A candidate for or a person elected to a state or local office does not make an in-kind contribution to another candidate for a state or local office in another district when a candidate or election official travels to the district of the other candidate for political purposes. The candidate for or person elected to state or local office may be reimbursed from his or her candidate committee and is deemed to provide nonreportable volunteer services to the candidate in the other district.
If the candidate or elected official is reimbursed by another individual, candidate committee, political action committee, political party, or legislative campaign committee for travel, the reimbursement is a reportable contribution to the candidate.
If the candidate or elected official is an officer or employee of a political party or legislative campaign committee who travels on committee business, the reimbursement is not a reportable contribution to the candidate or elected official, but is a reportable disbursement of the political party or legislative campaign committee.
ETH 1.70 History
Emerg. cr. eff. 6-1-86; cr. Register, November, 1986, No. 371
, eff. 12-1-86; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7.
, Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726
; CR 19-035
: am. (1) Register May 2020 No. 773
, eff. 6-1-20; CR 20-010: am. (2), (3) Register June 2021 No. 786, eff. 7-1-21.
Conduit registration and reporting requirements.
A conduit shall send to each candidate or committee at the time funds are transferred a letter identifying itself as a conduit, the name and address of the transferee, and listing the name and address of each contributor, the date and amount of each contribution, and the occupation, if any, of each contributor whose cumulative contributions to the transferee for the calendar year are in excess of $200.
ETH 1.85 History
Emerg. cr. eff. 7-1-86; cr. Register, November, 1986, No. 371
, eff. 12-1-86; am. (1) and (4), Register, April, 1998, No. 508
, eff. 5-1-98; CR 18-047
: r. (1), (2), (4) to (7) Register August 2019 No. 764
, eff. 9-1-19; (3) renum. to ETH 1.85 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1. Register August 2019 No. 764
; CR 20-010: am. Register June 2021 No. 786, eff. 7-1-21.
Contributions from conduit accounts. ETH 1.855(1)(1)
No contribution may be made from a conduit member's account without the conduit member's authorization which is specific as to the amount of the contribution and as to the identity of the candidate who is to receive the contribution. The conduit member's authorization may be made in writing, or may be made orally if a contemporaneous written record of the oral authorization is made by the conduit administrator.
A contribution from a conduit account shall be in the form of a check or other negotiable instrument made out to the named candidate or to the candidate committee, or to a legislative campaign committee, political party, or political action committee. A conduit may not make an in-kind contribution as defined in s. ETH 1.20 (1) (e)
Contributions of individuals under the age of 18.
For purposes of campaign finance regulation under ch. 11
, Stats., the contribution to a candidate for election or nomination to any of the offices specified in ss. 11.1101
, and 11.1105
, Stats., of any individual less than 18 years of age at the time of contribution, shall be treated as follows:
The contribution of individual contributors less than 14 years of age at the time of the contribution shall be treated as the contribution of the contributor's parents or legal guardians. If the contributor has more than one parent or one legal guardian, the contribution shall be attributed to each parent or each guardian in equal shares or in such shares as the parents or the guardians determine by written agreement.
The contribution of individual contributors who are 14 years of age or older at the time of the contribution shall be treated for all purposes of campaign finance regulation under ch. 11
, Stats., as the contribution of the individual contributor.
This section shall not affect the determination of an individual's right or authority to make contributions from a multi-party account at a financial institution.
ETH 1.95 History
Cr. Register, January, 1992, No. 433
, eff. 2-1-92; correction in (intro.) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7.
, Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726
ETH 1.96 Attribution requirements. ETH 1.96(1)(b)
“Legible” means each individual letter or character is clearly printed so it can be easily understood.
“Readily accessible” means capable of being seen without much difficulty.
Specifications for all attributions.
The language required by s. 11.1303
, Stats., shall be presented in a clear and conspicuous manner that gives the recipient of the communication adequate notice of the identity of the person making the payment or reimbursement or assuming responsibility for the communication.
Additional specifications for attributions in written communications.
Written communications shall include an attribution containing the language required by s. 11.1303
, Stats., in a manner that is readable, legible, and readily accessible. It is prima facie evidence that an attribution is readable, legible, and readily accessible if the attribution meets all of the following requirements:
It meets the following applicable minimum font size:
An attribution on a written communication measuring no larger than 8.5 inches by 11 inches must be printed in at least 10-point font;
An attribution on a written communication that is larger than 8.5 inches by 11 inches, but is not larger than 24 inches by 36 inches, must be printed in at least 12-point font; or
An attribution on any other written communication must appear in letters that are at least four percent of the vertical height of the written communication.
It appears in black text on a white background, or the degree of contrast between the background color and the text color is at least as great as the degree of contrast between the background color and the color of the largest text in the communication.
It remains visible for a period of at least four seconds.
Additional specifications for attributions in audio-only communications.
Communications that include only audio shall include an attribution containing the language required by s. 11.1303
, Stats., in a manner that is clearly spoken.
Material that does not need an attribution.
Communications that are contained in or on any of the following do not require attributions under s. 11.1303
Small online ads and similar electronic communications where the language required by s. 11.1303
, Stats., could not conveniently be included, and that either link directly to a website that includes the required attribution, or provide an automatic display that includes the attribution.
Sponsors of such small online ads or similar electronic communications must be able to establish, at the Commission's request, that including the attribution on the ad or communication was not possible due to size or technological constraints.
The link required by this paragraph must direct the recipient of the small online ad or similar electronic communication to the attribution in a manner that is readable, legible, and readily accessible, with minimal effort and without viewing extraneous material.
The automatic display required by this paragraph must display to the recipient of the small online ad or similar electronic communication the attribution in a manner that is readable, legible, and readily accessible. Examples of acceptable automatic display mechanisms include, but are not limited to, non-blockable pop-ups, roll-overs, or other similar mechanisms.
ETH 1.96 History
History: CR 19-035
: cr. Register May 2020 No. 773
, eff.6-1-20; (1) (a) renum. (1) (br) under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1.
, Stats., and correction in (5) (h) 2., 3. made under s. 35.17
, Stats., Register May 2020 No. 773