Wisconsin Independent Businesses Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Small and agricultural business legislative action organization.

Lobbying Interests:
All areas of taxation and regulation affecting small and agricultural businesses.

CEO Name:
John Gard
President

Contact
JG
John Gard
PO Box 2135
Madison, WI 53701-2135
(608) 255-0373
(608) 255-6600
johngard@wibiz.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
John Gard Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Brian Dake Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: limiting noneconomic damages awarded in actions against long-term care providers; actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of certain products; confidentiality of health care services reviews; use as evidence of info...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/13/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain amounts relating to health savings accounts that may be deducted from, or are exempt from, federal income taxes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/13/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 7
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 7
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for small businesses.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 5

For
Notification Date
1/13/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 8
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 8
Relating to: the authority of a state agency to promulgate rules interpreting the provisions of a statute enforced or administered by the agency and to implement or enforce any standard, requirement, or threshold as a term or condition of a license issued ...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 21

For
Notification Date
1/21/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 10
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 10
Relating to: an exemption from water quality standards for wetlands and from certain other regulatory provisions concerning water quality and surface water use that apply to a wetland area in Brown County; and review of certain changes to shoreland, wetlan...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/26/2011
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.
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

For
Notification Date
2/16/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 14
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 14
Relating to: regulation of telecommunications utilities and alternative telecommunications utilities; telecommunications provider of last-resort obligations; telecommunications intrastate switched access rates; interconnected voice over Internet protocol s...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/3/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 1
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 1
Relating to: limiting noneconomic damages awarded in actions against long-term care providers; actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of certain products; confidentiality of health care services reviews; use as evidence of info...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 2

For
Notification Date
1/13/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 2
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 2
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain amounts relating to health savings accounts that may be deducted from, or are exempt from, federal income taxes.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 1

For
Notification Date
1/13/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 7
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 7
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for small businesses.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/13/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 8
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 8
Relating to: the authority of a state agency to promulgate rules interpreting the provisions of a statute enforced or administered by the agency and to implement or enforce any standard, requirement, or threshold as a term or condition of a license issued ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/21/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 10
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 10
Relating to: an exemption from water quality standards for wetlands and from certain other regulatory provisions concerning water quality and surface water use that apply to a wetland area in Brown County; and review of certain changes to shoreland, wetlan...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 6

For
Notification Date
1/26/2011
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.
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

For
Notification Date
2/16/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 13
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 13
Relating to: regulation of telecommunications utilities and alternative telecommunications utilities; telecommunications provider of last-resort obligations; telecommunications intrastate switched access rates; interconnected voice over Internet protocol s...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 22

For
Notification Date
5/3/2011
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 41
Assembly Bill 41
Relating to: preemption of city, village, town, or county ordinances requiring employers to provide employees with leave from employment to deal with family, medical, or health issues.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/29/2011
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 70
Assembly Bill 70
Relating to: changes to the membership of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board, notification to the Small Business Regulatory Review Board of bills with an economic impact on small businesses, the role of the Office of Regulatory Assistance in the De...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/4/2011
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 104
Assembly Bill 104
Relating to: membership of the Natural Resources Board.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 149

For
Notification Date
7/18/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 106
Assembly Bill 106
Relating to: increasing the jurisdictional amount in and the filing fee for small claims actions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/11/2011
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 197
Assembly Bill 197
Relating to: payment of extended unemployment insurance benefits during certain periods in this state.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/20/2011
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 210
Assembly Bill 210
Relating to: implementing health insurance reform, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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 220
Assembly Bill 220
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for workplace wellness programs, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/10/2011
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 252
Assembly Bill 252
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 52

For
Notification Date
10/10/2011
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 286
Assembly Bill 286
Relating to: permitting an employer to refuse to employ or to bar or terminate from employment an individual who has been convicted of a felony and who has not been pardoned for that felony and preempting cities, villages, towns, and counties from adopting...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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 294
Assembly Bill 294
Relating to: small business loan guarantees by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/10/2011
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 306
Assembly Bill 306
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/10/2011
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 310
Assembly Bill 310
Relating to: various changes in the unemployment insurance law, providing a penalty, and making appropriations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/10/2011
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 353
Assembly Bill 353
Relating to: membership of technical college district boards.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2012
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 426
Assembly Bill 426
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2012
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 450
Assembly Bill 450
Relating to: participation in certain training by unemployment insurance claimants, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 123

For
Notification Date
1/9/2012
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 457
Assembly Bill 457
Relating to: various changes in the unemployment insurance law.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/10/2012
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 489
Assembly Bill 489
Relating to: financial assistance for the livestock premises registration program, a tax credit for livestock identification tags and tag-reading equipment, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/10/2012
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 501
Assembly Bill 501
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting manure.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/31/2012
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 502
Assembly Bill 502
Relating to: hunting and trapping of wolves, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2012
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 504
Assembly Bill 504
Relating to: concealment of benefit claim information, availability for work, interest on delinquent payments, and the composition and authority of appeal tribunals under the unemployment insurance law.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/5/2012
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 23
Senate Bill 23
Relating to: preemption of city, village, town, or county ordinances requiring employers to provide employees with leave from employment to deal with family, medical, or health issues.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 16

For
Notification Date
3/29/2011
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 47
Senate Bill 47
Relating to: changes to the membership of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board, notification to the Small Business Regulatory Review Board of bills with an economic impact on small businesses, the role of the Office of Regulatory Assistance in the De...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 46

For
Notification Date
4/4/2011
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 85
Senate Bill 85
Relating to: theft of certain services and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 110

For
Notification Date
5/23/2011
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 164
Senate Bill 164
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for workplace wellness programs, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
Senate Bill 207
Senate Bill 207
Relating to: permitting an employer to refuse to employ or to bar or terminate from employment an individual who has been convicted of a felony and who has not been pardoned for that felony and preempting cities, villages, towns, and counties from adopting...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/24/2011
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.
Senate Bill 219
Senate Bill 219
Relating to: various changes in the unemployment insurance law, providing a penalty, and making appropriations.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 198

For
Notification Date
10/10/2011
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 223
Senate Bill 223
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 56

For
Notification Date
10/10/2011
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 275
Senate Bill 275
Relating to: membership of technical college district boards.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 286

For
Notification Date
12/9/2011
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.
Senate Bill 352
Senate Bill 352
Relating to: participation in certain training by unemployment insurance claimants, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/10/2012
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 410
Senate Bill 410
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting manure.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 279

For
Notification Date
2/9/2012
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 411
Senate Bill 411
Relating to: hunting and trapping of wolves, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 169

For
Notification Date
2/29/2012
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: small business loan guarantees by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 5
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for workplace wellness programs, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 7
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 7
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 11
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 11
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 20
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 20
Relating to: changes to agricultural production loan guarantees administered by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/20/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 22
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 22
Relating to: the duty of care owed to trespassers.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/20/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 23
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 23
Relating to: various duties of the Department of Revenue, including issuing declaratory judgments, conducting audits and assessments, asserting liability, allowing claims for refunds, awarding the costs of litigation, prohibiting browsing of returns and cl...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/20/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 2
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 2
Relating to: small business loan guarantees by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 79

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 5
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 5
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for workplace wellness programs, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 7
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 7
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 11
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 11
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 20
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 20
Relating to: changes to agricultural production loan guarantees administered by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 80

For
Notification Date
10/19/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 22
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 22
Relating to: the duty of care owed to trespassers.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 93

For
Notification Date
10/19/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 23
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 23
Relating to: various duties of the Department of Revenue, including issuing declaratory judgments, conducting audits and assessments, asserting liability, allowing claims for refunds, awarding the costs of litigation, prohibiting browsing of returns and cl...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 68

For
Notification Date
10/19/2011
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Working Lands Initiative

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Meat Safety Inspections

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Agricultural Development and Diversification Program

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Soil and Water Bonding

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

Notification Date
6/2/2011
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.

Commerce
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Commerce

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Transfer Division of Safety & Buildings to Department of Safety & Public Services

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Transfer Division of Environmental Regulation to Department of Safety & Public Services

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Transfer Administration of Dairy Manufacturing Facility Investment Tax Credit and Dairy 2020 Programs to DATCP

General Fund Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Deferral for Capital Gains Reinvested in Qualified Wisconsin Businesses

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Capital Gains Exclusion for Wisconsin Capital Assets

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Dairy Manufacturing Facility Investment Tax Credit Modifications

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

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Unspecified Medical Assistance Program Changes

Natural Resources: Water Quality
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Water Quality

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Targeted Runoff Management Bonding

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Nonpoint Source Pollution Performance Standards

Public Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Revenue Limits

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief

Notification Date
4/5/2011
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
Levy Limit for Counties and Municipalities

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Meat and Meat Food Products, Revises Chapter ATCP 55, relating to meat and meat food products. SS 005-12
Agency Name
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Subject
Meat and Meat Food Products, Revises Chapter ATCP 55, relating to meat and meat food products. SS 005-12

Register Number: 673 (1/31/2012)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 12-040
Other
Notification Date
2/1/2012
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.

Creates Chapter Trans 265, relating to annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles or combinations of vehicles transporting hay or straw that exceed the height limitation designated in s. 348.06, Stats., providing an exemption from emergency rule proc...
Agency Name
Department of Transportation (Trans)

Subject
Creates Chapter Trans 265, relating to annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles or combinations of vehicles transporting hay or straw that exceed the height limitation designated in s. 348.06, Stats., providing an exemption from emergency rule proc...

Register Number: 673 (1/31/2012)
Other
Notification Date
2/1/2012
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

activities of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
activities of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/29/2012
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.

legislation relating to venture capital
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
legislation relating to venture capital

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/6/2011
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.

agricultural chemical clean-up program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
agricultural chemical clean-up program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
7/18/2011
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.

purchase of agricultural conservation easements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
purchase of agricultural conservation easements

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
7/18/2011
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.

state health insurance exchanges
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
state health insurance exchanges

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
7/18/2011
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.

allow small businesses to purchase health insurance across state lines
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
allow small businesses to purchase health insurance across state lines

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2011
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.

levy limits on local units of government
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
levy limits on local units of government

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2011
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.

regulatory reform for small businesses and farmers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulatory reform for small businesses and farmers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2011
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.

supermajority requirement to increase income tax rates, sales tax rates or expand the state's sales tax base
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
supermajority requirement to increase income tax rates, sales tax rates or expand the state's sales tax base

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2011
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.

tax incentives for agricultural modernization
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
tax incentives for agricultural modernization

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2011
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.

tax incentives for small business job creation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
tax incentives for small business job creation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2011
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.

tax relief for small businesses and farmers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
tax relief for small businesses and farmers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2011
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.

tort reform for small businesses and farmers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
tort reform for small businesses and farmers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2011
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.

use-value assessment of agricultural property
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
use-value assessment of agricultural property

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2011
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.

Business service contract renewal language.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Business service contract renewal language.

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.

Changes in taxes and benefits in the unemployment compensation system.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Changes in taxes and benefits in the unemployment compensation system.

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.

Development of the 2009-2011 state budget bill.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of the 2009-2011 state budget bill.

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.

Development of the Private Employer Health Care Coverage Program including rate band legislative and rule-making for the small employer insurance market
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of the Private Employer Health Care Coverage Program including rate band legislative and rule-making for the small employer insurance market

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

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.

Comments
Wisconsin Independent Businesses Inc

Development, drafting and introduction of issues relating to general fund taxes in the 2009-2011 executive budget bill.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting and introduction of issues relating to general fund taxes in the 2009-2011 executive budget bill.

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.

Development, drafting and introduction of issues relating to health care costs in the 2009-2011 executive budget bill.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting and introduction of issues relating to health care costs in the 2009-2011 executive budget bill.

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.

Development, drafting and introduction of issues relating to health insurance reform in the 2009-2011 executive budget bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting and introduction of issues relating to health insurance reform in the 2009-2011 executive budget bill

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.

Health care financing reform.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health care financing reform.

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.

Health insurance financing and structuring reform.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health insurance financing and structuring reform.

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.

Increasing the jurisdictional limit of small claims courts and providing financing.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increasing the jurisdictional limit of small claims courts and providing financing.

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 to encourage development of medical savings accounts.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation to encourage development of medical savings accounts.

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.

Property line revisions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Property line revisions

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.

reform of the Unfair Sales Act.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
reform of the Unfair Sales Act.

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.

Telecommunications law and consumer access to competitive telecommunication services.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Telecommunications law and consumer access to competitive telecommunication services.

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.

The expansion of the sales tax base.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The expansion of the sales tax base.

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.

The operation of the unemployment insurance system as it pertains to employees, employers and determination of benefits.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The operation of the unemployment insurance system as it pertains to employees, employers and determination of benefits.

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
$56,446.08
2011
July - December
$59,548.00
2012
January - June
$60,129.12
2012
July - December
$57,231.01
Total $233,354.20
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
75.75
2011
July - December
75.75
2012
January - June
42.25
2012
July - December
15.75
Total 209.50
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
2219.50
2011
July - December
2254.75
2012
January - June
2246.00
2012
July - December
2120.00
Total 8840.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for small businesses.
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 3 %
Relating to: the authority of a state agency to promulgate rules interpreting the provisions of a statute enforced or administered by the agency and to implement or enforce any standard, requirement, or threshold as a term or condition of a license issued by the state agency; gubernatorial approval of proposed administrative rules; economic impact analyses of proposed rules and emergency rules; and venue in a declaratory judgment action seeking judicial review of the validity of an administrative rule and in an action in which the sole defendant is the state.
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 3 %
Relating to: increasing the jurisdictional amount in and the filing fee for small claims actions.
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 3 %
Relating to: regulation of telecommunications utilities and alternative telecommunications utilities; telecommunications provider of last-resort obligations; telecommunications intrastate switched access rates; interconnected voice over Internet protocol service; and use of transmission equipment and property by video service providers.
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 3 %
Relating to: various changes in the unemployment insurance law, providing a penalty, and making appropriations.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
15 %
2012
January - June
15 %
2012
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: various changes in the unemployment insurance law, providing a penalty, and making appropriations.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
15 %
2012
January - June
15 %
2012
July - December
Total 8 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 3 %

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
20 %
2011
July - December
20 %
2012
January - June
15 %
2012
July - December
30 %
Total 21 %
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
10 %
Total 5 %
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 3 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
15 %
2012
July - December
20 %
Total 9 %

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
30 %
2011
July - December
30 %
2012
January - June
40 %
2012
July - December
30 %
Total 40 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures