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Assembly Bill 2

Relating To: Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax. (FE)
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Wisconsin Agri-Business Association Notified Date 2/9/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/9/2023

3M Company Notified Date 5/2/2023 Communication Date 5/2/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/2/2023

7-Eleven, Inc Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Alliance of Wisconsin Retailers, LLC Notified Date 2/28/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/28/2023

American Family Insurance Group Notified Date 2/27/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/27/2023

Americans For Prosperity Notified Date 3/6/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/6/2023

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Inc Notified Date 2/21/2024 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/21/2024

Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Association of Wisconsin Surgery Centers, Inc. Notified Date 6/8/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/8/2023

Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions Notified Date 6/8/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/8/2023

AT&T Wisconsin Notified Date 3/14/2023 Communication Date 2/28/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
3/14/2023

Badger Institute Notified Date 2/20/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/20/2023

Bell Ambulance, Inc. Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date 2/6/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

BioForward Inc. (formerly Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association Inc) Notified Date 2/8/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/8/2023

Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. Notified Date 2/13/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/13/2023

Cooperative Network Notified Date 2/8/2023 Communication Date 1/25/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/8/2023

Dairy Business Association Notified Date 2/28/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/28/2023

Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce Notified Date 6/20/2023 Communication Date 6/20/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/20/2023

Comments
We oppose the bill as amended to eliminate the local operating levy authority of technical college districts. If this amendment is removed, we would otherwise support this bill and the repeal of the personal property tax.
Supporting Documentation
06202023_103721_062023 EC Chamber CVTC funding.pdf

Foremost Farms USA, Cooperative Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Generac Power Systems, Inc Notified Date 3/14/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/14/2023

Great Lakes Credit & Collection Association Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Greater Whitewater Committee, Inc. Notified Date 6/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/7/2023

Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/7/2023

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction Electrician Local Unions Notified Date 6/19/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/19/2023

Comments
IBEW strongly opposes this legislation as amended to repeal WTCS operating levy authority.
IRG Action Fund Notified Date 4/18/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/18/2023

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Notified Date 2/27/2023 Communication Date 2/13/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/27/2023

Comments
The bill as introduced did not have a municipal aid hold harmless component and JFC’s current appropriation will lapse on June 30, 2023. However, SSA 1 now provides a hold harmless payment. We thank the authors for introducing this amendment.
Madison Area Technical College Notified Date 6/22/2023 Communication Date 6/16/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/22/2023

Comments
Madison College opposes AB2 as amended by Assembly Substitute Amendment 2 which eliminates the authority of technical college districts to levy a property tax to support college operation expenses.
Mechanical Contractors Association of Wisconsin Notified Date 6/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/7/2023

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 6/12/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/12/2023

Midwest Food Products Association Inc Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date 2/7/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Midwest Hardware Association Inc Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/7/2023

Milwaukee Area Technical College Notified Date 6/16/2023 Communication Date 6/15/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Undisclosed
Report Date
6/16/2023

NAIOP Wisconsin Notified Date 2/14/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/14/2023

National Federation of Independent Business Notified Date 2/13/2023 Communication Date 1/12/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/13/2023

National Waste & Recycling Association Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

NextEra Energy Resources Notified Date 6/19/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/19/2023

Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy Notified Date 6/22/2023 Communication Date 6/20/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/22/2023

Outdoor Advertising Association of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/8/2023 Communication Date 1/31/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/8/2023

Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. Notified Date 6/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/7/2023

Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date 2/7/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association of Milwaukee Notified Date 6/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/7/2023

Skiing Wisconsin Notified Date 5/10/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/10/2023

Tavern League of Wisconsin, Inc. Notified Date 2/28/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/28/2023

United States Cellular Corporation Notified Date 2/8/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/8/2023

Verizon and its Affiliates (formerly Verizon Wireless) Notified Date 2/15/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/15/2023

Walmart Inc. Notified Date 5/4/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/4/2023

Water Quality Association of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Waukesha County Business Alliance Inc Notified Date 6/29/2023 Communication Date 6/20/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/29/2023

Comments
WCBA supports repeal of the personal property tax, but opposes Assembly Substitute Amendment 2, which eliminates the authority of technical college districts to levy a property tax. If that amendment is removed, we support this bill.
Wisconsin Amusement and Music Operators Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Wisconsin Association of Assessing Officers Notified Date 3/9/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
3/9/2023

Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Wisconsin Bankers Association Notified Date 4/28/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/28/2023

Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 2/8/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/8/2023

Wisconsin Economic Development Association Notified Date 2/20/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/20/2023

Wisconsin Fuel & Retail Association (formerly WI Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association) Notified Date 2/9/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/9/2023

Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association Notified Date 5/12/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/12/2023

Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association Notified Date 2/8/2023 Communication Date 1/31/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/8/2023

