Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Provide free civil legal services to poor people

Lobbying Interests:
State funding for civil legal services

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
JE
John Ebbott
230 West Wells St., Rm 800
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 278-7777
(414) 278-7156
jfe@legalaction.org
legalaction.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Deedee Rongstad Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2005 Withdrawn On N/A
Patrick Osborne Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/4/2005 Withdrawn On N/A
Robert Andersen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 6/27/2005 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 50
Assembly Bill 50
relating to: prohibiting consideration of veterans disability payments when ordering maintenance.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/1/2005
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 149
Assembly Bill 149
relating to: attorney fees in civil actions.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/1/2005
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 311
Assembly Bill 311
relating to: ordering modifications to legal custody or periods of physical placement contingent upon the occurrence of a specified future event or a specified change in conditions.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/1/2005
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 354
Assembly Bill 354
relating to: garnishment of the income of a minor.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/14/2005
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 400
Assembly Bill 400
relating to: moving with a child.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/1/2005
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 496
Assembly Bill 496
relating to: defaults in consumer credit transactions involving motor vehicle consumer leases or credit sales of motor vehicles.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 110

Against
Notification Date
9/30/2005
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 529
Assembly Bill 529
relating to: requirements for ordering maintenance.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/21/2005
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 587
Assembly Bill 587
relating to: regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/10/2005
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 592
Assembly Bill 592
relating to: time for service of court documents in child abuse and harassment injunction cases.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/14/2005
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 594
Assembly Bill 594
relating to: repossession of goods in consumer credit transactions and certain consumer leases.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 255

Against
Notification Date
9/30/2005
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 680
Assembly Bill 680
relating to: increasing the jurisdictional amount in small claims court.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/21/2005
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 751
Assembly Bill 751
relating to: requiring a court to establish a father's obligation for birth expenses.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/17/2005
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 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

Against
Notification Date
11/21/2005
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 785
Assembly Bill 785
relating to: protective placements and protective services, involuntary administration of psychotropic medication, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 264

Against
Notification Date
1/25/2006
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 821
Assembly Bill 821
relating to: eliminating certain conditions that must be met before a proceeding may be brought against a child under 12 years of age for habitual truancy or against his or her parent or guardian for failure to cause the child to attend school regularly.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/20/2006
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 897
Assembly Bill 897
relating to: preparing and filing parenting plans, equalizing periods of physical placement to the highest degree possible, using parenting plans to determine periods of physical placement, and modifying physical placement and custody orders.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/23/2006
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 Bill 112
Senate Bill 112
relating to: the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 130

For
Notification Date
7/1/2005
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.
Senate Bill 123
Senate Bill 123
relating to: reorganizing and revising chapter 767 of the statutes.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 443

For
Notification Date
9/14/2005
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.
Senate Bill 268
Senate Bill 268
relating to: regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/10/2005
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.
Senate Bill 369
Senate Bill 369
relating to: requiring a court to establish a father's obligation for birth expenses.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 304

Against
Notification Date
10/21/2005
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.
Senate Bill 378
Senate Bill 378
relating to: the elimination of jury trials in termination of parental rights proceedings.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/11/2005
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.
Senate Bill 387
Senate Bill 387
relating to: repossession of goods in consumer credit transactions and certain consumer leases.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/31/2005
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.
Senate Bill 391
Senate Bill 391
relating to: guardianships, conservatorships, and wards; involuntary administration of psychotropic medication; protective placements and protective services; powers of attorney for health care; durable powers of attorney; venue, residence, and county of r...

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 387

Against
Notification Date
10/21/2005
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.
Senate Bill 586
Senate Bill 586
relating to: preparing and filing parenting plans, equalizing periods of physical placement to the highest degree possible, using parenting plans to determine periods of physical placement, and modifying physical placement and custody orders.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/7/2006
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Office of Justice Assistance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Office of Justice Assistance

Notification Date
3/28/2005
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
Support for indigent civil legal services

Health and Family Services: Children and Families
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health and Family Services: Children and Families

Notification Date
5/17/2005
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
Milwaukee County Bureau of Child Welfare

Health and Family Services: Medical Assistance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health and Family Services: Medical Assistance

Notification Date
7/1/2005
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.

Workforce Development: Economic Support and Child Care
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Economic Support and Child Care

Notification Date
7/1/2005
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.

Workforce Development: Employment, Training and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Employment, Training and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs

Notification Date
7/1/2005
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

HFS 105, certification of dental hygienists under the Medical Assistance program.
Agency Name
Health and Family Services

Subject
HFS 105, certification of dental hygienists under the Medical Assistance program.

Register Number: 588 (1/1/2005)
For
Notification Date
6/13/2006
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.

HFS 2, department’s ability to recoup overpayments inadvertantly and inappropriately made to recipients of department program benefits.
Agency Name
Health and Family Services

Subject
HFS 2, department’s ability to recoup overpayments inadvertantly and inappropriately made to recipients of department program benefits.

Register Number: 563 (12/1/2002)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 03-085
Against
Notification Date
2/9/2006
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.

Unemployment insurance availability.
Agency Name
Workforce Development

Subject
Unemployment insurance availability.

Register Number: 562 (10/15/2002)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 02-137
For
Notification Date
2/9/2006
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

The funding of civil legal services for Wisconsin's low-income citizens.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The funding of civil legal services for Wisconsin's low-income citizens.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/21/2005
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.

Funding for civil legal services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for civil legal services

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/14/2004
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.

Termination of Parental Rights
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Termination of Parental Rights

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/9/2004
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
$4,710.00
2005
July - December
$1,539.62
2006
January - June
$1,257.39
2006
July - December
$2,911.25
Total $10,418.26
Total Hours Communicating 2005
January - June
19.95
2005
July - December
17.25
2006
January - June
16.25
2006
July - December
5.60
Total 59.05
Total Hours Other 2005
January - June
79.00
2005
July - December
11.50
2006
January - June
6.50
2006
July - December
40.00
Total 137.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

relating to: defaults in consumer credit transactions involving motor vehicle consumer leases or credit sales of motor vehicles.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
1 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: repossession of goods in consumer credit transactions and certain consumer leases.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
1 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: repossession of goods in consumer credit transactions and certain consumer leases.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
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
3 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: garnishment of the income of a minor.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
4 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: increasing the jurisdictional amount in small claims court.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
4 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: ordering modifications to legal custody or periods of physical placement contingent upon the occurrence of a specified future event or a specified change in conditions.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
7 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 1 %
relating to: requirements for ordering maintenance.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
7 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 1 %
relating to: reorganizing and revising chapter 767 of the statutes.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
8 %
2006
January - June
5 %
2006
July - December
Total 2 %
relating to: attorney fees in civil actions.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
10 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2 %
relating to: regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
10 %
2006
January - June
7 %
2006
July - December
Total 3 %
relating to: the elimination of jury trials in termination of parental rights proceedings.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
10 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2 %
relating to: moving with a child.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
13 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2 %
relating to: requiring a court to establish a father's obligation for birth expenses.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
14 %
2006
January - June
7 %
2006
July - December
Total 3 %
relating to: preparing and filing parenting plans, equalizing periods of physical placement to the highest degree possible, using parenting plans to determine periods of physical placement, and modifying physical placement and custody orders.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
17 %
2006
July - December
Total 2 %
relating to: protective placements and protective services, involuntary administration of psychotropic medication, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
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 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
4 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
13 %
2006
July - December
10 %
Total 4 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
19 %
2006
July - December
Total 2 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
100 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
90 %
Total 71 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures