contributions to a candidate committee.
AB387,89,22 20(7) Contributions that a candidate makes to his or her candidate committee
21from the candidate's personal funds or property or the personal funds or property
22that are owned jointly or as marital property with the candidate's spouse.
AB387,89,24 23(8) Contributions transferred between the candidates for governor and
24lieutenant governor of the same political party.
AB387,90,2
1(9) Contributions used to pay legal fees and other expenses incurred as a result
2of a recount under s. 9.01.
AB387,90,6 3(10) Contributions used to pay legal fees and other expenses incurred in
4connection with or in response to circulating, offering to file, or filing a petition to
5recall an office holder prior to the time that a recall primary or election is ordered,
6or after that time if incurred to contest or defend the order.
AB387,90,7 7(11) Contributions to a recall committee.
AB387,90,8 8(12) Contributions to a referendum committee.
AB387,90,12 911.1105 Valuation. (1) Except as provided in s. 11.1111, for purposes of
10complying with a contribution limit under this section, the value of a contribution of
11any tangible or intangible item, other than money, is the item's fair market value at
12the time that the individual or committee made the contribution.
AB387,90,16 13(2) Except as provided in s. 11.1111, for purposes of complying with a
14contribution limit under this section, the value of a contribution of a service is the
15fair market value of the service at the time that the individual or committee made
16the contribution.
AB387,90,20 1711.1106 Conduit contributions. (1) For purposes of this chapter, a
18contribution released by a conduit to a committee is to be reported by the committee
19as a contribution from the individual who made the contribution and not as a
20contribution from the conduit.
AB387,90,23 21(2) A contribution of money received from a conduit, accompanied by the
22information required under s. 11.0704 (1), is considered to be a contribution from the
23original contributor.
AB387,90,25 24(3) Each filing officer shall place a copy of any report received under s. 11.0704
25in the file of the conduit and the file of the recipient.
AB387,91,7
111.1107 Limitation on cash contributions. Every contribution of money
2exceeding $100 shall be made by negotiable instrument or evidenced by an itemized
3credit card receipt bearing on the face the name of the remitter. No committee
4required to report under this chapter may accept a contribution made in violation of
5this section. The committee shall promptly return the contribution, or donate it to
6the common school fund or to a charitable organization in the event that the donor
7cannot be identified.
AB387,91,11 811.1108 Anonymous contributions. No committee may accept an
9anonymous contribution exceeding $10. If an anonymous contribution exceeds $10,
10the committee shall donate the contribution to the common school fund or to a
11charitable organization and report the donation as required under this chapter.
AB387,91,15 1211.1109 In-kind contributions. Before making a contribution, as defined
13under s. 11.0101 (8) (a) 2., to a committee, the prospective contributor shall notify the
14administrator or treasurer of the committee and obtain that individuals oral or
15written consent to the contribution.
AB387,91,18 1611.1110 Return of contributions. (1) A committee required to report under
17this chapter may return a contribution at any time before or after it has been
18deposited.
AB387,91,20 19(2) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), the subsequent return of a contribution
20deposited contrary to law does not constitute a defense to a violation.
AB387,91,2421 (b) A committee that accepts a contribution contrary to law, reports that
22contribution, and returns that contribution within 15 days after the filing date for
23the reporting period in which the contribution is received does not violate the
24contribution or source limits under this subchapter.
AB387,91,25 2511.1111 Valuation of opinion poll results. (1) In this section:
AB387,92,1
1(a) "Election period" means any of the following:
AB387,92,32 1. The period beginning on December 1 and ending on the date of the spring
3election.
AB387,92,44 2. The period beginning on May 1 and ending on the date of the general election.
AB387,92,65 3. The period beginning on the first day for circulating nomination papers and
6ending on the date of a special election.
AB387,92,87 (b) "Initial recipient" means the individual who or committee which
8commissions a public opinion poll or voter survey.
AB387,92,99 (c) "Results" means computer output or a written or verbal analysis.
AB387,92,1110 (d) "Voter survey" includes acquiring information that identifies voter
11attitudes concerning candidates or issues.
AB387,92,19 12(2) If a committee receives opinion poll or voter survey results during the first
1315 days after the initial recipient receives the results, and the committee received the
14results during an election period, the committee shall report the results as a
15contribution. The committee shall report the contribution's value as 100 percent of
16the cost incurred by the initial recipient to commission the poll or survey, except that
17if more than one committee receives the results, the committees shall report the
18contribution's value as 100 percent of the amount allocated to the committee under
19sub. (5).
AB387,93,2 20(3) If the committee receives the opinion poll or voter survey results 16 to 60
21days following the day on which the initial recipient received the results, and the
22committee received the results during an election period, the committee shall report
23the results as a contribution valued at 50 percent of the cost incurred by the initial
24recipient to commission the poll or survey, except that if more than one committee

1receives the results, the committees shall report the contribution's value as 50
2percent of the amount allocated to the committee under sub. (5).
AB387,93,5 3(4) If the committee receives the opinion poll or voter survey results more than
460 days after the initial recipient received the results the committee is not required
5to report the results as a contribution.
AB387,93,9 6(5) If a person contributes opinion poll or voter survey results to more than one
7committee, the person shall apportion the value of the poll or survey to each
8committee receiving the results by one of the following methods and shall provide the
9apportioned values to the committees:
AB387,93,1210 (a) Determine the share of the cost of the opinion poll or voter survey that is
11allocable to each recipient based on the allocation formula used by the person that
12conducted the poll or survey.
AB387,93,1513 (b) Determine the share of the cost of the opinion poll or voter survey that is
14allocable to each recipient by dividing the cost of the poll or survey equally among
15all the committees receiving the results.
AB387,93,1716 (c) Determine the share of the cost of the opinion poll or voter survey that is
17allocable to each recipient as follows:
AB387,93,1918 1. Divide the number of question results received by each recipient by the total
19number of question results received by all recipients.
AB387,93,2120 2. Multiple the total cost of the poll or survey by the number determined under
21subd. 1.
AB387,94,3 22(6) If a person makes a contribution of opinion poll or voter survey results to
23a committee after the person has apportioned the value of the results to previous
24recipients under sub. (5), the person shall make a good faith effort to apportion the
25value to the committee, considering the value apportioned to other recipients under

1sub. (5), and shall report that value to the committee. For purposes of this
2subsection, the total value of the contributor's aggregate contributions may exceed
3the original cost of the poll or survey.
AB387,94,6 4(7) A person who contributes opinion poll or voter survey results shall maintain
5records sufficient to support the contribution's value and shall provide the
6contribution's value to the recipient.
AB387,94,12 711.1112 Corporations, cooperatives, and tribes. No foreign or domestic
8corporation, no association organized under ch. 185 or 193, no labor organization,
9and no federally recognized American Indian Tribe may make a contribution to a
10committee, other than an independent expenditure committee or referendum
11committee, but may make a contribution to a segregated fund as provided under s.
1211.1104 (6).
AB387,94,16 1311.1113 Sole proprietors, partnerships, and limited liability
14companies. (1)
A contribution made to a committee by a sole proprietorship is
15considered a contribution made by the individual who is the sole proprietor and
16subject to the limits under this subchapter.
AB387,94,25 17(2) A contribution made to a committee by a partnership is considered a
18contribution made by each of the contributing partners and subject to the limits
19under this subchapter. A partnership that makes a contribution to a committee shall
20provide to the committee the names of the contributing partners and the amount of
21the individual contribution made by each partner. For purposes of determining the
22individual contribution amounts made by each partner, the partnership shall
23attribute the individual contributions according to each partner's share of the
24partnership's profits, unless the partners agree to apportion the contribution in a
25different manner.
AB387,95,12
1(3) Limited liability companies. (a) A contribution made to a committee by a
2limited liability company treated as a partnership by the federal internal revenue
3service pursuant to 26 CFR 301.7701-3 is considered a contribution made by each
4of the contributing members and subject to the limits under this subchapter. A
5limited liability company that makes a contribution under this paragraph shall
6affirm to the candidate committee that it is treated as a partnership for federal tax
7purposes and eligible to make the contribution. The company shall provide to the
8committee the names of the contributing members and the amount of the individual
9contribution made by each member. For purposes of determining the individual
10contribution amounts made by each member, the company shall attribute the
11individual contributions according to each member's share of the company's profits,
12unless the members agree to apportion the contribution in a different manner.
AB387,95,1913 (b) A contribution made to a candidate committee by a single-member limited
14liability company in which the sole member is an individual is considered a
15contribution made by that individual and subject to the individual limits under s.
1611.1101 (1). A limited liability company that makes a contribution under this
17paragraph shall affirm to the candidate committee that it is a single-member limited
18liability company in which the sole member is an individual and eligible to make the
19contribution.
AB387,96,2 2011.1114 Two candidate committees. (1) If a candidate establishes a 2nd
21candidate committee under s. 11.0202 (2) to pursue a state or local office for which
22the contribution limit under this subchapter is higher than the contribution limit for
23the office that the candidate originally sought, the 2nd candidate committee may
24accept contributions up to the higher limit, but shall take into account the amount
25of any contributions transferred from the first candidate committee to the 2nd

