Wisconsin Property Taxpayers Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Legislative action organization for property owners.

Lobbying Interests:
All areas affecting school and local government financing and property taxes, state spending, property tax relief, credits and local aids.

CEO Name:
Michael Marsch
Legislative Director

Contact
MMB
Michael M. Birkley
P.O. Box 1493
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 255-7473
(608) 255-6600
mbirkley@wptonline.org
http://wptonline.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michael Birkley Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/27/2012 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 113
Assembly Bill 113
Relating to: a school district revenue limit adjustment for school safety. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/5/2013
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 207
Assembly Bill 207
Relating to: the late payment of property taxes because of a medical emergency. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/12/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 226
Assembly Bill 226
Relating to: grants to technical college district boards under the Workforce Advancement Training Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 328

For
Notification Date
9/5/2013
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 239
Assembly Bill 239
Relating to: prohibiting merchants from imposing credit card surcharges in consumer credit transactions.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/9/2013
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 259
Assembly Bill 259
Relating to: operation of farm tractors on highways.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/5/2013
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 261
Assembly Bill 261
Relating to: registration of all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles used exclusively for agricultural purposes or used exclusively on private property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/9/2013
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 297
Assembly Bill 297
Relating to: the use of race-based nicknames, logos, mascots, and team names by school boards.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 115

For
Notification Date
9/5/2013
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 574
Assembly Bill 574
Relating to: designation of agricultural enterprise areas. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/17/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 636
Assembly Bill 636
Relating to: snowmobile safety program field training requirements.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/17/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 670
Assembly Bill 670
Relating to: the registration of antique snowmobiles. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 233

For
Notification Date
3/17/2014
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.
Senate Bill 42
Senate Bill 42
Relating to: creating a preference in state procurement for Wisconsin-based businesses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/5/2013
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 175
Senate Bill 175
Relating to: uses of moneys in the budget stabilization fund.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/5/2013
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 244
Senate Bill 244
Relating to: exempting from the prevailing wage law a public works project that is subject to the federal Davis-Bacon Act. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/9/2013
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.
Senate Bill 253
Senate Bill 253
Relating to: deadlines for claiming lottery prizes, motor vehicle fuel bulk plants, repealing the woodland tax, property tax publications, the manufacturing and agriculture tax credit, manufacturing property tax assessment objections, and reporting capital...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 54

Other
Notification Date
9/16/2013
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.
Comments
Delete provisions reducing distribution of property tax publications.
Senate Bill 349
Senate Bill 349
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining; local regulation of air quality; local regulation of water quality; local regulation of the use of explosives in mining, quarrying, and related activities; highway use contracts by local governments; and...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/10/2013
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.
Comments
Retain local control, i.e. allow local governments to impose more restrictive controls.
Senate Bill 414
Senate Bill 414
Relating to: objecting to property tax assessments. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 228

For
Notification Date
12/10/2013
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 437
Senate Bill 437
Relating to: designation of agricultural enterprise areas. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 352

For
Notification Date
3/17/2014
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.
Senate Bill 448
Senate Bill 448
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for equipment used in a fertilizer blending, feed milling, or grain drying operation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 324

For
Notification Date
3/17/2014
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.
Senate Bill 501
Senate Bill 501
Relating to: agricultural emergency permits issued by the Department of Transportation for vehicles transporting oversize loads. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 216

For
Notification Date
2/10/2014
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 509
Senate Bill 509
Relating to: operation of agricultural vehicles on highways and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 377

For
Notification Date
1/27/2014
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 577
Senate Bill 577
Relating to: the property tax exemption for rented personal property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 144

For
Notification Date
3/17/2014
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.
January 2014 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
January 2014 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: workforce training grants to technical colleges, workforce training grants for collaborative projects among school districts, technical colleges, and businesses, workforce training grants and services to enhance employment opportunities for pe...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 139

For
Notification Date
3/12/2014
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.
January 2014 Special Session Senate Bill 1
January 2014 Special Session Senate Bill 1
Relating to: reducing the lowest individual income tax rate; providing technical college property tax relief aid; establishing a technical college district revenue limit; the carry-back of net operating losses; the sales and use tax exemption for commercia...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 145

For
Notification Date
3/12/2014
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

Employment Relations Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Employment Relations Commission

Notification Date
3/19/2013
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.

Comments
Prohibit wage/benefit increases that exceed increases in employer income.

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
3/19/2013
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.

Comments
Freeze or reduce school spending and property taxes.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief

Notification Date
3/19/2013
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.

Comments
Freeze or reduce county, city, village, town property taxes

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Revises Chapter NR 115, relating to Wisconsin's Shoreland Management Program.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Revises Chapter NR 115, relating to Wisconsin's Shoreland Management Program.

Register Number: 674 (3/1/2012)
For
Notification Date
9/5/2013
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Shared REvenue
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Shared REvenue

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/30/2013
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.

General School Aids
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
General School Aids

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/30/2013
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.

Eliminate personal property tax and tax all privately owned properties.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Eliminate personal property tax and tax all privately owned properties.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/29/2013
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
$232,954.58
2013
July - December
$446,714.01
2014
January - June
$482,893.17
2014
July - December
$305,717.12
Total $1,468,278.88
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
239.75
2013
July - December
105.25
2014
January - June
130.25
2014
July - December
185.50
Total 660.75
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
2830.00
2013
July - December
2051.75
2014
January - June
2184.00
2014
July - December
2018.00
Total 9083.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

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
30 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 14 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
40 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 15 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
45 %
2014
January - June
50 %
2014
July - December
50 %
Total 33 %

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
30 %
2013
July - December
55 %
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
50 %
Total 38 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures