August 21, 2018 Meeting


Wisconsin Ethics Commission

212 East Washington Avenue, Third Floor Large Conference Room, Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 9:00 a.m.

Open Session Agenda

A. Call to Order
B. Report of Appropriate Meeting Notice – Staff Counsel
C. Approval of Minutes of Prior Meetings
1. Minutes of June 19, 2018 Open Session Meeting
2. Minutes of July 17, 2018 Open Session Meeting
3. Minutes of July 26, 2018 Open Session Meeting
4. Minutes of July 30, 2018 Open Session Meeting
D. Personal Appearances
E. Introduction of New Administrator
F. Extension of Interim Administrator
G. Attribution Requirements Research
H. Administrative Rule Update
I. Social Media Guideline
J. Review of Lobbying-Related Opinions of Previous Boards
K. SEI System Planning and Electronic Filing Record Retention Update
1. Review of and potential revisions for standard
settlement schedule, affidavit procedures, and waiver
L. Biennial Budget Review 2019-21
1. New Campaign Finance System
2. Review of Statutorily-Created Fee Collection
M. Annual Report Review Draft
N. 2019 Proposed Commission Meeting Schedule
O. Staff Report
P. Consideration of Future Agenda Items

Q. Closed Session
1. Requests for Advice
2. Complaints and Investigations
R. Adjourn

The Ethics Commission will convene in open session but may move to closed session under WIS. STAT. § 19.85(1)(c),
(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 following that closed session,
as outlined in the above agenda. 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) Consideration of requests for confidential written advice from the elections commission
under s. 5.05 (6a) or the ethics commission under s. 19.46 (2), or from any county or
municipal ethics board under s. 19.59 (5).

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.

Future Ethics Commission Meetings Scheduled:
• Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM