2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
July 13, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Larson,
Carpenter, Erpenbach, Hansen,
Johnson, Miller and Risser, cosponsored by Representatives Brostoff,
Anderson, Berceau, Crowley, Hebl, Kolste, Ohnstad, Pope, Sargent,
Shankland, Sinicki, Subeck, C. Taylor and Zamarripa. Referred to Committee
on Elections and Utilities.
1An Act to amend
11.1112 of the statutes; relating to: contributions by
2corporations, cooperative associations, labor organizations, and federally
3recognized American Indian Tribes.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill prohibits a corporation, cooperative association, labor organization, or
federally recognized American Indian Tribe from making a contribution to a
segregated fund established and administered by a political party or legislative
campaign committee. Current law authorizes these entities to make contributions
to a segregated fund of up to $12,000 in the aggregate in a calendar year. Current
law specifies that a segregated fund is a fund established by a political party or
legislative campaign committee for purposes other than making contributions to a
candidate committee or making disbursements for express advocacy.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
11.1112 of the statutes is amended to read:
511.1112 Corporations, cooperatives, and tribes.
No foreign or domestic 6
corporation, no association organized under ch. 185 or 193, no labor organization,
and no federally recognized American Indian Tribe may make a contribution to a 2
committee, other than an independent expenditure committee or referendum 3
committee, but may make a contribution to a segregated fund as provided under s.
411.1104 (6) in amounts not to exceed $12,000 in the aggregate in a calendar year