SECTION 1. GAB 1.28 is amended to read:
GAB 1.28 Scope of regulated activity; election of candidates. (1) Definitions. As used in this rule:
(a) “Political committee" means every committee which is formed primarily to influence elections or which is under the control of a candidate.
(b) “Communication" means any printed advertisement, billboard, handbill, sample ballot, television or radio advertisement, telephone call, e-mail, internet posting, and any other form of communication that may be utilized for a political purpose.
(c) “Contributions for political purposes" means contributions made to 1) a candidate, or 2) a political committee or 3) an individual who makes contributions to a candidate or political committee or incurs obligations or makes disbursements for the purpose of expressly advocating the election or defeat of an identified candidate political purposes.
(2) Individuals other than candidates and committees persons other than political committees are subject to the applicable disclosure-related and recordkeeping-related requirements of ch. 11, Stats., only when they:
(a) Make contributions or disbursements for political purposes, or
(b) Make contributions to any person at the request or with the authorization of a candidate or political committee, or
(c) Make a communication containing for a political purpose.
(3) A communication is for a “political purpose" if either of the following applies:
(a) The communication contains terms such as the following or their functional equivalents with reference to a clearly identified candidate that expressly advocates the election or defeat of that candidate and that unambiguously relates to the campaign of that candidate:
1. “ Vote for;"
2. “Elect;"
3. “Support;"
4. “Cast your ballot for;"
5. “Smith for Assembly;"
6. “Vote against;"
7. “Defeat;" or
8. “Reject."
(b) The communication is susceptible of no reasonable interpretation other than as an appeal to vote for or against a specific candidate. A communication is susceptible of no other reasonable interpretation if it is made during the period beginning on the 60th day preceding a general, special, or spring election and ending on the date of that election or during the period beginning on the 30th day preceding a primary election and ending on the date of that election and that includes a reference to or depiction of a clearly identified candidate and:
1. Refers to the personal qualities, character, or fitness of that candidate;
2. Supports or condemns that candidate's position or stance on issues; or
3. Supports or condemns that candidate's public record.
(3) (4) Consistent with s. 11.05 (2), Stats., nothing in sub. (1) or , (2), or (3) should be construed as requiring registration and reporting, under ss. 11.05 and 11.06, Stats., of an individual whose only activity is the making of contributions.
This rule shall take effect on the first day of the month following publication in the Wisconsin administrative register as provided in s. 227.22 (intro), Stats.
Notice of Hearing
Natural Resources
Fish, Game, etc., Chs. NR 1
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to ss. 29.014 (1), 29.039, 29.041, 29.053 and 227.11 (2) (a), Stats., the Department of Natural Resources will hold public hearings on revisions to Chapters NR 20, 21, 22, and 23, Wis. Adm. Code, relating to fishing and clamming on the inland, outlying and boundary waters of Wisconsin.
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to ss. 23.09 (2) (b), 29.014, 29.053 (3), 29.059, 29.089, 29.192 and 29.193, Stats., the Department of Natural Resources will hold public hearings on revisions to Chapters NR 10, 11, and 15, Wis. Adm. Code, relating to hunting and trapping regulations and the use of department managed lands.
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2009, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress will hold its election of county delegates in each county. Upon completion of the delegate elections, the joint Spring Hearing/Conservation Congress meeting will convene to take comments on the foregoing rule modifications.
Hearing Information
The hearings will be held on Monday, April 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the following locations:
Adams   Adams County Courthouse, Board Room,
  402 Main Street, Friendship
Ashland   Ashland Senior High School, Auditorium,
  1900 Beaser Avenue, Ashland
Barron   Barron Government Center,
  330 E. LaSalle Avenue, Barron
Bayfield   Drummond High School, Auditorium,
  52440 Eastern Ave., Drummond
Brown   Franklin Middle School, Auditorium,
  1234 W. Mason, Green Bay
Buffalo   Alma High School, Gymnasium,
  S1618 STH 35, Alma
Burnett   Burnett County Government Center,
  Room 165, 7410 County Road K, Siren
Calumet   Calumet County Courthouse, B025,
  206 Court Street, Chilton
Chippewa   Chippewa Falls Middle School Auditorium
  750 Tropicana Blvd., Chippewa Falls
Clark   Greenwood High School, Cafetorium,
  306 W. Central Ave., Greenwood
Columbia   Portage Junior High School,
  2505 New Pinery Rd., Portage
Crawford   Crawford County Courthouse, Court Room,
  220 N. Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien
Dane   Middleton Performing Arts Center,
  Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol St.,
Dodge   Horicon City Hall, 404 E. Lake Street,
Door   Crossroads at Big Creek,
  2041 Michigan Ave., Sturgeon Bay
Douglas   Brule Town Hall, 5814 S. Maple St., Brule
Dunn   Dunn County Fish and Game Club,
  1900 Pioneer Ave., Menomonie
Eau Claire   South Middle School, Auditorium,
  2115 Mitscher Ave., Eau Claire
Florence   Florence Natural Resource Center,
  Basement, Highway 70/101, Florence
Fond du Lac   Theisen Middle School, 525 E Pioneer Road,
  Fond du Lac
Forest   Crandon High School, Auditorium,
  9750 USH 8 W, Crandon
Grant   Lancaster High School, Auditorium,
  806 Elm Street, Lancaster
Green   Monroe Middle School,
  1510 13th Street, Monroe
Green Lake   Green Lake High School, Small Gym,
  612 Mill St., Green Lake
Iowa   Dodgeville High School, Gymnasium,
  912 West Chapel Street, Dodgeville
Iron   Iron County Courthouse,
  300 Taconite St., Hurley
Jackson   Black River Falls Middle School,
  LGI Room, 1202 Pierce Street,
  Black River Falls
Jefferson   Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds, Activity Center,
  503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson
Juneau   Olson Middle School, Auditorium,
  508 Grayside Avenue, Mauston
Kenosha   Bristol Grade School, Gymnasium,
  20121 83rd Street, Bristol
Kewaunee   Kewaunee High School, Auditorium,
  911 3rd Street, Kewaunee
La Crosse   Onalaska High School, Field House,
  700 Hilltop Place, Onalaska
Lafayette   Darlington High School, Auditorium,
  11838 Center Hill Road, Darlington
Langlade   Antigo High School, Volm Auditorium,
  1900 10th Avenue, Antigo
Lincoln   Tomahawk Elementary School,
  1048 East Kings Road, Tomahawk
Manitowoc   UW Manitowoc, Theater,
  705 Viebahn Street, Manitowoc
Marathon   D.C. Everest Middle School,
  9302 Schofield Avenue, Weston
Marinette   Crivitz High School, Auditorium,
  400 South Ave, Crivitz
Marquette   Montello High School, Community Room,
  222 Forest Lane, Montello
Menominee   Menominee County Courthouse, Basement,
  Courthouse Lane, Keshena
Milwaukee   Nathan Hale High School, Auditorium,
  11601 West Lincoln Avenue, West Allis
Monroe   Tomah High School, Cafeteria,
  901 Lincoln Ave., Tomah
Oconto   Suring High School, Cafeteria,
  411 E. Algoma St., Suring
Oneida   James Williams Junior High School,
  915 Acacia, Rhinelander
Outagamie   Riverview Middle School, Auditorium,
  101 Oak Street, Kaukauna
Ozaukee   Port Washington American Legion,
  435 Lake St., Port Washington
Pepin   Pepin County Government Center,
  County Board Room,
  740 7th Avenue W., Durand
Pierce   Ellsworth Senior High School, Gymnasium,
  323 Hillcrest St., Ellsworth
Polk   Unity High School, Gymnasium,
  908 150th Street/Hwy 46, Balsam Lake
Portage   Ben Franklin Junior High School,
  Auditorium, 2000 Polk Street, Stevens Point
Price   Price Co. Courthouse, County Board Room,
  126 Cherry Street, Phillips
Racine   Union Grove High School, Auditorium
  (Use Hwy. 45 School Entrance),
  3433 S. Colony Ave., Union Grove
Richland   Richland County Courthouse,
  181 West Seminary, Richland Center
Rock   Pontiac Convention Center,
  2809 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville
Links to Admin. Code and Statutes in this Register are to current versions, which may not be the version that was referred to in the original published document.