Wisconsin Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
WSHA serves Wisconsin's audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

Lobbying Interests:
WSHA is concerned with issues as they relate to: licensure governing the professions; Medicaid reimbursement; school-based services; education; other areas related to communication disorders.

Title:
Account Manager

Contact
EO
Eric Ostermann
563 Carter Court, Suite B
Kimberly, WI 54316
(920) 560-5642
(920) 882-3655
eric@badgerbay.com
www.wisha.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/12/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 547
Assembly Bill 547
Relating to: the authority and responsibility of the Department of Safety and Professional Services, requirements for obtaining certain licenses or other credentials from the Department of Safety and Professional Services, weighing a product that contains ...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/23/2012
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 95
Senate Bill 95
Relating to: granting high school credit for extracurricular sports; services provided by a special education program; transportation aid paid to school districts; the use of moneys received by a school district from the common school fund; using the resul...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 105

None
Notification Date
5/16/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 453
Senate Bill 453
Relating to: the authority and responsibility of the Department of Safety and Professional Services, requirements for obtaining certain licenses or other credentials from the Department of Safety and Professional Services, weighing a product that contains ...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 146

Other
Notification Date
2/23/2012
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

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

Notification Date
3/2/2011
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.

Insurance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance

Notification Date
3/2/2011
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.

Public Instruction: Administrative and Other Funding
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Administrative and Other Funding

Notification Date
3/2/2011
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.

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

Notification Date
3/2/2011
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.

Regulation and Licensing
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Regulation and Licensing

Notification Date
3/2/2011
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

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

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

Register Number: 643 (8/1/2009)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 09-094
None
Notification Date
1/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Budget provisions related to prior authorization for speech therapy and audiology.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget provisions related to prior authorization for speech therapy and audiology.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
8/3/2012
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.

Budget provisions related to WI Medicaid Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget provisions related to WI Medicaid Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
8/3/2012
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.

Budget provisions related to prior authorization for speech therapy and audiology.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget provisions related to prior authorization for speech therapy and audiology.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/2/2012
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.

Budget provisions related to WI Medicaid Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget provisions related to WI Medicaid Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/2/2012
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.

Birth to 3 Benchmark Plan and related issues.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Birth to 3 Benchmark Plan and related issues.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/21/2012
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.

Appointments to the Hearing and Speech Examining Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointments to the Hearing and Speech Examining Board.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
5/18/2011
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.

All matters relating to DPI licensure of speech therapists and topics relating to speech therapy.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
All matters relating to DPI licensure of speech therapists and topics relating to speech therapy.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
5/14/2011
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.

LRB 2066/2 "K-12 Mandate Relief Legislation"
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2066/2 "K-12 Mandate Relief Legislation"

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
5/14/2011
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.

Annual salary supplement to national-board certified speech\language pathologists and audiologists who work in a school.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Annual salary supplement to national-board certified speech\language pathologists and audiologists who work in a school.

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.

Chapter 459
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Chapter 459

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.

Insurance coverage for hearing aids and cochlear implants for children.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Insurance coverage for hearing aids and cochlear implants for children.

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.

Revisions to Chapter 459.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revisions to Chapter 459.

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
$4,808.00
2011
July - December
$9,038.03
2012
January - June
$9,000.00
2012
July - December
$9,000.00
Total $31,846.03
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
4.50
2011
July - December
7.25
2012
January - June
25.75
2012
July - December
5.50
Total 43.00
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
26.75
2011
July - December
32.75
2012
January - June
85.85
2012
July - December
20.25
Total 165.60

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: granting high school credit for extracurricular sports; services provided by a special education program; transportation aid paid to school districts; the use of moneys received by a school district from the common school fund; using the results of standardized examinations to evaluate, discharge, suspend, or discipline a teacher or for the nonrenewal of a teacher's contract; the number of teaching days scheduled in the Milwaukee Public Schools; permitting a school district to limit the grades in which to reduce class size under the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education Program; permitting a school board to deny enrollment to a pupil who has been expelled from an out-of-state school or from an independent charter school in this state and permitting an independent charter school to expel a pupil; use of law enforcement records to take disciplinary action against a pupil under a school district's athletic code; and changing the date by which a school district must certify the amount of its property tax levy.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
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 < 1%
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 < 1%
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 < 1%
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 1 %
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 4 %

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
5 %
2011
July - December
50 %
2012
January - June
75 %
2012
July - December
70 %
Total 59 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
5 %
Total 7 %
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 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 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
5 %
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
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
20 %
2011
July - December
25 %
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
5 %
Total 11 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures