Wisconsin Psychological Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Psychologists.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and rules affecting psychologists and/or their students, clients and patients.

CEO Name:
Sarah Bowen
Executive Director

Contact
SB
Sarah Bowen
126 S Franklin St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-1450
(608) 251-5480
wispsych@execpc.com
http://www.wipsychology.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Sarah Bowen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/6/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 435
Assembly Bill 435
Relating to: admission of minors for inpatient treatment. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 161

For
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.
Assembly Bill 450
Assembly Bill 450
Relating to: grants for crisis intervention team training and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 126

For
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.
Assembly Bill 451
Assembly Bill 451
Relating to: creating a mechanism for an interested person to request an emergency stabilization and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Comments
Concerns about involuntary commitments that don't meet statutory standards
Assembly Bill 452
Assembly Bill 452
Relating to: child psychiatry consultation program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 127

For
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.
Comments
Would like to see such a program expanded to include psychologist consultation, which would provide primary care physicians with non-medication alternatives for their patients when appropriate.
Assembly Bill 453
Assembly Bill 453
Relating to: uses and disclosures of protected health information. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 238

Other
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.
Comments
While we support the concept and goals of integrated care, we remain concerned about consequences of broad disclosure of mental health information without appropriate safeguards.
Assembly Bill 454
Assembly Bill 454
Relating to: creation of a primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program, exempting from taxation amounts received from such a grant program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 128

For
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.
Comments
We recommend expansion of this program to include psychologists who would make a commitment to provide their services in shortage areas of our state.
Assembly Bill 455
Assembly Bill 455
Relating to: grants to counties to contract for peer-run respite centers and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 129

For
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.
Assembly Bill 459
Assembly Bill 459
Relating to: individual placement and support program for employment of individuals experiencing mental illness and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 131

For
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.
Assembly Bill 460
Assembly Bill 460
Relating to: grants to mental health mobile crisis units and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 132

For
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.
Comments
It is essential that crisis units include professionals with appropriate mental health training.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Licensure, education, examination, supervised practice, continuing education.
Agency Name
Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, and Social Worker Examining Board (MPSW)

Subject
Licensure, education, examination, supervised practice, continuing education.

Wisconsin Administrative Register
Other
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB 2999 relating to Prohibiting sexual orientation change efforts on minors
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2999 relating to Prohibiting sexual orientation change efforts on minors

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2013
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.

Overlapping professional and community interests in gun control issues.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Overlapping professional and community interests in gun control issues.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/22/2013
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.

Issues regarding individuals who are post-doctoral but not yet licensed psychologists. Proposed change would facilitate obtaining post-doc supervised experience, streamline the path to licensure and increase citizen access to services.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues regarding individuals who are post-doctoral but not yet licensed psychologists. Proposed change would facilitate obtaining post-doc supervised experience, streamline the path to licensure and increase citizen access to services.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/22/2013
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.

Implementation of federal Affordable Care Act as it relates to (1) inclusion of essential behavioral health benefits (2) integrated physical/behavioral health services and (3) the role of psychologists in developing systems and providing services.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Implementation of federal Affordable Care Act as it relates to (1) inclusion of essential behavioral health benefits (2) integrated physical/behavioral health services and (3) the role of psychologists in developing systems and providing services.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/22/2013
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.

Proposal to amend current rules related to applicant appearances before the board. Modification would mean that not all applicants would be required to appear in person.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposal to amend current rules related to applicant appearances before the board. Modification would mean that not all applicants would be required to appear in person.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/22/2013
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$5,468.43
2013
July - December
$5,468.43
2014
January - June
$5,468.43
2014
July - December
$5,468.43
Total $21,873.74
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
1.50
2013
July - December
2.25
2014
January - June
1.50
2014
July - December
1.25
Total 6.50
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
45.00
2013
July - December
46.25
2014
January - June
38.00
2014
July - December
32.75
Total 162.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: uses and disclosures of protected health information. (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 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
5 %
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
30 %
2013
July - December
15 %
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
15 %
Total 20 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
35 %
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
35 %
2014
July - December
30 %
Total 31 %

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
35 %
2014
January - June
25 %
2014
July - December
30 %
Total 28 %

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
15 %
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
25 %
Total 17 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures