March 7, 2017 Meeting

Wisconsin Ethics Commission

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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

Open Session Agenda

A. Call to Order  

B. Report of Appropriate Meeting Notice  

C. Minutes of November 9, 2016 Meeting 

D. Minutes of December 6, 2016 Meeting  

E. Minutes of February 23, 2017 Meeting

F. Personal Appearances 

G. Requests for Advice Public Hearing: 2017-RA-002: Wittenwyler – Treatment Of 527 Orgs. and Non-Resident PACs) Under Chapter 11, Wis. Stat.

H. Delegation of Authority to Administrator – Informal Opinions  

I. Analysis of Holding Commission Meetings Outside of the Madison Office 

J. Update on the 2017-2019 Biennial Budget Process 

K. FY2018 Agency IT Strategic Plan Completed – Information Only 

L. Administrative Rules Update – ETH Chapters 6, 21, 25, and 26 

M. Administrator’s Report Page  

N. Consideration of Future Agenda Items 

O. Closed Session
     1. Complaints and Investigations
     2. Requests for Advice
     3. Confer with Legal Counsel Regarding Potential Litigation        

P. 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. STAT. §§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.

20170307 Open Session Minutes Final.pdf