Wi~Force (Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs & Educators, Inc.)

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Advocate for all issues related to firearm ownership and shooting sports.

Lobbying Interests:
All issues related to firearm ownership and shooting sports.

Contact
JW
Jeanne Welch
16 North Carroll Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 819-0150
(608) 251-5941
info@thewelchgroup.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Robert Welch Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/6/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 24
Assembly Bill 24
Relating to: privileges under a Class A or Class B bear hunting license, and bear carcass tag and back tag requirements.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/7/2011
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 69
Assembly Bill 69
Relating to: the privilege of self-defense.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 94

For
Notification Date
4/7/2011
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 99
Assembly Bill 99
Relating to: prohibiting the Department of Natural Resources from establishing certain restrictions on hunting antlered deer and regulating the establishment of fall open seasons for hunting deer with firearms.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 103
Assembly Bill 103
Relating to: receiving a stolen firearm and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 99

For
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.
Assembly Bill 104
Assembly Bill 104
Relating to: membership of the Natural Resources Board.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 149

For
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.
Assembly Bill 123
Assembly Bill 123
Relating to: use of a facsimile firearm and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/9/2011
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

For
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 202
Assembly Bill 202
Relating to: issuance of a bear license to the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/11/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 234
Assembly Bill 234
Relating to: ordinances, regulations, resolutions, or other restrictions of local governmental units that restrict hunting with a bow and arrow.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/11/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 301
Assembly Bill 301
Relating to: review by the Joint Committee on Finance of the expenditure of certain federal funds by the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/11/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 323
Assembly Bill 323
Relating to: placing, possessing, or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow in or on a vehicle or in or on a motorboat.

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.
Assembly Bill 406
Assembly Bill 406
Relating to: going armed with a handgun on the premises of a gas station, theft from a gas station, causing damage to a gas station, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/8/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 500
Assembly Bill 500
Relating to: adding kindergarten to definition of school for the purposes of the gun-free school zone law and the prohibition against weapons on school premises.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/1/2012
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 502
Assembly Bill 502
Relating to: hunting and trapping of wolves, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Senate Bill 71
Senate Bill 71
Relating to: creating a microstamping requirement for certain handguns, certification of compliance with the microstamping requirement, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Senate Bill 72
Senate Bill 72
Relating to: privileges under a Class A or Class B bear hunting license, and bear carcass tag and back tag requirements.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 28

For
Notification Date
4/27/2011
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.
Senate Bill 75
Senate Bill 75
Relating to: prohibiting the Department of Natural Resources from establishing certain restrictions on hunting antlered deer and regulating the establishment of fall open seasons for hunting deer with firearms.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 50

For
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.
Senate Bill 79
Senate Bill 79
Relating to: the privilege of self-defense.

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.
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

For
Notification Date
5/13/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 91
Senate Bill 91
Relating to: use of a facsimile firearm and providing a penalty.

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.
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

For
Notification Date
5/13/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 135
Senate Bill 135
Relating to: issuance of a bear license to the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/23/2011
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 228
Senate Bill 228
Relating to: placing, possessing, or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow in or on a vehicle or in or on a motorboat.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 51

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 231
Senate Bill 231
Relating to: review by the Joint Committee on Finance of the expenditure of certain federal funds by the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/16/2011
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 411
Senate Bill 411
Relating to: hunting and trapping of wolves, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 169

For
Notification Date
2/2/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
7/30/2012
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Revises Chapters Jus 17 and 18, relating to licenses authorizing persons to carry concealed weapons; concealed carry certification cards for qualified former federal law enforcement officers; and the certification of firearm safety and training instructors...
Agency Name
Department of Justice (Jus)

Subject
Revises Chapters Jus 17 and 18, relating to licenses authorizing persons to carry concealed weapons; concealed carry certification cards for qualified former federal law enforcement officers; and the certification of firearm safety and training instructors...

Register Number: 674 (3/1/2012)
Other
Notification Date
10/5/2012
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.

Revises Chapters NR 10, 12, and 19, relating to Establishing a wolf hunting/trapping season and regulations.
Agency Name
Natural Resources

Subject
Revises Chapters NR 10, 12, and 19, relating to Establishing a wolf hunting/trapping season and regulations.

Register Number: 676 (4/30/2012)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 12-049
For
Notification Date
10/30/2012
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Elk reintroduction.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Elk reintroduction.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/30/2012
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.

Elk reintroduction.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Elk reintroduction.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
10/30/2012
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.

Implementation of Kroll report on deer management.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Implementation of Kroll report on deer management.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/30/2012
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.

Implementation of Kroll report on deer management.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Implementation of Kroll report on deer management.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
10/30/2012
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.

Range protection.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Range protection.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/30/2012
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.

Range protection.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Range protection.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
10/30/2012
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: Natural Resources
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget: Natural Resources

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
7/30/2012
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.

Use of Pittman Robertson and other segregated funds by the DNR.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Use of Pittman Robertson and other segregated funds by the DNR.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/30/2012
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.

Use of Pittman Robertson and other segregated funds by the DNR.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Use of Pittman Robertson and other segregated funds by the DNR.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
7/30/2012
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.

Support a concealed carry bill.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support a concealed carry bill.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
4/7/2011
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$6,000.00
2011
July - December
$6,000.00
2012
January - June
$6,000.00
2012
July - December
$6,000.00
Total $24,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
31.00
2011
July - December
41.00
2012
January - June
56.00
2012
July - December
30.00
Total 158.00
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
7.00
2011
July - December
12.00
2012
January - June
7.00
2012
July - December
8.00
Total 34.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the privilege of self-defense.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
20 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: receiving a stolen firearm and providing a penalty.
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 2 %
Relating to: the privilege of self-defense.
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 2 %
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 former law enforcement officers; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; making appropriations; and providing penalties.
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 2 %
Relating to: going armed with weapons, possessing or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow under certain circumstances, disorderly conduct limitations, and electric weapons.
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 10 %
Relating to: review by the Joint Committee on Finance of the expenditure of certain federal funds by the Department of Natural Resources.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
30 %
2012
January - June
40 %
2012
July - December
Total 21 %
Relating to: placing, possessing, or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow in or on a vehicle or in or on a motorboat.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
40 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: ordinances, regulations, resolutions, or other restrictions of local governmental units that restrict hunting with a bow and arrow.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: placing, possessing, or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow in or on a vehicle or in or on a motorboat.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: hunting and trapping of wolves, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: review by the Joint Committee on Finance of the expenditure of certain federal funds by the Department of Natural Resources.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
10 %
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
10 %
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
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
70 %
Total 14 %

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
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
20 %
2012
July - December
20 %
Total 13 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures