Christian Science Committee on Publication for Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Committee on Publication's mission is to correct impositions on the public with regard to Christian Science.

Lobbying Interests:
The Christian Science Committee on Publication may attempt to influence legislation pertaining to child abuse and neglect, elder abuse and neglect, parental rights, public school instruction (specifically, the areas of curriculum dealing with medical teaching), mandatory immunizations or vaccinations, insurance, and any other areas where freedom of religious practice may be involved. Where such legislation is enacted, we would also work to see that administrative rules governing these areas do not compromise religious freedom or practice.

Contact
JF
Joseph Farkas
PO Box 2477
Madison, WI 53701-2477
(608) 444-1389
cscompub@charter.net

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Joseph Farkas Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Connie Coddington Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/9/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 590
Assembly Bill 590
Relating to: elimination of an exception for spiritual treatment of a child in the law criminalizing physical abuse of a child and in the laws governing the practice of medicine or surgery, the investigation of child abuse or neglect, the administration of...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/23/2009
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
We oppose this bill.
Senate Bill 384
Senate Bill 384
Relating to: defense to criminal prosecutions for parent or guardian for using spiritual treatment in lieu of medical treatment on a child and the election of Christian Science treatment for a child in lieu of medical or surgical treatment for the cure of ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/4/2009
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
We support this bill.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

To oppose legislation repealing and or limiting three civil religious accomodations and attempting to bar the use of Christian Science treatment with children.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
To oppose legislation repealing and or limiting three civil religious accomodations and attempting to bar the use of Christian Science treatment with children.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
6/9/2009
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.

Including spiritual healing though prayer in health care reform.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Including spiritual healing though prayer in health care reform.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/24/2009
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.

To repeal current law concerning physical abuse of a child when treatment by spiritual means instead of medical or surgical treatment is chosen and insert an affirmative defense.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
To repeal current law concerning physical abuse of a child when treatment by spiritual means instead of medical or surgical treatment is chosen and insert an affirmative defense.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/24/2009
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.

Including Christian Science treatment in health care reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Including Christian Science treatment in health care reform

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
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 promotion of legislation that provides effective child protection and includes spiritual healing.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The promotion of legislation that provides effective child protection and includes spiritual healing.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
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

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$44,194.10
2009
July - December
$45,161.41
2010
January - June
$15,504.20
2010
July - December
$9,038.72
Total $113,898.43
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
85.25
2009
July - December
45.05
2010
January - June
25.00
2010
July - December
7.50
Total 162.80
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
567.80
2009
July - December
546.50
2010
January - June
178.50
2010
July - December
109.50
Total 1402.30

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: elimination of an exception for spiritual treatment of a child in the law criminalizing physical abuse of a child and in the laws governing the practice of medicine or surgery, the investigation of child abuse or neglect, the administration of psychotropic medication to juveniles in correctional custody, the election of Christian Science treatment in lieu of medical or surgical treatment, and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
20 %
2010
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: defense to criminal prosecutions for parent or guardian for using spiritual treatment in lieu of medical treatment on a child and the election of Christian Science treatment for a child in lieu of medical or surgical treatment for the cure of disease.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
30 %
2010
January - June
50 %
2010
July - December
Total 18 %

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

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
30 %
2009
July - December
20 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 20 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
70 %
2009
July - December
40 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 44 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
30 %
2010
July - December
100 %
Total 11 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures