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11.18

11.18 Support committee.

11.18(1)

(1) A committee may be organized to support the prospective candidacy of an individual. No such committee authorized under s. 11.05 (3) (p) may be organized during a period in which the individual on whose behalf the committee is organized is registered as a candidate or has a personal campaign committee registered on his or her behalf.

11.18(2)

(2) A committee organized under sub. (1) shall register under s. 11.05 as a support committee.

11.18(3)

(3) A support committee authorized under s. 11.05 (3) (p) may not act on behalf of more than one individual but may make a contribution to another committee. No more than one support committee authorized under s. 11.05 (3) (p) may be organized on behalf of the same individual. Any subcommittee of a support committee authorized under s. 11.05 (3) (p) shall be authorized by the individual on whose behalf the subcommittee acts. Any committee which is organized or acts with the cooperation of or upon consultation with a support committee or the individual on whose behalf a support committee is organized or which acts in concert with or at the request or suggestion of a support committee or the individual on whose behalf a support committee is organized is deemed a subcommittee of the support committee.

11.18(4)

(4) Notwithstanding s. 11.12 (1), a support committee may make direct disbursements from its campaign depository account to pay for the expenses incurred for a political purpose to support the prospective candidacy of an individual on whose behalf it is organized during a period in which the committee is permitted to operate under sub. (1).

11.18(5)

(5) Except as provided in s. 11.25 (2) (b), no support committee authorized under s. 11.05 (3) (p) may utilize a contribution for a purpose not authorized under sub. (1).

11.18(6)

(6) If an individual on whose behalf a support committee is authorized to operate under s. 11.05 (3) (p) becomes a candidate, the committee shall be adopted by the candidate as his or her personal campaign committee. A support committee which files a statement under s. 11.06 (7) may not be adopted by a candidate as a personal campaign committee.

11.18 - ANNOT.

History: 1985 a. 303.