Wisconsin Community Services, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
WCS is a private, non-profit organization. WCS is the largest non-governmental provider of services to offenders in the State of Wisconsin. It is controlled by a 15-member Board of Directors. The organization's funding comes from government contracts to perform services, private and government grants to fulfill specific objectives/deliverables, and donations by individuals who support its work.

Lobbying Interests:
WCS is concerned with community safety, crime prevention, prisoner re-entry, community corrections, services to persons who are mentally ill or need AODA support, and policies that affect low-income families.

Title:
Director

Contact
NYT
Nichole Y. Todd
3732 W. Wisconsin Ave, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 343-3581
(414) 271-4605
ntodd@wiscs.org
http://www.wiscs.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Nichole Y Todd Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/15/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 829
Assembly Bill 829
Relating to: suspension of operating privilege for failure to pay monetary judgment.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2015
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.
Supporting Documentation
20150202_Length of Drivers License Suspensions in Wisconsin By Months.pdf

Senate Bill 56
Senate Bill 56
Relating to: requiring a mandatory minimum sentence for causing bodily harm to another while driving while intoxicated and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
Offered the authors and committee members guidance on the penalties based on research about the most effective solutions to minimize operating while intoxicated . Specifically, WCS recommended the incorporation of treatment for certain OWI offenses.
Supporting Documentation
20130719_122055_OWI advocacy letter to Senator Darling.doc

Senate Bill 57
Senate Bill 57
Relating to: requiring persons accused of violating traffic laws and ordinances related to driving while intoxicated to appear in person in court. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
Offered the authors and committee members guidance on the penalties based on research about the most effective solutions to minimize operating while intoxicated . Specifically, WCS recommended the incorporation of treatment for certain OWI offenses.
Supporting Documentation
20130719_122224_OWI advocacy letter to Senator Darling.doc

Senate Bill 58
Senate Bill 58
Relating to: penalties for driving a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
Offered the authors and committee members guidance on the penalties based on research about the most effective solutions to minimize operating while intoxicated . Specifically, WCS recommended the incorporation of treatment for certain OWI offenses.
Supporting Documentation
20130719_122306_OWI advocacy letter to Senator Darling.doc

Senate Bill 59
Senate Bill 59
Relating to: mandatory period of confinement for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
Offered the authors and committee members guidance on the penalties based on research about the most effective solutions to minimize operating while intoxicated . Specifically, WCS recommended the incorporation of treatment for certain OWI offenses.
Supporting Documentation
20130719_122335_OWI advocacy letter to Senator Darling.doc

Senate Bill 60
Senate Bill 60
Relating to: penalties for operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
Offered the authors and committee members guidance on the penalties based on research about the most effective solutions to minimize operating while intoxicated . Specifically, WCS recommended the incorporation of treatment for certain OWI offenses.
Supporting Documentation
20130719_122402_OWI advocacy letter to Senator Darling.doc

Senate Bill 61
Senate Bill 61
Relating to: seizure and forfeiture of motor vehicles used in certain operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
Offered the authors and committee members guidance on the penalties based on research about the most effective solutions to minimize operating while intoxicated . Specifically, WCS recommended the incorporation of treatment for certain OWI offenses.
Supporting Documentation
20130719_122432_OWI advocacy letter to Senator Darling.doc

Senate Bill 61
Senate Bill 61
Relating to: seizure and forfeiture of motor vehicles used in certain operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
Offered the authors and committee members guidance on the penalties based on research about the most effective solutions to minimize operating while intoxicated . Specifically, WCS recommended the incorporation of treatment for certain OWI offenses.
Supporting Documentation
20130719_122432_OWI advocacy letter to Senator Darling.doc

Senate Bill 61
Senate Bill 61
Relating to: seizure and forfeiture of motor vehicles used in certain operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
Offered the authors and committee members guidance on the penalties based on research about the most effective solutions to minimize operating while intoxicated . Specifically, WCS recommended the incorporation of treatment for certain OWI offenses.
Supporting Documentation
20130719_122432_OWI advocacy letter to Senator Darling.doc

Budget Bill Subjects

Circuit Courts
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Circuit Courts

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.

Comments
WCS opposed the commercial bail bond proposal that was added to the budget by the Joint Finance Committee and was later vetoed by Governor Walker.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Truth in Sentencing Modifications
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Truth in Sentencing Modifications

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/2/2015
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.

The Legislative Study Committee on the Review of Criminal Penalties
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The Legislative Study Committee on the Review of Criminal Penalties

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/5/2014
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.

The driver's license supension period for Failure to Pay a Forfeiture (FPF).
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The driver's license supension period for Failure to Pay a Forfeiture (FPF).

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2014
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.

Supporting Documentation
20140131_043333_Final One-Year FPF Proposal December 19.pdf


WCS advocated to two members of the legislature the elimination of the one-year, administrative Safety Responsibility (SR) suspension of a driver's license.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WCS advocated to two members of the legislature the elimination of the one-year, administrative Safety Responsibility (SR) suspension of a driver's license.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Supporting Documentation
20130719_122909_Final SR Suspension Proposal.pdf


Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$1,184.07
2013
July - December
$813.90
2014
January - June
$5,137.07
2014
July - December
$2,231.65
Total $9,366.68
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
11.00
2013
July - December
5.00
2014
January - June
61.75
2014
July - December
29.00
Total 106.75
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
8.00
2013
July - December
9.00
2014
January - June
25.00
2014
July - December
9.00
Total 51.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: requiring persons accused of violating traffic laws and ordinances related to driving while intoxicated to appear in person in court. (FE)
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: mandatory period of confinement for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and providing a penalty. (FE)
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: seizure and forfeiture of motor vehicles used in certain operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a penalty. (FE)
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: requiring a mandatory minimum sentence for causing bodily harm to another while driving while intoxicated and providing a penalty. (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 1 %
Relating to: penalties for operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a penalty. (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 1 %
Relating to: penalties for driving a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and providing a penalty. (FE)
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 2 %
Relating to: suspension of operating privilege for failure to pay monetary judgment.
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 24 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
35 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %

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
25 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
75 %
2014
January - June
100 %
2014
July - December
Total 62 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures