11.1101(3)(k)2. 2. Two cents times the number of inhabitants of the jurisdiction or district, according to the latest federal census or the census information on which the district is based, as certified by the appropriate filing officer, but not more than $5,000.
11.1101(4) (4)Other persons. A person, other than a person subject to sub. (1), (2), or (3) or s. 11.1112, may contribute to a candidate committee no more than the following amounts specified for the candidate whose nomination or election the committee supports:
11.1101(4)(a) (a) Candidates for governor, $86,000.
11.1101(4)(b) (b) Candidates for lieutenant governor, $26,000.
11.1101(4)(c) (c) Candidates for attorney general, $44,000.
11.1101(4)(d) (d) Candidates for secretary of state, state treasurer, state superintendent, or justice, $18,000.
11.1101(4)(e) (e) Candidates for state senator, $2,000.
11.1101(4)(f) (f) Candidates for representative to the assembly, $1,000.
11.1101(4)(g) (g) Candidates for court of appeals judge in districts that contain a county having a population of more than 750,000, $6,000.
11.1101(4)(h) (h) Candidates for court of appeals judge in other districts, $5,000.
11.1101(4)(i) (i) Candidates for circuit judge in circuits having a population of more than 300,000, or candidates for district attorney in prosecutorial units having a population of more than 300,000, $6,000.
11.1101(4)(j) (j) Candidates for circuit judge in other circuits or candidates for district attorney in other prosecutorial units, $2,000.
11.1101(4)(k) (k) Candidates for local offices, an amount equal to the greater of the following:
11.1101(4)(k)1. 1. Four hundred dollars.
11.1101(4)(k)2. 2. Two cents times the number of inhabitants of the jurisdiction or district, according to the latest federal census or the census information on which the district is based, as certified by the appropriate filing officer, but not more than $5,000.
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11.1101 History History: 2015 a. 117, 261; 2017 a. 207 s. 5.
11.1103 11.1103 Applicable periods.
11.1103(1)(1)For an individual who is a candidate for an office that the individual holds, the limits under s. 11.1101 (1) to (3) apply during the term of that office.
11.1103(2) (2)For an individual who is a candidate for an office that the individual does not hold, the limits under s. 11.1101 (1) to (3) apply during the period beginning on the date on which the individual becomes a candidate under s. 11.0101 (1) (a) and ending on the day before the term of office begins for the office sought by the candidate.
11.1103 History History: 2015 a. 117.
11.1104 11.1104 Exceptions. Except as provided in subs. (3) (b) and (4) (b) and s. 11.1112, the following contributions may be made in unlimited amounts:
11.1104(1) (1)Contributions to a political action committee.
11.1104(2) (2)Contributions transferred between political action committees.
11.1104(3) (3)
11.1104(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), contributions to a legislative campaign committee.
11.1104(3)(b) (b) A political action committee or a person subject to the limits under s. 11.1101 (4) may contribute no more than $12,000 in any calendar year to a legislative campaign committee.
11.1104(4) (4)
11.1104(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), contributions to a political party.
11.1104(4)(b) (b) A political action committee or a person subject to the limits under s. 11.1101 (4) may contribute no more than $12,000 in any calendar year to a political party.
11.1104(5) (5)Contributions made by a political party or legislative campaign committee to a candidate committee.
11.1104(6) (6)Contributions paid to a segregated fund established and administered by a political party or legislative campaign committee for purposes other than making contributions to a candidate committee or making disbursements for express advocacy, except that a political action committee or a person subject to s. 11.1101 (4) may contribute no more than $12,000 in any calendar year to such a fund.
11.1104(7) (7)Contributions that a candidate makes to his or her candidate committee from the candidate's personal funds or property or the personal funds or property that are owned jointly or as marital property with the candidate's spouse.
11.1104(8) (8)Contributions transferred between the candidates for governor and lieutenant governor of the same political party.
11.1104(9) (9)Contributions used to pay legal fees and other expenses incurred as a result of a recount under s. 9.01.
