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Senate Bill 2

Relating To: Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Americans For Prosperity Notified Date 2/3/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/3/2021

Comments
AFP-WI supports amendment language to to ensure PPP loan expenses are deductible for state income tax purposes.
Archdiocese of Milwaukee Notified Date 1/15/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/15/2021

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 1/29/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/29/2021

Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions Notified Date 2/2/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/2/2021

Comments
Support SB 2 as amended
Badger Institute Notified Date 2/3/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/3/2021

Comments
Badger Institute is in favor of amendment language to clarify conformity of state and federal law regarding the taxation of expenses under the PPP loans.
City of Madison Notified Date 1/30/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/30/2021

City of Milwaukee Notified Date 1/19/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/19/2021

Supporting Documentation
20210119_AB 2-SB 2 testimony.docx

Destinations Wisconsin Notified Date 2/4/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/4/2021

First Choice Dental Group Notified Date 2/5/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/5/2021

Greater Whitewater Committee, Inc. Notified Date 2/12/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/12/2021

Comments
Support SB 2 as amended
Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/4/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/4/2021

Kids Forward Notified Date 2/15/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/15/2021

Comments
Although we support parts of this bill, we oppose passage because of the huge cost of allowing businesses whose PPP loans are forgiven to get a double tax break for those public funds. That change is a bad precedent, inequitable and poorly targeted.
Supporting Documentation
20210215_PPP tax break problems - WBP.pdf

http://www.wisconsinbudgetproject.org/wisconsin-should-help-small-businesses-with-targeted-grants-not-ppp-double-dipping
League of Wisconsin Municipalities Notified Date 1/20/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/20/2021

M.A. Mortenson Company Notified Date 1/19/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/19/2021

Mechanical Contractors Association of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/2/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/2/2021

Comments
Support SB 2 as amended
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 2/4/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/4/2021

Midwest Hardware Association Inc Notified Date 2/4/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/4/2021

NAIOP Wisconsin Notified Date 3/1/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
3/1/2021

National Federation of Independent Business Notified Date 1/21/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/21/2021

Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. Notified Date 2/2/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/2/2021

Comments
Support SB 2 as amended
Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/9/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/9/2021

Comments
PIAW supports Senate Bill 2 as amended by SA 4.
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association of Milwaukee Notified Date 2/2/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/2/2021

Comments
Support SB 2 as amended
Skiing Wisconsin Notified Date 2/2/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/2/2021

Comments
Support SB 2 as amended
Tavern League of Wisconsin, Inc. Notified Date 2/15/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/15/2021

The Alexander Company, Inc. Notified Date 1/18/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2021

Wisconsin Association of Health Plans Notified Date 1/21/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/21/2021

Comments
We support repeal of state application of the federal 2017 unrelated business income tax on tax exempt organizations that provide employee parking and transportation benefits.
Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association, Inc. Notified Date 2/5/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/5/2021

Wisconsin Bankers Association Notified Date 1/20/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/20/2021

Comments
Requesting amendment allowing deductibility of ordinary business expenses for state tax purposes.
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Notified Date 2/5/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/5/2021

Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 2/5/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/5/2021

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Notified Date 2/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/16/2021

Comments
WCMA supports amendments to enable business owners to deduct qualified expenses paid for using PPP loans from their state taxable income.
Wisconsin Dells Visitors and Convention Bureau Notified Date 2/10/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/10/2021

Comments
Support SB 2 as Amended
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Notified Date 2/11/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/11/2021

Comments
Support SB 2 as amended
Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association Notified Date 2/10/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/10/2021

Comments
Support as amended by Senate Amendment 4 pertaining to Paycheck Protection Program loan deduction
Wisconsin Independent Businesses, Inc. Notified Date 1/20/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/20/2021

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Notified Date 1/18/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2021

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 1/21/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/21/2021

Comments
WMC supports Senate Bill 2 as amended by Senate Amendment 4.
Wisconsin Medical Society Notified Date 2/12/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/12/2021

Comments
Support for following Congressional intent that forgivable PPP loans are not intended to be taxed.
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association Notified Date 1/27/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/27/2021

Comments
Interested in seeing the bill amended to have WI tax code conform with Federal tax code regarding tax exemption for federal PPP loans received by Wisconsin businesses.
Wisconsin Precast Concrete Association Notified Date 2/9/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/9/2021

Wisconsin Property Taxpayers Inc Notified Date 2/17/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/17/2021

Comments
WPT supports provisions that clarify business expenses paid for with forgivable PPP loans are deductible on state income and franchise taxes.
Wisconsin Realtors Association Notified Date 2/12/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/12/2021

Wisconsin School Bus Association Notified Date 2/9/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/9/2021

Comments
Support as amended by Senate Amendment 4.
Wisconsin Startup Coalition Notified Date 2/4/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/4/2021

Comments
In favor of SA 4
Wisconsin Towns Association Notified Date 1/20/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/20/2021

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Notified Date 2/9/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/9/2021

Comments
WTBA supports Senate Amendment 4 which excludes forgiven PPP loans from taxable state income and the ability to deduct qualified expenses paid for using PPP loans from their state taxable income

Lobbying Efforts

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2021
January - June
346.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 346.00
Archdiocese of Milwaukee 2021
January - June
23.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 23.00
Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions 2021
January - June
5.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5.00
Badger Institute 2021
January - June
5.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5.00
First Choice Dental Group 2021
January - June
5.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5.00
Greater Whitewater Committee, Inc. 2021
January - June
7.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7.00
M.A. Mortenson Company 2021
January - June
17.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 17.00
Mechanical Contractors Association of Wisconsin 2021
January - June
13.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 13.00
NAIOP Wisconsin 2021
January - June
5.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5.00
Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. 2021
January - June
12.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 12.00
Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin 2021
January - June
20.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 20.00
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association of Milwaukee 2021
January - June
12.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 12.00
Skiing Wisconsin 2021
January - June
12.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 12.00
Tavern League of Wisconsin, Inc. 2021
January - June
22.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 22.00
The Alexander Company, Inc. 2021
January - June
2.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2.00
Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association, Inc. 2021
January - June
40.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 40.00
Wisconsin Bankers Association 2021
January - June
16.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 16.00
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 2021
January - June
8.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 8.00
Wisconsin Independent Businesses, Inc. 2021
January - June
97.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 97.00
Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants 2021
January - June
17.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 17.00
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association 2021
January - June
1.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1.00
Wisconsin Precast Concrete Association 2021
January - June
5.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5.00
Wisconsin School Bus Association 2021
January - June
2.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2.00