Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Association represents the interest of land surveying and land surveyors in Wisconsin.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation involving licensing issues, water laws, land law, condominiums, land records, electronic recording of land records, subdivisions and liability issues impacting land surveying and land surveyors.

CEO Name:
Allen Schneider
Executive Director

Contact
FT
Francis Thousand
5113 Spaanem Avenue
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 770-9759
(608) 222-6152
fthousand@charter.net
http://www.wsls.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Robert Welch Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/14/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 506
Assembly Bill 506
Relating to: professional land surveyors; the practice of professional land surveying; surveying land abutting navigable waters; various changes regarding platting, surveying, and certified survey maps; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 358

For
Notification Date
11/14/2013
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 663
Assembly Bill 663
Relating to: authorizing ordinances and resolutions that specify a greater number of parcels into which certified survey maps may divide land.

Bill Text and History

Other
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 Bill 394
Senate Bill 394
Relating to: professional land surveyors; the practice of professional land surveying; surveying land abutting navigable waters; various changes regarding platting, surveying, and certified survey maps; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/13/2013
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.
Senate Bill 502
Senate Bill 502
Relating to: authorizing ordinances and resolutions that specify a greater number of parcels into which certified survey maps may divide land.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 272

Other
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Any proposals relating to geographic information systems.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposals relating to geographic information systems.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/23/2013
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.

Any legislation affecting the profession of land surveying.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any legislation affecting the profession of land surveying.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/23/2013
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.

Revisions to Chapter 236.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revisions to Chapter 236.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/23/2013
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.

Survey practice modernization.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Survey practice modernization.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/23/2013
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$12,000.00
2013
July - December
$12,000.00
2014
January - June
$12,000.00
2014
July - December
$12,000.00
Total $48,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
18.00
2013
July - December
59.00
2014
January - June
44.00
2014
July - December
7.00
Total 128.00
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
25.00
2013
July - December
29.00
2014
January - June
20.00
2014
July - December
4.00
Total 78.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: professional land surveyors; the practice of professional land surveying; surveying land abutting navigable waters; various changes regarding platting, surveying, and certified survey maps; 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
10 %
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: professional land surveyors; the practice of professional land surveying; surveying land abutting navigable waters; various changes regarding platting, surveying, and certified survey maps; 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
40 %
2014
January - June
40 %
2014
July - December
Total 30 %
Relating to: authorizing ordinances and resolutions that specify a greater number of parcels into which certified survey maps may divide land.
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 3 %

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
40 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
20 %
Total 14 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
40 %
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 21 %
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
60 %
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
10 %
Total < 1%

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
20 %
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 16 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures