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Assembly Bill 561

Relating To: Relating to: postadoption contact agreements.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Notified Date 10/29/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/29/2019

Dane County Notified Date 11/1/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/1/2019

Comments
Dane County supports post-adoption contracts in general, but we have some concerns about requiring biological parents to bear half the cost of mediation.
Ho-Chunk Nation Notified Date 10/30/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/30/2019

Comments
Appreciate/Support the tribally focused Amendments; Object to Bill, but would want tribal Amendment if passes.
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Notified Date 10/31/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/31/2019

Comments
Supports the Sub Amendment and if amended further to made the contract non-binding would support the bill.
Oneida Nation Notified Date 10/31/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/31/2019

Comments
The Oneida Nation remains opposed to the bill, even with the proposed substitute amendment.
State Bar of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/16/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/16/2020

Comments
The State Bar Children & the Law Section supports open adoption, but requests the child be a party to these agreements, represented by their GAL, and further consideration be given to parties with limited financial resources during mediation process.
Stockbridge-Munsee Community Notified Date 12/2/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/2/2019

Wisconsin Association of Family and Children's Agencies Notified Date 10/29/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/29/2019

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 10/28/2019 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/28/2019

Lobbying Efforts

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
40.00
2020
January - June
13.00
2020
July - December
Total 53.00
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
26.00
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 26.00
Dane County 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3.00
2020
January - June
2.00
2020
July - December
Total 5.00
Ho-Chunk Nation 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
11.00
2020
January - June
11.00
2020
July - December
Total 22.00