Wisconsin Association of Family & Childrens Agencies

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Non-profit association that works to promote effective and accountable human services programs in Wisconsin and nationally, through provision of training, advocacy and information to member agencies.

Lobbying Interests:
Our association, which includes private agencies who provide counseling and other social services for families and children throughout the state, may attempt to influence policy initiatives in the following areas: community aids, youth aids, child welfare, child abuse and neglect prevention, medical assistance (especially managed care), long term support, and education issues related to at-risk children and their families.

CEO Name:
Linda Hall
Executive Director

Contact
LH
Linda Hall
131 W Wilson St, Ste 901
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-5939
(608) 257-6067
lhall@wafca.org
http://www.wafca.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Linda Hall Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/20/2012 Withdrawn On N/A
Kathy Markeland Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/26/2012 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/28/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Jason Bauknecht Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/28/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 150
Assembly Bill 150
Relating to: posttermination of parental rights contact between a child and a birth relative of the child; disclosure of the name and address of an out-of-home placement of a child; sharing of home study reports with another agency; elimination of home stu...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/24/2013
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 151
Assembly Bill 151
Relating to: the right of a parent to have counsel in a proceeding for a child alleged to be in need of protection or services; the power of the juvenile court to appoint counsel in such a proceeding; and elimination of the right to a jury trial in such a ...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/24/2013
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 152
Assembly Bill 152
Relating to: children in need of protection or services jurisdiction over, and grounds for involuntary termination of parental rights to, a child under 3 years of age whose parent had an involuntary termination of parental rights within 3 years prior to th...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/24/2013
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 387
Assembly Bill 387
Relating to: the age at which a person who is alleged to have violated a criminal law, a civil law, or a municipal ordinance and who is not alleged to have committed certain violent offences or has not previously been convicted of a crime or adjudicated de...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/30/2013
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 450
Assembly Bill 450
Relating to: grants for crisis intervention team training and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 126

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 458
Assembly Bill 458
Relating to: mental health benefits and reimbursement for mental health services under the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 130

For
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.
Assembly Bill 570
Assembly Bill 570
Relating to: extended out-of-home care to 21 years of age for children with individualized education programs, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (F...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/20/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 581
Assembly Bill 581
Relating to: advertising related to adoption or other permanent physical placements of a child, delegation of parental power regarding the care and custody of a child for more than one year, unauthorized interstate placements of children, requesting a stud...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 314

For
Notification Date
1/15/2014
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 620
Assembly Bill 620
Relating to: human trafficking, human trafficking victims, property forfeitures, rights of victims, admitting evidence of past actions, definitions of certain offenses, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 362

For
Notification Date
1/30/2014
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 674
Assembly Bill 674
Relating to: placement of a child in a shelter care facility under a voluntary agreement. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 335

For
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 209
Senate Bill 209
Relating to: the investigation of a child abuse report in which a person who is not a caregiver of the child is suspected of permitting, allowing, or encouraging the child to engage in prostitution. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/23/2013
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 308
Senate Bill 308
Relating to: the age at which a person who is alleged to have violated a criminal law, a civil law, or a municipal ordinance and who is not alleged to have committed certain violent offences or has not previously been convicted of a crime or adjudicated de...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/30/2013
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 451
Senate Bill 451
Relating to: extended out-of-home care to 21 years of age for children with individualized education programs, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (F...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 334

For
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.
Senate Bill 461
Senate Bill 461
Relating to: advertising related to adoption or other permanent physical placements of a child, delegation of parental power regarding the care and custody of a child for more than one year, unauthorized interstate placements of children, requesting a stud...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2014
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 471
Senate Bill 471
Relating to: neglect of a child and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/20/2014
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 492
Senate Bill 492
Relating to: human trafficking, human trafficking victims, property forfeitures, rights of victims, admitting evidence of past actions, definitions of certain offenses, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2014
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 532
Senate Bill 532
Relating to: placement of a child in a shelter care facility under a voluntary agreement. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2014
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

Children and Families: Children and Families
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Children and Families

Notification Date
3/25/2013
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.

Children and Families: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/25/2013
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.

Corrections: Juvenile Corrections
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Corrections: Juvenile Corrections

Notification Date
3/25/2013
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.

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
3/25/2013
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.

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
3/25/2013
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.

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

Notification Date
3/25/2013
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.

Justice: Victim and Witness Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Justice: Victim and Witness Programs

Notification Date
3/25/2013
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Safety and Permanence, Chs. 35—59 Revises Chapter Chapters DCF 21, 50, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, and 58, relating to extension of out-of-home care, subsidized guardianship, and adoption assistance to age 21. SS 045-14
Agency Name
Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Subject
Safety and Permanence, Chs. 35—59 Revises Chapter Chapters DCF 21, 50, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, and 58, relating to extension of out-of-home care, subsidized guardianship, and adoption assistance to age 21. SS 045-14

Register Number: 701 (6/1/2014)
None
Notification Date
8/11/2014
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Adoption support and services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Adoption support and services

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2014
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.

Human services provider contract administration
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Human services provider contract administration

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/11/2014
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.

Regulation of behavioral health professionals
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of behavioral health professionals

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/7/2014
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.

Administrative rule review "Right the Rules" for DCF 52, DCF 54, DCF 56, and DCF 57
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Administrative rule review "Right the Rules" for DCF 52, DCF 54, DCF 56, and DCF 57

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/17/2013
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.

Health care reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health care reform

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2013
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.

Supportive services for youth transitioning to adulthood
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Supportive services for youth transitioning to adulthood

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2013
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.

Human services program funding, policy and regulation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Human services program funding, policy and regulation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2013
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.

Child welfare funding, policy and regulation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Child welfare funding, policy and regulation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2013
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
$33,143.69
2013
July - December
$13,654.92
2014
January - June
$20,497.58
2014
July - December
$28,684.66
Total $95,980.85
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
48.50
2013
July - December
11.25
2014
January - June
41.50
2014
July - December
50.50
Total 151.75
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
415.55
2013
July - December
188.50
2014
January - June
208.50
2014
July - December
306.50
Total 1119.05

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
13 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 5 %

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
15 %
2013
July - December
19 %
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 12 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
50 %
2013
July - December
56 %
2014
January - June
51 %
2014
July - December
Total 37 %
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
13 %
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
22 %
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
29 %
2014
July - December
5 %
Total 19 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures