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January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 1

Relating To: Relating to: limiting noneconomic damages awarded in actions against long-term care providers; actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of certain products; confidentiality of health care services reviews; use as evidence of information regarding health care providers; reporting of quality indicators identifying individual hospitals; homicide or injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire; criminal abuse of individuals at risk; criminal abuse and neglect of patients and residents; evidence of lay and expert witnesses; damages for frivolous claims; and punitive damage awards.
Bill Text and History
2011 Wisconsin Act 2
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
AARP Notified Date 1/19/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/19/2011

Comments
Against the nursing home provisions
Alliant Energy Notified Date 1/18/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2011

American Family Insurance Group Notified Date 1/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/11/2011

American Petroleum Institute Notified Date 1/28/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/28/2011

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 1/17/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/17/2011

Atlantic Richfield Company (part of the BP Group) Notified Date 6/30/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
6/30/2011

Aurora Health Care Inc Notified Date 1/10/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/10/2011

Bethesda Lutheran Communities Notified Date 1/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/11/2011

Comments
Support extension of existing provisions relating to improving long-term care provider access to insurance and affordable insurance. In addition, support provisions that strengthen and clarify peer review and quality improvement activities (QIA).
Blood Center of Wisconsin, Inc. Notified Date 2/3/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/3/2011

BNSF Railway Notified Date 1/18/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2011

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Notified Date 5/13/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/13/2011

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/11/2011

Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Inc Notified Date 1/18/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/18/2011

Community Bankers of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/22/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/22/2011

Cooperative Network Association Notified Date 1/10/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/19/2011

Comments
436 20110119_180856_DaubertTestimonySB1January2011 (2).doc
For
Report Date
1/12/2011

Comments
Daubert sections only at this time.
For
Report Date
1/10/2011

Dairy Business Association Notified Date 1/10/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/11/2011

Other
Report Date
1/10/2011

Disability Rights Wisconsin Notified Date 1/19/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/19/2011

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry Notified Date 3/9/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/9/2011

Froedtert Health Notified Date 1/19/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/19/2011

Gundersen Lutheran Administrative Services, Inc Notified Date 4/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/11/2011

Comments
Healthcare Quality Improvement Act and tort reform
Leading Age Wisconsin (formerly WI Assn of Homes & Services for the Aging Inc) Notified Date 1/13/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/13/2011

Lilly U.S.A. (formerly Eli Lilly & Company) Notified Date 1/7/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/7/2011

Mental Health America of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/20/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/20/2011

Comments
Concers with the bill's potential to undermine redress of injury to person's with disabilities.
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 1/24/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/24/2011

Midwest Equipment Dealers Association Inc Notified Date 1/25/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/25/2011

Midwest Food Processors Association Inc Notified Date 1/18/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2011

Ministry Health Care Notified Date 1/6/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/6/2011

Comments
Modernizing Wisconsin's peer review statute will help maintain health care quality in Wisconsin while protecting patients and health care providers.
National Federation of Independent Business Notified Date 1/18/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/18/2011

NL Industries, Inc. Notified Date 6/30/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
6/30/2011

Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy Notified Date 1/17/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/17/2011

Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/18/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2011

Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/15/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/15/2011

Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Notified Date 1/18/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2011

Residential Services Association of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/11/2011

Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative Notified Date 2/4/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/4/2011

Sanofi-Aventis Notified Date 1/22/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/22/2011

Sentry Insurance Group Notified Date 1/18/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2011

Sherwin Williams Company, The Notified Date 6/30/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
6/30/2011

Soo Line Railroad Company dba Canadian Pacific Railway Notified Date 2/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/11/2011

SSM Health Care of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 1/25/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/25/2011

Comments
Support Quality Improvement act
State Bar of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/11/2011

Comments
The State Bar of Wisconsin opposes those provisions of the bill relating to product liability, noneconomic damages and expert/lay witness testimony. The SBW currently has no position on the remainder of the bill.
Union Pacific Railroad Company Notified Date 1/18/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2011

United Transportation Union Notified Date 2/14/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/14/2011

VITAS Health Corporation Notified Date 3/22/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
3/22/2011

Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Notified Date 1/12/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/12/2011

Wisconsin Assisted Living Association Notified Date 1/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/11/2011

Wisconsin Association for Justice Notified Date 1/13/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/13/2011

Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists Notified Date 3/22/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/22/2011

Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association Inc Notified Date 1/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/11/2011

Wisconsin Bankers Association Notified Date 1/14/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/14/2011

Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 1/17/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/17/2011

Wisconsin Central Ltd (using the trade name CN) Notified Date 1/18/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2011

Wisconsin Civil Justice Council, Inc Notified Date 1/14/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/14/2011

Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence Notified Date 1/17/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/17/2011

Comments
Oppose Daubert standard for expert witnesses because domestic violence victim advocates currently testify in criminal trials and other matter as expert witnesses.
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families Notified Date 1/14/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/27/2011

Comments
www.wccf.org/pdf/tort_reform_ssab1_statement_01-11-11.pdf
Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 1/13/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/13/2011

Wisconsin Defense Counsel (formerly Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin) Notified Date 1/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/11/2011

Wisconsin Economic Development Association Notified Date 1/14/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/14/2011

Wisconsin Farmers Union Notified Date 1/14/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/14/2011

Comments
Measure would limit remedies for farmers injured by defective feed, seed, or equipment, in particular, equipment over 15 years old. Limiting expert witness testimony could prevent farmers from establishing harm in stray voltage cases.
Wisconsin Grocers Association, Inc. Notified Date 1/18/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2011

Wisconsin Hospital Association Inc (WHA) Notified Date 1/7/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/7/2011

Wisconsin Independent Businesses Inc Notified Date 1/13/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/13/2011

Wisconsin Insurance Alliance Notified Date 1/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/11/2011

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 1/17/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/17/2011

Wisconsin Medical Society Notified Date 1/7/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/7/2011

Comments
The bill includes long-needed improvements in protecting medical peer review activities.
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association Notified Date 1/27/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/27/2011

Wisconsin Nurses Association Notified Date 1/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/11/2011

Comments
Support decriminalization for nurses and other health care providers involved in an unintentional medical error.
Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association Notified Date 1/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/11/2011

Wisconsin Restaurant Association Notified Date 1/18/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2011

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Notified Date 1/14/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/14/2011

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Notified Date 1/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/11/2011

Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc Notified Date 1/17/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/17/2011

Comments
WUA Supports passage of SS SB 1.
Wisconsin Utility Investors Inc Notified Date 1/15/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/15/2011

Lobbying Efforts

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2011
January - June
969.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
2.00
Total 971.00
Alliant Energy 2011
January - June
32.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 32.00
Atlantic Richfield Company (part of the BP Group) 2011
January - June
34.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 34.00
Aurora Health Care Inc 2011
January - June
33.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 33.00
Blood Center of Wisconsin, Inc. 2011
January - June
2.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2.00
BNSF Railway 2011
January - June
10.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 10.00
Citizen Action of Wisconsin 2011
January - June
26.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 26.00
Cooperative Network Association 2011
January - June
30.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 30.00
Disability Rights Wisconsin 2011
January - June
13.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 13.00
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2011
January - June
2.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
2.00
Total 4.00
Froedtert Health 2011
January - June
14.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 14.00
Lilly U.S.A. (formerly Eli Lilly & Company) 2011
January - June
8.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 8.00
Ministry Health Care 2011
January - June
15.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 15.00
National Federation of Independent Business 2011
January - June
46.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 46.00
NL Industries, Inc. 2011
January - June
57.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 57.00
Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy 2011
January - June
54.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 54.00
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin 2011
January - June
20.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 20.00
Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin 2011
January - June
1.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 1.00
Residential Services Association of Wisconsin 2011
January - June
14.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 14.00
Sanofi-Aventis 2011
January - June
8.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 8.00
Sherwin Williams Company, The 2011
January - June
57.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 57.00
Soo Line Railroad Company dba Canadian Pacific Railway 2011
January - June
5.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 5.00
Union Pacific Railroad Company 2011
January - June
6.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians 2011
January - June
18.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 18.00
Wisconsin Assisted Living Association 2011
January - June
10.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 10.00
Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2011
January - June
2.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2.00
Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association Inc 2011
January - June
29.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 29.00
Wisconsin Central Ltd (using the trade name CN) 2011
January - June
6.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council, Inc 2011
January - June
125.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 125.00
Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2011
January - June
3.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Defense Counsel (formerly Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin) 2011
January - June
96.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 96.00
Wisconsin Farmers Union 2011
January - June
3.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Hospital Association Inc (WHA) 2011
January - June
93.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 93.00
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance 2011
January - June
32.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 32.00
Wisconsin Nurses Association 2011
January - June
17.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 17.00
Wisconsin Restaurant Association 2011
January - June
46.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 46.00
Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc 2011
January - June
2.00
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2.00