December 6, 2016 Meeting


Wisconsin Ethics Commission

 212 East Washington Avenue, Third Floor Board Room, Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Open Session Agenda

A.   Call to Order 
B.   Report of Appropriate Meeting Notice
C.   Minutes of October 10, 2016 Meeting         
D.   Personal Appearances
E.   Complaint and Investigation Procedures
F.   Review of Formal Opinions
G.  Reconsideration of 2015 Ethics Board Opinion 06
H.   Potential Legislation
I.    Confidentiality of Commission Actions Related to Campaign Finance
J.   Administrative Rules Update – ETH Chapters 6, 21, 25, and 26
K.  Delegation of Authority to Administrator – Informal Opinions
L.   Nonpartisan Staff Policy
M.   Administrator’s Report
N.   Closed Session
       1.   Request for Advice
       2.   Complaints and Investigations
       3.   Confer with Legal Counsel Regarding Potential Litigation
       4.   Consideration of employment, promotion, compensation, or performance evaluation data
O.   Adjourn

The Ethics Commission will convene in open session but may move to closed session under Wis. Stat. § 19.85(1)(c), (g), and (h). 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).

Wis. Stats. §§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.

Wis. Stat. §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.

Wis. Stat. §19.85(1)(g).

Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved.

Wis. Stat. §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.


12-06-16 Open Session Minutes FINAL.pdf