August 23, 2016 Meeting

​Notice of Open and Closed Meeting

Wisconsin Ethics Commission

212 East Washington Avenue, Third Floor Board Room

Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Open Session Agenda

A.                Call to Order  

B.                 Report of Appropriate Meeting Notice 

C.                 Personal Appearances

D.                Minutes of July 11, 2016 Meeting

E.                 Campaign Contributions by Commissioners

F.                  Electronic Fee Collection

G.                Settlement Schedule Review

H.                Review of Audit Findings  (supplemental materials) 

I.                   Delegation of Authority Under Wis. Stat. § 19.49(2)(b)10. 

J.                   Memoranda of Understanding with the Wisconsin Elections Commission

  1. Data Exchange Agreement
  2. Shared Office Space Agreement
  3. Shared Staffing Agreement                                                                                           

K.                2017 – 2019 Budget Initiatives 

  1. Commissioner Per Diems
  2. IT Services Support
  3. Campaign Finance Information System Maintenance and Support
  4. Lobbying Fee Structure     

L.                 Administrator's Report

M.               Future Meetings 

    1. 2017 Proposed Meeting Dates
    2. 2016 Proposed Agendas

N.                Closed Session

    1. Employment Considerations
    2. Complaints
    3. Requests for Advice


19.50 & 19.55(3)

No employee of the Commission may disclose information related to an investigation or prosecution under ch. 11, subchapter III of ch. 13, or ch. 19.

19.85(1)(c)Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.
 19.85(1)(h) The Commission's deliberations on requests for advice under the ethics code, lobbying law, and campaign finance law shall be in closed session.


O.                Adjourn

The Ethics Commission will convene in open session but may move to closed session under Wis. Stat. § 19.85 (1)(h) to consider the requests for advice under the ethics code, lobbying law, or campaign finance law. This notice is to inform the public that the Commission intends to convene in open session, but may move to closed session.  The Commission plans to return to open session to adjourn following that closed session.  Wis. Stat. § 19.85(2).