11.0601(5) (5)A person may register more than one independent expenditure committee under this subchapter.
11.0601 History History: 2015 a. 117.
11.0602 11.0602 Registration; timing.
11.0602(1)(1)Every independent expenditure committee that makes or accepts contributions, makes disbursements, or incurs obligations to support or oppose a candidate in a calendar year in an aggregate amount in excess of $2,500 shall file a registration statement giving the information required by s. 11.0603.
11.0602(2) (2)An independent expenditure committee that triggers the registration requirement under sub. (1) shall file the registration statement no later than the 10th business day commencing after receipt of the first contribution by the independent expenditure committee exceeding the amount specified under sub. (1), before making any disbursement exceeding that amount, and before incurring obligations exceeding that amount.
11.0602 History History: 2015 a. 117.
11.0603 11.0603 Registration; required information.
11.0603(1)(1)Required information. The independent expenditure committee shall indicate on the registration statement that it is registering as an independent expenditure committee and shall include all of the following on the registration statement:
11.0603(1)(a) (a) The name and mailing address of the independent expenditure committee.
11.0603(1)(b) (b) The name and mailing address of the treasurer and any other custodian of books and accounts. Unless otherwise directed by the treasurer on the registration form and except as otherwise provided in this chapter or any rule of the commission, all mailings that are required by law or by rule of the commission shall be sent to the treasurer at the treasurer's address indicated upon the form.
11.0603(1)(c) (c) The name and address of the depository account of the independent expenditure committee and of any other institution where funds of the committee are kept.
11.0603(1)(f) (f) The name and address of the independent expenditure committee's sponsoring organization, if any.
11.0603(2) (2) Certification. The individual responsible for filing or amending an independent expenditure committee's registration statement and any form or report required of the committee under this chapter shall certify that all information contained in the statement, form, or report is true, correct, and complete.
11.0603(3) (3) Change of information.
11.0603(3)(a)(a) The independent expenditure committee shall report any change in information previously submitted in a registration statement within 10 days following the change. Except as provided in par. (b), any such change may be reported only by the individual or by the officer who has succeeded to the position of an individual who signed the original statement.
11.0603(3)(b) (b) The administrator or treasurer of an independent expenditure committee may report a change in the committee's registration statement.
11.0603 History History: 2015 a. 117 ss. 24, 74 (1m).
11.0604 11.0604 Reporting.
11.0604(1)(1)Contributions and disbursements.
11.0604(1)(a)(a) Each independent expenditure committee shall make full reports, upon a form prescribed by the commission and certified as required under s. 11.0103 (3) (c), of all contributions, disbursements, and obligations received, made, and incurred by the committee. The independent expenditure committee shall include in each report the following information, covering the period since the last date covered on the previous report:
11.0604(1)(a)1. 1. An itemized statement giving the date, full name, and street address of each person who has made a contribution to the independent expenditure committee, together with the amount of the contribution.
11.0604(1)(a)2. 2. An itemized statement giving the date, full name, and street address of each committee to which the independent expenditure committee has made a contribution, together with the amount of the contribution.
11.0604(1)(a)3. 3. The occupation, if any, of each individual contributor whose cumulative contributions to the independent expenditure committee for the calendar year are in excess of $200.
11.0604(1)(a)4. 4. An itemized statement of each contribution made anonymously to the independent expenditure committee. If the contribution exceeds $10, the independent expenditure committee shall specify whether the committee donated the contribution to the common school fund or to a charitable organization, and shall include the full name and mailing address of the donee.
11.0604(1)(a)5. 5. A statement of totals during the reporting period of contributions received and contributions donated as provided in subd. 4.
11.0604(1)(a)6. 6. A statement of the cash balance on hand at the beginning and end of the reporting period.
11.0604(1)(a)7. 7. An itemized statement of each loan of money made to the independent expenditure committee, together with all of the following:
Effective date note NOTE: Subd. 7. (intro.) is shown as amended eff. 1-3-23 by 2021 Wis. Act 265. Prior to 1-3-23 it reads:
Effective date text 7. An itemized statement of each loan of money made to the independent expenditure committee in an aggregate amount or value in excess of $20, together with all of the following:
11.0604(1)(a)7.a. a. The full name and mailing address of the lender.
11.0604(1)(a)7.b. b. A statement of whether the lender is a commercial lending institution.
11.0604(1)(a)7.c. c. The date and amount of the loan.
11.0604(1)(a)7.d. d. The full name and mailing address of each guarantor, if any.
11.0604(1)(a)7.e. e. The original amount guaranteed by each guarantor.
11.0604(1)(a)7.f. f. The balance of the amount guaranteed by each guarantor at the end of the reporting period.
11.0604(1)(a)8. 8. An itemized statement of every disbursement exceeding $20 in amount or value, together with the name and address of the person to whom the disbursement was made, and the date and specific purpose for which the disbursement was made.
11.0604(1)(a)9. 9. An itemized statement of every obligation exceeding $20 in amount or value, together with the name of the person or business with whom the obligation was incurred, and the date and the specific purpose for which each such obligation was incurred.
11.0604(1)(a)10. 10. A statement of totals during the reporting period of disbursements made, including transfers made to and received from other committees, other income, and loans.
11.0604(1)(a)11. 11. A statement of the balance of obligations incurred as of the end of the reporting period.
11.0604(1)(b) (b) The independent expenditure committee shall begin each report filed under this chapter with the first contribution received, disbursement made, or obligation incurred during the reporting period.
11.0604(2) (2) Reports to support or oppose candidates at spring primary. An independent expenditure committee that makes or accepts contributions, makes disbursements, or incurs obligations to support or oppose one or more candidates for office at a spring primary or a candidate at a special primary held to nominate nonpartisan candidates to be voted for at a special election held to fill a vacancy in one or more of the nonpartisan state or local offices voted for at the spring election, or to support or oppose other committees engaging in such activities, shall do all the following:
11.0604(2)(a) (a) File a preprimary report no earlier than 14 days and no later than 8 days preceding the primary. If a candidate for a nonpartisan state office at an election is not required to participate in a spring primary, the independent expenditure committee shall file a preprimary report at the time prescribed in s. 11.0103 (4) preceding the date specified for the holding of the primary, were it to be required.
11.0604(2)(b) (b) File a preelection report no earlier than 14 days and no later than 8 days preceding the election.
11.0604(2)(c) (c) Annually in each year of an election cycle, file a report on January 15 and July 15.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (c) is shown as amended eff. 1-3-23 by 2021 Wis. Act 265. Prior to 1-3-23 it reads:
Effective date text (c) Annually in each year of an election cycle, file a report on the 15th day of the month in the months of January and July.
11.0604(3) (3) Reports to support or oppose candidates at spring election. An independent expenditure committee that makes or accepts contributions, makes disbursements, or incurs obligations to support or oppose one or more candidates for office at a spring election or a candidate at a special election held to fill a vacancy in one or more of the nonpartisan state or local offices voted for at the spring election, or to support or oppose other committees engaging in such activities, shall do all the following:
11.0604(3)(a) (a) File a preelection report no earlier than 14 days and no later than 8 days preceding the election.
11.0604(3)(b) (b) Annually in each year of an election cycle, file a report on January 15 and July 15.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as amended eff. 1-3-23 by 2021 Wis. Act 265. Prior to 1-3-23 it reads:
Effective date text (b) Annually in each year of an election cycle, file a report on the 15th day of the month in the months of January and July.
11.0604(3)(c) (c) Unless a continuing report is required to be filed under this subsection on or before the 45th day after the special election, file a postelection report no earlier than 23 days and no later than 45 days after each special election.
11.0604(4) (4) Reports to support or oppose candidates at partisan primary. An independent expenditure committee that makes or accepts contributions, makes disbursements, or incurs obligations to support or oppose one or more candidates for office at a partisan primary or a candidate at a special primary held to nominate candidates to be voted for at a special election held to fill a vacancy in one or more of the state or local offices voted for at the general election, or to support or oppose other committees engaging in such activities, shall do all the following:
11.0604(4)(a) (a) File a preprimary report no earlier than 14 days and no later than 8 days preceding the primary.
11.0604(4)(b) (b) File a preelection report no earlier than 14 days and no later than 8 days preceding the election.
11.0604(4)(c) (c) In an odd-numbered year, file a report on January 15 and July 15.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (c) is shown as amended eff. 1-3-23 by 2021 Wis. Act 265. Prior to 1-3-23 it reads:
Effective date text (c) In an odd-numbered year, file a report on the 15th day of the month in the months of January and July.
11.0604(4)(d) (d) In an even-numbered year, file a report on January 15 and July 15.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (d) is shown as amended eff. 1-3-23 by 2021 Wis. Act 265. Prior to 1-3-23 it reads:
Effective date text (d) In an even-numbered year, file a report on the 15th day of the month in the months of January and July, and on the 4th Tuesday in September.
11.0604(4)(e) (e) In an even-numbered year, file a report on September 30 indicating contributions, disbursements, and obligations received, made, or incurred after July 1 that are not included in the preprimary report.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (e) is created eff. 1-3-23 by 2021 Wis. Act 265.
11.0604(5) (5) Reports to support or oppose candidates at general election. An independent expenditure committee that makes or accepts contributions, makes disbursements, or incurs obligations to support or oppose one or more candidates for office at a general election or a candidate at a special election held to fill a vacancy in one or more of the state or local offices voted for at the general election, or to support or oppose other committees engaging in such activities shall do all of the following:
11.0604(5)(a) (a) File a preelection report no earlier than 14 days and no later than 8 days preceding the election.
11.0604(5)(b) (b) In an odd-numbered year, file a report on January 15 and July 15.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as amended eff. 1-3-23 by 2021 Wis. Act 265. Prior to 1-3-23 it reads:
Effective date text (b) In an odd-numbered year, file a report on the 15th day of the month in the months of January and July.
11.0604(5)(c) (c) In an even-numbered year, file a report on January 15 and July 15.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (c) is shown as amended eff. 1-3-23 by 2021 Wis. Act 265. Prior to 1-3-23 it reads:
Effective date text (c) In an even-numbered year, file a report on the 15th day of the month in the months of January and July, and on the 4th Tuesday in September.
11.0604(5)(cm) (cm) In an even-numbered year, file a report on September 30 indicating contributions, disbursements, and obligations received, made, or incurred after July 1 that are not included in the preprimary report.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (cm) is created eff. 1-3-23 by 2021 Wis. Act 265.
11.0604(5)(d) (d) Unless a continuing report is required to be filed under this subsection on or before the 45th day after the special election, file a postelection report no earlier than 23 days and no later than 45 days after each special election.
11.0604 History History: 2015 a. 117 ss. 24, 74 (1m); 2021 a. 265.
11.0605 11.0605 Reporting; specific express advocacy.
11.0605(1)(1)Disbursements.
11.0605(1)(a)1.1. For the period beginning 60 days prior to the spring primary and ending on the date of the spring election, an independent expenditure committee spending $2,500 or more in the aggregate on express advocacy for one or more candidates at the spring primary or spring election shall submit statements to the commission under par. (b) for express advocacy.
11.0605(1)(a)2. 2. For the period beginning 60 days prior to the partisan primary and ending on the date of the general election, an independent expenditure committee spending $2,500 or more in the aggregate on express advocacy for one or more candidates at the partisan primary or general election shall submit statements to the commission under par. (b) for express advocacy as follows:
11.0605(1)(a)2.a. a. During the period beginning 60 days prior to the partisan primary and ending on the date of the partisan primary.
11.0605(1)(a)2.b. b. During the period beginning 60 days prior to the general election and ending on the date of the general election.
11.0605(1)(a)3. 3. For the period beginning 60 days prior to a special primary and ending on the date of the special election, an independent expenditure committee spending $2,500 or more in the aggregate on express advocacy for one or more candidates at the special primary or special election shall submit statements to the commission under par. (b) for express advocacy.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (a) is shown as repealed and recreated eff. 1-3-23 by 2021 Wis. Act 265. Prior to 1-3-23 it reads:
Effective date text (a) An independent expenditure committee spending $2,500 or more in the aggregate on express advocacy shall submit statements to the commission under par. (b) if the express advocacy is made during the period beginning on the day that is 60 days prior to the day of the primary or election involving the candidate identified under par. (b) 5. and ending on the day of the primary or election involving that candidate.
11.0605(1)(b) (b) An independent expenditure committee required to report under this section shall submit statements to the commission providing all of the following information:
11.0605(1)(b)1. 1. The dates on which the committee made the disbursements.
11.0605(1)(b)2. 2. The name and address of the persons who received the disbursements.
11.0605(1)(b)3. 3. The purpose for making the disbursements.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 267 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on September 15, 2022. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after September 15, 2022, are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-15-22)