1candidate committee to determine whether the 2nd candidate committee has
2reached or exceeded the higher limits.
AB387,96,8 3(2) If a candidate establishes a 2nd candidate committee under s. 11.0202 (2)
4to pursue a state or local office for which the contribution limit under this subchapter
5is lower than the contribution limit for the office that the candidate originally sought,
6the first candidate committee may transfer its contributions to the 2nd candidate
7committee in an amount not to exceed the contribution limits applicable to the 2nd
8candidate committee.
AB387,96,12 9(3) Upon termination of a 2nd candidate committee, the 2nd candidate
10committee may transfer any of its remaining funds to the first candidate committee
11in amounts not to exceed the contribution limits applicable to the persons who
12contributed to the first candidate committee.
AB387,96,1313 subchapter XII
AB387,96,1414 prohibited practices
AB387,96,16 1511.1201 False reports and statements. No person may prepare or submit
16a false report or statement to a filing officer under this chapter.
AB387,96,20 1711.1202 Earmarking. (1) The treasurer of a candidate committee may agree
18with a prospective contributor that a contribution is received to be used for a specific
19purpose not prohibited by law. That purpose may not include a disbursement to a
20committee to support or oppose another candidate.
AB387,96,23 21(2) When a contribution is made to a committee other than a candidate
22committee, the contributor may not direct the committee to make a disbursement to
23a committee to support or oppose another candidate.
AB387,97,2 24(3) Except for transfers of membership-related moneys between committees
25of the same political party, no committee may transfer to another committee the

1earmarked contributions of others. Transfers of membership-related moneys
2between political parties shall be treated in the same manner as other transfers.
AB387,97,7 311.1203 Coordination. (1) No person may make a disbursement for express
4advocacy that is coordinated with a candidate, candidate committee, candidate's
5agent, the legislative campaign committee of the candidate's party, or a political
6party in violation of the contribution limits under s. 11.1101 or the source restrictions
7under s. 11.1112.
AB387,97,9 8(2) (a) For purposes of this section, a disbursement for express advocacy is
9coordinated if any of the following apply:
AB387,97,1110 1. The disbursement is made at the request or suggestion of the candidate or
11candidate's agent.
AB387,97,1212 2. The candidate exercises control over the disbursement.
AB387,97,1413 3. The candidate engages in substantial discussions or negotiations with the
14person making the disbursement regarding any of the following:
AB387,97,1515 a. The communication's content.
AB387,97,1616 b. The communication's timing.
AB387,97,1717 c. The location, form, or intended audience of the communication.
AB387,97,1818 d. The number or frequency of communications.
AB387,97,2019 (b) If a disbursement for express advocacy is not in violation of the coordination
20prohibitions under sub. (1), all of the following apply:
AB387,97,2221 1. The person making the disbursement shall report the disbursement if the
22person is a committee subject to the reporting requirements under this chapter.
AB387,97,2323 2. The candidate committee shall report the disbursement as a contribution.
AB387,98,3 2411.1204 Unlawful political contributions. (1) Subject to sub. (2), no person
25may, directly or indirectly, make any contribution other than from funds or property

1belonging to the person. No person may, directly or indirectly, give funds or property
2to another person for the purpose of making a contribution in other than the person's
3own name.
AB387,98,5 4(2) A conduit releasing a contribution of money in the manner prescribed in s.
511.0704 does not violate sub. (1).
AB387,98,7 6(3) No person may intentionally accept or receive any contribution made in
7violation of this chapter.
AB387,98,12 811.1205 Use of government materials by candidates. (1) (a) Except as
9provided in sub. (2), no person elected to state or local office who becomes a candidate
10for national, state, or local office may use public funds for the cost of materials or
11distribution for 50 or more pieces of substantially identical material distributed
12after:
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