American Cancer Society

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Reduce the incidence, death and suffering from cancer in Wisconsin.

Lobbying Interests:
Reucing Wisconsin cancer rates through public policy. Health care, health insurance, health regulation, tobacco control, nutrition, prevention and screening.

Title:
WI Government Relations Director

Contact
AM
Allison Miller
8317 Elderberry Road
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 662-7559
allison.miller@cancer.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Sara Sahli Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Mark Graul Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Lisa Davidson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2011 Withdrawn On 3/18/2011
Kristin Ruesch Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2011 Withdrawn On 9/9/2011
Gail Sumi Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2011 Withdrawn On 9/16/2011
Catherine Peters Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 6/14/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Greta Johnson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 6/14/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Allison Miller Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 9/27/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Sean Stephenson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 10/24/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 11
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 11
Relating to: state finances, collective bargaining for public employees, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees, the state civil service system, the Medical Assistance program, sale of certain facilities, granting bonding authority, and makin...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 10

Against
Notification Date
2/24/2011
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
As on SB 11: Concerned w/broad power given to DHS to change current medicaid statutes. Current provisions were only codified into law after public hearings & debate by full Legis. Changes, now & in the future, should be subject to the same process.
Supporting Documentation
20110224_103045_WI budget repair memo to leg FINAL 02.16.11.pdf

January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 11
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 11
Relating to: state finances, collective bargaining for public employees, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees, the state civil service system, the Medical Assistance program, sale of certain facilities, granting bonding authority, and makin...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2011
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
Concerned w/broad power given to DHS to change current medicaid statutes. Current provisions were only codified into law after public hearings & debate by full Legis. Changes, now & in the future, should be subject to the same process.
Supporting Documentation
20110217_220949_WI budget repair memo to leg FINAL 02.16.11.pdf

Assembly Bill 93
Assembly Bill 93
Relating to: prohibiting purchase of tobacco products on behalf of, or to provide to, a minor and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 249

For
Notification Date
4/14/2011
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 151
Assembly Bill 151
Relating to: copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance for oral chemotherapy and injected or intravenous chemotherapy.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/10/2011
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 242
Assembly Bill 242
Relating to: limiting the number of individual income tax checkoffs.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/9/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
We support cancer research funding through income tax checkoff and are concerned that over the long term this revenue source will disappear.
Other
Notification Date
9/9/2011
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 469
Assembly Bill 469
Relating to: exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/13/2012
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 497
Assembly Bill 497
Relating to: providing immunity from liability to a school board or the governing body of a charter school that provides public access to school grounds for certain recreational activities.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 162

For
Notification Date
1/26/2012
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 95
Senate Bill 95
Relating to: granting high school credit for extracurricular sports; services provided by a special education program; transportation aid paid to school districts; the use of moneys received by a school district from the common school fund; using the resul...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 105

For
Notification Date
5/18/2011
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 American Cancer Society opposes the provision in SB 95 which would allow Wisconsin high school students to opt out of physical education requirements if they participate in a single season of extracurricular sports.
Supporting Documentation
20110517_215505_Cancer Society Policy on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity.pdf

Against
Notification Date
5/18/2011
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 101
Senate Bill 101
Relating to: copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance for oral chemotherapy and injected or intravenous chemotherapy.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/10/2011
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 382
Senate Bill 382
Relating to: providing immunity from liability to a school board or the governing body of a charter school that provides public access to school grounds for certain recreational activities.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/26/2012
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 389
Senate Bill 389
Relating to: exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/20/2012
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

The American Cancer Society supports policies that restrict a minor's access to other tobacco products. This includes closing the loophole that currently allows adults to legally buy these products and give them to minors.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The American Cancer Society supports policies that restrict a minor's access to other tobacco products. This includes closing the loophole that currently allows adults to legally buy these products and give them to minors.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/18/2011
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.

Access to quality health care directly impacts people’s ability to prevent, detect & survive cancer. ACS will work for successful Fed HCR implementation & to protect laws & programs which provide a safety net for low-income & uninsured populations.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Access to quality health care directly impacts people’s ability to prevent, detect & survive cancer. ACS will work for successful Fed HCR implementation & to protect laws & programs which provide a safety net for low-income & uninsured populations.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/16/2011
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.

Supporting Documentation
20110116_123828_WI American Cancer Society leg priorities 2011.pdf


Cancer treatments will increasingly be offered orally. The American Cancer Society supports oral oncology fairness to provide coverage of oral cancer therapies that is as favorable as injectable/IV therapies.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cancer treatments will increasingly be offered orally. The American Cancer Society supports oral oncology fairness to provide coverage of oral cancer therapies that is as favorable as injectable/IV therapies.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/16/2011
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.

Supporting Documentation
20110116_124911_Oral Chemo Parity Leave Behind Latest Version.pdf


Comprehensive tobacco prevention programs prevent youth smoking, help smokers quit & save lives/ money. ACS will work to protect Wisconsin’s tobacco prevention funding to continue successful efforts to reduce youth smoking & help smokers quit.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Comprehensive tobacco prevention programs prevent youth smoking, help smokers quit & save lives/ money. ACS will work to protect Wisconsin’s tobacco prevention funding to continue successful efforts to reduce youth smoking & help smokers quit.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/16/2011
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.

Supporting Documentation
20110116_123828_WI American Cancer Society leg priorities 2011.pdf


Obesity, inactivity & poor nutrition = major cancer risk factors. Legislation offers critical disease prevention opportunities. ACS supports better school nutrition standards, more healthy foods access & safe recreation/increased physical activity.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Obesity, inactivity & poor nutrition = major cancer risk factors. Legislation offers critical disease prevention opportunities. ACS supports better school nutrition standards, more healthy foods access & safe recreation/increased physical activity.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/16/2011
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.

Supporting Documentation
20110116_123828_WI American Cancer Society leg priorities 2011.pdf


Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard that causes lung cancer, heart disease & respiratory illness in nonsmokers. We will work to protect the state’s popular smoke-free air law against attempts to weaken/repeal it.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard that causes lung cancer, heart disease & respiratory illness in nonsmokers. We will work to protect the state’s popular smoke-free air law against attempts to weaken/repeal it.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/16/2011
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.

Supporting Documentation
20110116_123827_WI American Cancer Society leg priorities 2011.pdf


The Wisconsin Well Woman Program provides breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment services to low-income women who are uninsured or underinsured. The American Cancer Society will work to protect funding for this lifesaving program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The Wisconsin Well Woman Program provides breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment services to low-income women who are uninsured or underinsured. The American Cancer Society will work to protect funding for this lifesaving program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/16/2011
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.

Supporting Documentation
20110116_124355_WI American Cancer Society leg priorities 2011.pdf


Tobacco companies have developed many new candy-like tobacco products that appeal to kids & look like Tic-Tacs/breath strips. ACS will work to ensure that these & other non-cigarette tobacco products are regulated & taxed the same as cigarettes.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tobacco companies have developed many new candy-like tobacco products that appeal to kids & look like Tic-Tacs/breath strips. ACS will work to ensure that these & other non-cigarette tobacco products are regulated & taxed the same as cigarettes.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/16/2011
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.

Supporting Documentation
20110116_123828_WI American Cancer Society leg priorities 2011.pdf


Clinical Trials Coverage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clinical Trials Coverage

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Creation of a cancer registry
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creation of a cancer registry

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Increase in State Tobacco Tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increase in State Tobacco Tax

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Internet Sales of Tobacco
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Internet Sales of Tobacco

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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 HPV vaccine
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
legislation relating to HPV vaccine

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Lobbying in favor of a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lobbying in favor of a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Lobbying in favor of legislation to require insurance coverage of colorectal screening measures as prescribed by the American Cancer Society.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lobbying in favor of legislation to require insurance coverage of colorectal screening measures as prescribed by the American Cancer Society.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Patient parity for payment of oral chemotherapy.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Patient parity for payment of oral chemotherapy.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

proposal related to prostate cancer screening
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
proposal related to prostate cancer screening

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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 Colon Cancer Screening
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to Colon Cancer Screening

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Statewide Smokefree Worksite Law
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Statewide Smokefree Worksite Law

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$174,264.71
2011
July - December
$38,223.33
2012
January - June
$34,473.61
2012
July - December
$16,041.79
Total $263,003.44
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
165.50
2011
July - December
43.50
2012
January - June
43.50
2012
July - December
3.00
Total 255.50
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
713.25
2011
July - December
341.75
2012
January - June
271.25
2012
July - December
107.25
Total 1433.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: state finances, collective bargaining for public employees, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees, the state civil service system, the Medical Assistance program, sale of certain facilities, granting bonding authority, and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: state finances, collective bargaining for public employees, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees, the state civil service system, the Medical Assistance program, sale of certain facilities, granting bonding authority, and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance for oral chemotherapy and injected or intravenous chemotherapy.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
15 %
2011
July - December
15 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance for oral chemotherapy and injected or intravenous chemotherapy.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
15 %
2011
July - December
15 %
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: prohibiting purchase of tobacco products on behalf of, or to provide to, a minor and providing penalties.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: granting high school credit for extracurricular sports; services provided by a special education program; transportation aid paid to school districts; the use of moneys received by a school district from the common school fund; using the results of standardized examinations to evaluate, discharge, suspend, or discipline a teacher or for the nonrenewal of a teacher's contract; the number of teaching days scheduled in the Milwaukee Public Schools; permitting a school district to limit the grades in which to reduce class size under the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education Program; permitting a school board to deny enrollment to a pupil who has been expelled from an out-of-state school or from an independent charter school in this state and permitting an independent charter school to expel a pupil; use of law enforcement records to take disciplinary action against a pupil under a school district's athletic code; and changing the date by which a school district must certify the amount of its property tax levy.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: providing immunity from liability to a school board or the governing body of a charter school that provides public access to school grounds for certain recreational activities.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
20 %
2012
July - December
Total 4 %

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

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
5 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 5 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
20 %
2012
January - June
20 %
2012
July - December
25 %
Total 15 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
25 %
Total 7 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 4 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
30 %
2012
July - December
30 %
Total 10 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
20 %
Total 1 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
5 %
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 4 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 5 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures