Senate Bill 160
February 28, 2008
Senate Bill 160 requires that out-of-state committees comply with the same campaign finance reporting requirements as resident committees. The legislation was passed and enacted last session as 2005 Wisconsin Act 176. However, it had to be reintroduced in 2007 after it was learned that the new law was not incorporated into the state statutes.
SB 160 was introduced and referred to Senate committee on Campaign Finance Reform, Rural Issues and Information Technology on April 19, 2007. The committee held a public hearing on SB 160 and Senate Bill 182 on January 29, 2008 (WDC testimony). The committee approved SB 160 unanimously on February 28, 2008.