Wisconsin Association of Family & Childrens Agencies

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Non-profit association which works to promote effective and accountable human services programs in Wisconsin and nationally, through provision of training, advocacy and information to member agencies.

Lobbying Interests:
Our association, which includes private agencies who provide counseling and other social services for families and children throughout the state, may attempt to influence policy initiatives in the following areas: community aids, youth aids, child welfare, child abuse and neglect prevention, medical assistance (especially managed care), long term support, and education issues related to at-risk children and their families.

CEO Name:
Linda Hall
Executive Director

Contact
LH
Linda Hall
131 W Wilson St, Ste 901
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-5939
(608) 257-6067
lhall@wafca.org
www.wafca.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Linda Hall Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Kathy Markeland Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A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

Other
Notification Date
3/8/2011
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

Other
Notification Date
3/8/2011
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 30
Assembly Bill 30
Relating to: delegation by a parent, guardian, or legal custodian of a child of powers regarding the care and custody of the child by a power of attorney.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 87

None
Notification Date
3/25/2011
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 126
Assembly Bill 126
Relating to: carrying a concealed weapon; licenses authorizing persons to carry concealed weapons; possessing or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow under certain circumstances; disorderly conduct limitations; photographic identification cards for for...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/13/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 247
Assembly Bill 247
Relating to: jurisdiction in matters relating to domestic abuse restraining orders and injunctions, child abuse restraining orders and injunctions, and harassment restraining orders and injunctions.

Bill Text and History

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.
Assembly Bill 287
Assembly Bill 287
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain adoption expenses and modifying eligibility for the adoption expenses tax deduction.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/16/2012
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 396
Assembly Bill 396
Relating to: relinquishing custody of a newborn child.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/25/2012
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 90
Senate Bill 90
Relating to: carrying a concealed weapon; licenses authorizing persons to carry concealed weapons; possessing or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow under certain circumstances; disorderly conduct limitations; photographic identification cards for for...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/13/2011
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.
Senate Bill 377
Senate Bill 377
Relating to: changing terminology for those with an intellectual disability.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 126

For
Notification Date
1/25/2012
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 380
Senate Bill 380
Relating to: removing cap on enrollment of Family Care and other long-term care programs.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 127

For
Notification Date
1/25/2012
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board

Notification Date
3/4/2011
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.

Children and Families: Children and Families
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Children and Families

Notification Date
3/4/2011
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.

Children and Families: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/4/2011
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.

Children and Families: Economic Support and Child Care
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Economic Support and Child Care

Notification Date
3/4/2011
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.

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

Notification Date
3/4/2011
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.

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

Notification Date
3/4/2011
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.

Health Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/4/2011
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.

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

Notification Date
3/4/2011
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.

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
3/4/2011
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.

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

Notification Date
3/4/2011
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

DCF 35, home visitation to prevent child abuse or neglect.
Agency Name
Children and Families

Subject
DCF 35, home visitation to prevent child abuse or neglect.

Register Number: 649 (2/1/2010)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-028
None
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.

DCF 52, 54, and 57, rates charged by residential care centers, group homes, and child welfare agencies.
Agency Name
Children and Families

Subject
DCF 52, 54, and 57, rates charged by residential care centers, group homes, and child welfare agencies.

Register Number: 655 (7/15/2010)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 11-026
Other
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.

DCF 56 and 58, foster care and kinship care.
Agency Name
Children and Families

Subject
DCF 56 and 58, foster care and kinship care.

Register Number: 649 (2/1/2010)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-021
None
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.

DCF 56, foster care levels of care.
Agency Name
Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Subject
DCF 56, foster care levels of care.

Register Number: 657 (9/15/2010)
Other
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.

DWD 56, child care enrollment underutilization.
Agency Name
Department of Workforce Development (DWD)

Subject
DWD 56, child care enrollment underutilization.

Register Number: 615 (3/15/2007)
None
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.

HFS 35 and repealing ss. HFS 61.91 to 61.98, Outpatient Mental health Clinics.
Agency Name
Health and Family Services

Subject
HFS 35 and repealing ss. HFS 61.91 to 61.98, Outpatient Mental health Clinics.

Register Number: 593 (6/1/2005)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 06-080
None
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.

HFS 56, Foster Home Care for Children, rules relating to creating an exception to the maximum placement standards for sibling placements, providing a foster parent handbook to foster homes and treatment foster homes where children are placed under s. 48.83...
Agency Name
Health and Family Services

Subject
HFS 56, Foster Home Care for Children, rules relating to creating an exception to the maximum placement standards for sibling placements, providing a foster parent handbook to foster homes and treatment foster homes where children are placed under s. 48.83...

Register Number: 616 (5/1/2007)
None
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.

HFS 56; releating restrictions on exposing foster children to second-hand smoke; using physical restraint with foster children; and providing direction on tribal foster homes and Indian children.
Agency Name
Health and Family Services

Subject
HFS 56; releating restrictions on exposing foster children to second-hand smoke; using physical restraint with foster children; and providing direction on tribal foster homes and Indian children.

Register Number: 621 (9/15/2007)
None
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.

DHS 40, mental health day treatment services for children.
Agency Name
Health Services

Subject
DHS 40, mental health day treatment services for children.

Register Number: 651 (3/15/2010)
None
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.

Ins 3.36, the treatment of autism spectrum disorders and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Ins 3.36, the treatment of autism spectrum disorders and affecting small business.

Register Number: 643 (8/1/2009)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 09-094
None
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.

Amends section VA 1.11 (1) and repeals section VA 1.11 (8), the licensing of such persons as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the department for the Wisconsin Veterans Homes.
Agency Name
Veterans Affairs

Subject
Amends section VA 1.11 (1) and repeals section VA 1.11 (8), the licensing of such persons as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the department for the Wisconsin Veterans Homes.

Register Number: 645 (10/1/2009)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 09-092
None
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Child welfare funding, policy,and regulation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Child welfare funding, policy,and regulation

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.

Community-based mental health and support services for youth
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Community-based mental health and support services for youth

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.

Funding, policy and regulation of human services programs
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding, policy and regulation of human services programs

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.

Health Care Cost Containment and Reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health Care Cost Containment and 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.

human, education, housing and employment services for youth transitioning to adulthood
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
human, education, housing and employment services for youth transitioning to adulthood

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.

Regulation governing behavioral health professionals
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation governing behavioral health professionals

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.

Regulation of health care records
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of health care records

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.

Return 17 year olds to the juvenile system
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Return 17 year olds to the juvenile 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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$41,327.13
2011
July - December
$40,632.50
2012
January - June
$54,869.23
2012
July - December
$29,128.63
Total $165,957.49
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
84.70
2011
July - December
102.05
2012
January - June
136.60
2012
July - December
57.00
Total 380.35
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
575.75
2011
July - December
507.45
2012
January - June
715.30
2012
July - December
331.00
Total 2129.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
25 %
2011
July - December
14 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 10 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
13 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %

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
45 %
2011
July - December
59 %
2012
January - June
74 %
2012
July - December
83 %
Total 64 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
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
10 %
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
2012
July - December
13 %
Total 2 %

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
14 %
2012
January - June
6 %
2012
July - December
4 %
Total 14 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures