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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
July 13, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Larson, Carpenter, Erpenbach, Hansen,
Johnson and Miller, cosponsored by Representatives Sinicki, Anderson,
Berceau, Brostoff, Considine, Crowley, Hebl, Kolste, Ohnstad, Pope,
Sargent, Shankland, Subeck, C. Taylor and Zamarripa. Referred to
Committee on Elections and Utilities.
SB354,1,2 1An Act to amend 11.1101 (3), 11.1101 (4) and 11.1101 (figure) of the statutes;
2relating to: reducing limits for contributions from political action committees.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill reduces by half the limits that apply to political action committee
contributions to candidates. The limits under the bill are the same, generally, as
those that applied to political action committee contributions prior to 2016.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB354,1 3Section 1. 11.1101 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB354,1,74 11.1101 (3) Political action committees. A political action committee may
5contribute to a candidate committee no more than the following amounts specified
6for the candidate whose nomination or election the committee supports [See Figure
711.1101 following]:
SB354,1,88 (a) Candidates for governor, $86,000 $43,000.
SB354,1,99 (b) Candidates for lieutenant governor, $26,000 $13,000.
SB354,2,1
1(c) Candidates for attorney general, $44,000 $22,000.
SB354,2,32 (d) Candidates for secretary of state, state treasurer, state superintendent, or
3justice, $18,000 $9,000.
SB354,2,44 (e) Candidates for state senator, $2,000 $1,000.
SB354,2,55 (f) Candidates for representative to the assembly, $1,000 $500.
SB354,2,76 (g) Candidates for court of appeals judge in districts which contain a county
7having a population of more than 500,000, $6,000 $3,000.
SB354,2,88 (h) Candidates for court of appeals judge in other districts, $5,000 $2,500.
SB354,2,119 (i) Candidates for circuit judge in circuits having a population of more than
10300,000, or candidates for district attorney in prosecutorial units having a
11population of more than 300,000, $6,000 $3,000.
SB354,2,1312 (j) Candidates for circuit judge in other circuits or candidates for district
13attorney in other prosecutorial units, $2,000 $1,000.
SB354,2,1414 (k) Candidates for local offices, an amount equal to the greater of the following:
SB354,2,1515 1. Four Two hundred dollars.
SB354,2,1916 2. Two cents One cent times the number of inhabitants of the jurisdiction or
17district, according to the latest federal census or the census information on which the
18district is based, as certified by the appropriate filing officer, but not more than
19$5,000 $2,500.
SB354,2 20Section 2. 11.1101 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB354,2,2421 11.1101 (4) Other persons. A person, other than a person subject to sub. (1),
22(2), or (3) or s. 11.1112, may contribute to a candidate committee no more than the
23following amounts specified for the candidate whose nomination or election the
24committee supports:
SB354,2,2525 (a) Candidates for governor, $86,000 $43,000.
SB354,3,1
1(b) Candidates for lieutenant governor, $26,000 $13,000.
SB354,3,22 (c) Candidates for attorney general, $44,000 $22,000.
SB354,3,43 (d) Candidates for secretary of state, state treasurer, state superintendent, or
4justice, $18,000 $9,000.
SB354,3,55 (e) Candidates for state senator, $2,000 $1,000.
SB354,3,66 (f) Candidates for representative to the assembly, $1,000 $500.
SB354,3,87 (g) Candidates for court of appeals judge in districts that contain a county
8having a population of more than 500,000, $6,000 $3,000.
SB354,3,99 (h) Candidates for court of appeals judge in other districts, $5,000 $2,500.
SB354,3,1210 (i) Candidates for circuit judge in circuits having a population of more than
11300,000, or candidates for district attorney in prosecutorial units having a
12population of more than 300,000, $6,000 $3,000.
SB354,3,1413 (j) Candidates for circuit judge in other circuits or candidates for district
14attorney in other prosecutorial units, $2,000 $1,000.
SB354,3,1515 (k) Candidates for local offices, an amount equal to the greater of the following:
SB354,3,1616 1. Four Two hundred dollars.
SB354,3,2017 2. Two cents One cent times the number of inhabitants of the jurisdiction or
18district, according to the latest federal census or the census information on which the
19district is based, as certified by the appropriate filing officer, but not more than
20$5,000 $2,500.
SB354,3 21Section 3. 11.1101 (figure) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB354,3,2222 Figure 11.1101: - See PDF for table PDF
SB354,4 1Section 4. Initial applicability.
SB354,4,22 (1) This act first applies to contributions made on January 1, 2018.
SB354,4,33 (End)
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