Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
We are interested in all issues that affect firefighters.

Lobbying Interests:
Any item that impacts fire fighters and the communities they serve.

CEO Name:
Mahlon Mitchell
Lobbyist

Contact
JS
Joseph Strohl
7 N Pinckney St Ste 200
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-0900
jstrohl@pffw.org
www.pffw.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Joseph Strohl Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/3/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Alan Hefter Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/3/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Mahlon Mitchell Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/3/2011 Withdrawn On 3/15/2012
Steve Wilding Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/3/2011 Withdrawn On 3/19/2012

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.
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
2/24/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 12
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 12
Relating to: state finances, the Medical Assistance program, granting bonding authority, and making appropriations.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 13

None
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.
Assembly Bill 69
Assembly Bill 69
Relating to: the privilege of self-defense.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 94

None
Notification Date
9/28/2011
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 83
Assembly Bill 83
Relating to: the display and sale of novelty lighters and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/19/2011
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 127
Assembly Bill 127
Relating to: payment by employers of contributions under the Wisconsin Retirement System that are required of public safety employees, arbitration under the Municipal Employment Relations Act, allowing municipal employers choice in health care coverage pla...

Bill Text and History

Against
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 138
Assembly Bill 138
Relating to: county and municipal expenditures for emergency services.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/6/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 139
Assembly Bill 139
Relating to: loans to study or implement the consolidation, or cooperation for the provision, of local governmental unit services or the consolidation of local governmental units and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/31/2011
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 140
Assembly Bill 140
Relating to: exceptions to county and municipal levy limits and school district revenue limits for expenditures related to the implementation of service consolidation or cooperation, or to the implementation of political subdivision or school district cons...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/31/2011
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 149
Assembly Bill 149
Relating to: false reporting of an emergency and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 275

For
Notification Date
9/6/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 192
Assembly Bill 192
Relating to: provision of police or fire protection services by a county sheriff or municipality.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/5/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 212
Assembly Bill 212
Relating to: throwing or expelling a bodily substance at a public safety worker and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 72

For
Notification Date
8/5/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 219
Assembly Bill 219
Relating to: funding postretirement health care benefits of local government employees.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/22/2011
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.
Against
Notification Date
8/22/2011
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 319
Assembly Bill 319
Relating to: reductions in cost of compensation or fringe benefits to municipal employers without modifying an existing collective bargaining agreement for purposes of 2011 Wisconsin Act 10.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 65

For
Notification Date
11/2/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 352
Assembly Bill 352
Relating to: eligibility for participating employee status and the Wisconsin Retirement System and post-retirement employment of annuitants under the Wisconsin Retirement System.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/7/2011
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 482
Assembly Bill 482
Relating to: payment of employee required contributions under the Wisconsin Retirement System by certain law enforcement officers.

Bill Text and History

None
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 539
Assembly Bill 539
Relating to: authorizing the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System to establish an optional retirement system for its employees.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/24/2012
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 588
Assembly Bill 588
Relating to: annual medical examinations for individuals receiving duty disability benefits under the Wisconsin Retirement System.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/27/2012
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 Joint Resolution 41
Assembly Joint Resolution 41
Relating to: different property tax levy rates for parts of cities, villages, towns, counties, and school districts added by attachments to school districts, consolidations, and boundary changes under cooperative agreements (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/6/2011
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.
Senate Bill 30
Senate Bill 30
Relating to: placing limits on residency requirements for 1st class city police officers and fire fighters.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/23/2011
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 79
Senate Bill 79
Relating to: the privilege of self-defense.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
9/28/2011
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 233
Senate Bill 233
Relating to: collective bargaining for public employees, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/21/2011
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.
Senate Bill 240
Senate Bill 240
Relating to: funding postretirement health care benefits of local government employees.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/14/2011
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 341
Senate Bill 341
Relating to: open doors on authorized emergency vehicles.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 184

None
Notification Date
12/22/2011
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.
For
Notification Date
12/22/2011
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 471
Senate Bill 471
Relating to: training in traumatic brain injury awareness for law enforcement officers, tribal officers, emergency medical technicians, and first responders and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2012
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.
Senate Joint Resolution 48
Senate Joint Resolution 48
Relating to: creating fiscal year allowable revenues for the state and local governmental units, returning excess revenue to the taxpayers, requiring electoral approval for certain taxing and spending decisions, and allowing local governmental units to exe...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/6/2012
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

Commerce
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Commerce

Notification Date
3/23/2011
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.

Comments
Anything related to building codes.

Employee Trust Funds
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Employee Trust Funds

Notification Date
3/23/2011
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.

Comments
Anything related to pensions and health care.

Employment Relations Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Employment Relations Commission

Notification Date
3/23/2011
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.

Comments
Anything related to WERC

Investment Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Investment Board

Notification Date
3/23/2011
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.

Comments
Anything related to pension investments.

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

Notification Date
3/23/2011
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.

Comments
Anything related to local government aids or restrictions.

Transportation: Local Transportation Aid
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Local Transportation Aid

Notification Date
3/23/2011
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.

Comments
Anything that relates to local government aids.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

911 Funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
911 Funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/18/2012
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.

911 Funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
911 Funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/17/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Appointments to the EMS Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointments to the EMS Board

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.

disaster preparedness
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
disaster preparedness

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.

EMS Funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
EMS Funding

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.

Fire Department Governance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Fire Department Governance

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.

Funding for fire & police
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for fire & police

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.

Infectious Disease
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Infectious Disease

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.

Shared Revenue
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Shared Revenue

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
$49,090.73
2011
July - December
$52,359.72
2012
January - June
$32,586.40
2012
July - December
$21,215.50
Total $155,252.35
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
157.00
2011
July - December
98.25
2012
January - June
33.00
2012
July - December
7.50
Total 295.75
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
515.00
2011
July - December
393.75
2012
January - June
239.75
2012
July - December
92.25
Total 1240.75

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
20 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 9 %
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
20 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: provision of police or fire protection services by a county sheriff or municipality.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: funding postretirement health care benefits of local government employees.
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 3 %
Relating to: funding postretirement health care benefits of local government employees.
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 3 %
Relating to: the privilege of self-defense.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
20 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: payment by employers of contributions under the Wisconsin Retirement System that are required of public safety employees, arbitration under the Municipal Employment Relations Act, allowing municipal employers choice in health care coverage plan providers and health savings accounts that cover public safety employees, and prohibited and permissive subjects of collective bargaining.
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%
Relating to: county and municipal expenditures for emergency services.
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%
Relating to: false reporting of an emergency and providing a penalty.
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%
Relating to: eligibility for participating employee status and the Wisconsin Retirement System and post-retirement employment of annuitants under the Wisconsin Retirement System.
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%
Relating to: payment of employee required contributions under the Wisconsin Retirement System by certain law enforcement officers.
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%
Relating to: annual medical examinations for individuals receiving duty disability benefits under the Wisconsin Retirement System.
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%
Relating to: placing limits on residency requirements for 1st class city police officers and fire fighters.
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%
Relating to: training in traumatic brain injury awareness for law enforcement officers, tribal officers, emergency medical technicians, and first responders and granting rule-making authority.
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%
Relating to: authorizing the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System to establish an optional retirement system for its employees.
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 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 2 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
50 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 22 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
40 %
2012
July - December
Total 10 %

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
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
2012
July - December
20 %
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
55 %
Total 4 %

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
15 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
10 %
Total 8 %

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
2011
July - December
30 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
15 %
Total 11 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures