Settlement Schedules

The Commission uses the settlement schedules listed below to expeditiously enforce and discharge violations of campaign finance, lobbying, and ethics laws. The Commission's authority to make settlement offers is set out in Wis. Stat. § 19.49(1)(b). The Commission's primary interest is providing timely and accurate information to the public, and any collection of civil penalties is secondary. The Commission will specify settlement amounts for certain violations as set out below and may compromise and settle those matters without formal investigation. When addressing violations, the Commission will consider mitigating or exacerbating circumstances, and may adjust penalties accordingly.  If an individual or committee chooses not to accept a settlement offer, the Commission may bring a civil action and seek the maximum forfeitures provided by law, including costs and attorneys' fees.

Campaign Finance Settlement Schedule - 20161010.pdf

Lobbying Settlement Schedule - 20161010.pdf

SEI Settlement Schedule and Waivers - 20161010.pdf