Community Alliance of Providers of Wisconsin (CAPOW)

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
It is the mission of CAPOW to: a. To strengthen Wisconsin’s system of community services for people with disabilities. b. To support the legal rights of people with disabilities to live and work in the community, rather than in institutions, and to have access to high-quality caregivers. c. To promote quality services and supports by increasing the availability of and improving the working conditions for community support personnel. d. To provide information about legislation and County/State budget actions affecting the ability of individuals to receive quality services and supports. e. To advocate directly with County and State policymakers regarding legislation and County/State budget actions affecting the quality of services in Wisconsin community agencies.

Lobbying Interests:
CAPOW is interested in legislation, budgets, and rules affecting the quality of community living for citizens with developmental disabilities.

Title:
Government Affairs Chair

Contact
RB
Richard Berling
901 Post Rd
Madison, WI 53713-3260
(608) 223-9110
(608) 223-9112
rberling@marc-inc.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Senate Bill 180
Senate Bill 180
Relating to: granting prescriptive authority to psychologists and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/27/2009
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Health and Family Services: Care and Treatment Facilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health and Family Services: Care and Treatment Facilities

Notification Date
1/15/2009
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.

Health and Family Services: Community Aids and Supportive Living
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health and Family Services: Community Aids and Supportive Living

Notification Date
1/15/2009
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.

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
1/15/2009
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.

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

Notification Date
1/15/2009
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.

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

Notification Date
1/15/2009
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.

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

Notification Date
1/15/2009
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Expansion of Family Care.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Expansion of Family Care.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/15/2009
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.

Funding for Train-the-Trainer programs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for Train-the-Trainer programs.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/15/2009
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.

Revisions to HFS 12
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revisions to HFS 12

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/15/2009
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.

Revises Chapter HFS 12, relating to caregiver background checks, specifies crimes for which an entity must disclose to a client or the client’s guardian a conviction.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revises Chapter HFS 12, relating to caregiver background checks, specifies crimes for which an entity must disclose to a client or the client’s guardian a conviction.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
6/25/2008
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Oppose: LRB 2963 (Darling\J.Ott) relating to community oversight of adult family homes.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Oppose: LRB 2963 (Darling\J.Ott) relating to community oversight of adult family homes.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
8/24/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Nursing home diversion program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Nursing home diversion program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/29/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Bed size limitations for placement and reimbursement in community-based residential facilities (CBRF) and residential care apartment complexes (RCAC).
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Bed size limitations for placement and reimbursement in community-based residential facilities (CBRF) and residential care apartment complexes (RCAC).

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/17/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

HFS 83: Community-Based Residential Facilities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
HFS 83: Community-Based Residential Facilities.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/17/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Legislative proposals relating to Ombudsmen and RCACs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative proposals relating to Ombudsmen and RCACs.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/17/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Legislation to ensure that the “2,500 ft. Rule” is not used as a tool of discrimination against housing opportunities for elderly and individuals with disabilities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation to ensure that the “2,500 ft. Rule” is not used as a tool of discrimination against housing opportunities for elderly and individuals with disabilities.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/15/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Allowable Cost Policies.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Allowable Cost Policies.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/4/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget: Medicaid, CIP, COP, Community Aids and Family Care Reimbursement Rates.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget: Medicaid, CIP, COP, Community Aids and Family Care Reimbursement Rates.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/4/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Legislation meant to control ever increasing liability insurance premiums for home and community-based providers of long-term care services for the elderly, physically disabled and developmentally disabled.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation meant to control ever increasing liability insurance premiums for home and community-based providers of long-term care services for the elderly, physically disabled and developmentally disabled.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/4/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Property tax freeze and state\local government spending limits and potential impact on quality care.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Property tax freeze and state\local government spending limits and potential impact on quality care.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/4/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Expansion of Family Care, MCO contracts with service providers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Expansion of Family Care, MCO contracts with service providers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/2/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Funding of Wisconsin long-term care programs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding of Wisconsin long-term care programs.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/2/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$5,531.45
2009
July - December
$5,443.29
2010
January - June
$5,636.41
2010
July - December
$5,446.29
Total $22,057.44
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
10.50
2009
July - December
9.50
2010
January - June
9.50
2010
July - December
11.75
Total 41.25
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
25.50
2009
July - December
36.50
2010
January - June
50.50
2010
July - December
32.75
Total 145.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
25 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 5 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
25 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
70 %
2010
July - December
Total 27 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 3 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 3 %

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
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
30 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
20 %
Total 12 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
60 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 15 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
60 %
Total 14 %

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
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 2 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 10 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures