May 13, 2014 •
New Wisconsin Lobbyist Contribution Law Contains Unexpected Restriction
The Government Accountability Board (GAB) has concluded a recently signed law allowing lobbyists to personally give campaign contributions a couple of months earlier also prohibits them from providing such contributions on behalf of clients at any time.
Whether by design or by drafting error, a late amendment to Senate Bill 655 removed the provision to allow a lobbyist to deliver a client’s contribution at any time.
GAB will review the matter at its meeting on May 21, 2014. The Legislature would have to reconvene to fix a drafting error.
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