Health First Wisconsin (formerly Smoke Free Wisconsin)

Registered Principal Details

Cessation Date
10/2/2014 10:00:11 AM

Business Or Interest:
To promote a smoke free environment, prevent youth smoking, and ensure availability and accessibility of cessation

Lobbying Interests:
Our organization will work to ensure adequate funding of state tobacco control & the WI Tobacco Control Board, promote other kinds of legislation that will lead to a decrease in tobacco consumption, and will oppose any legislation that will preempt local communities from enacting anti-tobacco policies.

Contact
MB
Maureen Busalacchi
321 E. Main St.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 268-2620
(608) 268-2623
mbusalacchi@healthfirstwi.org
http://www.healthfirstwi.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Steven Elliott Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/17/2013 Withdrawn On 5/3/2013
Melissa Horn Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/17/2013 Withdrawn On 5/2/2014
Maureen Busalacchi Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/17/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Thomas Fonfara Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/31/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 61
Assembly Bill 61
Relating to: alcohol beverages violations involving underage persons on licensed premises.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 65

Against
Notification Date
4/22/2013
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 62
Assembly Bill 62
Relating to: the definition of intoxicant.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 83

Other
Notification Date
3/15/2013
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 67
Assembly Bill 67
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

For
Notification Date
6/28/2013
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 68
Assembly Bill 68
Relating to: penalties for driving a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/28/2013
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 69
Assembly Bill 69
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

For
Notification Date
6/28/2013
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 70
Assembly Bill 70
Relating to: mandatory period of confinement for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/28/2013
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 71
Assembly Bill 71
Relating to: penalties for operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/28/2013
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 72
Assembly Bill 72
Relating to: seizure and forfeiture of motor vehicles used in certain operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/28/2013
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 110
Assembly Bill 110
Relating to: a pilot program to limit foods under FoodShare and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/23/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 169
Assembly Bill 169
Relating to: the consumption of alcohol beverages on commercial quadricycles and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 106

Against
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.
Assembly Bill 180
Assembly Bill 180
Relating to: penalties and testing for operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 224

For
Notification Date
6/6/2013
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 209
Assembly Bill 209
Relating to: the prohibition against adults knowingly permitting or failing to take action to prevent the illegal consumption of alcohol beverages by underage persons.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/22/2013
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 256
Assembly Bill 256
Relating to: citations to underage persons for alcohol beverages violations and disciplinary sanctions against University of Wisconsin System students for such violations and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/28/2013
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 304
Assembly Bill 304
Relating to: grants for farm to school programs and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/4/2013
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 344
Assembly Bill 344
Relating to: taste samples of intoxicating liquor provided on certain retail licensed premises.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/26/2013
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 481
Assembly Bill 481
Relating to: a minimum tax on tobacco products, placement of cigarettes or tobacco products by retailers, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/4/2013
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 609
Assembly Bill 609
Relating to: physical education in public schools. (FE)

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.
Assembly Bill 762
Assembly Bill 762
Relating to: exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/14/2014
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 46
Senate Bill 46
Relating to: alcohol beverages violations involving underage persons on licensed premises.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/22/2013
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 52
Senate Bill 52
Relating to: the definition of intoxicant.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/15/2013
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 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

For
Notification Date
3/15/2013
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 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

For
Notification Date
3/15/2013
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 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

For
Notification Date
3/15/2013
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 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

For
Notification Date
3/15/2013
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 60
Senate Bill 60
Relating to: penalties for operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/15/2013
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 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

For
Notification Date
3/15/2013
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 174
Senate Bill 174
Relating to: penalties and testing for operating-while-intoxicated offenses and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/6/2013
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 222
Senate Bill 222
Relating to: citations to underage persons for alcohol beverages violations and disciplinary sanctions against University of Wisconsin System students for such violations and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/28/2013
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 440
Senate Bill 440
Relating to: exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/12/2013
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.
Senate Bill 535
Senate Bill 535
Relating to: taste samples of intoxicating liquor provided on certain retail licensed premises.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2014
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
5/3/2013
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.

Comments
funding for Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin and funding for Farm to School programs

Health Services: Other Health Programs & Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Other Health Programs & Departmentwide

Notification Date
5/3/2013
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.

Comments
funding for the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program and any other tobacco related matters

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Local Revenue Options
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Local Revenue Options

Notification Date
5/30/2013
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
Relating to Motion 150 which prohibits local governments from limiting the sale of certain food and beverages

Transportation: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Departmentwide

Notification Date
6/6/2013
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
Transportation and Property Tax Relief: Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Funding.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB-3040/1. Physical education in public schools.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-3040/1. Physical education in public schools.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/10/2013
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.

Opposed to LRB 1844/1 - Exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Opposed to LRB 1844/1 - Exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/19/2013
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.

LRB-0574/1. Tobacco Tax (Bies) A minimum tax on tobacco products, placement of cigarettes or tobacco products by retailers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-0574/1. Tobacco Tax (Bies) A minimum tax on tobacco products, placement of cigarettes or tobacco products by retailers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Policies around smoking and vehicles
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Policies around smoking and vehicles

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/25/2013
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 0136/1: Prohibiting adult hosting of underage drinking parties
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 0136/1: Prohibiting adult hosting of underage drinking parties

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/15/2013
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.

Budget - all topics on tobacco
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget - all topics on tobacco

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/4/2013
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.

Policies that reduce alcohol misuse and abuse.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Policies that reduce alcohol misuse and abuse.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/24/2013
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.

Policies that encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles for kids, families and communities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Policies that encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles for kids, families and communities.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/24/2013
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.

Policies that reduce tobacco use including closing loopholes on how tobacco is sold and regulated in Wisconsin, working to ensure there is adequate funding for the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program and keeping our state's smoke free law strong.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Policies that reduce tobacco use including closing loopholes on how tobacco is sold and regulated in Wisconsin, working to ensure there is adequate funding for the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program and keeping our state's smoke free law strong.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/24/2013
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$21,761.22
2013
July - December
$13,796.98
2014
January - June
$6,163.74
2014
July - December
$0.00
Total $41,721.94
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
129.50
2013
July - December
48.00
2014
January - June
8.00
2014
July - December
0.00
Total 185.50
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
318.85
2013
July - December
145.75
2014
January - June
110.25
2014
July - December
0.00
Total 574.85

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
1 %
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: alcohol beverages violations involving underage persons on licensed premises.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
3 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: taste samples of intoxicating liquor provided on certain retail licensed premises.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
3 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: a minimum tax on tobacco products, placement of cigarettes or tobacco products by retailers, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
4 %
2014
January - June
40 %
2014
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: physical education in public schools. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
3 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
6 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
6 %
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
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
7 %
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
21 %
2014
July - December
Total 12 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
16 %
2013
July - December
15 %
2014
January - June
16 %
2014
July - December
Total 16 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
17 %
2013
July - December
14 %
2014
January - June
16 %
2014
July - December
Total 16 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
32 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 19 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
4 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
31 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 8 %

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
9 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 5 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures