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Assembly Bill 2

Relating To: Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)
Bill Text and History
2021 Wisconsin Act 1
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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 1/18/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2021

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 2/3/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/3/2021

Comments
Support AB 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.
Business Education Fund Notified Date 2/12/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/12/2021

Comments
We are actively working to improve this legislation and do not currently have a position.
City of Milwaukee Notified Date 1/19/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/19/2021

Comments
The City Of Milwaukee is not opposed to the entire bill but is specifically opposed to Section 8 of the bill.
Supporting Documentation
20210119_AB 2-SB 2 testimony.docx

First Choice Dental Group Notified Date 2/11/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/11/2021

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry Notified Date 2/11/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/11/2021

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

Comments
Support AB2 as amended
Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/8/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/8/2021

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 2/3/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/3/2021

Comments
Support AB 2 as amended.
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 2/10/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/10/2021

Midwest Hardware Association Inc Notified Date 2/8/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/8/2021

NAIOP Wisconsin Notified Date 2/13/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/13/2021

National Association of Theatre Owners of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Notified Date 2/17/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/17/2021

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 2/3/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/3/2021

Comments
Support AB 2 as amended.
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association of Milwaukee Notified Date 2/3/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/3/2021

Comments
Support AB 2 as amended.
Skiing Wisconsin Notified Date 2/3/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/3/2021

Comments
Support AB 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

Waukesha County Business Alliance Inc Notified Date 2/15/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/15/2021

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

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 AB 2 as Amended
Wisconsin Dental Association Notified Date 2/18/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/18/2021

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

Comments
Support AB 2 as Amended
Wisconsin Farmers Union Notified Date 2/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/16/2021

Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association Notified Date 2/11/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/11/2021

Comments
Support as amended by Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 as it pertains 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 Assembly Bill 2 as amended by Assembly Substitute Amendment 1.
Wisconsin Medical Society Notified Date 2/10/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/10/2021

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 bill amended to have WI tax code conform to Federal tax code regarding tax exemption for federal PPP loans received by Wisconsin businesses.
Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association Notified Date 2/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/16/2021

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 of Assembly Bill 2 as amended by Assembly Substitute Amendment 1.
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 AA 3
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 2/11/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/11/2021

Comments
WTBA supports an amendment 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
377.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 377.00
Archdiocese of Milwaukee 2021
January - June
45.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 45.00
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
Business Education Fund 2021
January - June
2.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2.00
First Choice Dental Group 2021
January - June
5.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5.00
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2021
January - June
13.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 13.00
Greater Whitewater Committee, Inc. 2021
January - June
7.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7.00
Kids Forward 2021
January - June
6.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 6.00
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
20.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 20.00
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
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
Waukesha County Business Alliance Inc 2021
January - June
6.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 6.00
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 Dental Association 2021
January - June
4.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4.00
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
25.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 25.00
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
1.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1.00
Wisconsin Startup Coalition 2021
January - June
9.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9.00