11.1104(10) (10)Contributions used to pay legal fees and other expenses incurred in connection with or in response to circulating, offering to file, or filing a petition to recall an office holder prior to the time that a recall primary or election is ordered, or after that time if incurred to contest or defend the order.
11.1104(11) (11)Contributions to a recall committee.
11.1104(12) (12)Contributions to a referendum committee.
11.1104(13) (13)Contributions to an independent expenditure committee.
11.1104 History History: 2015 a. 117, 261.
11.1105 11.1105 Valuation.
11.1105(1)(1)Except as provided in s. 11.1111, for purposes of complying with a contribution limit under this section, the value of a contribution of any tangible or intangible item, other than money, is the item's fair market value at the time that the individual or committee made the contribution.
11.1105(2) (2)Except as provided in s. 11.1111, for purposes of complying with a contribution limit under this section, the value of a contribution of a service is the fair market value of the service at the time that the individual or committee made the contribution.
11.1105 History History: 2015 a. 117.
11.1106 11.1106 Conduit contributions.
11.1106(1)(1)For purposes of this chapter, a contribution released by a conduit to a committee is to be reported by the committee as a contribution from the individual who made the contribution and not as a contribution from the conduit.
11.1106(2) (2)A contribution of money received from a conduit, accompanied by the information required under s. 11.0704 (1), is considered to be a contribution from the original contributor.
11.1106(3) (3)Each filing officer shall place a copy of any report received under s. 11.0704 in the file of the conduit and the file of the recipient.
11.1106 History History: 2015 a. 117.
11.1107 11.1107 Limitation on cash contributions. Every contribution of money exceeding $100 shall be made by negotiable instrument or evidenced by an itemized credit card receipt bearing on the face the name of the remitter. No committee required to report under this chapter may accept a contribution made in violation of this section. The committee shall promptly return the contribution, or donate it to the common school fund or to a charitable organization in the event that the donor cannot be identified.
11.1107 History History: 2015 a. 117.
11.1108 11.1108 Anonymous contributions. No committee may accept an anonymous contribution exceeding $10. If an anonymous contribution exceeds $10, the committee shall donate the contribution to the common school fund or to a charitable organization and report the donation as required under this chapter.
11.1108 History History: 2015 a. 117.
11.1109 11.1109 In-kind contributions. Before making a contribution, as defined under s. 11.0101 (8) (a) 2., to a committee, the prospective contributor shall notify the candidate or candidate's agent or the administrator or treasurer of the committee and obtain that individuals oral or written consent to the contribution.
11.1109 History History: 2015 a. 117.
11.1110 11.1110 Return of contributions.
11.1110(1)(1)A committee required to report under this chapter may return a contribution at any time before or after it has been deposited.
11.1110(2) (2)
11.1110(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), the subsequent return of a contribution deposited contrary to law does not constitute a defense to a violation.
11.1110(2)(b) (b) A committee that accepts a contribution contrary to law, reports that contribution, and returns that contribution within 15 days after the filing date for the reporting period in which the contribution is received does not violate the contribution or source limits under this subchapter.
11.1110 History History: 2015 a. 117.
11.1111 11.1111 Valuation of opinion poll results.
11.1111(1)(1)In this section:
11.1111(1)(a) (a) “Election period" means any of the following:
11.1111(1)(a)1. 1. The period beginning on December 1 and ending on the date of the spring election.
11.1111(1)(a)2. 2. The period beginning on May 1 and ending on the date of the general election.
11.1111(1)(a)3. 3. The period beginning on the first day for circulating nomination papers and ending on the date of a special election.
11.1111(1)(b) (b) “Initial recipient" means the individual who or committee which commissions a public opinion poll or voter survey.
11.1111(1)(c) (c) “Results" means computer output or a written or verbal analysis.
11.1111(1)(d) (d) “Voter survey" includes acquiring information that identifies voter attitudes concerning candidates or issues.
11.1111(2) (2)If a committee receives opinion poll or voter survey results during the first 15 days after the initial recipient receives the results, and the committee received the results during an election period, the committee shall report the results as a contribution. The committee shall report the contribution's value as 100 percent of the cost incurred by the initial recipient to commission the poll or survey, except that if more than one committee receives the results, the committees shall report the contribution's value as 100 percent of the amount allocated to the committee under sub. (5).
11.1111(3) (3)If the committee receives the opinion poll or voter survey results 16 to 60 days following the day on which the initial recipient received the results, and the committee received the results during an election period, the committee shall report the results as a contribution valued at 50 percent of the cost incurred by the initial recipient to commission the poll or survey, except that if more than one committee receives the results, the committees shall report the contribution's value as 50 percent of the amount allocated to the committee under sub. (5).
11.1111(4) (4)If the committee receives the opinion poll or voter survey results more than 60 days after the initial recipient received the results, the committee is not required to report the results as a contribution.
11.1111(5) (5)If a person contributes opinion poll or voter survey results to more than one committee, the person shall apportion the value of the poll or survey to each committee receiving the results by one of the following methods and shall provide the apportioned values to the committees:
11.1111(5)(a) (a) Determine the share of the cost of the opinion poll or voter survey that is allocable to each recipient based on the allocation formula used by the person that conducted the poll or survey.
11.1111(5)(b) (b) Determine the share of the cost of the opinion poll or voter survey that is allocable to each recipient by dividing the cost of the poll or survey equally among all the committees receiving the results.
11.1111(5)(c) (c) Determine the share of the cost of the opinion poll or voter survey that is allocable to each recipient as follows:
11.1111(5)(c)1. 1. Divide the number of question results received by each recipient by the total number of question results received by all recipients.
11.1111(5)(c)2. 2. Multiple the total cost of the poll or survey by the number determined under subd. 1.
11.1111(6) (6)If a person makes a contribution of opinion poll or voter survey results to a committee after the person has apportioned the value of the results to previous recipients under sub. (5), the person shall make a good faith effort to apportion the value to the committee, considering the value apportioned to other recipients under sub. (5), and shall report that value to the committee. For purposes of this subsection, the total value of the contributor's aggregate contributions may exceed the original cost of the poll or survey.
11.1111(7) (7)A person who contributes opinion poll or voter survey results shall maintain records sufficient to support the contribution's value and shall provide the contribution's value to the recipient.
11.1111 History History: 2015 a. 117.
11.1112 11.1112 Corporations, cooperatives, and tribes. No foreign or domestic 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 committee, other than an independent expenditure committee or referendum committee, but may make a contribution to a segregated fund as provided under s. 11.1104 (6) in amounts not to exceed $12,000 in the aggregate in a calendar year.
11.1112 History History: 2015 a. 117.
11.1112 Annotation The government may regulate corporate political speech through disclaimer and disclosure requirements, but it may not suppress that speech altogether. Federal law prohibiting corporations and unions from using their general treasury funds to make independent expenditures for speech defined as an “electioneering communication" or for speech expressly advocating the election or defeat of a candidate is unconstitutional. Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310, 130 S. Ct. 876, 175 L. Ed. 2d 753 (2010).
11.1113 11.1113 Sole proprietors, partnerships, and limited liability companies.
11.1113(1)(1)Sole proprietorships. A contribution made to a committee by a sole proprietorship is considered a contribution made by the individual who is the sole proprietor and subject to the limits under this subchapter.
11.1113(2) (2)Partnerships. A contribution made to a committee by a partnership is considered a contribution made by each of the contributing partners and subject to the limits under this subchapter. A partnership that makes a contribution to a committee shall provide to the committee the names of the contributing partners and the amount of the individual contribution made by each partner. For purposes of determining the individual contribution amounts made by each partner, the partnership shall attribute the individual contributions according to each partner's share of the partnership's profits, unless the partners agree to apportion the contribution in a different manner.
11.1113(3) (3)Limited liability companies.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)