Wisconsin Housing Alliance Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Wisconsin Independent Businesses, Inc. Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Notified Date 4/27/2023 Communication Date 4/26/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
4/27/2023

Wisconsin Insurance Alliance Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date 2/7/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Comments
WMC supports the bill as amended by ASA 1 and AA1 to ASA 1.
Wisconsin Newspaper Association Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date 1/30/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Wisconsin Propane Gas Association Inc Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Wisconsin Property Taxpayers Inc Notified Date 2/8/2023 Communication Date 1/3/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/8/2023

Wisconsin Real Estate Investors (Formally Wisconsin Apartment Association) Notified Date 2/20/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/20/2023

Comments
Members of the Wisconsin Apartment Association support this proposal to eliminate this tax.
http://www.waaonline.org
Wisconsin REALTORS Association Notified Date 3/3/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/3/2023

Wisconsin Recreational Vehicle Dealers Alliance Notified Date 2/7/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2023

Wisconsin Restaurant Association Notified Date 2/8/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/8/2023

Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association Inc Notified Date 2/15/2023 Communication Date 6/18/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/15/2023

Comments
Opposed to the bill as amended by ASA 2 to AB 2.
Wisconsin Technology Council Notified Date 4/21/2023 Communication Date 4/13/2023 Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/21/2023

Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Notified Date 2/8/2023 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/8/2023

Lobbying Efforts

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2023
January - June
1457.00
2023
July - December
41.00
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 1498.00
Wisconsin Agri-Business Association 2023
January - June
1.00
2023
July - December
1.00
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2.00
7-Eleven, Inc 2023
January - June
10.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10.00
Alliance of Wisconsin Retailers, LLC 2023
January - June
2023
July - December
7.00
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7.00
American Family Insurance Group 2023
January - June
9.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 9.00
Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin Inc 2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10.00
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10.00
Association of Wisconsin Surgery Centers, Inc. 2023
January - June
3.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3.00
Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions 2023
January - June
14.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 14.00
AT&T Wisconsin 2023
January - June
26.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 26.00
Bell Ambulance, Inc. 2023
January - June
4.00
2023
July - December
4.00
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 8.00
BioForward Inc. (formerly Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association Inc) 2023
January - June
7.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7.00
Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin 2023
January - June
3.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3.00
Cooperative Network 2023
January - June
16.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 16.00
Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce 2023
January - June
6.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6.00
Great Lakes Credit & Collection Association 2023
January - June
8.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 8.00
Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin 2023
January - June
6.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6.00
League of Wisconsin Municipalities 2023
January - June
9.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 9.00
Mechanical Contractors Association of Wisconsin 2023
January - June
4.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4.00
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce 2023
January - June
5.00
2023
July - December
10.00
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 15.00
Midwest Food Products Association Inc 2023
January - June
17.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 17.00
Midwest Hardware Association Inc 2023
January - June
5.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5.00
Milwaukee Area Technical College 2023
January - June
40.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 40.00
NAIOP Wisconsin 2023
January - June
7.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7.00
National Federation of Independent Business 2023
January - June
35.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 35.00
National Waste & Recycling Association 2023
January - June
1.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 1.00
Outdoor Advertising Association of Wisconsin 2023
January - June
27.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 27.00
Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. 2023
January - June
4.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4.00
Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin 2023
January - June
100.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 100.00
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association of Milwaukee 2023
January - June
4.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4.00
Skiing Wisconsin 2023
January - June
7.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7.00
United States Cellular Corporation 2023
January - June
10.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10.00
Verizon and its Affiliates (formerly Verizon Wireless) 2023
January - June
52.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 52.00
Walmart Inc. 2023
January - June
8.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 8.00
Waukesha County Business Alliance Inc 2023
January - June
2.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2.00
Wisconsin Amusement and Music Operators 2023
January - June
5.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5.00
Wisconsin Association of Assessing Officers 2023
January - June
7.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7.00
Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors 2023
January - June
18.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 18.00
Wisconsin Bankers Association 2023
January - June
8.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 8.00
Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association 2023
January - June
97.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 97.00
Wisconsin Housing Alliance 2023
January - June
2.00
2023
July - December
1.00
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants 2023
January - June
38.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 38.00
Wisconsin Newspaper Association 2023
January - June
4.00
2023
July - December
1.00
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5.00
Wisconsin Paper Council 2023
January - June
5.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5.00
Wisconsin Propane Gas Association Inc 2023
January - June
16.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 16.00
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers Inc 2023
January - June
693.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 693.00
Wisconsin Recreational Vehicle Dealers Alliance 2023
January - June
2.00
2023
July - December
1.00
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Restaurant Association 2023
January - June
53.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 53.00
Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association Inc 2023
January - June
47.00
2023
July - December
3.00
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 50.00
Wisconsin Technology Council 2023
January - June
9.00
2023
July - December
3.00
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 12.00
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association 2023
January - June
3.00
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3.00