Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Representing the 20 independent colleges and universities in Wisconsin.

Lobbying Interests:
The primary interest of WAICU is in access to quality higher education for all students. For this reason, our principal governmental focus is on financial aid for students, particularly need-based financial aid. Regulatory, taxation, and information technology, insofar as they affect students' access to higher education is also a concern.

Title:
Vice President for Public Policy

Contact
PMN
Paul M Nelson
122 W Washington Ave Ste 700
Madison, WI 53703-2718
(608) 256-7761
(608) 256-7065
paul.nelson@waicuweb.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Paul M Nelson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/5/2005 Withdrawn On N/A
Rolf Wegenke Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/5/2005 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 31
Assembly Bill 31
relating to: allowing an individual income tax deduction for certain amounts contributed to any section 529 college tuition program.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/25/2005
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 106
Assembly Bill 106
relating to: expanding the individual income tax deduction for college tuition expenses.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/27/2005
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 126
Assembly Bill 126
relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a local unit of government's or nonprofit organization.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/22/2005
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 297
Assembly Bill 297
relating to: an education tax credit for businesses.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/26/2005
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 378
Assembly Bill 378
relating to: college reenrollment of persons called into active military service.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 324

None
Notification Date
4/29/2005
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 544
Assembly Bill 544
relating to: automatic fire sprinkler systems in certain residence halls and other student residential facilities and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 78

None
Notification Date
7/21/2005
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 555
Assembly Bill 555
relating to: creating an individual and corporate income tax exemption for interest on bonds or notes issued by the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority for purposes related to an educational facility and authorizing the Wisconsin Health a...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/19/2005
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 641
Assembly Bill 641
relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual and corporate income tax credit based on interest received from bonds or notes issued by the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority for purposes related to an educational facility and authoriz...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/19/2005
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 743
Assembly Bill 743
relating to: the method by which the amounts to be appropriated for higher education grants, tuition grants, and Lawton minority undergraduate grants are calculated and making appropriations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/13/2005
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 763
Assembly Bill 763
relating to: carrying a concealed weapon, possessing or transporting a firearm under certain circumstances, background checks for handgun purchases, photographic identification cards for retired law enforcement officers, requiring the exercise of rule-maki...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/8/2005
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 1035
Assembly Bill 1035
relating to: making a postsecondary student who has been convicted of possessing, with intent to manufacture, distribute, or deliver, or of manufacturing, distributing, or delivering, a controlled substance or controlled substance analog ineligible for sta...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/14/2006
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 Resolution 14
Assembly Resolution 14
relating to: asking the Wisconsin technical college system and the University of Wisconsin System to collaborate to reduce the nursing shortage and reduce the shortage of other health care occupation professionals.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/28/2005
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.
Senate Bill 57
Senate Bill 57
relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a local unit of government's or nonprofit organization.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/16/2005
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 76
Senate Bill 76
relating to: eligibility for academic excellence higher education scholarships.

Bill Text and History

Senate Bill 152
Senate Bill 152
relating to: an education tax credit for businesses.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2005
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 250
Senate Bill 250
relating to: automatic fire sprinkler systems in certain residence halls and other student residential facilities and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/26/2005
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 403
Senate Bill 403
relating to: carrying a concealed weapon, possessing or transporting a firearm under certain circumstances, background checks for handgun purchases, photographic identification cards for retired law enforcement officers, requiring the exercise of rule-maki...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/8/2005
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 661
Senate Bill 661
the establishment of a college savings program bank deposit trust fund and a college savings program credit union deposit trust fund and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/12/2006
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Higher Educational Aids Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Higher Educational Aids Board

Notification Date
1/28/2005
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
Wisconsin Tuition Grant

University of Wisconsin System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System

Notification Date
2/9/2005
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
Funding of student financial aid programs.

Veterans Affairs: Educational Approval Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Veterans Affairs: Educational Approval Board

Notification Date
2/9/2005
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
(1) Creating authority for the board to take possession student records of postsecondary schools that discontinue operations; (2) transferring expenditure and position authority to the Tech College System for administrative purposes.

Wisconsin Technical College System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Technical College System

Notification Date
2/9/2005
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
Transferring expenditure and position authority from the Department of Veterans Affairs and attaching the Educational Approval Board to the Tech College system for administrative purposes.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2007-2009 Budget: Dept. of Revenue - tax treatment of college property in s. 70.11
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2007-2009 Budget: Dept. of Revenue - tax treatment of college property in s. 70.11

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/4/2007
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.

Creating a state tax exemption or credit for interest on bonds issued by WHEFA for purposes related to Wisconsin private college educational facilities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creating a state tax exemption or credit for interest on bonds issued by WHEFA for purposes related to Wisconsin private college educational facilities.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
11/20/2006
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.

2007-2009 Budget - Educational Approval Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2007-2009 Budget - Educational Approval Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
9/19/2006
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.

Tax-free acreage limits in Ch. 70 applying to colleges & universities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tax-free acreage limits in Ch. 70 applying to colleges & universities.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
9/19/2006
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.

Legislative Council study committee on navigable waters and drainage ditches.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council study committee on navigable waters and drainage ditches.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
9/11/2006
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.

2007-2009 biennial budget - Educational Approval Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2007-2009 biennial budget - Educational Approval Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
9/5/2006
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.

Forgivable student loans and loan interest tax credits.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Forgivable student loans and loan interest tax credits.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
8/17/2006
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.

2007 Biennial Budget - Higher Educational Aids Board - Veterans tuition grant or fee remission program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2007 Biennial Budget - Higher Educational Aids Board - Veterans tuition grant or fee remission program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
8/14/2006
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.

2007-2009 Biennial Budget - Higher Educational Aids Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2007-2009 Biennial Budget - Higher Educational Aids Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/19/2006
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.

Process for scheduling Senate confirmation hearings for an appointee to the Funeral Directors Examining Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Process for scheduling Senate confirmation hearings for an appointee to the Funeral Directors Examining Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/17/2006
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.

Wisconsin Covenant: Financial aid proposals in the Governor's State-of-the-State speech.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Covenant: Financial aid proposals in the Governor's State-of-the-State speech.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/17/2006
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.

State employee contracts and reimbursement of job-related educational expenses.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State employee contracts and reimbursement of job-related educational expenses.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

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.

Impact of the reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Act on Wisconsin colleges and universities and their students.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Impact of the reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Act on Wisconsin colleges and universities and their students.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
9/26/2005
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.

Youth Options Program in the Dept. of Public Instruction.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Youth Options Program in the Dept. of Public Instruction.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
9/13/2005
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.

Short term, working capital loans for eligible WHEFA borrowers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Short term, working capital loans for eligible WHEFA borrowers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
4/29/2005
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.

the nomination of Hilary Pollack of Ashland to serve as a member of Professional Standards Council for Teachers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
the nomination of Hilary Pollack of Ashland to serve as a member of Professional Standards Council for Teachers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/18/2005
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.

an education tax credit for businesses that pay tuition for an individual to attend a university, college, or technical college.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
an education tax credit for businesses that pay tuition for an individual to attend a university, college, or technical college.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/16/2005
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.

the College Savings Program Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
the College Savings Program Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/16/2005
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.

Governor's Council on Financial Literacy.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Governor's Council on Financial Literacy.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/24/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Senate confirmation of the appointment of Dr. Rolf Wegenke to the Educational Communications Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Senate confirmation of the appointment of Dr. Rolf Wegenke to the Educational Communications Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/24/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

state-funded financial aid grants for students attending for-profit colleges and universities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
state-funded financial aid grants for students attending for-profit colleges and universities.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/16/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Automatic fire sprinkler systems in certain residence halls and other student residential facilities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Automatic fire sprinkler systems in certain residence halls and other student residential facilities.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/7/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

EdVest Trust Fund Grant program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
EdVest Trust Fund Grant program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/4/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

The tax-exempt status of non-profit organizations.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The tax-exempt status of non-profit organizations.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/19/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

The Wisconsin Tuition Grant
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The Wisconsin Tuition Grant

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Relating to the disposition of the student records of a higher educational institution in the event the institution discontinues its operations.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to the disposition of the student records of a higher educational institution in the event the institution discontinues its operations.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
11/23/2004
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
$35,264.58
2005
July - December
$14,214.15
2006
January - June
$7,684.43
2006
July - December
$12,511.07
Total $69,674.23
Total Hours Communicating 2005
January - June
35.50
2005
July - December
15.25
2006
January - June
9.50
2006
July - December
18.75
Total 79.00
Total Hours Other 2005
January - June
282.25
2005
July - December
117.25
2006
January - June
58.50
2006
July - December
85.50
Total 543.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

relating to: automatic fire sprinkler systems in certain residence halls and other student residential facilities and granting rule-making authority.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
27 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 6 %
relating to: an education tax credit for businesses.
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 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
70 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 36 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

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
2005
July - December
14 %
2006
January - June
18 %
2006
July - December
17 %
Total 8 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
36 %
2006
July - December
29 %
Total 9 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
24 %
Total 4 %

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
30 %
2005
July - December
59 %
2006
January - June
11 %
2006
July - December
15 %
Total 32 %

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
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
24 %
2006
July - December
15 %
Total 5 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures