Wisconsin Restaurant Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Restaurant Association will work to protect the integrity of the restaurant industry by working for necessary and equitable regulations associated with safe food handling.

Lobbying Interests:
The Wisconsin Restaurant Association will work to insure that no new taxes on small businesses are created and maintain equal property tax relief for businesses. WRA will work to maintain the September 1 school start law and an increase in the state budget for tourism promotion. WRA is interested in alcohol blood content and immunity from civil liability for furnishing alcohol. WRA will work to limit new mandates on employers in the area of employee benefits or health insurance and finding a viable solution for more small businesses to offer affordable health insurance to their employees. WRA is interested in workplace issues such as minimum wage, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, and teen labor laws. WRA will work to protect the integrity of the restaurant industry by working for necessary and equitable regulations associated with safe food handling. WRA will work for utility deregulation to effect small businesses positively.

CEO Name:
Edward Lump
President & CEO

Contact
EL
Edward Lump
2801 Fish Hatchery Rd
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 270-9950
(608) 270-9960
gparr@wirestaurant.org
www.wirestaurant.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Edward Lump Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/26/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Gail Parr Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/26/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Peter Hanson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/26/2011 Withdrawn On N/A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
1/18/2011
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.
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
1/18/2011
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.
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
1/18/2011
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.
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
1/20/2011
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.
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
1/18/2011
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.
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
1/18/2011
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.
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
1/18/2011
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 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
4/12/2011
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
5/21/2011
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.
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

None
Notification Date
5/21/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 205
Assembly Bill 205
Relating to: a tax credit for hospitality business advertising.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/3/2011
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 216
Assembly Bill 216
Relating to: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 230

For
Notification Date
9/21/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 262
Assembly Bill 262
Relating to: excluding permits and licenses from the definition of real property for property tax purposes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/21/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 277
Assembly Bill 277
Relating to: adopting federal law as it relates to excluding from an employee's income certain payments from an employer related to medical care.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/3/2011
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 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
10/3/2011
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 289
Assembly Bill 289
Relating to: elimination of compensatory and punitive damages for acts of employment discrimination or unfair honesty or genetic testing.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/3/2011
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 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
10/6/2011
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 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
12/19/2011
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 563
Assembly Bill 563
Relating to: changes to the local room tax and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Senate Bill 8
Senate Bill 8
Relating to: conforming the state family and medical leave law to the federal family and medical leave law and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/21/2011
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 12
Senate Bill 12
Relating to: allowing retailers the ability to offer discounts equal to the state and local sales taxes.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 18

For
Notification Date
5/21/2011
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 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
4/12/2011
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 70
Senate Bill 70
Relating to: increasing the jurisdictional amount in and the filing fee for small claims actions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/21/2011
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 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

None
Notification Date
5/21/2011
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 93
Senate Bill 93
Relating to: going armed with weapons, possessing or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow under certain circumstances, disorderly conduct limitations, and electric weapons.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 35

None
Notification Date
7/29/2011
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 182
Senate Bill 182
Relating to: excluding permits and licenses from the definition of real property for property tax purposes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/21/2011
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 183
Senate Bill 183
Relating to: the serving and sale of margarine.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
9/21/2011
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 201
Senate Bill 201
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for hiring unemployed individuals.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/3/2011
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.
Senate Bill 202
Senate Bill 202
Relating to: elimination of compensatory and punitive damages for acts of employment discrimination or unfair honesty or genetic testing.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 219

For
Notification Date
10/3/2011
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.
Senate Bill 203
Senate Bill 203
Relating to: adopting federal law as it relates to excluding from an employee's income certain payments from an employer related to medical care.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 49

For
Notification Date
10/3/2011
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.
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
10/3/2011
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.
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
10/6/2011
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 335
Senate Bill 335
Relating to: authorizing a school board to grant a vocational high school diploma.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 156

For
Notification Date
2/3/2012
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 488
Senate Bill 488
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Senate Bill 490
Senate Bill 490
Relating to: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
Relating to: the film production services tax credit application fee.

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 12
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 12
Relating to: factors for determining the reasonableness of attorney fees.

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 14
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 14
Relating to: interest rates on judgments in certain civil actions.

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
10/19/2011
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 3
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 3
Relating to: the film production services tax credit application fee.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 67

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 12
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 12
Relating to: factors for determining the reasonableness of attorney fees.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 92

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 14
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 14
Relating to: interest rates on judgments in certain civil actions.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 69

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 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
10/20/2011
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
5/21/2011
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.

Comments
sales and use tax provisions affecting restaurants

Tourism
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tourism

Notification Date
4/12/2011
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
Tourism promotion generates new state and local tax revenue and creates jobs. WRA strongly supports increasing the tourism promotion budget.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

DWD 272, relating to minimum wages
Agency Name
Workforce Development

Subject
DWD 272, relating to minimum wages

Register Number: 630 (6/15/2008)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 08-069
For
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

LRB-0352: Regulation of iron ore mining
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-0352: Regulation of iron ore mining

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/12/2011
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.

Smoke Free Air law
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Smoke Free Air law

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/29/2011
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.

changes to the state's minimum wage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
changes to the state's minimum wage

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.

civil liability for small businesses
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
civil liability for small businesses

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.

Class B liquor license quotas
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Class B liquor license quotas

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.

COM 10-024: Rules implementing 2009 WI Act 12, the smoke free workplaces law.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
COM 10-024: Rules implementing 2009 WI Act 12, the smoke free workplaces law.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

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.

combined reporting
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
combined reporting

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.

elections, campaigns and campaign finance regulations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
elections, campaigns and campaign finance regulations

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.

excise tax on fermented malt beverages
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
excise tax on fermented malt beverages

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.

expansion of sales tax to services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
expansion of sales tax to 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.

food service manager certification and licensing fees
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
food service manager certification and licensing fees

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 insurance mandates affecting small businesses
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
health insurance mandates affecting small businesses

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.

liability for credit card data security breaches
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
liability for credit card data security breaches

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.

nutritional information on restaurant menus and menu boards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
nutritional information on restaurant menus and menu boards

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.

Personal property tax on restaurant kitchen equipment
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Personal property tax on restaurant kitchen equipment

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 of alcoholic beverages and Tied House restrictions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of alcoholic beverages and Tied House restrictions

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 gift cards and gift certificates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulation of gift cards and gift certificates

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 of solid waste
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulation of solid waste

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.

Relating to tort reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to tort 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.

restaurant inspections by state and agent health departments
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
restaurant inspections by state and agent health departments

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.

school calendar for K-12 schools
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
school calendar for K-12 schools

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.

Small Business Regulatory Reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Small Business Regulatory Reform

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.

taxes on soft drinks or other food products
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
taxes on soft drinks or other food products

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.

teen labor restrictions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
teen labor restrictions

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.

terms of credit for alcohol sales
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
terms of credit for alcohol sales

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 tourism promotion budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The tourism promotion budget

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.

Transportation projects, including I-794.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Transportation projects, including I-794.

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.

unemployment insurance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
unemployment insurance

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.

video lottery and video gaming
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
video lottery and video gaming

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.

wage and hour regulations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
wage and hour regulations

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.

Wisconsin Center Tax District
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Center Tax District

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.

Workers compensation rules, statutes, council
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Workers compensation rules, statutes, council

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$104,943.89
2011
July - December
$75,785.80
2012
January - June
$84,521.80
2012
July - December
$77,953.68
Total $343,205.16
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
183.45
2011
July - December
132.00
2012
January - June
102.50
2012
July - December
136.25
Total 554.20
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
577.75
2011
July - December
426.05
2012
January - June
534.25
2012
July - December
350.50
Total 1888.55

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 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 information regarding health care providers; reporting of quality indicators identifying individual hospitals; homicide or injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire; criminal abuse of individuals at risk; criminal abuse and neglect of patients and residents; evidence of lay and expert witnesses; damages for frivolous claims; and punitive damage awards.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
6 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
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
6 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
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.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
25 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: the duty of care owed to trespassers.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
3 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
4 %
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %
Relating to: factors for determining the reasonableness of attorney fees.
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 1 %
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 provisions concerning employment discrimination based on arrest or conviction record that prohibit activity that is allowed under the state fair employment law.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
6 %
2012
January - June
6 %
2012
July - December
5 %
Total 4 %
Relating to: elimination of compensatory and punitive damages for acts of employment discrimination or unfair honesty or genetic testing.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
12 %
2012
January - June
8 %
2012
July - December
Total 5 %
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
14 %
2012
January - June
12 %
2012
July - December
Total 6 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 6 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
25 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 8 %

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
2 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
4 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
8 %
Total 3 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
6 %
2012
January - June
15 %
2012
July - December
20 %
Total 9 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
8 %
2012
January - June
12 %
2012
July - December
10 %
Total 7 %
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
8 %
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
6 %
2011
July - December
24 %
2012
January - June
21 %
2012
July - December
28 %
Total 18 %

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
4 %
2011
July - December
18 %
2012
January - June
16 %
2012
July - December
16 %
Total 13 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures