State Bar of Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
All lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin

Lobbying Interests:
Activities related to the delivery of legal services, the administration of justice, and the purposes set forth in SCR 10.02(2).

CEO Name:
George C. Brown
Public Affairs Director

Contact
LR
Lisa Roys
PO Box 7158
Madison, WI 53707-7158
(608) 250-6128
(608) 257-4343
lroys@wisbar.org
www.wisbar.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Sandra Lonergan Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Cale Battles Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Lisa Roys Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Adam Korbitz Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 6
Assembly Bill 6
Relating to: a tort action for intentional misrepresentation in a residential real estate transaction.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/26/2009
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
RPPT Section of the State Bar voted to support in principle. (2/25/09)
Assembly Bill 31
Assembly Bill 31
Relating to: authorizing the circuit court to order a person who engages in discrimination in employment to pay compensatory and punitive damages and a surcharge and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/27/2009
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
Position of the IRR section, 2/27/09
Assembly Bill 58
Assembly Bill 58
Relating to: the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, as approved by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/28/2009
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
RPPT Law Section actively supports (5-22-09)
Assembly Bill 65
Assembly Bill 65
Relating to: public financing of campaigns for the office of justice of the supreme court, making appropriations, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2009
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.
Assembly Bill 122
Assembly Bill 122
Relating to: appellate time limits and procedure.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 25

For
Notification Date
4/13/2009
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
The Criminal Law Section actively supports this bill.
Assembly Bill 123
Assembly Bill 123
Relating to: appellate procedure regarding commitments of persons found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect and commitments of sexually violent persons.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 26

For
Notification Date
4/13/2009
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
The Criminal Law Section actively supports this bill.
Assembly Bill 124
Assembly Bill 124
Relating to: appellate procedure.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 27

For
Notification Date
4/13/2009
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
The Criminal Law Section actively supports this bill.
Assembly Bill 131
Assembly Bill 131
Relating to: pleading requirements for assignees of creditors under the Wisconsin Consumer Act.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/9/2009
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.
Comments
Position of the Public Interest Law Section.
Assembly Bill 179
Assembly Bill 179
Relating to: notification to the state and certain public agencies regarding a medical malpractice claim and limits on liability.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2009
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
The State Bar of Wisconsin supports this bill to the extent it eliminates the 180-day notice provision and takes no position on the remainder of the bill.
Assembly Bill 189
Assembly Bill 189
Relating to: increasing the amount of the homestead exemption.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/3/2009
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
SBW position on exemptions
Assembly Bill 202
Assembly Bill 202
Relating to: bulk transfers of inventory.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 110

For
Notification Date
5/11/2009
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
Business Law Section actively supports this legislation
Assembly Bill 214
Assembly Bill 214
Relating to: posttermination of parental rights contact between a child and a birth relative of the child and disclosure of the report of an investigation of the home of a proposed adoptive parent on the request of the proposed adoptive parent.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/29/2009
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
The Children & the Law Section actively supports this bill.
Assembly Bill 224
Assembly Bill 224
Relating to: the reimbursement rate for private attorneys appointed by the State Public Defender.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/30/2009
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
SBW position
Assembly Bill 231
Assembly Bill 231
Relating to: the time within which a complaint may be filed or a civil action may be brought alleging a violation of the family and medical leave law and the procedures governing an appeal of a determination of the Department of Workforce Development under...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/1/2009
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.
Comments
Position of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section 12/1/09
Assembly Bill 259
Assembly Bill 259
Relating to: the care and treatment of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia in residential care facilities, reports on residential care facilities, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, requiring the exercise of rule-making...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/23/2010
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
The Elder Law Section supports in principle AB 259.
Assembly Bill 260
Assembly Bill 260
Relating to: extraterritorial plat approval on basis of land's use.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 399

For
Notification Date
5/28/2009
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
RPPT Section of State Bar supports in principle (5-22-09)
Assembly Bill 291
Assembly Bill 291
Relating to: claims for loss of society and companionship in medical malpractice cases.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/9/2009
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.
Comments
The State Bar of WI supports the right of a parent to recover for the loss of an adult child but does not take a position on the right of an adult child to recover for the loss of a parent.
Assembly Bill 333
Assembly Bill 333
Relating to: limiting disclosure of information gathered by news persons.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 400

Against
Notification Date
1/21/2010
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
While the IRR section supports protecting news reporters from being compelled to disclose confidential sources, proposed Section 885.14(a)(4) would make it unduly difficult for litigants to obtain non-confidential information from news organizations.
Assembly Bill 336
Assembly Bill 336
Relating to: immunity from liability for, and disclosure of patient information by, a health care provider, health care facility, or employee of a health care provider or health care facility that, in good faith, reports or provides information about a vio...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
9/19/2009
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
Position of the Litigation Section
Other
Notification Date
9/19/2009
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
Litigation Section position. The language of proposed sec. 146.997(5m)(b) and (c) should be clarified so its meaning is clear.
Assembly Bill 353
Assembly Bill 353
Relating to: restoring the right to vote to certain persons barred from voting as a result of a felony conviction and changing the information required on voter registration forms.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/3/2009
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
Position of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section 09/03/09
Assembly Bill 354
Assembly Bill 354
Relating to: statute of limitations for intentional torts.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/17/2009
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
Position taken by Litigation Section 08/17/09.
Assembly Bill 387
Assembly Bill 387
Relating to: the homestead exemption and increases in the value of the exemption for various property that is exempt from execution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/24/2009
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.
Comments
SBW position on exemptions
Assembly Bill 389
Assembly Bill 389
Relating to: requiring nursing homes to notify residents of certain alleged violations and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/23/2010
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
The Elder Law Section supports in principle AB 389.
Assembly Bill 392
Assembly Bill 392
Relating to: finance charges for licensed lenders.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/9/2009
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.
Comments
Position of the Public Interest Law Section.
Assembly Bill 395
Assembly Bill 395
Relating to: criteria for determining indigency for purposes of representation by the State Public Defender and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/31/2009
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.
Assembly Bill 421
Assembly Bill 421
Relating to: Indian child welfare.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/18/2009
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
The Children & the Law Section supports codification of ICWA but seeks to amend certain portions of the bill.
Assembly Bill 508
Assembly Bill 508
Relating to: submitting custody study reports to the parties and offering custody study reports in accordance with the rules of evidence.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/6/2009
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
The Family Law Section supports this bill.
Assembly Bill 511
Assembly Bill 511
Relating to: requiring a person arrested for a felony or a juvenile taken into custody for certain sexual assault offenses to provide a biological specimen for deoxyribonucleic acid analysis, inclusion of the analysis results in the Department of Justice d...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/1/2009
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.
Comments
Position of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section 12/1/09
Assembly Bill 525
Assembly Bill 525
Relating to: automobile insurance coverage limits and proof of financial responsibility.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/21/2009
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
The State Bar of Wisconsin opposes this bill to the extent is changes Act 28 regarding stacking of policy limits by insureds; no position is taken in regard to the rest of the bill.
Assembly Bill 526
Assembly Bill 526
Relating to: requiring informed consent before administration of psychotropic medication to a nursing home resident who has degenerative brain disorder.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/12/2010
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
The Elder Law Section is actively monitoring this bill & seeking amendment language.
Other
Notification Date
2/12/2010
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
The Elder Law Section is actively monitoring this bill & supports adoption of Assembly Amendment 1.
Assembly Bill 550
Assembly Bill 550
Relating to: the exchange of electronic records contained in the Consolidated Court Automation Program and in the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System between the director of state courts and the Department of Children and Families and prov...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2010
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
The Children & the Law Sections supports in principle this bill.
Assembly Bill 559
Assembly Bill 559
Relating to: notice of firearm prohibition when served with notice of an injunction hearing and process for surrendering firearms following the granting of certain injunctions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/28/2010
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
The Family Law Section supports in principle this bill.
Assembly Bill 648
Assembly Bill 648
Relating to: adopting Internal Revenue Code provisions related to individual retirement accounts and adopting provisions of the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 for state income and franchise tax purposes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/7/2010
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
Taxation Law Section actively supports
Assembly Bill 687
Assembly Bill 687
Relating to: adopting revised article 1 of the Uniform Commercial Code concerning general provisions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2010
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
Business Law Section actively supports
Assembly Bill 688
Assembly Bill 688
Relating to: adopting revised Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code, concerning documents of title.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/11/2010
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
Business Law Section actively supports
Assembly Bill 691
Assembly Bill 691
Relating to: requiring certain county agencies to petition a court to freeze accounts of certain individuals being financially exploited.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2010
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
The Elder Law Section actively opposes this bill.
Assembly Bill 704
Assembly Bill 704
Relating to: uniform power of attorney for finances and property.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 319

