Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Represent 385+ child care administrators providing quality programming to Wisconsin children and helping drive local economies.

Lobbying Interests:
Support initiatives that encourage the delivery of high-quality early care and learning programs, which then play a critical role in fostering economic growth in communities across the state.

Contact
JO
Jack O'Meara
110 East Main Street, Suite 720
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 294-8746
jack@omearapublicaffairs.com
http://www.wccaa.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Jack O'Meara Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/26/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 443
Assembly Bill 443
Relating to: the unexplained absence of a child receiving care from a child care provider.

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Comments
WCCAA's number one priority is the health and safety of the children we teach and care for on a daily basis. We will be requesting changes to this legislation so that it is consistent with the standard practices of Wisconsin's providers.
Assembly Bill 551
Assembly Bill 551
Relating to: smoking in private residences that are used as child care centers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/23/2014
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 698
Assembly Bill 698
Relating to: a child care provider waking a sleeping child under two years of age and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/6/2014
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 757
Assembly Bill 757
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit based on the federal tax credit for certain expenses for household and dependent care services. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/20/2014
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 862
Assembly Bill 862
Relating to: payments to child care providers, preventing fraud in the child care subsidy program, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/15/2014
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

Children and Families: Economic Support and Childcare
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Economic Support and Childcare

Notification Date
3/20/2013
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.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Notification Date
3/20/2013
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

Proposals being considered by the Legislative Council Steering Committee for the Symposia Series on Supporting Healthy Early Brain Development
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals being considered by the Legislative Council Steering Committee for the Symposia Series on Supporting Healthy Early Brain Development

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/14/2014
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.

Child care provider reimbursement rates under the Wisconsin Shares program administered by the Department of Children and Families.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Child care provider reimbursement rates under the Wisconsin Shares program administered by the Department of Children and Families.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/1/2014
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.

A tax deduction or credit for the cost of child care.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
A tax deduction or credit for the cost of child care.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/6/2013
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.

Legislation requiring parents to resolve outstanding balances with child care programs before being allowed to move to other programs authorized under the Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation requiring parents to resolve outstanding balances with child care programs before being allowed to move to other programs authorized under the Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/9/2013
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.

State use of federal Child Care & Development Block Grant funds and whether the state is complying with federal guidelines.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State use of federal Child Care & Development Block Grant funds and whether the state is complying with federal guidelines.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/11/2013
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.

LRB 1410/1: Proposed legislation that would place in state statute the requirement that a day care provider telephone the parent, guardian, legal custodian or emergency contact when a child is more than an hour late in arriving at the center.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1410/1: Proposed legislation that would place in state statute the requirement that a day care provider telephone the parent, guardian, legal custodian or emergency contact when a child is more than an hour late in arriving at the center.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/16/2013
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.

Economic stimulus created by Wisconsin's child care industry.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Economic stimulus created by Wisconsin's child care industry.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/3/2013
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.

Department of Children and Families budget.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Department of Children and Families budget.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/3/2013
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$1,500.00
2013
July - December
$3,000.00
2014
January - June
$3,000.00
2014
July - December
$3,000.00
Total $10,500.00
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
13.75
2013
July - December
9.75
2014
January - June
5.25
2014
July - December
12.00
Total 40.75
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
37.75
2013
July - December
27.00
2014
January - June
22.50
2014
July - December
35.75
Total 123.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the unexplained absence of a child receiving care from a child care provider.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit based on the federal tax credit for certain expenses for household and dependent care services. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: a child care provider waking a sleeping child under two years of age and granting rule-making authority.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
25 %
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: payments to child care providers, preventing fraud in the child care subsidy program, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
25 %
2014
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
60 %
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 24 %

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
15 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
15 %
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 9 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
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
30 %
Total 10 %
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
30 %
Total 9 %
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
30 %
Total 9 %

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
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %

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
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures