The Ethics Board advises that the lobbying law's restrictions on the timing of
campaign contributions applies to a lobbying principal whether the principal
is a corporation or an unincorporated association. A principal is subject to
the lobbying law's restrictions on campaign contributions whether it makes a
contribution directly or through its alter ego or agent, such as a PAC.
Corporate lobbying principals that have created and registered PACs under
§11.38, Wisconsin Statutes, may utilize those PACs to make campaign
contributions to the full extent permitted under campaign finance laws and
within the time periods permitted under Wisconsin's lobbying statute.
Businesses, organizations, and individuals that are not lobbying principals
are free to make campaign contributions through their PACs without
restraint from laws administered by the Ethics Board. OEB 92-29
November 18, 1992