For
Notification Date
2/8/2010
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
The Elder Law Sections actively supports this bill.
For
Notification Date
2/8/2010
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
The RPPT & Elder Law Sections actively support this bill.
Assembly Bill 727
Assembly Bill 727
Relating to: changing the fees collected by a register of deeds, the redaction of social security numbers from electronic documents, and changes to the land information program.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/22/2010
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
RPPT section supports in principle
Assembly Bill 729
Assembly Bill 729
Relating to: residential mortgage loan foreclosures.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/25/2010
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
Position of Public Interest Law Section, 03/25/10
Assembly Bill 732
Assembly Bill 732
Relating to: the age at which a person who is alleged to have violated a criminal law, a civil law, or a municipal ordinance is subject to circuit court or municipal court jurisdiction rather than juvenile court jurisdiction; creating a community youth and...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/23/2010
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
The State Bar of WI does not take a position for or against the funding mechanism contained in this bill.
Assembly Bill 758
Assembly Bill 758
Relating to: life settlements, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/22/2010
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
The Elder Law Section supports in principle AB 758 relating to life settlements.
Assembly Bill 811
Assembly Bill 811
Relating to: suitability of annuity contracts and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2010
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
The Elder Law Section actively supports this bill.
Assembly Bill 820
Assembly Bill 820
Relating to: exempting attorneys from regulation as adjustment service companies.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/6/2010
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
BICR Law Section supports in principle
Assembly Bill 854
Assembly Bill 854
Relating to: prohibiting consideration of any conviction record of an applicant for employment before the applicant has been selected for an interview.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/10/2010
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
Position of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section.
Assembly Bill 878
Assembly Bill 878
Relating to: a grant for providing assistance to individuals to obtain and maintain health care benefits and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/26/2010
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
Position of the Public Interest Law Section, 03/26/2010
Assembly Bill 891
Assembly Bill 891
Relating to: imposing a surcharge for certain forfeitures and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/5/2010
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
The State Bar of Wisconsin supports adequate funding for additional staff necessary to maintain reasonable caseloads in District Attorney offices.
Senate Bill 9
Senate Bill 9
Relating to: a tort action for intentional misrepresentation in a residential real estate transaction.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 4

For
Notification Date
3/2/2009
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
RPPT section of the State Bar of Wisconsin voted to support in principle (2/25/09)
Senate Bill 19
Senate Bill 19
Relating to: liability of the state for a violation of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, Fair Labor Standards Act, or Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 or of Title I of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/4/2009
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
Supported by Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section, 1/20/09
Senate Bill 20
Senate Bill 20
Relating to: authorizing the circuit court to order a person who engages in discrimination in employment to pay compensatory and punitive damages and a surcharge and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 20

Other
Notification Date
2/27/2009
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
Position of the IRR Section, 2/27/09
Senate Bill 22
Senate Bill 22
Relating to: reckless homicide of a child by a parent or caregiver and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2010
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
The Criminal Law Sections opposes in principle this bill.
Senate Bill 31
Senate Bill 31
Relating to: the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, as approved by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 33

For
Notification Date
5/28/2009
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
RPPT Law Section actively supports (5-22-09)
Senate Bill 40
Senate Bill 40
Relating to: public financing of campaigns for the office of justice of the supreme court, making appropriations, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 89

