Notice of Open and Closed Meeting
Wisconsin Ethics Commission
212 East Washington Avenue, Third Floor Board Room, Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday August 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Open Session Agenda
A. Call to Order
B. Report of Appropriate Meeting Notice
C. Minutes of June 7, 2017 Meeting
D. Personal Appearances
E. Request for Advice RA-2017-2: in regards to part 4 of the request
F. Administrative Rules
G. Proposed Updates to Records Disposition Authorizations
H. Agency Annual Report – Fiscal Year 2017
I. Potential Meeting Dates for Calendar Year 2018
J. Staff Report
K. Consideration of Future Agenda Items
L. Closed Session
1. Requests for Advice
2. Complaints and Investigations
3. Litigation Update
The Ethics Commission will convene in open session but may move to closed session under WIS. STAT. § 19.85(1)(g), (h), or WIS. STAT. § 19.851. 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) Any meeting of a governmental body, upon motion duly made and carried, may be convened in closed session under one or more of the exemptions provided in this section. The motion shall be carried by a majority vote in such manner that the vote of each member is ascertained and recorded in the minutes. No motion to convene in closed session may be adopted unless the chief presiding officer announces to those present at the meeting at which such motion is made, the nature of the business to be considered at such closed session, and the specific exemption or exemptions under this subsection by which such closed session is claimed to be authorized. Such announcement shall become part of the record of the meeting. No business may be taken up at any closed session except that which relates to matters contained in the chief presiding officer's announcement of the closed session. A closed session may be held for any of the following purposes:
(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.
(h) The Commission’s deliberations on requests for advice under the ethics code, lobbying law, and campaign finance law shall be in closed session.
WIS. STAT. § 19.851(2) The commission shall hold each meeting of the commission for the purpose of deliberating concerning an investigation of any violation of the law under the jurisdiction of the commission in closed session under this section.
Open Session Minutes 20170822.pdf