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El. Bd. Op. 1984-01

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Effect of Exceeding Contribution and Spending Limits on Eligibility for Public Financing: a candidate who accepts contributions that exceed the applicable limits is ineligible to receive a public financing grant, even if the candidate's committee reimburses the excess contributions; a candidate who exceeds the applicable spending limits also is ineligible to receive such a grant; in-kind contributions are limited to things of value; loans if timely forgiven may be used as qualifying contributions. §§11.50(2)(b), 11.26(1), 11.31 (1), (2), (9), and 11.01(6) (a)1., Stats. (Issued to David M. Travis, November 29, 1984)

This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed August 27, 2008.