For
Notification Date
2/6/2009
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.
Senate Bill 98
Senate Bill 98
Relating to: appellate procedure regarding commitments of persons found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect and commitments of sexually violent persons.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/13/2009
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
The Criminal Law Section actively supports this bill.
Senate Bill 99
Senate Bill 99
Relating to: appellate time limits and procedure.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/13/2009
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
The Criminal Law Section actively supports this bill.
Senate Bill 100
Senate Bill 100
Relating to: appellate procedure.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/13/2009
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
The Criminal Law Section actively supports this bill.
Senate Bill 117
Senate Bill 117
Relating to: extraterritorial plat approval on basis of land's use.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/28/2009
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
RPPT Section of State Bar supports in principle (5-22-09)
Senate Bill 120
Senate Bill 120
Relating to: pleading requirements for assignees of creditors under the Wisconsin Consumer Act.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/9/2009
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.
Comments
Position of the Public Interest Law Section.
Senate Bill 127
Senate Bill 127
Relating to: notification to the state and certain public agencies regarding a medical malpractice claim and limits on liability.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 278

For
Notification Date
4/14/2009
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
The State Bar of Wisconsin supports this bill to the extent it eliminates the 180-day notice provision and takes no position on the remainder of the bill.
Senate Bill 140
Senate Bill 140
Relating to: posttermination of parental rights contact between a child and a birth relative of the child and disclosure of the report of an investigation of the home of a proposed adoptive parent on the request of the proposed adoptive parent.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/29/2009
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
The Children & the Law Section actively supports this bill.
Senate Bill 143
Senate Bill 143
Relating to: bulk transfers of inventory.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/11/2009
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
Business Law Section actively supports this legislation
Senate Bill 160
Senate Bill 160
Relating to: increasing the amount of the homestead exemption.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/9/2009
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.
Comments
SBW position on exemptions
Senate Bill 182
Senate Bill 182
Relating to: statute of limitations for intentional torts.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 120

For
Notification Date
8/17/2009
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
Position taken by Litigation Section 08/17/09
Senate Bill 196
Senate Bill 196
Relating to: the time within which a complaint may be filed or a civil action may be brought alleging a violation of the family and medical leave law and the procedures governing an appeal of a determination of the Department of Workforce Development under...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/1/2009
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.
Comments
Position of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section 12/1/09
Senate Bill 197
Senate Bill 197
Relating to: damages for frivolous claims.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/11/2009
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
Position of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Against
Notification Date
9/11/2009
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
IRR Section also actively opposed 09/16/09
Senate Bill 203
Senate Bill 203
Relating to: claims for loss of society and companionship in medical malpractice cases.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/14/2009
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
The State Bar of WI supports the right of a parent to recover for the loss of an adult child but does not take a position on the right of an adult child to recover for the loss of a parent.
Senate Bill 235
Senate Bill 235
Relating to: limiting disclosure of information gathered by news persons.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/21/2010
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
While the IRR section supports protecting news reporters from being compelled to disclose confidential sources, proposed Section 885.14(a)(4) would make it unduly difficult for litigants to obtain non-confidential information from news organizations.
Senate Bill 240
Senate Bill 240
Relating to: restoring the right to vote to certain persons barred from voting as a result of a felony conviction and changing the information required on voter registration forms.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/3/2009
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
Position of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section (09/03/2009)
Senate Bill 255
Senate Bill 255
Relating to: notification of default and mediation regarding residential real property subject to foreclosure and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/1/2009
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.
Comments
The ADR Section is actively monitoring this bill and is seeking amendments.
Senate Bill 259
Senate Bill 259
Relating to: the homestead exemption and increases in the value of the exemption for various property that is exempt from execution.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 80

For
Notification Date
8/13/2009
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
SBW position on exemptions
Senate Bill 263
Senate Bill 263
Relating to: criteria for determining indigency for purposes of representation by the State Public Defender and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 164

For
Notification Date
8/31/2009
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.
Senate Bill 286
Senate Bill 286
Relating to: collection agencies.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 404

For
Notification Date
3/31/2010
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
Business Law Section supports in principle.
Senate Bill 288
Senate Bill 288
Relating to: Indian child welfare.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 94

For
Notification Date
9/18/2009
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
The Children & the Law Section supports codification of ICWA but seeks to amend certain portions of the bill.
Senate Bill 332
Senate Bill 332
Relating to: submitting custody study reports to the parties and offering custody study reports in accordance with the rules of evidence.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 187

For
Notification Date
11/6/2009
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
The Family Law Section supports this bill.
Senate Bill 336
Senate Bill 336
Relating to: requiring a person arrested for a felony or a juvenile taken into custody for certain sexual assault offenses to provide a biological specimen for deoxyribonucleic acid analysis, inclusion of the analysis results in the Department of Justice d...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/1/2009
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.
Comments
Position of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section 12/1/09
Senate Bill 348
Senate Bill 348
Relating to: declarations creating marina condominiums and technical corrections to the laws governing marina condominiums.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 352

For
Notification Date
2/22/2010
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
RPPT Section supports in principle
Senate Bill 375
Senate Bill 375
Relating to: the exchange of electronic records contained in the Consolidated Court Automation Program and in the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System between the director of state courts and the Department of Children and Families and prov...

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 338

For
Notification Date
2/8/2010
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
The Children & the Law Section supports in principle this bill.
Senate Bill 381
Senate Bill 381
Relating to: notice of firearm prohibition when served with notice of an injunction hearing and process for surrendering firearms following the granting of certain injunctions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2010
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
The Family Law Section supports in principle this bill.
Senate Bill 386
Senate Bill 386
Relating to: automobile insurance coverage limits and proof of financial responsibility.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/21/2009
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
The State Bar of Wisconsin opposes this bill to the extent it changes Act 28 regarding stacking of policy limits by insureds; no position is taken in regard to the rest of the bill.
Against
Notification Date
11/21/2009
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
The State Bar of Wisconsin opposes this bill to the extent it changes Act 28 regarding stacking of policy limits by insureds; no position is taken in regard to the rest of the bill.
Senate Bill 439
Senate Bill 439
Relating to: adopting Internal Revenue Code provisions related to individual retirement accounts and adopting provisions of the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 for state income and franchise tax purposes.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 161

For
Notification Date
1/7/2010
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
Taxation Law Section actively supports
Senate Bill 472
Senate Bill 472
Relating to: adopting revised article 1 of the Uniform Commercial Code concerning general provisions.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 320

For
Notification Date
2/15/2010
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
Business Law Section actively supports
Senate Bill 475
Senate Bill 475
Relating to: reimbursement of counties and Indian tribes for unexpected or unusually high-cost out-of-home care placements of Indian juveniles who have been adjudicated delinquent by tribal courts and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 233

For
Notification Date
2/4/2010
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
Indian Law Section of the State Bar voted to support in principle
Senate Bill 480
Senate Bill 480
Relating to: adopting revised Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code, concerning documents of title.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 322

For
Notification Date
2/12/2010
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
Business Law Section actively supports
Senate Bill 503
Senate Bill 503
Relating to: requiring certain county agencies to petition a court to freeze accounts of certain individuals being financially exploited.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/17/2010
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
The Elder Law Section actively opposes this bill.
Senate Bill 507
Senate Bill 507
Relating to: changing the fees collected by a register of deeds, the redaction of social security numbers from electronic documents, and changes to the land information program.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 314

For
Notification Date
2/22/2010
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
RPPT section supports in principle
Senate Bill 513
Senate Bill 513
Relating to: life settlements, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 344

For
Notification Date
2/22/2010
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
The Elder Law Section supports in principle SB 513 relating to life settlements.
Senate Bill 529
Senate Bill 529
Relating to: uniform power of attorney for finances and property.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/29/2010
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
RPPT and Elder Law active support
Senate Bill 530
Senate Bill 530
Relating to: regulating consumer small loans, limiting the areas in which a payday lender may operate, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 405

For
Notification Date
3/23/2010
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
Position of the Public Interest Law Section 3/23/2010
Senate Bill 544
Senate Bill 544
Relating to: equalizing physical placement to the highest degree, requiring the court to state the reasons for ordering sole legal custody or not equalizing physical placement, and standards for modifying legal custody or physical placement.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/29/2010
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
The Family Law Section opposes this bill.
Senate Bill 572
Senate Bill 572
Relating to: suitability of annuity contracts and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 343

For
Notification Date
3/9/2010
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
The Elder Law Section actively supports this bill.
Senate Bill 609
Senate Bill 609
Relating to: requiring informed consent before administration of psychotropic medication to a nursing home resident who has degenerative brain disorder.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 281

Other
Notification Date
4/16/2010
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
The Elder Law Section is actively monitoring this bill & supports adoption of Senate Amendment 1.
Senate Bill 612
Senate Bill 612
Relating to: prohibiting consideration of any conviction record of an applicant for employment before the applicant has been selected for an interview.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/10/2010
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
Position of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section
Senate Bill 633
Senate Bill 633
Relating to: a grant for providing assistance to individuals to obtain and maintain health care benefits and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/26/2010
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
Position of the Public Interest Law Section, 03/26/2010
Senate Bill 636
Senate Bill 636
Relating to: imposing a surcharge for certain forfeitures and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/5/2010
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
The State Bar of Wisconsin supports adequate funding for additional staff necessary to maintain reasonable caseloads in District Attorney offices.
Senate Bill 670
Senate Bill 670
Relating to: disposal of decedent's property.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 341

For
Notification Date
4/8/2010
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
RPPT Section actively supports
For
Notification Date
4/8/2010
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
The RPPT & Elder Law Sections actively support this bill.
Senate Bill 674
Senate Bill 674
Relating to: the age at which a person who is alleged to have violated a civil law or municipal ordinance is subject to circuit court or municipal court jurisdiction rather than to juvenile court jurisdiction and prohibiting a juvenile who has committed a ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/10/2010
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 706
Senate Bill 706
Relating to: guardianships of children.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/27/2010
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
The Children & the Law Section actively supports this bill.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
4/15/2009
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
Civil Legal Services for the Indigent -- Support

Circuit Courts
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Circuit Courts

Notification Date
4/15/2009
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
Increase in Court Interpreter Reimbursemenet -- Support

District Attorneys
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
District Attorneys

Notification Date
4/15/2009
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
The State Bar of Wisconsin supports General Purpose Revenue funding for additional staff necessary to maintain reasonable caseloads in District Attorney offices.

Notification Date
4/15/2009
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.

General Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
4/15/2009
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
Changes to contributory negligence and joint and several liability -- support.

Health and Family Services: Family Care and Other Community-Based Long-Term Care Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health and Family Services: Family Care and Other Community-Based Long-Term Care Programs

Notification Date
4/13/2009
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
The Elder Law Section actively supports seeking the restoration of funding that provides guardianship support services which has been proposed to be cut in the biennial budget (AB 75, page 257, line 14).

Insurance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance

Notification Date
4/15/2009
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
Repeal of anti-stacking provisions related to automobile insurance -- support.

Public Defender
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Defender

Notification Date
4/15/2009
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
Support increased eligibility.

Notification Date
4/15/2009
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
The State Bar of Wisconsin supports private practice lawyers' compensation for public defender appointments at a rate that fairly compensates lawyers for their time.

Notification Date
4/15/2009
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.

Revenue: Tax Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Tax Administration

Notification Date
4/2/2009
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
Taxation Law Section voted (4/1/09) to actively monitor changes concerning Sections 1796, 1810, and 1854, which deal with the Tax Appeals Commission

Transportation: State Highway Program
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: State Highway Program

Notification Date
4/15/2009
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
Caps on attorney fees in appeals of eminent domain proceedings -- oppose.

Workforce Development: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/4/2009
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
The State Bar of Wisconsin opposes the proposed elimination of 5 ALJ positions as they relate to the elimination of probable cause hearings in the Equal Rights Division.

Notification Date
3/4/2009
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
The State Bar of Wisconsin opposes the elimination of administrative hearings on no probable cause findings regarding complaints alleging discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations; and other applicable statutes.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Ins 2.07, relating to replacement of life insurance of annuity contracts; disclosure requirements and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Insurance
Subject
Ins 2.07, relating to replacement of life insurance of annuity contracts; disclosure requirements and affecting small business.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 626 (3/1/2008)
For
Notification Date
1/29/2009
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
The Elder Law Section actively supports the proposed repeal and recreation of INS 2.07. (1/29/09)

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Estate Tax repeal fix
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Estate Tax repeal fix

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/15/2010
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.

Legislation relating to adult guardianship and protective service system trailer bill. The Elder Law Section is seeking changes to Chapters 54 and 55 to address inconsistencies between these two chapters.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation relating to adult guardianship and protective service system trailer bill. The Elder Law Section is seeking changes to Chapters 54 and 55 to address inconsistencies between these two chapters.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/10/2009
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.

Legislation relating to physician orders on life-sustaining treatment (POLST). The Elder Law Section is actively monitoring such proposals.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation relating to physician orders on life-sustaining treatment (POLST). The Elder Law Section is actively monitoring such proposals.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/10/2009
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.

Drafting of legislation regarding the creation of self-settled trusts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Drafting of legislation regarding the creation of self-settled trusts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/14/2009
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.

Legislation regarding Construction Liens
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation regarding Construction Liens

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/14/2009
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 Public Interest Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin has voted to actively support the drafting and introduction of legislation to increase the jurisdictional limits under the Wisconsin Consumer Act.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The Public Interest Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin has voted to actively support the drafting and introduction of legislation to increase the jurisdictional limits under the Wisconsin Consumer Act.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/9/2009
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.

The Family Law Section supports in principle legislation relating to submitting custody study reports to the court and parties and admitting custody study reports in accordance with the rules of evidence.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The Family Law Section supports in principle legislation relating to submitting custody study reports to the court and parties and admitting custody study reports in accordance with the rules of evidence.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
9/30/2009
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 Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin goes on record as favoring a uniform 30-day time-to-answer rule, modifying 2005 Act 442. The time to answer lawsuits was recently changed in a manner that causes inconsistencies and confusion.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin goes on record as favoring a uniform 30-day time-to-answer rule, modifying 2005 Act 442. The time to answer lawsuits was recently changed in a manner that causes inconsistencies and confusion.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
9/11/2009
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.

Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution - relating to any pending legislation in Wisconsin proposing the use of dispute resolution in foreclosure actions.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution - relating to any pending legislation in Wisconsin proposing the use of dispute resolution in foreclosure actions.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/29/2009
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.

DHS 10 (CR 09-003) relating to fair hearings and continuation of benefits pending the outcome of a grievance, Department review, or fair hearing under the family care program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DHS 10 (CR 09-003) relating to fair hearings and continuation of benefits pending the outcome of a grievance, Department review, or fair hearing under the family care program.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/16/2009
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.

public sector grievance arbitration
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
public sector grievance arbitration

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/24/2009
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.

Taxation of Legal Services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Taxation of Legal Services

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/3/2009
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.

Taxation of Professional Services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Taxation of Professional Services

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/3/2009
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.

2009 LRB 0150, relating to: Indian Child Welfare, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2009 LRB 0150, relating to: Indian Child Welfare, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/21/2009
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.

LRB 0157, relating to: liability of the state for a violation various federal anti-discrimination laws. (Support by Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section.)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 0157, relating to: liability of the state for a violation various federal anti-discrimination laws. (Support by Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section.)

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/21/2009
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.

Civil Legal Services - Relating to funding for the provision of civil legal services for low-income individuals
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Civil Legal Services - Relating to funding for the provision of civil legal services for low-income individuals

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.

Clarifying that the percentage standard used in determing child support is permissive in certain cases.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clarifying that the percentage standard used in determing child support is permissive in certain cases.

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.

Considering income disparity when determining child support.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Considering income disparity when determining child support.

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.

Guardianship Reform - Relating to reorganizing, modernizing and simplifying Chapter 880, Wis. Stats.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Guardianship Reform - Relating to reorganizing, modernizing and simplifying Chapter 880, Wis. Stats.

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.

Inclusion of social security numbers in court documents (Family Law Section).
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Inclusion of social security numbers in court documents (Family Law Section).

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.

Legislation related to modifications to the state's statutory power of attorney forms.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation related to modifications to the state's statutory power of attorney forms.

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.

Legislation to modify 2005 Act 442 (time to file a responsive pleading).
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation to modify 2005 Act 442 (time to file a responsive pleading).

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.

LRB 3131/1, relating to: criteria for determining indigency for purposes of representation by the State Public Defender and requiring the exercising of rule-making authority. (State Bar of Wisconsin supports)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 3131/1, relating to: criteria for determining indigency for purposes of representation by the State Public Defender and requiring the exercising of rule-making authority. (State Bar of Wisconsin supports)

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.

Medical Records Photocopying Fees
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medical Records Photocopying Fees

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

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.

Proposals to modify the eligibility standards for Medicare based on transfer of assets.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals to modify the eligibility standards for Medicare based on transfer of assets.

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.

Proposals to prevent wrongful criminal convictions under consideration by the Criminal Justice Commission
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals to prevent wrongful criminal convictions under consideration by the Criminal Justice Commission

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.

Relating to Indian Child Welfare (Children & the Law Section)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to Indian Child Welfare (Children & the Law Section)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

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.

Relating to the homestead exemption.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to the homestead exemption.

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.

Special Committee on Strengthening Wisconsin Families -- Family Law Section.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Special Committee on Strengthening Wisconsin Families -- Family Law Section.

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.

State Public Defender (SPD)Indigency Standards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Public Defender (SPD)Indigency Standards

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.

Surrogate decision making for health care -- Elder Law Section.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Surrogate decision making for health care -- Elder Law Section.

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.

Tax Appeals Commission.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tax Appeals Commission.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

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 age at which a person who is alleged to have violated a criminal law, a civil law, or a municipal ordinance is subject to circuit court or municipal court rather than juvenile court jurisdiction. (Criminal Law Section)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The age at which a person who is alleged to have violated a criminal law, a civil law, or a municipal ordinance is subject to circuit court or municipal court rather than juvenile court jurisdiction. (Criminal Law Section)

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 age at which a person who is alleged to have violated a criminal law, a civil law, or a municipal ordinance is subject to circuit court or municipal court rather than juvenile court jurisdiction. (State Bar Board of Governors on 03/09/07)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The age at which a person who is alleged to have violated a criminal law, a civil law, or a municipal ordinance is subject to circuit court or municipal court rather than juvenile court jurisdiction. (State Bar Board of Governors on 03/09/07)

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 Revised Uniform Partnership Act.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
the Revised Uniform Partnership Act.

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 taxation of nonresident corporate investors in private equity and venture capital funds located in Wisconsin.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The taxation of nonresident corporate investors in private equity and venture capital funds located in Wisconsin.

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 Uniform Power of Attorney Act.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
the Uniform Power of Attorney Act.

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.

UCC Article 1.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
UCC Article 1.

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.

UCC Article 7.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
UCC Article 7.

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.

Uniform Trust Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Uniform Trust Act

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.

Wisconsin adoption of Revised Uniform Arbitration Act (RUAA)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin adoption of Revised Uniform Arbitration Act (RUAA)

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
$140,759.95
2009
July - December
$95,395.25
2010
January - June
$113,157.68
2010
July - December
$87,200.90
Total $436,513.77
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
403.75
2009
July - December
212.75
2010
January - June
326.25
2010
July - December
109.00
Total 1051.75
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
1796.50
2009
July - December
1555.25
2010
January - June
1527.50
2010
July - December
1427.25
Total 6306.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

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
11 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
89 %
2009
July - December
100 %
2010
January - June
100 %
2010
July - December
100 %
Total 97 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures