Hunger Task Force

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Anti-hunger organization that works on food security and nutrition issues

Lobbying Interests:
Our agency is concerned with issues related to federal and state nutrition programs, including WIC, TEFAP, summer food, school meals, CSFP, Foodshare/SNAP, and CACFP. In addition, we are concerned with health and safety policies that may impact our network of emergency food providers

Title:
Director of Advocacy

Contact
MF
Maureen Fitzgerald
201 S Hawley Court
Milwaukee, WI 53214
(414) 238-6475
(414) 777-0480
maureen@hungertaskforce.org
http://www.hungertaskforce.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Maureen Fitzgerald Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/1/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Matt Stienstra Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/12/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Sherrie Tussler Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/30/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 177
Assembly Bill 177
Relating to: limiting the foods that may be purchased under FoodShare; requiring a report on the cost to implement and comply with the food limitations; requiring review, updating, and publication of the list of authorized foods; providing an exemption fro...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/23/2015
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
20150423_AB177_4_23_15.pdf

Assembly Bill 188
Assembly Bill 188
Relating to: removing FoodShare benefits from an inactive account and expunging unused benefits after one year. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/27/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 191
Assembly Bill 191
Relating to: requiring drug testing and treatment for eligibility for certain work experience programs; requiring the Department of Health Services to request a waiver to screen and, if indicated, test and provide treatment to FoodShare employment and trai...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/28/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 200
Assembly Bill 200
Relating to: a waiver to limit the number of FoodShare replacement cards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/8/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 222
Assembly Bill 222
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/10/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 234
Assembly Bill 234
Relating to: payments to schools under the School Breakfast Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/21/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 292
Assembly Bill 292
Relating to: a Grow Wisconsin pilot program providing benefits to FoodShare recipients for purchasing Wisconsin-grown foods and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/29/2016
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 611
Assembly Bill 611
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2016
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 656
Assembly Bill 656
Relating to: eligibility for certain low-income energy assistance.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/13/2016
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 882
Assembly Bill 882
Relating to: requiring an employer to provide reasonable break time for an employee who is breast-feeding her child to express breast milk for the child. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2016
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 136
Senate Bill 136
Relating to: a waiver to limit the number of FoodShare replacement cards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/3/2015
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.
Senate Bill 214
Senate Bill 214
Relating to: a Grow Wisconsin pilot program providing benefits to FoodShare recipients for purchasing Wisconsin-grown foods and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/17/2015
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.
Senate Bill 474
Senate Bill 474
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/29/2015
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Health Services: Public Health and Other Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Public Health and Other Programs

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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.

Comments
FoodShare Drug Testing

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Participation and funding for free and reduced price breakfast programs in schools
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Participation and funding for free and reduced price breakfast programs in schools

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/3/2015
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.

Drug Testing requirement for FoodShare applicants and recipients
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Drug Testing requirement for FoodShare applicants and recipients

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/3/2015
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.

Photo ID requirement on FoodShare EBT
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Photo ID requirement on FoodShare EBT

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/3/2015
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.

Limiting foods available under FoodShare program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Limiting foods available under FoodShare program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/3/2015
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.

FoodShare; School Lunch; School Breakfast;
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
FoodShare; School Lunch; School Breakfast;

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/26/2015
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.

breakfast to students at high poverty schools after the start of the school day
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
breakfast to students at high poverty schools after the start of the school day

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/1/2014
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$5,799.89
2015
July - December
$5,315.64
2016
January - June
$5,928.86
2016
July - December
$5,497.45
Total $22,541.85
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
36.50
2015
July - December
34.75
2016
January - June
32.75
2016
July - December
29.50
Total 133.50
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
22.50
2015
July - December
21.50
2016
January - June
21.75
2016
July - December
12.50
Total 78.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: payments to schools under the School Breakfast Program. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: a Grow Wisconsin pilot program providing benefits to FoodShare recipients for purchasing Wisconsin-grown foods and making an appropriation.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: limiting the foods that may be purchased under FoodShare; requiring a report on the cost to implement and comply with the food limitations; requiring review, updating, and publication of the list of authorized foods; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: requiring drug testing and treatment for eligibility for certain work experience programs; requiring the Department of Health Services to request a waiver to screen and, if indicated, test and provide treatment to FoodShare employment and training participants for illegal use of a controlled substance; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
13 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: a waiver to limit the number of FoodShare replacement cards. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: eligibility for certain low-income energy assistance.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: a waiver to limit the number of FoodShare replacement cards. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: removing FoodShare benefits from an inactive account and expunging unused benefits after one year. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
25 %
2016
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
38 %
2016
January - June
25 %
2016
July - December
Total 17 %
Relating to: requiring an employer to provide reasonable break time for an employee who is breast-feeding her child to express breast milk for the child. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
75 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 21 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
75 %
Total 15 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures