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  • El. Bd. Op. 1975-08

    Discussion of separate segregated funds established pursuant to §11.38 (l)(a) 2., Stats., and their incorporation for purposes of liability. (Issued to Richard S. Gallagher, December 19, 1975)

    This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on October 6, 2008.

  • El. Bd. Op. 1982-01

    A corporation sponsoring a nonresident separate segregated fund must register with the Elections Board pursuant to §11.38(1)(a)2., Wis. Stats., and file semi-annual reports disclosing its administrative and solicitation expenses with respect to Wisconsin related campaign finance activities of the separate segregated fund. A corporation may not spend more than $500 annually for solicitation of contributions to its separate segregated fund for Wisconsin related campaign finance activity. (Issued to Mr. James R. Klauser, September 23, 1982)

  • El. Bd. Op. 1974-07

    Nonresidents designating an agent in Wisconsin are not exempted from political registration and reporting. Certain transactions by nonresident committees and groups are not reportable if they can be segregated. Section 11.07 (5), Stats., does not prevent the acceptance of a contribution from any unregistered individual under §11.07 (1), Stats. (Issued to Raymond Majerus, August 28, 1974)

  • El. Bd. Op. 75-3

    A non-resident political committee is subject to the same registration and reporting requirements as a resident committee but may maintain its campaign depository outside of this state. The term "solicitation" as used in §11.38 (2), Stats., includes those activities which have as their sole purpose and which by their nature or manner result solely in the raising of funds. (Issued to M. Scott Cisney, November 19, 1975)

    This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on May 5, 2008.

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