Wisconsin Land Title Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Land title industry - abstractors, title agents, title underwriters.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters affecting real estate and title to real estate.

CEO Name:
Karen Gilster
Executive Officer

Contact
KG
Karen Gilster
W4230 County Road B, PO Box 873
West Salem, WI 54669
(608) 786-2336
(608) 786-2356
kgilster@wlta.org
http://www.wlta.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Peter C Christianson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 253
Assembly Bill 253
Relating to: restricting access to and limiting information contained in the Consolidated Court Automation Programs and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Comments
The bill should be amended to provide a complete exception for title insurance underwriters and agents. The real estate exception contained in the bill is not broad enough to cover all services performed by these individuals.
Assembly Bill 371
Assembly Bill 371
Relating to: mortgage satisfaction and an exception to the real estate transfer fee. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/19/2013
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 384
Assembly Bill 384
Relating to: exceptions to the prohibition of release of customer information by a municipal utility.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/4/2013
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 490
Assembly Bill 490
Relating to: the laws of trusts, the Uniform Trust Code, the Uniform Principal and Income Act, powers of appointment, and changes to estate recovery and divestment provisions relating to public assistance programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/3/2013
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 592
Assembly Bill 592
Relating to: solicitation of a fee by a business or individual for a public record, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 247

For
Notification Date
1/6/2014
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 290
Senate Bill 290
Relating to: mortgage satisfaction and an exception to the real estate transfer fee. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 66

For
Notification Date
9/19/2013
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 315
Senate Bill 315
Relating to: exceptions to the prohibition of release of customer information by a municipal utility.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 47

For
Notification Date
10/4/2013
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 315
Senate Bill 315
Relating to: exceptions to the prohibition of release of customer information by a municipal utility.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 47

For
Notification Date
10/4/2013
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 384
Senate Bill 384
Relating to: the laws of trusts, the Uniform Trust Code, the Uniform Principal and Income Act, powers of appointment, and changes to estate recovery and divestment provisions relating to public assistance programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 92

For
Notification Date
12/3/2013
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 469
Senate Bill 469
Relating to: solicitation of a fee by a business or individual for a public record, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2014
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

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
4/30/2013
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.

Comments
Technical concerns with the "Voiding Certain Transfers of Real Property" portion of the "Estate Recovery" program.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Working with Rep. Ripp and Senator Olson on language to prohibit individuals or businesses from "scamming" consumers by selling copies of public records obtained from Registers of Deeds offices at inflated prices.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Working with Rep. Ripp and Senator Olson on language to prohibit individuals or businesses from "scamming" consumers by selling copies of public records obtained from Registers of Deeds offices at inflated prices.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/5/2013
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.

Drafting and introduction of the Wisconsin version of the NCCUSL Uniform Residential Mortgage Satisfaction Act.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Drafting and introduction of the Wisconsin version of the NCCUSL Uniform Residential Mortgage Satisfaction Act.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/13/2013
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.

Drafting and introduction of the Wisconsin version of the NCCUSL Uniform Residential Mortgage Satisfaction Act.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Drafting and introduction of the Wisconsin version of the NCCUSL Uniform Residential Mortgage Satisfaction Act.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/13/2013
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
$9,724.00
2013
July - December
$11,493.00
2014
January - June
$841.00
2014
July - December
$881.00
Total $22,939.00
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
13.45
2013
July - December
15.20
2014
January - June
0.25
2014
July - December
0.00
Total 28.90
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
30.50
2013
July - December
34.45
2014
January - June
4.45
2014
July - December
3.85
Total 73.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: restricting access to and limiting information contained in the Consolidated Court Automation Programs and providing a penalty. (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 5 %
Relating to: exceptions to the prohibition of release of customer information by a municipal utility.
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 5 %
Relating to: the laws of trusts, the Uniform Trust Code, the Uniform Principal and Income Act, powers of appointment, and changes to estate recovery and divestment provisions relating to public assistance programs. (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 5 %
Relating to: exceptions to the prohibition of release of customer information by a municipal utility.
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 5 %
Relating to: the laws of trusts, the Uniform Trust Code, the Uniform Principal and Income Act, powers of appointment, and changes to estate recovery and divestment provisions relating to public assistance programs. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 12 %
Relating to: mortgage satisfaction and an exception to the real estate transfer fee. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
35 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 17 %
Relating to: solicitation of a fee by a business or individual for a public record, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
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 < 1%
Relating to: solicitation of a fee by a business or individual for a public record, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
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 < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
30 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 13 %

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
50 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 22 %
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
100 %
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
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
25 %
2014
July - December
Total 5 %

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
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
25 %
2014
July - December
Total 5 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures