Residential Services Association of Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Residential services

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation affecting the regulation and funding of community based residential services, community options and licensure of health care workers.

CEO Name:
Thomas Nowak

Contact
JR
Jennifer Rzepka
6737 W Washington St, Ste 1420
Milwaukee, WI 53214
(414) 276-9273
(414) 276-7704
jennifer@svinicki.com
www.rsawisconsin.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Forbes McIntosh Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 41
Assembly Bill 41
Relating to: a state minimum wage, permitting the enactment of local living wage ordinances, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/28/2010
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
Support exemption for overnight\sleeping supervision of persons with disabilities.
Assembly Bill 152
Assembly Bill 152
Relating to: mandatory overtime hours and on-call time worked by health care workers and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/16/2009
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.
Comments
RSA-Wisconsin believes assisted living facilities should be exempted from the bill.
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

Against
Notification Date
9/15/2009
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.
Assembly Bill 614
Assembly Bill 614
Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 146

Other
Notification Date
12/17/2009
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.
None
Notification Date
12/17/2009
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
Legislation is being amended to exclude nursing homes and CBRFs from the requirements of the bill.
Assembly Bill 684
Assembly Bill 684
Relating to: dementia specialist certification program and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/25/2010
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.
Assembly Bill 951
Assembly Bill 951
Relating to: nullifying certain arbitration agreements between a resident and a nursing home or similar care facility.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/14/2010
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 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: a state minimum wage, permitting the enactment of local living wage ordinances, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/31/2009
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.
Comments
Support exemption for overnight\sleeping supervision of persons with disabilities.
Against
Notification Date
1/31/2009
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.
Comments
Support exemption for overnight\sleeping supervision of persons with disabilities.
Senate Bill 108
Senate Bill 108
Relating to: mandatory overtime hours and on-call time worked by health care workers and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
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
4/28/2009
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.
Senate Bill 418
Senate Bill 418
Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/17/2009
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.
None
Notification Date
12/17/2009
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
Legislation is being amended to exclude nursing homes and CBRFs from the requirements of the bill.
Senate Bill 470
Senate Bill 470
Relating to: dementia specialist certification program and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/16/2010
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.
Senate Bill 594
Senate Bill 594
Relating to: requirements for residential facilities that provide or promote themselves as providing specialized care for persons who have Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Senate Bill 673
Senate Bill 673
Relating to: nullifying certain arbitration agreements between a resident and a nursing home or similar care facility.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/7/2010
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Board on Aging and Long-Term Care
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Board on Aging and Long-Term Care

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.

Corrections: Community Corrections
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Corrections: Community Corrections

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.

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
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.

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
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.

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

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.

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
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
8/3/2010
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.

Support a Legislative Audit of Wisconsin's Medicaid Program and a Separate Legislative Audit of the Family Care Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support a Legislative Audit of Wisconsin's Medicaid Program and a Separate Legislative Audit of the Family Care Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/8/2010
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.

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.

LRB 0214 ID requirements for elderly and disabled transportation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 0214 ID requirements for elderly and disabled transportation.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/13/2007
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.

Oppose: LRB 2963 (Darling\J.Ott) relating to community oversight of residential care centers for children and youth, group homes, community-based residential facilities, and adult family homes.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Oppose: LRB 2963 (Darling\J.Ott) relating to community oversight of residential care centers for children and youth, group homes, community-based residential facilities, and 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.

Support: LRB 1413/1 and LRB 1786/1 relating to creating an income and franchise tax credit for work provided by community rehabilitation programs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support: LRB 1413/1 and LRB 1786/1 relating to creating an income and franchise tax credit for work provided by community rehabilitation programs.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
4/12/2007
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 for 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 for 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
$12,193.30
2009
July - December
$12,000.00
2010
January - June
$12,147.47
2010
July - December
$12,258.06
Total $48,598.83
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
37.25
2009
July - December
14.25
2010
January - June
28.50
2010
July - December
10.25
Total 90.25
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
78.25
2009
July - December
41.25
2010
January - June
56.50
2010
July - December
53.25
Total 229.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: mandatory overtime hours and on-call time worked by health care workers and providing penalties.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: granting prescriptive authority to psychologists and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 5 %
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 authority, and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
40 %
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: dementia specialist certification program and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
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 %
Relating to: dementia specialist certification program and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
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 %
Relating to: requirements for residential facilities that provide or promote themselves as providing specialized care for persons who have Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and providing penalties.
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 %
Relating to: nullifying certain arbitration agreements between a resident and a nursing home or similar care facility.
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 %
Relating to: nullifying certain arbitration agreements between a resident and a nursing home or similar care facility.
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 %

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 4 %
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 4 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
20 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 7 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
20 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 7 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
20 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 7 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
20 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 7 %

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
2009
July - December
20 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
20 %
Total 7 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
30 %
Total 7 %
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
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 2 %
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
20 %
Total 4 %
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
20 %
Total 4 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures