American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
A 501(c)(4) membership group dedicated to defending civil liberties of all Wisconsin residents.

Lobbying Interests:
The ACLU of Wisconsin lobbies in the areas of constitutional rights including but not limited to freedom of expression, criminal justice and corrections, education reform, voting rights, reproductive freedom, data privacy and equal protection.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
CA
Christopher Ahmuty
207 E Buffalo St Ste 325
Milwaukee, WI 53202-5774
(414) 272-4032 x213
(414) 272-0182
cahmuty@aclu-wi.org
http://www.aclu-wi.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Christopher Ahmuty Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/14/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 26
Assembly Bill 26
Relating to: fees charged for access to public records. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/27/2014
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.
http://www.aclu-wi.org
Assembly Bill 203
Assembly Bill 203
Relating to: restricting the use of drones and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/24/2013
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.
http://www.aclu-wi.org
Assembly Bill 216
Assembly Bill 216
Relating to: prohibiting the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services and exempting religious employers, religious organizations, and religious institutions of higher education from contraceptive insurance coverage.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/3/2013
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.
http://www.aclu-wi.org
Assembly Bill 218
Assembly Bill 218
Relating to: employer access to, and observation of, the personal Internet accounts of employees and applicants for employment; educational institution access to, and observation of, the personal Internet accounts of students and prospective students; land...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/3/2013
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.
http://www.aclu-wi.org
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

Against
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.
https://aclu-wi.org/media/gov-walker-don%E2%80%99t-use-free-speech-protect-racist-mascots-and-team-names
Assembly Bill 409
Assembly Bill 409
Relating to: investigation of deaths involving a law enforcement officer. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 348

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.
https://aclu-wi.org/media/death-custody-bill-fails-go-far-enough
Assembly Bill 549
Assembly Bill 549
Relating to: authorizing independent charter schools, eliminating instrumentality charter schools, establishing magnet schools, replication process for certain operators of charter schools, and utilizing an alternative process for educator effectiveness. (...

Bill Text and History

Against
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 Joint Resolution 74
Senate Joint Resolution 74
Relating to: eliminating constitutional restrictions on marriage (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/24/2014
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/18/2013
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
DNA extraction upon arrest and conviction for certain misdemeanors, opposed

Public Instruction: Choice, Charter and Open Enrollment
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Choice, Charter and Open Enrollment

Notification Date
3/18/2013
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
Expansion of private voucher program, charter authorization board, and other provisions -- opposed

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

mandatory minimum sentences for gun offenses
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
mandatory minimum sentences for gun offenses

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/8/2014
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.

LRB 0414/1 Repealing Constitutional Amendment -- Article XIII, Section 13, which bans marriage equality for same sex couples in Wisconsin.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 0414/1 Repealing Constitutional Amendment -- Article XIII, Section 13, which bans marriage equality for same sex couples in Wisconsin.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/13/2014
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.

Access to Managed Forest Law and other forests for First Amendment protected activities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Access to Managed Forest Law and other forests for First Amendment protected activities

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/24/2013
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.

Comments
@item.ExternalURL

restricting the use of drones 2013 LRB-2001/1
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
restricting the use of drones 2013 LRB-2001/1

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/9/2013
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
@item.ExternalURL

Supporting Documentation
20130509_014910_ACLU media release - domestic drone surveillance bill.pdf


Police accountability, review of police involved shootings and deaths in custody
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Police accountability, review of police involved shootings and deaths in custody

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/5/2013
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.

Comments
@item.ExternalURL

DNA collection, analysis and matching upon arrest for felonies or upon conviction for misdemeanors, surcharges; expansion
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DNA collection, analysis and matching upon arrest for felonies or upon conviction for misdemeanors, surcharges; expansion

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/11/2013
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
@item.ExternalURL

Parental School Choice (vouchers), expansion
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Parental School Choice (vouchers), expansion

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/11/2013
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
@item.ExternalURL

Reducing over-incarceration in Wisconsin's prisons in order to be more fair and cost effective without reducing public safety
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Reducing over-incarceration in Wisconsin's prisons in order to be more fair and cost effective without reducing public safety

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/11/2013
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
@item.ExternalURL

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$3,627.73
2013
July - December
$2,355.39
2014
January - June
$178.14
2014
July - December
$1,100.46
Total $7,261.72
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
4.00
2013
July - December
5.00
2014
January - June
2.75
2014
July - December
6.75
Total 18.50
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
43.25
2013
July - December
25.50
2014
January - June
21.50
2014
July - December
18.00
Total 108.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: prohibiting the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services and exempting religious employers, religious organizations, and religious institutions of higher education from contraceptive insurance coverage.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: restricting the use of drones and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: employer access to, and observation of, the personal Internet accounts of employees and applicants for employment; educational institution access to, and observation of, the personal Internet accounts of students and prospective students; landlord access to, and observation of, the personal Internet accounts of tenants and prospective tenants; and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the use of race-based nicknames, logos, mascots, and team names by school boards.
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: investigation of deaths involving a law enforcement officer. (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: authorizing independent charter schools, eliminating instrumentality charter schools, establishing magnet schools, replication process for certain operators of charter schools, and utilizing an alternative process for educator effectiveness. (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: eliminating constitutional restrictions on marriage (first consideration).
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
35 %
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 18 %

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

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
24 %
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
20 %
Total 21 %

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
25 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
70 %
2014
July - December
80 %
Total 38 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures