Rock County

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
County government.

Lobbying Interests:
The state biennial budget and legislative issues affecting county government or the provision of services to county residents.

Title:
County Administrator

Contact
CK
Craig Knutson
51 South Main St
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 757-5510
(608) 757-5511

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Philip Boutwell Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/31/2005 Withdrawn On N/A
Joshua Smith Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/19/2005 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 293
Assembly Bill 293
relating to: authorizing a county to participate in a municipal revenue sharing agreement.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/18/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 296
Assembly Bill 296
relating to: modifying certain restrictions on admissions to, protective placements in, or transfers to intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded and nursing homes.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 47

For
Notification Date
1/30/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 461
Assembly Bill 461
relating to: requiring legislative approval to locate a gaming establishment on certain lands taken into trust for the benefit of Indian tribes.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/12/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
opposed to insterting Legislature into the decision process to site an "off-reservation" casino
Assembly Bill 675
Assembly Bill 675
relating to: compensation for the reduction in the fair market value of private real property.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/13/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
AB 675 tips the balance such that local government will have no ability to implement new land use ordinances without incurring huge financial risk for compensatory damages due to perceived loss in fair market value of private property.
Assembly Bill 754
Assembly Bill 754
relating to: requiring a Wisconsin Works grant recipient who is a custodial parent with an infant to attend parenting skills training and to meet with a financial and employment planner.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/28/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Rock County Board adopted a Resolution in favor of AB 754 on 11/17/05.
Assembly Bill 802
Assembly Bill 802
relating to: supplemental Medical Assistance payments to county and municipal nursing homes and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 107

For
Notification Date
11/28/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Rock County Board supports AB 802 that would provide supplemental IGT payment of federal funding to County Nursing Homes. Opposed to AA #1 to AB 802 that would divert federal funding to the MA nursing home formula.
Assembly Joint Resolution 77
Assembly Joint Resolution 77
relating to: creating a revenue limit for the state and local governmental units, depositing excess revenue into an emergency reserve, returning excess revenue to taxpayers, elector approval for exceeding the revenue limit, state and local governmental app...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/11/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Resolution 63
Senate Resolution 63
creating a revenue limit for the state and local governmental units, depositing excess revenue into an emergency reserve, returning excess revenue to taxpayers, elector approval for exceeding the revenue limit, state and local governmental approval for red...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/11/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2005
January - June
$1,561.56
2005
July - December
$1,959.00
2006
January - June
$2,119.26
2006
July - December
$841.50
Total $6,481.32
Total Hours Communicating 2005
January - June
6.00
2005
July - December
11.00
2006
January - June
7.25
2006
July - December
0.00
Total 24.25
Total Hours Other 2005
January - June
22.00
2005
July - December
22.00
2006
January - June
30.50
2006
July - December
14.50
Total 89.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

relating to: authorizing a county to participate in a municipal revenue sharing agreement.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
10 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 3 %
relating to: requiring a Wisconsin Works grant recipient who is a custodial parent with an infant to attend parenting skills training and to meet with a financial and employment planner.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
20 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 6 %
relating to: supplemental Medical Assistance payments to county and municipal nursing homes and making an appropriation.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
75 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 22 %
relating to: compensation for the reduction in the fair market value of private real property.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
11 %
2006
July - December
Total 4 %
relating to: creating a revenue limit for the state and local governmental units, depositing excess revenue into an emergency reserve, returning excess revenue to taxpayers, elector approval for exceeding the revenue limit, state and local governmental approval for reducing the revenue limit, allowing local governmental units to raise revenue to compensate for reductions in state aid, requiring the state to reduce its revenue limit in conjunction with reduction in state aid, reimbursing the reasonable costs of imposing state mandates, standing to bring a suit to enforce the revenue limits, and requiring the approval of only one legislature to amend the revenue limit provisions (first consideration).
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
28 %
2006
July - December
Total 10 %
creating a revenue limit for the state and local governmental units, depositing excess revenue into an emergency reserve, returning excess revenue to taxpayers, elector approval for exceeding the revenue limit, state and local governmental approval for reducing the revenue limit, allowing local governmental units to raise revenue to compensate for reductions in state aid, requiring the state to reduce its revenue limit in conjunction with reduction in state aid, reimbursing the reasonable costs of imposing state mandates, standing to bring a suit to enforce the revenue limits, and requiring the approval of only one legislature to amend the revenue limit provisions (first consideration).
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
29 %
2006
July - December
Total 10 %
relating to: requiring legislative approval to locate a gaming establishment on certain lands taken into trust for the benefit of Indian tribes.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
32 %
2006
July - December
Total 11 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
10 %
2005
July - December
5 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
80 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
90 %
Total 31 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures