Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Doctors of medicine/specifically family physicians.

Lobbying Interests:
Rules, regulations or statutes pending in the legislature which would impact on the practice of family medicine in the state of Wisconsin.

CEO Name:
Larry Pheifer
Executive Director

Contact
LP
Larry Pheifer
210 Green Bay Road
Thiensville, WI 53092
(262) 512-0606
larry@wafp.org
http://www.wafp.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michael Welsh Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/18/2012 Withdrawn On N/A
Timothy Hoven Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/18/2012 Withdrawn On N/A
Nathan Berken Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/18/2012 Withdrawn On 6/21/2013
Connie Schulze Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 10/7/2013 Withdrawn On 10/15/2014

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 120
Assembly Bill 120
Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 242

For
Notification Date
4/10/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 139
Assembly Bill 139
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 111

For
Notification Date
4/9/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 216
Assembly Bill 216
Relating to: prohibiting the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services and exempting religious employers, religious organizations, and religious institutions of higher education from contraceptive insurance coverage.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/5/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 217
Assembly Bill 217
Relating to: civil liability for performing a sex-selective abortion, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/5/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 227
Assembly Bill 227
Relating to: requirements to perform abortions, requiring an ultrasound before informed consent for an abortion, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/5/2013
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
The WAFP opposes this legislation on the grounds that it interferes with the physician-patient relationship.
Assembly Bill 247
Assembly Bill 247
Relating to: limitations on requiring and requesting vaccination against influenza. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/19/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 287
Assembly Bill 287
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/16/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 405
Assembly Bill 405
Relating to: relinquishing custody of a newborn child. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/8/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 452
Assembly Bill 452
Relating to: child psychiatry consultation program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 127

For
Notification Date
10/22/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 453
Assembly Bill 453
Relating to: uses and disclosures of protected health information. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 238

For
Notification Date
10/22/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 454
Assembly Bill 454
Relating to: creation of a primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program, exempting from taxation amounts received from such a grant program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 128

For
Notification Date
10/22/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 711
Assembly Bill 711
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/3/2014
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 742
Assembly Bill 742
Relating to: licensure of physicians; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2014
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 129
Senate Bill 129
Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/10/2013
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 137
Senate Bill 137
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/15/2013
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 201
Senate Bill 201
Relating to: civil liability for performing a sex-selective abortion, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/5/2013
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 202
Senate Bill 202
Relating to: prohibiting the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services and exempting religious employers, religious organizations, and religious institutions of higher education from contraceptive insurance coverage.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/5/2013
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 206
Senate Bill 206
Relating to: requirements to perform abortions, requiring an ultrasound before informed consent for an abortion, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 37

Against
Notification Date
6/6/2013
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
The WAFP opposes this legislation on the grounds that it interferes with the physician-patient relationship.
Senate Bill 236
Senate Bill 236
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/2/2013
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 326
Senate Bill 326
Relating to: relinquishing custody of a newborn child. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/8/2013
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 359
Senate Bill 359
Relating to: child psychiatry consultation program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/25/2013
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.
Senate Bill 360
Senate Bill 360
Relating to: uses and disclosures of protected health information. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/25/2013
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.
Senate Bill 366
Senate Bill 366
Relating to: creation of a primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program, exempting from taxation amounts received from such a grant program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/12/2013
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 550
Senate Bill 550
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2014
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 579
Senate Bill 579
Relating to: licensure of physicians; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 240

For
Notification Date
2/18/2014
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

Building Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Building Commission

Notification Date
3/20/2013
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.

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

Notification Date
3/20/2013
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.

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

Notification Date
3/20/2013
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.

Health Services: Other Health Programs & Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Other Health Programs & Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/20/2013
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.

Higher Educational Aids Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Higher Educational Aids Board

Notification Date
3/20/2013
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.

Medical College of Wisconsin
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Medical College of Wisconsin

Notification Date
3/20/2013
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Administrative Rule - N 8
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Administrative Rule - N 8

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/22/2014
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.

Worker's Compensation Advisory Council legislative proposal
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Worker's Compensation Advisory Council legislative proposal

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/28/2014
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.

Study of potential DSPS / DATCP consolidation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Study of potential DSPS / DATCP consolidation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/28/2013
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.

LRB -2063: Physicians' ability to discuss firearms with patients
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB -2063: Physicians' ability to discuss firearms with patients

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/1/2013
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.

Mental health care coordination and HIPAA harmonization
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Mental health care coordination and HIPAA harmonization

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/17/2013
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.

Sale of raw milk; food safety
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sale of raw milk; food safety

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/6/2013
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.

Development of 2013-15 state budget bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of 2013-15 state budget bill

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/8/2013
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.

Tort reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tort reform

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/8/2013
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.

State tax policies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State tax policies

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/8/2013
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.

Physician scope of practice
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Physician scope of practice

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/8/2013
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.

Patient Centered Medical Home
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Patient Centered Medical Home

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/8/2013
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.

Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/8/2013
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.

Gubernatorial appointments
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Gubernatorial appointments

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/8/2013
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.

Physician workforce
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Physician workforce

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/8/2013
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
$31,980.82
2013
July - December
$32,075.03
2014
January - June
$32,979.44
2014
July - December
$32,899.23
Total $129,934.52
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
132.00
2013
July - December
110.50
2014
January - June
49.75
2014
July - December
19.75
Total 312.00
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
226.75
2013
July - December
192.75
2014
January - June
163.50
2014
July - December
76.00
Total 659.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
25 %
2014
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: the duty of physicians to inform patients of treatment options. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
15 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: limitations on requiring and requesting vaccination against influenza. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: uses and disclosures of protected health information. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: creation of a primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program, exempting from taxation amounts received from such a grant program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
35 %
2014
January - June
25 %
2014
July - December
Total 16 %
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
30 %
2014
July - December
Total 7 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
40 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 15 %

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
20 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
20 %
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
20 %
Total 2 %
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
20 %
Total 2 %
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
30 %
Total 3 %

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
15 %
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
5 %
Total 16 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures