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Assembly Bill 311

Relating To: Relating to: creating a sporting recruitment and retention council, programs to encourage recruitment of hunters and trappers, restrictions on expenditures under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson stewardship program, reduced fees for certain first-time hunting and trapping approvals, high school credit under and administration of the hunter and trapper education programs, waiving fishing license requirements for a weekend ice fishing event, and sturgeon spearing license age requirements.
Bill Text and History
2011 Wisconsin Act 168
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Association of Wisconsin School Administrators Notified Date 10/12/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/31/2011

Against
Report Date
10/12/2011

Comments
We will remove opposition if/when Section 18 of the bill is amended to make a school board's granting of high school credit permissive rather than mandatory.
Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin Education Foundation Inc. Notified Date 3/2/2012 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
3/2/2012

City of Milwaukee Notified Date 10/26/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/26/2011

Gathering Waters Conservancy, Inc. Notified Date 10/20/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/20/2011

Comments
Gathering Waters Conservancy generally supports the goals of this bill, but has reservations about the provisions related to the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
Lake States Lumber Association Notified Date 11/5/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/5/2011

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Notified Date 10/12/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/12/2011

Comments
We are concerned about the unanimous vote requirement of the Natural Resources Board. This will make it more difficult for urban areas that prohibit hunting for health and safety purposes from qualifying for a Stewardship grant.
Madison Audubon Society Inc Notified Date 10/19/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/19/2011

Nature Conservancy, The Notified Date 11/10/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/10/2011

Safari Club International, Wisconsin Chapters Notified Date 10/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/11/2011

United Sportsmen of Wisconsin, Inc. Notified Date 12/1/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/1/2011

Comments
sporting heritage to include fee structure advisory board and simplification of regulation
Wisconsin Association of School Boards Inc Notified Date 10/25/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/31/2011

Comments
After working with the bill's authors we have removed our opposition. We thank them for amending the bill to make a school board's granting of high school credit permissive rather than mandatory.
Against
Report Date
10/25/2011

Comments
We have worked with the bill's authors and will remove opposition if/when Section 18 of the bill is amended to make a school board's granting of high school credit permissive rather than mandatory.
Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials Notified Date 10/12/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/31/2011

Against
Report Date
10/12/2011

Comments
We will remove opposition if/when Section 18 of the bill is amended to make a school board's granting of high school credit permissive rather than mandatory.
Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators Notified Date 10/12/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/31/2011

Against
Report Date
10/12/2011

Comments
We will remove opposition if/when Section 18 of the bill is amended to make a school board’s granting of high school credit permissive rather than mandatory.
Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association Notified Date 10/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/11/2011

Wisconsin Bowhunters Association Notified Date 10/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/11/2011

Wisconsin Council for Administrators of Special Services Notified Date 10/12/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/31/2011

Against
Report Date
10/12/2011

Comments
We will remove opposition if/when Section 18 of the bill is amended to make a school board’s granting of high school credit permissive rather than mandatory.
Wisconsin Education Association Council Notified Date 10/11/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/11/2011

Comments
WEAC opposes the provision requiring school boards to grant credit for hunter and trapper education programs.
Wisconsin Farmers Union Notified Date 10/21/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/21/2011

Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union seeks an exception to the requirement for hunting access on Stewardship lands in the case of easements acquired through the Purchase of Ag Conservation Easements program.
Wisconsin State Horse Council Notified Date 10/30/2011 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/30/2011

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
2011
July - December
204.00
2012
January - June
147.00
2012
July - December
Total 351.00
Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin Education Foundation Inc. 2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
8.00
2012
July - December
Total 8.00
Gathering Waters Conservancy, Inc. 2011
January - June
2011
July - December
81.00
2012
January - June
43.00
2012
July - December
Total 124.00
Lake States Lumber Association 2011
January - June
2011
July - December
4.00
2012
January - June
3.00
2012
July - December
Total 7.00
Madison Audubon Society Inc 2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2.00
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2.00
Nature Conservancy, The 2011
January - June
2011
July - December
6.00
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 6.00
Safari Club International, Wisconsin Chapters 2011
January - June
2011
July - December
15.00
2012
January - June
27.00
2012
July - December
Total 42.00
United Sportsmen of Wisconsin, Inc. 2011
January - June
2011
July - December
52.00
2012
January - June
28.00
2012
July - December
Total 80.00
Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association 2011
January - June
2011
July - December
23.00
2012
January - June
26.00
2012
July - December
Total 49.00
Wisconsin State Horse Council 2011
January - June
2011
July - December
21.00
2012
January - June
12.00
2012
July - December
Total 33.00