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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 2,
TO SENATE BILL 292
October 22, 2015 - Offered by Senator S. Fitzgerald.
SB292-SA2,1,11 At the locations indicated, amend the bill as follows:
SB292-SA2,1,2 21. Page 18, line 19: delete lines 19 to 22 and substitute:
SB292-SA2,1,5 3"(17) "Independent expenditure committee" means any person, other than an
4individual, or any permanent or temporary combination of 2 or more persons
5unrelated by marriage that satisfies any of the following:
SB292-SA2,1,96 1. It has the major purpose of making independent expenditures, as specified
7in the person's organizational or governing documents, the person's bylaws,
8resolutions of the person's governing body, or registration statements filed by the
9person under this chapter.
SB292-SA2,1,1310 2. It uses more than 50 percent of its total spending in a 12-month period on
11independent expenditures and expenditures made to support or defeat a
12referendum. In this subdivision, total spending does not include a committee's
13fundraising or administrative expenses.".
SB292-SA2,2,1
12. Page 19, line 1: delete lines 1 to 3.
SB292-SA2,2,3 23. Page 19, line 15: delete the material beginning with that line and ending
3with page 20, line 4, and substitute:
SB292-SA2,2,6 4"(25) (a) Subject to par. (b), "political action committee" means any person,
5other than an individual, or any permanent or temporary combination of 2 or more
6persons unrelated by marriage that satisfies any of the following:
SB292-SA2,2,107 1. It has the major purpose of express advocacy, as specified in the person's
8organizational or governing documents, the person's bylaws, resolutions of the
9person's governing body, or registration statements filed by the person under this
10chapter.
SB292-SA2,2,1511 2. It uses more than 50 percent of its total spending in a 12-month period on
12expenditures for express advocacy, expenditures made to support or defeat a
13referendum, and contributions made to a candidate committee, legislative campaign
14committee, or political party. In this subdivision, total spending does not include a
15committee's fundraising or administrative expenses.
SB292-SA2,2,1716 (b) "Political action committee" does not include a candidate committee,
17legislative campaign committee, political party, or recall committee.".
SB292-SA2,2,18 184. Page 20, line 17: delete lines 17 to 22 and substitute:
SB292-SA2,2,20 19"(28) "Referendum committee" means an entity that satisfies all of the
20following:
SB292-SA2,2,2121 (a) It satisfies either of the following:
SB292-SA2,3,222 1.   It has the major purpose of making expenditures to support or defeat a
23referendum, as specified in the entity's organizational or governing documents, the

1entity's bylaws, resolutions of the entity's governing body, or registration statements
2filed by the entity under this chapter.
SB292-SA2,3,53 2. It uses more than 50 percent of its total spending in a 12-month period on
4expenditures made to support or defeat a referendum. In this subdivision, total
5spending does not include a committee's fundraising or administrative expenses.
SB292-SA2,3,76 (b) It is organized by any person, other than an individual, or by any permanent
7or temporary combination of 2 or more persons unrelated by marriage.
SB292-SA2,3,108 (c) It does not receive contributions or make disbursements or contributions for
9the purpose of influencing or attempting to influence a candidate's nomination or
10election.".
SB292-SA2,3,11 115. Page 27, line 7: after that line insert:
SB292-SA2,3,17 12"(5) Nonresident reporting. Notwithstanding the reporting requirements
13that would otherwise apply under this chapter, but subject to the applicable
14thresholds for submitting reports, a committee that does not maintain an office or
15a street address in this state shall submit reports on a form prescribed by the board
16of all disbursements made and obligations incurred with respect to an election for a
17state or local office in this state and contributions from sources in this state.".
SB292-SA2,3,18 186. Page 52, line 13: delete that line.
SB292-SA2,3,19 197. Page 57, line 14: delete "$5,000" and substitute "$2,500".
SB292-SA2,3,20 208. Page 58, line 12: delete "$5,000" and substitute "$2,500".
SB292-SA2,3,21 219. Page 60, line 19: delete lines 19 to 23.
SB292-SA2,3,22 2210. Page 65, line 23: delete "$5,000" and substitute "$2,500".
SB292-SA2,3,23 2311. Page 66, line 21: delete "$5,000" and substitute "$2,500".
SB292-SA2,4,1
112. Page 83, line 17: delete "$5,000" and substitute "$2,500".
SB292-SA2,4,2 213. Page 84, line 13: delete "$5,000" and substitute "$2,500".
SB292-SA2,4,3 314. Page 90, line 8: after that line insert:
SB292-SA2,4,4 4"(13) Contributions to an independent expenditure committee.".
SB292-SA2,4,6 515. Page 103, line 22: delete the material beginning with that line and ending
6with page 104, line 3, and substitute:
SB292-SA2,4,9 7"(c) Every communication for express advocacy the cost of which exceeds $2,500
8and is paid for or reimbursed by any person, other than a committee, shall identify
9its source by the words "Paid for by" followed by the name of the person.".
SB292-SA2,4,12 1016. Page 107, line 19: after "received." insert "No information copied from
11such reports and statements may be sold or utilized by any person for any commercial
12purpose.".
SB292-SA2,4,13 1317. Page 124, line 6: after that line insert:
SB292-SA2,4,21 14"(1m) Reconciliation provision. If 2015 Assembly Bill 388 or 2015 Senate Bill
15294 is enacted into law, the legislative reference bureau shall, when preparing the
16statutes for publication, change the term "government accountability board" to
17"ethics commission"; substitute "commission" for "board"; and make other changes
18necessary to effect the terminology change in chapter 11 of the statutes. The
19legislative reference bureau shall also identify and incorporate other changes that
20are necessary to effect the reconciliation of this act and 2015 Assembly Bill 388 or
212015 Senate Bill 294.".
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