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Senate Bill 645

Relating To: Relating to: discovery of information in court proceedings; procedural requirements relating to class actions; consumer lawsuit lending; the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; agreements by the secretary of revenue to allow third-party audits related to unclaimed property; interest rates for overdue insurance claims; and providing a penalty. (FE)
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
3M Company Notified Date 3/12/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/12/2018

Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding Notified Date 1/6/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/6/2018

Altria Client Services LLC Notified Date 2/12/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/12/2018

American Family Insurance Group Notified Date 1/30/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2018

American Petroleum Institute Notified Date 1/26/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/26/2018

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 1/30/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2018

Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Inc Notified Date 1/29/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/29/2018

Burford Capital LLC Notified Date 3/19/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
3/19/2018

Church Mutual Insurance Company Notified Date 1/31/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/31/2018

Dairy Business Association Notified Date 1/4/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/4/2018

Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin Notified Date 12/22/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/22/2017

Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, and Affiliates Notified Date 1/30/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2018

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 1/18/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2018

MGI Leasing Notified Date 1/30/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/30/2018

Midwest Food Products Association Inc Notified Date 12/26/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/26/2017

National Federation of Independent Business Notified Date 1/29/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/29/2018

Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/29/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/29/2018

Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Notified Date 1/30/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2018

Schneider National Inc Notified Date 1/30/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2018

Schneider National Inc Notified Date 1/30/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2018

Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company Notified Date 1/26/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/26/2018

State Bar of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/29/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/29/2018

Comments
The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin is actively monitoring this legislation and has concerns with the following sections: 628.46(1), 893.53, 893.89(1), 100.56, 802.06(1)(b), 804.01(2)(e)1g, 804.01(8), and 804.09(2)(a)3.
State Farm Insurance Companies Notified Date 1/16/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/16/2018

U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Notified Date 1/2/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/2/2018

Wisconsin Association for Justice Notified Date 12/28/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/28/2017

Comments
In its current form, we oppose but with certain modifications we could switch to neutral.
Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 12/28/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/28/2017

Wisconsin Civil Justice Council, Inc Notified Date 1/25/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/25/2018

Wisconsin Council of Life Insurers Notified Date 1/17/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/17/2018

Wisconsin Defense Counsel (formerly Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin) Notified Date 1/3/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/3/2018

Comments
The Wisconsin Defense Counsel generally supports the provisions contained in SB 645 but will request a minor language change in SECTION 30. of the bill.
Wisconsin Economic Development Association Notified Date 12/27/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/27/2017

Wisconsin Grocers Association Notified Date 1/30/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2018

Wisconsin Hospital Association Notified Date 2/7/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2018

Wisconsin Independent Businesses, Inc. Notified Date 1/29/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/29/2018

Wisconsin Insurance Alliance Notified Date 12/27/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/27/2017

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 12/27/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/27/2017

Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association Notified Date 1/29/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/29/2018

Comments
Tort Reform
Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 1/29/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/29/2018

Wisconsin Restaurant Association Notified Date 1/5/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/5/2018

Wisconsin Society of Architects Notified Date 1/8/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/8/2018

Comments
Support shortening statute of repose for improvements to real property to six years.
Wysocki Produce Farm, Inc. Notified Date 2/12/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/12/2018

Lobbying Efforts

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
44.00
2018
January - June
717.00
2018
July - December
22.00
Total 783.00
Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
9.00
2018
January - June
45.00
2018
July - December
Total 54.00
Altria Client Services LLC 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
7.00
2018
July - December
Total 7.00
Burford Capital LLC 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
15.00
2018
July - December
Total 15.00
Church Mutual Insurance Company 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
38.00
2018
July - December
22.00
Total 60.00
MGI Leasing 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
6.00
2018
July - December
Total 6.00
Midwest Food Products Association Inc 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
18.00
2018
January - June
9.00
2018
July - December
Total 27.00
National Federation of Independent Business 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
97.00
2018
July - December
Total 97.00
Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2.00
2018
July - December
Total 2.00
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
7.00
2018
July - December
Total 7.00
Schneider National Inc 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
11.00
2018
July - December
Total 11.00
Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
6.00
2018
July - December
Total 6.00
State Farm Insurance Companies 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
9.00
2018
July - December
Total 9.00
U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
4.00
2018
January - June
86.00
2018
July - December
Total 90.00
Wisconsin Association for Justice 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
266.00
2018
July - December
Total 266.00
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council, Inc 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
57.00
2018
July - December
Total 57.00
Wisconsin Council of Life Insurers 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
6.00
2018
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Defense Counsel (formerly Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin) 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
9.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 9.00
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
32.00
2018
July - December
Total 32.00
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
9.00
2018
July - December
Total 9.00
Wisconsin Restaurant Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
4.00
2018
January - June
9.00
2018
July - December
Total 13.00