Wisconsin Alliance of Hearing Professionals

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Professional association of hearing health care providers.

Lobbying Interests:
Health care for the hearing impaired, taxes, trade regulations, and employment standards.

CEO Name:
Douglas Johnson
Executive Director and General Counsel

Contact
DQJ
Douglas Q Johnson
Box 161
Evansville, WI 53536
(608) 882-6571
(608) 882-6585
johnsonlaw@johnsonlawoffices.net

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Douglas Q Johnson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/28/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 16
Assembly Bill 16
Relating to: requiring health insurance coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for persons under 18 years of age.

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Assembly Bill 553
Assembly Bill 553
Relating to: creating new grounds for discipline of hearing instrument specialists, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists, changing licensing requirements for audiologists, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/9/2009
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.
Senate Bill 27
Senate Bill 27
Relating to: requiring health insurance coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for persons under 18 years of age.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 14

None
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.
Senate Bill 358
Senate Bill 358
Relating to: creating new grounds for discipline of hearing instrument specialists, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists, changing licensing requirements for audiologists, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 356

For
Notification Date
10/28/2009
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

proposed to create rule requiring mandatory ethics and/or professional practice credits as part of license renewal...Hearing & Speech Examining Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
proposed to create rule requiring mandatory ethics and/or professional practice credits as part of license renewal...Hearing & Speech Examining Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$4,225.00
2009
July - December
$4,225.00
2010
January - June
$1,000.00
2010
July - December
$2,500.00
Total $11,950.00
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
6.00
2009
July - December
15.00
2010
January - June
13.00
2010
July - December
8.00
Total 42.00
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
251.00
2009
July - December
181.00
2010
January - June
157.00
2010
July - December
187.00
Total 776.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: creating new grounds for discipline of hearing instrument specialists, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists, changing licensing requirements for audiologists, and granting 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
25 %
2010
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: creating new grounds for discipline of hearing instrument specialists, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists, changing licensing requirements for audiologists, and granting 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
25 %
2010
July - December
Total 5 %

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
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
25 %
2010
July - December
Total 5 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
100 %
2009
July - December
100 %
2010
January - June
25 %
2010
July - December
95 %
Total 83 %

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
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures