Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Education, leadership, development, training and advocacy for the elderly.

Lobbying Interests:
State legislation, budgets and administrative rules affecting the elderly including health care, long-term care, housing, transportation, insurance, Medical Assistance and income security.

Title:
President/Executive Director

Contact
AA
Anthony Amato
2850 Dairy Dr Ste 100
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 221-6105
(608) 224-0607
namato@cwag.org
http://www.cwag.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Anthony Nino Amato Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 138
Assembly Bill 138
Relating to: sales and transfers of firearms and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/17/2014
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.
Comments
CWAG Supports Background Checks on all sales of guns in order to protect our families and children from gun violence.
Assembly Bill 225
Assembly Bill 225
Relating to: various changes in the campaign finance laws; exemption of certain electors from the requirement to present proof of identification when voting in an election; identifying documentation to establish proof of residency for voter registration; r...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/10/2013
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
CWAG is opposed to AB 225 and encourages members of the State Senate to vote against AB 225. CWAG supports the public financing of statewide and legislative elections and is opposed to doubling the campaign contribution limits in AB 225.
Assembly Bill 710
Assembly Bill 710
Relating to: alerts for missing adults at risk and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 264

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.
Comments
CWAG supports AB 710 and encourages the Assembly Aging & Long Term Care Committee to vote in favor of the Bill.
Senate Bill 124
Senate Bill 124
Relating to: sales and transfers of firearms and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/17/2014
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.
Comments
CWAG Supports Background Checks on all gun sales to protect our families and children from gun violence.
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
10/23/2013
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.
Comments
CWAG is opposed to SB349 which takes away local governments ability to pass ordinances to protect their air & water, regulate blasting & recoup costs to taxpayers from industrial use of local roads and other costs and damages to local communities.

Budget Bill Subjects

Justice: General Agency Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Justice: General Agency Provisions

Notification Date
3/10/2014
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.

Comments
CWAG supports AB 710, which wouild establish a Silver Alert System, similar to Wisconsin's Amber Alert System for people with Demenita & Alzheimer's who go missing, regardless of their age.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

CWAG supports AJR 50 & LRB 1457/5 Advisory Referendum an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for Nov 2014 State Election Ballots - Overriding the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Citizens United to stop the Tsunami of $$ corrputing Elections & Govt.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CWAG supports AJR 50 & LRB 1457/5 Advisory Referendum an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for Nov 2014 State Election Ballots - Overriding the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Citizens United to stop the Tsunami of $$ corrputing Elections & Govt.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/17/2014
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.

CWAG Supports the Senior Citizen Protection Act (LRB-0648/1), which is sponsred by Representatives Jon Richards, Gary Heble, Evan Goyke & Dana Wachs. CWAG, AARP, WI Alliance of Retired Americans & Citizens Action of WI all support the LRB-0648/1.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CWAG Supports the Senior Citizen Protection Act (LRB-0648/1), which is sponsred by Representatives Jon Richards, Gary Heble, Evan Goyke & Dana Wachs. CWAG, AARP, WI Alliance of Retired Americans & Citizens Action of WI all support the LRB-0648/1.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/5/2013
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.

CWAG supports a hearing on AJR 50 from the Assembly Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing. AJR 50 proposes to place a non-binding referendum question on the November 2014 ballot to address the injustice of the Citizen United Case
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CWAG supports a hearing on AJR 50 from the Assembly Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing. AJR 50 proposes to place a non-binding referendum question on the November 2014 ballot to address the injustice of the Citizen United Case

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/23/2013
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.

Supported the Medicaid Expansion Plan under the Affordable Care Act and requested the Governor Reverse his decision to turn down Federal ACA funds for WI. Medicaid Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Supported the Medicaid Expansion Plan under the Affordable Care Act and requested the Governor Reverse his decision to turn down Federal ACA funds for WI. Medicaid Program

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

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.

CWAG supports LRB-145/5 Rep. Taylor & Sen. Hanson Resolution on Amending Citizens United Case; by placing the question on the Nov. 2014 Ballot to as WI. citizens if Congress should propose an amendment to overturn Citizens United v. F.E.C.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CWAG supports LRB-145/5 Rep. Taylor & Sen. Hanson Resolution on Amending Citizens United Case; by placing the question on the Nov. 2014 Ballot to as WI. citizens if Congress should propose an amendment to overturn Citizens United v. F.E.C.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/31/2013
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 2564/1; relating to an alert system for missing adults who are cognitively impaired - would provide civil immunity to persons, who assist with finding missing adults. "Adult at Risk" means whosuffersfrom Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2564/1; relating to an alert system for missing adults who are cognitively impaired - would provide civil immunity to persons, who assist with finding missing adults. "Adult at Risk" means whosuffersfrom Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/31/2013
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.

Supported Wisconsin Democracy Campaign on Transparency of Political Contributions; Supported Increasing the Homestead Tax Credit; Opposed Voter ID Legislation; Moved to Amend Citizen United Referendum question; Opposed Rent to Own Provision in Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Supported Wisconsin Democracy Campaign on Transparency of Political Contributions; Supported Increasing the Homestead Tax Credit; Opposed Voter ID Legislation; Moved to Amend Citizen United Referendum question; Opposed Rent to Own Provision in Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/31/2013
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
$3,270.15
2013
July - December
$2,233.56
2014
January - June
$5,227.21
2014
July - December
$1,209.85
Total $11,940.76
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
6.00
2013
July - December
5.75
2014
January - June
22.75
2014
July - December
2.75
Total 37.25
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
84.00
2013
July - December
27.00
2014
January - June
64.50
2014
July - December
24.00
Total 199.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: sales and transfers of firearms and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: sales and transfers of firearms and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
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 local regulation of borrow sites and material disposal sites for transportation projects of the Department of Transportation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
20 %
Total 4 %
Relating to: various changes in the campaign finance laws; exemption of certain electors from the requirement to present proof of identification when voting in an election; identifying documentation to establish proof of residency for voter registration; recording the type of identifying document provided as proof of residence; limiting the times for voting by absentee ballot in person; the method of reporting election returns by municipalities; fees for election recounts; the method of recounting votes cast with automatic tabulating equipment; residency of election officials; recall petition requirements; the procedure for recounting ballots when electors voting in person are required to sign the poll list and fail to do so; challenging an elector's registration during recount proceedings; witness addresses on absentee ballot certificates; nominees submitted by the Government Accountability Board candidate committee; securing ballot containers; party representation for election officials serving at polling places; and scheduling of referendums. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
15 %
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
80 %
Total 12 %
Relating to: alerts for missing adults at risk 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
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 7 %

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
25 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
Total 16 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
25 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
13 %
2014
July - December
Total 16 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
25 %
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
18 %
2014
July - December
Total 17 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
6 %
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
13 %
2014
July - December
Total 8 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures