Wisconsin Right to Life Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
WRL is a human rights organization seeking to protect human life from conception to natural death.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation dealing with abortion, alternatives to abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, infanticide, protection of human embryos, related health care; legislation and issues affecting our organization which includes campaign finance reform.

CEO Name:
Barbara Lyons
Legislative/PAC Director

Contact
SA
Susan Armacost
10625 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 778-5780
(414) 778-5785
sarmacost@wrtl.org
www.wrtl.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Barbara Lyons Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Susan Armacost Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 154
Assembly Bill 154
Relating to: prohibiting coverage of abortions through health plans sold through exchanges.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/10/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Prohibiting coverage of abortion in health plans offered through exchanges.
Assembly Bill 196
Assembly Bill 196
Relating to: prohibiting the promulgation of certain rules concerning campaign financing by the Government Accountability Board.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
An Act to amend 5.05 (1) (f); and to create 11.211 of the statutes; relating to: prohibiting the promulgation of certain rules concerning campaign financing by the Government Accountability Board.
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
1/14/2012
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.
Comments
Creates individual tax credit of up to $5,000 for qualified adoption expenses.
Assembly Bill 337
Assembly Bill 337
Relating to: providing instruction in human growth and development.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/10/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Providing instruction in human growth and development curriculum
Assembly Bill 371
Assembly Bill 371
Relating to: voluntary and informed consent to an abortion, information on domestic abuse services, giving a woman an abortion-inducing drug, repealing criminal sanctions against women who perform or obtain certain abortion procedures, and providing a pena...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/11/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Prohibiting webcam RU 486 abortions, establishing procedure to determine if abortion is voluntary and providing assistance to women experiencing abuse.
Assembly Bill 396
Assembly Bill 396
Relating to: relinquishing custody of a newborn child.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Making modifications to Wisconsin's Safe Haven for Newborns law
Assembly Bill 448
Assembly Bill 448
Relating to: a prohibition on partial-birth abortions and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/7/2012
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.
Comments
Bill to prohibit partial-birth abortions. We had previously reported our interest in this measure when it was LRB/3150
Assembly Bill 652
Assembly Bill 652
Relating to: creation of the Wisconsin Next Generation Reserve Board and Wisconsin next generation reserve fund, authorizing the State of Wisconsin Investment Board to provide certain advice, services, and facilities to state agencies and others, requiring...

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
creation of the Wisconsin Next Generation Reserve Board and Wisconsin next generation reserve fund. Bill needs to be amended so that no appropriations are used to destroy or harm human embryos or permit human cloning.
Assembly Joint Resolution 77
Assembly Joint Resolution 77
Relating to: the terms people and person (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/3/2011
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.
Comments
Defining personhood.
Senate Bill 92
Senate Bill 92
Relating to: prohibiting coverage of abortions through health plans sold through exchanges.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 218

For
Notification Date
7/27/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or 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
opting Wisconsin out of abortion coverage in health care exchanges created by the federal health care legislation.
Senate Bill 139
Senate Bill 139
Relating to: prohibiting the promulgation of certain rules concerning campaign financing by the Government Accountability Board.

Bill Text and History

Other
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 237
Senate Bill 237
Relating to: providing instruction in human growth and development.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 216

For
Notification Date
10/14/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Modifying various aspects of sex education curriculum in human growth and development programs.
Senate Bill 306
Senate Bill 306
Relating to: voluntary and informed consent to an abortion, information on domestic abuse services, giving a woman an abortion-inducing drug, repealing criminal sanctions against women who perform or obtain certain abortion procedures, and providing a pena...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 217

For
Notification Date
12/2/2011
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.
Comments
voluntary and informed consent to an abortion, information on domestic abuse services, giving a woman an abortion-inducing drug, repealing criminal sanctions against women who perform or obtain certain abortion procedures, and providing a penalty.
Senate Bill 313
Senate Bill 313
Relating to: relinquishing custody of a newborn child.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Making modifications to Safe Haven for Newborns law.
Senate Bill 508
Senate Bill 508
Relating to: creation of the Wisconsin Next Generation Reserve Board and Wisconsin next generation reserve fund, authorizing the State of Wisconsin Investment Board to provide certain advice, services, and facilities to state agencies and others, requiring...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/28/2012
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.
Comments
We opposed the bill in its current form. The bill must be amended so that human embryos are not harmed or destroyed in research.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 21
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 21
Relating to: creation of the Wisconsin Next Generation Reserve Board and Wisconsin next generation reserve fund, authorizing the State of Wisconsin Investment Board to provide certain advice, services, and facilities to state agencies and others, requiring...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
11/10/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
We are supporting an amendment to SS AB 21 that would prohibit the destruction of human embryos for research purposes, the creation of human embryos for research purposes and the cloning of human embryos for any purpose.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
7/27/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Board

Notification Date
7/27/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or 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

GAB 1.91, organizations making independent disbursements.
Agency Name
Government Accountability Board

Subject
GAB 1.91, organizations making independent disbursements.

Register Number: 653 (6/1/2010)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-087
Against
Notification Date
7/27/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or 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
Oppose GAB Rule 10-087

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB-3150/1 Bill to ban partial-birth abortion.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-3150/1 Bill to ban partial-birth abortion.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/5/2011
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.

Modifying various aspects of sex education curriculum in human growth and development programs. LRB 2088. Supported by Wisconsin Right to Life.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Modifying various aspects of sex education curriculum in human growth and development programs. LRB 2088. Supported by Wisconsin Right to Life.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/14/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Redefining personhood. Wisconsin Right to Life opposed.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Redefining personhood. Wisconsin Right to Life opposed.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/14/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

OPT OUT OF HEALTH CARE EXCHANGES CREATED BY FEDERAL HEALTH CARE BILL. Still in drafting.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
OPT OUT OF HEALTH CARE EXCHANGES CREATED BY FEDERAL HEALTH CARE BILL. Still in drafting.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/1/2011
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.

Supporting Documentation
20110301_122107_2011 Legislative Analysis Obamacare Opt-Out 010411.pdf


PROHIBIT ABORTION PROVIDERS FROM RECEIVING STATE TAXPAYER DOLLARS - STILL IN DRAFTING.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PROHIBIT ABORTION PROVIDERS FROM RECEIVING STATE TAXPAYER DOLLARS - STILL IN DRAFTING.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/1/2011
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.

Supporting Documentation
20110301_122108_2011 Legis Analysis Defunding PP.pdf


THE WOMAN'S PROTECTION ACT - STILL IN DRAFTING.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
THE WOMAN'S PROTECTION ACT - STILL IN DRAFTING.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/1/2011
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.

Supporting Documentation
20110301_122107_2011 Legislative Analysis Woman's Protection Act 010611.pdf


Abortion: regulation, alternatives and related health care legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Abortion: regulation, alternatives and related health care legislation

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.

Campaign finance reform as it effects First Amendment rights and the use of state tax dollars
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Campaign finance reform as it effects First Amendment rights and the use of state tax dollars

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.

Conscience rights of health care professionals and facilities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Conscience rights of health care professionals and facilities

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.

Euthanasia, assisted suicide, and nutrition & hydration
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Euthanasia, assisted suicide, and nutrition & hydration

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 embryos: protection, adoption, human embryonic stem cell research, cord blood donation and other alternatives
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Human embryos: protection, adoption, human embryonic stem cell research, cord blood donation and other alternatives

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.

Issues affecting the operations of Wisconsin Right to Life and its subsidiaries
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues affecting the operations of Wisconsin Right to Life and its subsidiaries

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.

Oppose legislation to repeal of Section 940.04, Wisconsin's abortion ban.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Oppose legislation to repeal of Section 940.04, Wisconsin's abortion ban.

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
$14,178.41
2011
July - December
$19,350.35
2012
January - June
$7,176.48
2012
July - December
$3,035.09
Total $43,740.33
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
79.16
2011
July - December
112.86
2012
January - June
22.96
2012
July - December
13.43
Total 228.41
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
154.54
2011
July - December
270.22
2012
January - June
112.85
2012
July - December
45.91
Total 583.52

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: prohibiting the promulgation of certain rules concerning campaign financing by the Government Accountability Board.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
1 %
2012
January - June
1 %
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: providing instruction in human growth and development.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
1 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creation of the Wisconsin Next Generation Reserve Board and Wisconsin next generation reserve fund, authorizing the State of Wisconsin Investment Board to provide certain advice, services, and facilities to state agencies and others, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: providing instruction in human growth and development.
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: prohibiting coverage of abortions through health plans sold through exchanges.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
8 %
2012
January - June
1 %
2012
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the terms people and person (first consideration).
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
18 %
2012
January - June
4 %
2012
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: prohibiting coverage of abortions through health plans sold through exchanges.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
19 %
2012
January - June
16 %
2012
July - December
Total 12 %
Relating to: voluntary and informed consent to an abortion, information on domestic abuse services, giving a woman an abortion-inducing drug, repealing criminal sanctions against women who perform or obtain certain abortion procedures, and providing a penalty.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
46 %
2012
January - June
40 %
2012
July - December
Total 28 %
Relating to: creation of the Wisconsin Next Generation Reserve Board and Wisconsin next generation reserve fund, authorizing the State of Wisconsin Investment Board to provide certain advice, services, and facilities to state agencies and others, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
1 %
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: prohibiting the promulgation of certain rules concerning campaign financing by the Government Accountability Board.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
1 %
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creation of the Wisconsin Next Generation Reserve Board and Wisconsin next generation reserve fund, authorizing the State of Wisconsin Investment Board to provide certain advice, services, and facilities to state agencies and others, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
1 %
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: voluntary and informed consent to an abortion, information on domestic abuse services, giving a woman an abortion-inducing drug, repealing criminal sanctions against women who perform or obtain certain abortion procedures, 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
23 %
2012
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
21 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 6 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
7 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %

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
27 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 8 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
38 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 11 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
12 %
2012
July - December
100 %
Total 9 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
1 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures