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1995 Wis Eth Bd 05 - IMPROPER USE OF OFFICE; LOBBYING

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Neither the Ethics Code nor lobbying law is an impediment to the production
and airing of a videotape about a public official as long as the video
production company can clearly and convincingly demonstrate that (1) the
production is not at the behest of or initiation of the official and (2) editorial
direction is independent of the official and others operating on his or her
behalf, including his or her appointees and campaign committee.

Neither the Ethics Code nor lobbying law is an impediment if the funding is
appropriately treated as a campaign contribution, complies with the lobbying
law’s timing restrictions, and is permitted and reported under Wisconsin’s
campaign finance laws. OEB 95-5 (July 31, 1995)