2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 39. Higher educational agencies and education compacts.
39.12 Nonstock corporation.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 39.12 (2017)

39.12 Nonstock corporation.

(1) The educational communications board may organize and maintain a nonstock nonprofit corporation under ch. 181 for the exclusive purpose of raising funds for the educational communications board to support the activities of the educational communications board. Any funds raised by the corporation shall be expended to carry out the purposes for which received.

(2) The educational communications board shall enter into a contract with the corporation under sub. (1). The contract shall provide that the educational communications board may make use of the services of the corporation and that the educational communications board may provide administrative services to the corporation. The type and scope of any administrative services provided by the educational communications board to the corporation and the educational communications board employees assigned to perform the services shall be determined by the educational communications board. The corporation may neither employ staff nor engage in political activities.

(2m) The corporation under sub. (1) shall donate any real property to the state within 5 years after acquiring the property unless holding the property for more than 5 years is consistent with sound business and financial practices and is approved by the joint committee on finance.

(3) The educational communications board, the department of administration, the legislative fiscal bureau, the legislative audit bureau and the appropriate committee of each house of the legislature, as determined by the presiding officer, may examine all records of the corporation.

(4) The board of directors of any corporation established under this section shall consist of 5 members, including the executive director of the educational communications board and 4 members of the educational communications board, elected by the educational communications board, of which one shall be a legislator. No 2 members of the board of directors may be from the same category of educational communications board members under s. 15.57 (1) to (7).

(5) Any corporation established under this section shall be organized so that contributions to it will be deductible from adjusted gross income under section 170 of the internal revenue code and so that the corporation will be exempt from taxation under section 501 of the internal revenue code and ss. 71.26 (1) (a) and 71.45 (1) (a).

History: 1983 a. 27; 1987 a. 27; 1987 a. 312 s. 17; 1991 a. 39, 269; 2007 a. 20.

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