ETH 26.03(1)(e) (e) If the commission receives a statement of lobbying activity and expenditures 30 business days or more after the due date for that report:
ETH 26.03(1)(e)1. 1. If the principal has committed no prior offenses, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $100.
ETH 26.03(1)(e)2. 2. If the principal has committed a prior offense, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $500.
ETH 26.03(2) (2)Failure to timely file a 15 day report.
ETH 26.03(2)(a)(a) If the commission does not timely receive a 15 day report and the principal has no prior offenses:
ETH 26.03(2)(a)1. 1. If the unreported interest is less than 10 percent of the principal's total effort, the commission may issue a written warning to the principal.
ETH 26.03(2)(a)2. 2. If the unreported interest is 10 percent or more of the principal's total effort, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $25 per late reported interest.
ETH 26.03(2)(b) (b) If the commission does not timely receive a 15 day report and the principal has one prior offense:
ETH 26.03(2)(b)1. 1. If the unreported interest is less than 10 percent of the principal's total effort, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $50 per late reported interest.
ETH 26.03(2)(b)2. 2. If the unreported interest is 10 percent or more of the principal's total effort, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $100 per late reported interest.
ETH 26.03(2)(c) (c) If the commission does not timely receive a 15 day report and the principal has 2 or more prior offenses, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $100 per late reported interest.
ETH 26.03(3a) (3a)Unauthorized Lobbying. If a lobbyist makes a lobbying communication on behalf of a lobbying principal prior to authorization as required by s. 13.65, Stats.:
ETH 26.03(3a)(a) (a) If the lobbyist has committed no prior offenses, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $100 per unauthorized lobbying communication that occurred that reporting period on behalf of the principal, up to an aggregate total maximum of $1,000 per principal per session.
ETH 26.03(3a)(b) (b) If the lobbyist has committed a prior offense, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $200 per unauthorized lobbying communication that occurred that reporting period on behalf of the principal, up to an aggregate total maximum of $1,000 per principal per session.
ETH 26.03(3a)(c) (c) If the principal has committed no prior offenses, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $200 per unauthorized lobbying communication that occurred that reporting period on behalf of the principal, up to an aggregate total maximum of $2,000 per lobbyist per session.
ETH 26.03(3a)(d) (d) If the principal has committed a prior offense, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $400 per unauthorized lobbying communication that occurred that reporting period on behalf of the principal, up to an aggregate total maximum of $2,000 per lobbyist per session.
ETH 26.03(4) (4)Failure to timely pay lobbying fees.
ETH 26.03(4)(a) (a) Lobbyist license fees.
ETH 26.03(4)(a)1.1. If the commission receives a lobbyist license fee within one to 30 calendar days after notification from the commission that fees are outstanding, the commission may issue a written warning to the lobbyist.
ETH 26.03(4)(a)2. 2. If the commission receives a lobbyist license fee within 31 to 45 calendar days after notification from the commission that fees are outstanding, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $100.
ETH 26.03(4)(a)3. 3. If the commission receives a lobbyist license fee within 46 to 60 calendar days after notification from the commission that fees are outstanding, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $200.
ETH 26.03(4)(a)4. 4. If the commission receives a lobbyist license fee more than 60 calendar days after notification from the commission that fees are outstanding, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $300.
ETH 26.03(4)(b) (b) Lobbying principal registration fees or lobbying principal authorization fees.
ETH 26.03(4)(b)1. 1. If the commission receives a lobbying principal registration fee or lobbying principal authorization fee within one to 30 calendar days after notification from the commission that fees are outstanding, the commission may issue a written warning to the principal.
ETH 26.03(4)(b)2. 2. If the commission receives a lobbying principal registration fee or lobbying principal authorization fee within 31 to 45 calendar days after notification from the commission that fees are outstanding, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $200.
ETH 26.03(4)(b)3. 3. If the commission receives a lobbying principal registration fee or lobbying principal authorization fee within 46 to 60 calendar days after notification from the commission that fees are outstanding, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $400.
ETH 26.03(4)(b)4. 4. If the commission receives a lobbying principal registration fee or lobbying principal authorization fee more than 60 calendar days after notification from the commission that fees are outstanding, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $600.
ETH 26.03(5) (5)Aggravating or Mitigating Circumstances. Notwithstanding the settlement terms provided in this section, the commission may consider aggravating or mitigating circumstances in determining the terms of any settlement offer that may be extended.
ETH 26.03 History History: CR 17-035: cr., Register January 2018 No. 745 eff. 2-1-18; CR 20-019: am. (1) (b) (intro.), (c) (intro.), (d) (intro.), (e) (intro.), renum. (3) to (5), cr. (3a), (4) Register June 2021 No. 786, eff. 7-1-21.
ETH 26.04 ETH 26.04 Settlement of ethics violations.
ETH 26.04(1)(1)Failure to timely file a statement of economic interests.
ETH 26.04(1)(a)(a) If the commission receives a statement of economic interests within 15 calendar days after the due date for the statement of economic interests, the commission may issue a written warning to the individual.
ETH 26.04(1)(b) (b) If the commission receives a statement of economic interests 16 or more calendar days after the due date for the statement of economic interests, the commission may extend a settlement offer of $100, plus $100 for every additional 15 calendar days after the 16th calendar day following the due date.
ETH 26.04(2) (2)Aggravating or Mitigating Circumstances. Notwithstanding the settlement terms provided in this section, the commission may consider aggravating or mitigating circumstances in determining the terms of any settlement offer that may be extended.
ETH 26.04 History History: CR 17-035: cr., Register January 2018 No. 745 eff. 2-1-18; CR 20-019: am. (1) Register June 2021 No. 786, eff. 7-1-21.
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