Wisconsin Grocers Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Independent grocers and grocery chains, warehouses & brokers, vendors, suppliers and manufacturers.

Lobbying Interests:
Taxes & regulations, WIC, food safety, alcohol & tobacco regulations, retail theft & bad checks, health care issues, labor & employment.

CEO Name:
Brandon Scholz
President

Contact
BS
Brandon Scholz
1 S Pinckney St Ste. 504
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 244-7150
(608) 244-9030
brandon@wisconsingrocers.com
www.wisconsingrocers.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michelle Kussow Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/5/2005 Withdrawn On N/A
Brandon Scholz Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/5/2005 Withdrawn On N/A
Sarah Decorah Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 5/27/2005 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 2
Assembly Bill 2
relating to: eliminating the Joint Survey Committee on Tax Exemptions and increasing the membership of the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 10
Assembly Bill 10
relating to: Department of Transportation rules relating to land subdivisions abutting state trunk highways and connecting highways.

Bill Text and History

None
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 has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 12
Assembly Bill 12
relating to: the state minimum wage.

Bill Text and History

None
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 has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 15
Assembly Bill 15
relating to: ethanol requirements in automotive gasoline, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/8/2005
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 101
Assembly Bill 101
relating to: product liability of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.

Bill Text and History

None
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 has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 181
Assembly Bill 181
relating to: renewals and extensions of business contracts.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/19/2005
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 183
Assembly Bill 183
relating to: pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and other materials used to produce methamphetamine, the distribution of methamphetamine to minors, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Assembly Bill 195
Assembly Bill 195
relating to: retained earnings of telecommunications cooperatives.

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Assembly Bill 203
Assembly Bill 203
relating to: evidence of lay and expert witnesses.

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Assembly Bill 249
Assembly Bill 249
relating to: selling cigarettes and tobacco products by direct marketing, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/5/2005
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 252
Assembly Bill 252
relating to: increasing the limits for insurance coverage of nervous or mental health disorders or alcoholism or other drug abuse problems.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/5/2005
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 278
Assembly Bill 278
relating to: liens, public nuisances, witnesses, and liability of shareholders.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/8/2005
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 338
Assembly Bill 338
relating to: civil liability exemption for claims resulting from weight gain and obesity.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/22/2005
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 339
Assembly Bill 339
relating to: a property tax exemption for restaurant kitchen equipment.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2006
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.
Assembly Bill 371
Assembly Bill 371
relating to: the sales tax and the use tax on purchases made with a manufacturer's rebate.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/19/2005
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 398
Assembly Bill 398
relating to: cash discounts for retail motor vehicle fuel purchases.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/19/2005
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 474
Assembly Bill 474
relating to: disclosure of social security numbers by persons who purchase goods from sellers of goods at retail and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
7/25/2005
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 502
Assembly Bill 502
relating to: prohibiting certain rebate and refund offers.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/25/2005
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 505
Assembly Bill 505
relating to: regulating the minimum price of motor vehicle fuel.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/28/2005
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.
Assembly Bill 508
Assembly Bill 508
relating to: imposing a gross receipts tax on large retailers to pay for health care benefits provided by the state.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/28/2005
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.
Assembly Bill 520
Assembly Bill 520
relating to: requiring companies to report net losses of jobs to the Department of Commerce, making such companies and certain expatriate companies ineligible for certain tax exemptions, governmental contracts, grants, and loans, granting rule-making autho...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/18/2006
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 583
Assembly Bill 583
relating to: terms and conditions of gift certificates, gift cards, and other gift obligations and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/1/2005
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 680
Assembly Bill 680
relating to: increasing the jurisdictional amount in small claims court.

Bill Text and History

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 687
Assembly Bill 687
relating to: interstate shipments of wine to individuals.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/10/2005
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 703
Assembly Bill 703
relating to: making companies that hire illegal aliens ineligible for certain tax exemptions, governmental contracts, grants, and loans, granting rule-making authority, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/18/2006
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 775
Assembly Bill 775
relating to: fermented malt beverages wholesalers.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 115

None
Notification Date
10/28/2005
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.
Assembly Bill 778
Assembly Bill 778
relating to: actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of products.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/28/2005
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.
Assembly Bill 786
Assembly Bill 786
relating to: prohibiting charging grossly excessive prices for consumer goods and services and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/26/2006
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 787
Assembly Bill 787
relating to: the sale and distribution of fermented malt beverages.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 103

None
Notification Date
11/2/2005
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 798
Assembly Bill 798
relating to: increasing the recycling fee imposed on the disposal of solid waste, the program of financial assistance for local recycling programs, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/8/2006
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 839
Assembly Bill 839
relating to: sales and taste samples by manufacturers or rectifiers of intoxicating liquor for consumption on or off the premises where manufactured or rectified and taste samples by certain retail licensees of intoxicating liquor.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/21/2006
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 860
Assembly Bill 860
relating to: an assessment on large employers that do not provide subsidized health care coverage, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, requiring the exercise of rule-making authorit...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/18/2006
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 951
Assembly Bill 951
relating to: an income and franchise credit for property taxes paid on restaurant kitchen machinery and equipment.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/7/2006
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.
Assembly Bill 968
Assembly Bill 968
relating to: various duties of the Department of Revenue, including issuing declaratory judgments, conducting audits and assessments, asserting liability, allowing claims for refunds, awarding the costs of litigation to a prevailing party, imposing penalti...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2006
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 1007
Assembly Bill 1007
relating to: the provision of taste samples of fermented malt beverages on certain retail premises.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/14/2006
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 Bill 1039
Assembly Bill 1039
relating to: persons to whom liability insurance claim settlement checks must be made payable; independent evaluations for insurance coverage of chiropractic treatment; current procedural terminology codes on health insurance claim forms; and direct paymen...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/20/2006
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 1073
Assembly Bill 1073
relating to: recovery of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 183

For
Notification Date
3/1/2006
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 1141
Assembly Bill 1141
relating to: to: the amount of sales and use taxes that a retailer may retain for administrative purposes.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/24/2006
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 1186
Assembly Bill 1186
relating to: unincorporated cooperative associations, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 441

Other
Notification Date
5/5/2006
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.
Senate Bill 9
Senate Bill 9
relating to: reducing the amount of the estate tax imposed by the state.

Bill Text and History

None
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 has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 10
Senate Bill 10
relating to: Department of Transportation rules relating to land subdivisions abutting state trunk highways and connecting highways.

Bill Text and History

None
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 has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 12
Senate Bill 12
relating to: the state minimum wage.

Bill Text and History

None
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 has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 15
Senate Bill 15
relating to: ethanol requirements in automotive gasoline, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Senate Bill 16
Senate Bill 16
relating to: reducing the amount of the estate tax imposed by the state.

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Senate Bill 18
Senate Bill 18
relating to: preemption of city, village, town, or county living wage ordinances.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Senate Bill 35
Senate Bill 35
relating to: eliminating the estate tax.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/8/2005
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 40
Senate Bill 40
relating to: a state minimum wage, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/8/2005
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 52
Senate Bill 52
relating to: apportioning remaining net income by using a single sales factor based on creating and retaining new jobs.

Bill Text and History

None
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 has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 55
Senate Bill 55
relating to: limits on the designation of enterprise development zones.

Bill Text and History

None
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 has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 58
Senate Bill 58
relating to: product liability of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/8/2005
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 70
Senate Bill 70
relating to: evidence of lay and expert witnesses.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/8/2005
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 78
Senate Bill 78
relating to: pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and other materials used to produce methamphetamine, the distribution of methamphetamine to minors, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 14

None
Notification Date
3/1/2005
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 104
Senate Bill 104
relating to: renewals and extensions of business contracts.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/13/2006
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.
Senate Bill 111
Senate Bill 111
relating to: retained earnings of telecommunications cooperatives.

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Senate Bill 128
Senate Bill 128
relating to: increasing the limits for insurance coverage of nervous or mental health disorders or alcoholism or other drug abuse problems.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/5/2005
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 145
Senate Bill 145
relating to: deferred prosecution agreements for persons charged with issuing a worthless check or other order for payment and allowing a district attorney to collect money owed to others.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 462

None
Notification Date
4/5/2005
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 147
Senate Bill 147
relating to: preemption of city, village, town, or county living wage ordinances.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/5/2005
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 159
Senate Bill 159
relating to: providing the jury in civil actions with an explanation regarding the results of their findings.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/8/2005
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 161
Senate Bill 161
relating to: civil liability exemption for claims resulting from weight gain and obesity.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 325

None
Notification Date
4/13/2005
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.
Senate Bill 164
Senate Bill 164
relating to: notice regarding unauthorized acquisition of personal information.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 138

None
Notification Date
4/22/2005
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.
Senate Bill 186
Senate Bill 186
relating to: providing immunity from civil liability for users, owners, and providers of automatic defibrillators for acts or omissions in rendering emergency care in good faith.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 486

None
Notification Date
5/19/2005
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.
Senate Bill 215
Senate Bill 215
relating to: regulating the minimum price of motor vehicle fuel.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/8/2006
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 218
Senate Bill 218
relating to: appealing a determination by the board of assessors, claiming angel and early stage investment tax credits, employers who must withhold state income taxes, benefits to persons serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, eliminating the requirement tha...

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 49

None
Notification Date
6/28/2005
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 292
Senate Bill 292
relating to: terms and conditions of gift certificates, gift cards, and other gift obligations and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/1/2005
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 373
Senate Bill 373
relating to: prohibiting charging grossly excessive prices for consumer goods and services and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/20/2006
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.
Senate Bill 392
Senate Bill 392
relating to: the sale of gift certificates, gift cards, and other gift obligations and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/18/2005
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.
Senate Bill 399
Senate Bill 399
relating to: creating a new license issued by municipalities authorizing the retail sale of wine in unopened original containers for consumption off the premises where sold.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/26/2006
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 415
Senate Bill 415
relating to: the sale and distribution of fermented malt beverages.

Bill Text and History

None
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 425
Senate Bill 425
relating to: the authority of the Department of Justice and public nuisance actions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2006
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 447
Senate Bill 447
relating to: punitive damage awards.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/31/2006
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 518
Senate Bill 518
relating to: various duties of the Department of Revenue, including issuing declaratory judgments, conducting audits and assessments, asserting liability, allowing claims for refunds, awarding the costs of litigation to a prevailing party, imposing penalti...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/26/2006
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 648
Senate Bill 648
regulating the minimum price of motor vehicle fuel.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/6/2006
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 21
Senate Resolution 21
the creation of state funds and accounts and prohibiting the state from changing the purpose of any state fund or program revenue appropriation account (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/1/2005
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

ATCP 106, price gouging during an emergency.
Agency Name
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Subject
ATCP 106, price gouging during an emergency.

Register Number: 607 (7/15/2006)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 07-004
None
Notification Date
10/12/2006
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

disaster preparedness
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
disaster preparedness

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/5/2006
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.

LRB 4085/1, to cap the amount of sales tax collected that a business can retain from the current unlimited retention of one-half of one percent per filing to a maximum of $1,000 per filing.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 4085/1, to cap the amount of sales tax collected that a business can retain from the current unlimited retention of one-half of one percent per filing to a maximum of $1,000 per filing.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/8/2006
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.

three-tier liquor distribution system
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
three-tier liquor distribution system

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/19/2005
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.

Bottle Deposit Legislation LRB 1981/1
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Bottle Deposit Legislation LRB 1981/1

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
6/14/2005
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.

LRB-1543/1 - Preemption of Local Living Wage Ordinances
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-1543/1 - Preemption of Local Living Wage Ordinances

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/1/2005
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.

requirements on retailers regarding sale of gift certificates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
requirements on retailers regarding sale of gift certificates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

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 do not intend to communicate on this matter.

cigarette excise tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
cigarette excise tax

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/8/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

increased fees for retail food establishments
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
increased fees for retail food establishments

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/8/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

bartender's licenses
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
bartender's licenses

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.

increased fees for retail food establishments
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
increased fees for retail food establishments

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

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.

methamphetamine legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
methamphetamine legislation

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.

sales and use tax master list
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
sales and use tax master list

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

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.

soda machine rental
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
soda machine rental

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.

2005-2007 biennial budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2005-2007 biennial budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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.

child labor laws
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
child labor laws

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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 Grocers Association

food safety handlers certification
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
food safety handlers certification

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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.

health care and related issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
health care and related issues

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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 Grocers Association

internet tobacco sales
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
internet tobacco sales

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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 Grocers Association

Overtime Rules
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Overtime Rules

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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.

relating to any financial increase on businesses whether tax increases, program fee increases, repeal of tax exemptions, sales tax increases or tax shifts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
relating to any financial increase on businesses whether tax increases, program fee increases, repeal of tax exemptions, sales tax increases or tax shifts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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.

relating to child labor laws
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
relating to child labor laws

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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.

relating to health insurance mandates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
relating to health insurance mandates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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.

relating to improving Wisconsin's product liability law by clarifying seller's liability, product issues and remedial issues.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
relating to improving Wisconsin's product liability law by clarifying seller's liability, product issues and remedial issues.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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.

relating to minimum mark-up on gasoline, tobacco and other products sold at retail
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
relating to minimum mark-up on gasoline, tobacco and other products sold at retail

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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.

relating to minimum wage and living wage.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
relating to minimum wage and living wage.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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.

relating to transportation funding and ensuring a reliable infrastructure
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
relating to transportation funding and ensuring a reliable infrastructure

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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 electronic benefits transfer system.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
the electronic benefits transfer system.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/6/2005
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 Grocers Association

Total Lobbying Effort

  2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2005
January - June
$32,694.64
2005
July - December
$21,978.50
2006
January - June
$18,002.91
2006
July - December
$32,411.72
Total $105,087.77
Total Hours Communicating 2005
January - June
109.75
2005
July - December
65.75
2006
January - June
35.50
2006
July - December
11.50
Total 222.50
Total Hours Other 2005
January - June
199.75
2005
July - December
125.50
2006
January - June
118.75
2006
July - December
88.75
Total 532.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

relating to: pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and other materials used to produce methamphetamine, the distribution of methamphetamine to minors, and providing penalties.
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 4 %
relating to: regulating the minimum price of motor vehicle fuel.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
10 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
25 %
2006
July - December
Total 9 %
relating to: pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and other materials used to produce methamphetamine, the distribution of methamphetamine to minors, and providing penalties.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
30 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 12 %
relating to: the sale of gift certificates, gift cards, and other gift obligations and providing penalties.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
10 %
2006
January - June
25 %
2006
July - December
Total 8 %

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

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 4 %
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 4 %
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 4 %
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 5 %

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
20 %
2005
July - December
70 %
2006
January - June
50 %
2006
July - December
100 %
Total 49 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures