Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Construction industry, commercial and heavy markets.

Lobbying Interests:
The association may attempt to influence issues and rules that deal with employer/employee relations such as training, equal rights, workers and unemployment compensation, wage rates, taxes (payroll). Also issues which deal with marketplace conditions such as government intervention into the private sector, utility intrusion into private sector, expansion of states infrastructure (highways), and environmentally related regulations.

CEO Name:
John Mielke
President

Contact
JM
John Mielke
5330 Wall Street
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 244-5883
(608) 244-2401
jmielke@abcwi.org
http://www.abcwi.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Andrew Engel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/28/2012 Withdrawn On N/A
John Mielke Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/28/2012 Withdrawn On N/A
Patrick Osborne Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/28/2012 Withdrawn On N/A
John Schulze Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/30/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/25/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 14
Assembly Bill 14
Relating to: workforce training, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 9

None
Notification Date
2/25/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 35
Assembly Bill 35
Relating to: the effective date for licensing and registration requirements for electricians and electrical contractors. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 4

None
Notification Date
2/25/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 76
Assembly Bill 76
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a local unit of government or nonprofit organization. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/1/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 86
Assembly Bill 86
Relating to: an exemption from the prevailing wage law for a public works project that is intended to facilitate the reuse of a vacant or underutilized industrial facility. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/27/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 266
Assembly Bill 266
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
7/19/2013
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 403
Assembly Bill 403
Relating to: a tuition reimbursement program for apprentices and employers, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/9/2013
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.
Comments
Support with amendment to accommodate apprenticeship program sponsors.
Assembly Bill 533
Assembly Bill 533
Relating to: school district bonds, promissory notes, and state trust fund loans.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/25/2014
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 683
Assembly Bill 683
Relating to: licensing structure for electricians and electrical apprentices; reciprocal agreements between this state and other states relating to the regulation of electricians, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, and electrical apprentices; e...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 143

For
Notification Date
2/7/2014
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.
Comments
Support with amendments
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

For
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 782
Assembly Bill 782
Relating to: ordinances, variances, and rules relating to the constructing or altering of, or adding to, public buildings and buildings that are places of employment, the creation of a building code council, and inspections of public buildings and building...

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.
Senate Bill 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 1

For
Notification Date
1/19/2013
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.
Senate Bill 23
Senate Bill 23
Relating to: workforce training, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/25/2013
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 36
Senate Bill 36
Relating to: the effective date for licensing and registration requirements for electricians and electrical contractors. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/25/2013
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 200
Senate Bill 200
Relating to: various changes in the unemployment insurance law; license revocations based on delinquency in payment of unemployment insurance contributions; granting rule-making authority; providing a penalty; and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 36

None
Notification Date
6/28/2013
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.
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
8/9/2013
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 335
Senate Bill 335
Relating to: a tuition reimbursement program for apprentices and employers, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 57

For
Notification Date
10/9/2013
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.
Comments
Support with amendment to accommodate apprenticeship program sponsors
Senate Bill 545
Senate Bill 545
Relating to: licensing structure for electricians and electrical apprentices; reciprocal agreements between this state and other states relating to the regulation of electricians, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, and electrical apprentices; e...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2014
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.
Comments
Support with amendments
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

For
Notification Date
2/7/2014
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.
Senate Bill 617
Senate Bill 617
Relating to: ordinances, variances, and rules relating to the constructing or altering of, or adding to, public buildings and buildings that are places of employment, the creation of a building code council, and inspections of public buildings and building...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 270

For
Notification Date
2/19/2014
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

Administration: Facilities Management and Facilities Development
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Facilities Management and Facilities Development

Notification Date
3/27/2013
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.

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

Notification Date
3/27/2013
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.

Revenue: Agencywide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Agencywide

Notification Date
3/27/2013
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.

Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide and Professional Regulation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide and Professional Regulation

Notification Date
3/27/2013
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.

Workforce Development
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development

Notification Date
3/27/2013
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

apprenticeship training to address skills gap
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
apprenticeship training to address skills gap

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/24/2014
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.

Guidance documents and forms relating to the construction of new buildings and wetlands
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Guidance documents and forms relating to the construction of new buildings and wetlands

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
10/24/2014
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.

potential changes to state funding of transportation programs and projects.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
potential changes to state funding of transportation programs and projects.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/24/2014
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.

relating to the state historical society review of archaeological reports detailing the results of field investigations.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
relating to the state historical society review of archaeological reports detailing the results of field investigations.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/25/2014
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.

project labor agreements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
project labor agreements

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/23/2014
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.

Prevailing wage rules in association with 2011 Wisconsin Act 32
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Prevailing wage rules in association with 2011 Wisconsin Act 32

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
4/30/2014
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.

Workers compensation law
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Workers compensation law

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/29/2014
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.

Prevailing Wage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Prevailing Wage

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/28/2013
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.

Government mandated project labor agreements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Government mandated project labor agreements

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/27/2013
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.

Commercial Building Code
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Commercial Building Code

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/27/2013
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.

State Construction Project Delivery
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Construction Project Delivery

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/25/2013
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.

Creating a Statewide Uniform Commercial Building Code
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creating a Statewide Uniform Commercial Building Code

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/9/2013
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$30,513.51
2013
July - December
$34,729.05
2014
January - June
$43,291.29
2014
July - December
$54,970.46
Total $163,504.31
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
43.75
2013
July - December
28.75
2014
January - June
104.50
2014
July - December
115.25
Total 292.25
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
225.50
2013
July - December
256.00
2014
January - June
397.25
2014
July - December
341.25
Total 1220.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the effective date for licensing and registration requirements for electricians and electrical contractors. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: exempting from the prevailing wage law a public works project that is subject to the federal Davis-Bacon Act. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: various changes in the unemployment insurance law; license revocations based on delinquency in payment of unemployment insurance contributions; granting rule-making authority; providing a penalty; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the effective date for licensing and registration requirements for electricians and electrical contractors. (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 2 %
Relating to: workforce training, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
15 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: a tuition reimbursement program for apprentices and employers, 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
20 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: licensing structure for electricians and electrical apprentices; reciprocal agreements between this state and other states relating to the regulation of electricians, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, and electrical apprentices; exemptions from licensing and supervisory requirements for electricians; inspections of electrical work within certain facilities; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: ordinances, variances, and rules relating to the constructing or altering of, or adding to, public buildings and buildings that are places of employment, the creation of a building code council, and inspections of public buildings and buildings that are places of employment, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
25 %
2014
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: ordinances, variances, and rules relating to the constructing or altering of, or adding to, public buildings and buildings that are places of employment, the creation of a building code council, and inspections of public buildings and buildings that are places of employment, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
25 %
2014
July - December
Total 8 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %

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
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
15 %
Total 6 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
15 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 7 %
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
10 %
Total 3 %
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 6 %
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
25 %
Total 8 %

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
15 %
2014
January - June
25 %
2014
July - December
20 %
Total 20 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures