School Choice Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
K-12 education issues pertaining to vouchers and charter schools.

Lobbying Interests:
K-12 education issues, especially those pertaining to vouchers and charter schools.

Title:
President

Contact
JB
James Bender
219 N. Milwaukee Street, 1st Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 319-9160
(414) 765-0220
bender@parentchoice.org
http://www.schoolchoicewi.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Nycole Stawinoga Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/18/2012 Withdrawn On 6/6/2014
James Bender Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/18/2012 Withdrawn On N/A
Jeff M Fitzgerald Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
John Gard Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 379
Assembly Bill 379
Relating to: the student information system, a school and school district accountability system, low-performing schools and school districts, and charter school contracts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/13/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 417
Assembly Bill 417
Relating to: authorizing the city of Milwaukee to sell eligible school facilities to eligible purchasers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/24/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 682
Assembly Bill 682
Relating to: creating a Special Needs Scholarship Program for disabled pupils, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/31/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 748
Assembly Bill 748
Relating to: requirements for new private schools seeking to participate in a parental choice program and requiring a private school participating in a parental choice program to maintain accreditation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2014
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.
Senate Bill 286
Senate Bill 286
Relating to: the student information system, a school and school district accountability system, low-performing schools and school districts, and charter school contracts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 256

None
Notification Date
9/11/2013
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.
Senate Bill 318
Senate Bill 318
Relating to: authorizing the city of Milwaukee to sell eligible school facilities to eligible purchasers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/4/2013
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.
Senate Bill 525
Senate Bill 525
Relating to: creating a Special Needs Scholarship Program for disabled pupils, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/31/2014
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.
Senate Bill 584
Senate Bill 584
Relating to: requirements for new private schools seeking to participate in a parental choice program and requiring a private school participating in a parental choice program to maintain accreditation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 237

For
Notification Date
2/13/2014
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 Bill Subjects

Public Instruction: Choice, Charter and Open Enrollment
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Choice, Charter and Open Enrollment

Notification Date
3/22/2013
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.

Comments
Supporting parental choice in education

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015-16 State budget topics related to the parental choice program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2015-16 State budget topics related to the parental choice program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/23/2014
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.

Parental Choice Program financial audits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Parental Choice Program financial audits

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/17/2014
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.

Technical adjustments to the Parental Choice Program provisions passed in the budget bill.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Technical adjustments to the Parental Choice Program provisions passed in the budget bill.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/4/2013
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.

Accreditation and modifying steps for new schools seeking to join the Parental Choice Programs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Accreditation and modifying steps for new schools seeking to join the Parental Choice Programs.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/28/2013
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.

Timeline for new schools seeking to enter the Parental Choice Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Timeline for new schools seeking to enter the Parental Choice Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/27/2013
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.

School accountability and SIS for state report cards.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
School accountability and SIS for state report cards.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/27/2013
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.

Modifying steps required for a new private school to enter the Parental Choice Programs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Modifying steps required for a new private school to enter the Parental Choice Programs.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/25/2013
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 items relating to school choice.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget items relating to school choice.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/22/2013
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.

Accountability for schools participating in the Parental Choice Programs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Accountability for schools participating in the Parental Choice Programs.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/18/2013
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$32,528.85
2013
July - December
$9,645.54
2014
January - June
$10,844.28
2014
July - December
$5,398.91
Total $58,417.57
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
178.00
2013
July - December
35.00
2014
January - June
51.20
2014
July - December
19.25
Total 283.45
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
252.25
2013
July - December
102.00
2014
January - June
87.00
2014
July - December
57.75
Total 499.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: authorizing the city of Milwaukee to sell eligible school facilities to eligible purchasers. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
1 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the student information system, a school and school district accountability system, low-performing schools and school districts, and charter school contracts. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
4 %
2014
January - June
30 %
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: authorizing the city of Milwaukee to sell eligible school facilities to eligible purchasers. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requirements for new private schools seeking to participate in a parental choice program and requiring a private school participating in a parental choice program to maintain accreditation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requirements for new private schools seeking to participate in a parental choice program and requiring a private school participating in a parental choice program to maintain accreditation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
3 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the student information system, a school and school district accountability system, low-performing schools and school districts, and charter school contracts. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
46 %
2014
July - December
Total 8 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
55 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 30 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
11 %
2013
July - December
15 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 9 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
16 %
2013
July - December
48 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
24 %
Total 20 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
18 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 10 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
32 %
2014
January - June
17 %
2014
July - December
Total 9 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
36 %
Total 4 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
40 %
Total 4 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures