Wisconsin Council of Churches

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Council of Churches is a non-profit organization which represents 17 Protestant and Christian Orthodox denominations in Wisconsin, which include approximately 1,900 congregations and almost one million church members.

Lobbying Interests:
Human services issues affecting low income families, criminal justice issues, church-state relations, the death penalty, gaming, and environmental concerns.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
SA
Scott Anderson
750 Windsor St, Ste 301
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(608) 837-3108
(608) 837-3038
sanderson@wichurches.org
http://www.wichurches.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Peter Bakken Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/15/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Scott Anderson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/15/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 12
Assembly Bill 12
Relating to: a state minimum wage, permitting the enactment of local living wage ordinances, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2016
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 61
Assembly Bill 61
Relating to: prohibiting as a condition of employment membership in a labor organization or payments to a labor organization and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/25/2015
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
The Wisconsin Council of Churches does not take a position on the bill at the present time. However, we strongly urge the Legislature not to fast-track this bill.
Supporting Documentation
20150225_WCC Statement RTW.pdf

Assembly Bill 84
Assembly Bill 84
Relating to: creating a refundable earned income tax credit for individuals, repealing the changes made to the earned income tax credit in 2011 Wisconsin Act 32, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2015
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
The Wisconsin Council of Churches seeks economic justice through taxation that gives relief to those who need it most and addresses the gap between the rich and the poor.
http://wichurches.org/sitecontent/pdf_files/programs/StatementonEconomicJustice.pdf
Assembly Bill 85
Assembly Bill 85
Relating to: restoring indexing provisions to the homestead tax credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/16/2015
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
The Wisconsin Council of Churches seeks economic justice through taxation that gives relief to those who need it most and addresses the gap between the rich and the poor. [Ecoonomic Justice Statement, 2001]
http://www.wichurches.org/sitecontent/pdf_files/programs/wcc_policy_statements.pdf
Assembly Bill 92
Assembly Bill 92
Relating to: penalties for violations related to the motor vehicle liability insurance requirement, proof of financial responsibility, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/5/2015
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 140
Assembly Bill 140
Relating to: annual statements showing total public assistance and unemployment insurance benefits received. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/25/2016
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 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
5/5/2015
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
This bill treats applicants for nutrition assistance unfairly and would be a costly, ineffective and inefficient way to try to provide nutritious food to people who need it.
Supporting Documentation
20150505_WCC-AB177.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
1/25/2016
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 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
5/5/2015
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
This bill treats applicants for nutrition and unemployment assistance unfairly, would prevent them from receiving needed benefits, and would be a costly, ineffective and inefficient way to try to provide drug treatment to people who need it.
Supporting Documentation
20150505_Drug testing testimony AB 191 and 192.pdf

Assembly Bill 192
Assembly Bill 192
Relating to: requiring certain unemployment insurance claimants to submit to drug tests, eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits following a drug test, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/5/2015
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
This bill treats applicants for unemployment assistance unfairly, would prevent them from receiving needed benefits, and would be a costly, ineffective and inefficient way to try to provide drug treatment to people who need it.
Supporting Documentation
20150505_Drug testing testimony AB 191 and 192.pdf

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
1/25/2016
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 210
Assembly Bill 210
Relating to: an additional local sales and use tax for maintenance of streets and highways and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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.
Comments
This bill must be amended to allow a county sales tax to be used to fund public transportation.
Assembly Bill 222
Assembly Bill 222
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/17/2015
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.
Supporting Documentation
20160205_AB 222 Testimony Foodshare ID.PDF

Assembly Bill 234
Assembly Bill 234
Relating to: payments to schools under the School Breakfast Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2016
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 285
Assembly Bill 285
Relating to: regulation of columbaria maintained by religious associations. (FE)

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.
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
2/8/2016
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 328
Assembly Bill 328
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/1/2015
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 343
Assembly Bill 343
Relating to: issuance of motor vehicle operator's licenses and identification cards by the Department of Transportation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2016
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 378
Assembly Bill 378
Relating to: the age at which a person who is alleged to have violated a criminal law, a civil law, or a municipal ordinance and who has not been charged with certain violent offenses, and has not, after previously being convicted of a crime or adjudicated...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
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 410
Assembly Bill 410
Relating to: powers and duties of cemetery authorities; inheritance of cemetery lots in which human remains are buried; exemption of cemeteries from certain requirements concerning excavation; the powers and duties of the Cemetery Board, the Department of ...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
11/23/2016
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.
Supporting Documentation
20160205_SB 302-AB 410 Amendment Request Memo 2-1-16.docx

Assembly Bill 450
Assembly Bill 450
Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit immigration status inquiries and reports to, and cooperation with, other units of government about the presence of illegal aliens, authorizing certain elective officeholders...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/12/2016
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 460
Assembly Bill 460
Relating to: resolution of claims against the state for wrongful imprisonment of innocent persons, exempting from taxation certain amounts an individual receives from the claims board or legislature, health benefits for wrongfully imprisoned persons, and m...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/17/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 481
Assembly Bill 481
Relating to: limitations on borrowing by school districts and the use by school districts of resolutions and referenda to authorize bonding for capital projects or increase revenue limits and scheduling of school district referendums to exceed revenue limi...

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Assembly Bill 516
Assembly Bill 516
Relating to: the establishment of a family and medical leave insurance program; family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and for the active duty of a family member; the employers that are required to permit an employee to take family ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
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 604
Assembly Bill 604
Relating to: suspension of operating privilege for failure to pay monetary judgment.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2016
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 620
Assembly Bill 620
Relating to: requirements for cataloged burial sites. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/25/2016
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 623
Assembly Bill 623
Relating to: individual and corporate income and franchise taxes; sales and use taxes; administration of tax laws; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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.
Comments
We opposed this bill when originally introduced because of its extremely high cost to the state. Substitute Amendment 2 greatly reduces that cost.
Assembly Bill 656
Assembly Bill 656
Relating to: eligibility for certain low-income energy assistance.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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 657
Assembly Bill 657
Relating to: treatment and diversion programs and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 388

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
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 723
Assembly Bill 723
Relating to: regulating the production and use of photo identification cards by local units of government. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/12/2016
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 737
Assembly Bill 737
Relating to: the crime of child sex trafficking, the inclusion of child sex trafficking in the definition of child abuse, the investigation of a child abuse report in which a person who is not a caregiver of the child is suspected of permitting, allowing, ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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 752
Assembly Bill 752
Relating to: leave from employment for the purpose of serving as a bone marrow or organ donor and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2016
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 804
Assembly Bill 804
Relating to: one-call system violations; sulfur dioxide compliance plans; assessment authority of the Public Service Commission; funding for statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource programs; public utility contracts with affiliated interests; lo...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 299

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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.
Comments
We oppose cuts to funding for the Focus on Energy program.
http://wichurches.org/sitecontent/pdf_files/programs/EnvironmentalJustice%20Statement12.07.pdf
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
2/12/2016
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 44
Senate Bill 44
Relating to: prohibiting as a condition of employment membership in a labor organization or payments to a labor organization and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 1

Other
Notification Date
2/25/2015
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
The Wisconsin Council of Churches does not take a position on the bill at the present time. However, we strongly urge the Legislature not to fast-track this bill.
Supporting Documentation
20150225_WCC Statement RTW.pdf

Senate Bill 58
Senate Bill 58
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/1/2015
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 136
Senate Bill 136
Relating to: a waiver to limit the number of FoodShare replacement cards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/25/2016
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 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
2/8/2016
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 229
Senate Bill 229
Relating to: regulation of columbaria maintained by religious associations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 95

For
Notification Date
8/25/2015
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 258
Senate Bill 258
Relating to: issuance of motor vehicle operator's licenses and identification cards by the Department of Transportation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2016
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 280
Senate Bill 280
Relating to: the age at which a person who is alleged to have violated a criminal law, a civil law, or a municipal ordinance and who has not been charged with certain violent offenses, and has not, after previously being convicted of a crime or adjudicated...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
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 302
Senate Bill 302
Relating to: powers and duties of cemetery authorities; inheritance of cemetery lots in which human remains are buried; exemption of cemeteries from certain requirements concerning excavation; the powers and duties of the Cemetery Board, the Department of ...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 237

Other
Notification Date
11/23/2016
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.
Supporting Documentation
20160205_SB 302-AB 410 Amendment Request Memo 2-1-16.docx

Senate Bill 322
Senate Bill 322
Relating to: resolution of claims against the state for wrongful imprisonment of innocent persons, exempting from taxation certain amounts an individual receives from the claims board or legislature, health benefits for wrongfully imprisoned persons, and m...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
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 355
Senate Bill 355
Relating to: limitations on borrowing by school districts and the use by school districts of resolutions and referenda to authorize bonding for capital projects or increase revenue limits and scheduling of school district referendums to exceed revenue limi...

Bill Text and History

Against
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 369
Senate Bill 369
Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit immigration status inquiries and reports to, and cooperation with, other units of government about the presence of illegal aliens, authorizing certain elective officeholders...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/12/2016
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 385
Senate Bill 385
Relating to: the establishment of a family and medical leave insurance program; family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and for the active duty of a family member; the employers that are required to permit an employee to take family ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
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 462
Senate Bill 462
Relating to: suspension of operating privilege for failure to pay monetary judgment.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 234

For
Notification Date
2/12/2016
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 503
Senate Bill 503
Relating to: individual and corporate income and franchise taxes; sales and use taxes; administration of tax laws; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 218

Other
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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.
Comments
We opposed this bill when originally introduced because of its extremely high cost to the state. Substitute Amendment 2 greatly reduces that cost.
Senate Bill 517
Senate Bill 517
Relating to: leave from employment for the purpose of serving as a bone marrow or organ donor and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 345

For
Notification Date
2/2/2016
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 533
Senate Bill 533
Relating to: regulating the production and use of photo identification cards by local units of government. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 374

Against
Notification Date
2/12/2016
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 654
Senate Bill 654
Relating to: one-call system violations; sulfur dioxide compliance plans; assessment authority of the Public Service Commission; funding for statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource programs; public utility contracts with affiliated interests; lo...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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.
Comments
We oppose cuts to funding for the Focus on Energy program.
http://wichurches.org/sitecontent/pdf_files/programs/EnvironmentalJustice%20Statement12.07.pdf
Senate Bill 688
Senate Bill 688
Relating to: eligibility for certain low-income energy assistance.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
5/5/2015
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
We support the Governor's proposal to provide $2 million for treatment services to child victims of trafficking.

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

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
We are concerned that denying benefits to those who test positive for use of illegal drugs lacks supporting evidence and will not benefit public health, save no tax dollars, and impose an unconstitutional burden, which may lead to expensive legal battles.

Supporting Documentation
20150505_Drug testing-Religious groups letter.pdf

Corrections: Adult Corrections
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Corrections: Adult Corrections

Notification Date
5/5/2015
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
Require DOC to Implement alternatives to revocation and to release "old law" prisoners who are eligible for parole; return nonviolent first-time 17-year-old offenders to juvenile justice system.

Supporting Documentation
20150505_corrections.pdf

Corrections: Community Corrections
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Corrections: Community Corrections

Notification Date
5/5/2015
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
Support increased funding for treatment alternatives for nonviolent offenders with alcohol and other drug abuse problems.

Supporting Documentation
20150505_corrections.pdf

Financial Institutions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Financial Institutions

Notification Date
7/9/2015
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
Oppose expansion of services that can be provided by payday lenders.

Supporting Documentation
20150709_GOV WALKER Coalition Payday Sign-On Letter 7.8.2015.pdf

Health Services: Medical Assistance - Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance - Administration

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
We are concerned that denying benefits to those who test positive for use of illegal drugs lacks supporting evidence and will not benefit public health, save no tax dollars, and impose an unconstitutional burden, which may lead to expensive legal battles.

Supporting Documentation
20150505_Drug testing-Religious groups letter.pdf

Health Services: Medical Assistance - General
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance - General

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
We oppose requiring monthly premiums, drug testing, and time limits for childless adults seeking access to BadgerCare. Instead, the state should accept federal funding for Medicaid expansion.

Supporting Documentation
20150505_Badgercare.pdf
20150505_Drug testing-Religious groups letter.pdf

Health Services: Medical Assistance - Long-Term Care Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance - Long-Term Care Services

Notification Date
3/16/2015
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
Retain Wisconsin’s Current Long-Term Care System — Family Care, IRIS, Partnership, and Aging & Disability Resource Centers — and make it available in all counties.

Supporting Documentation
20150316_LTC Resolution (2).pdf

Transportation: Local Transportation Aid
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Local Transportation Aid

Notification Date
5/5/2015
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
Keep transit funding in the segregated transportation fund and restore in full the 10% Cut in transit funding that was made in the 2011-13 Budget.

Supporting Documentation
20150505_Transit.pdf

Transportation: Motor Vehicles
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Motor Vehicles

Notification Date
5/5/2015
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
Support driver cards for those unable to provide documentation to obtain a drivers license.

Supporting Documentation
20150505_drivers-cards.pdf

Transportation: State Highway Program
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: State Highway Program

Notification Date
5/5/2015
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
Keep the Complete Streets requirement for pedestrian and bicycle paths where needed on state-funded roadways.

Supporting Documentation
20150505_Transit.pdf

Workforce Development: Unemployment Insurance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Unemployment Insurance

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
We are concerned that denying benefits to those who test positive for use of illegal drugs lacks supporting evidence and will not benefit public health, save no tax dollars, and impose an unconstitutional burden, which may lead to expensive legal battles.

Supporting Documentation
20150505_Drug testing-Religious groups letter.pdf

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Drug screening, testing and treatment of individuals participating in certain work experience programs
Agency Name
Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Subject
Drug screening, testing and treatment of individuals participating in certain work experience programs

SS 099_15
Other
Notification Date
12/17/2015
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Exempting columbaria from the requirements applicable to mausoleums.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Exempting columbaria from the requirements applicable to mausoleums.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/5/2015
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.

Denial of public assistance and unemployment insurance benefits to certain Wisconsin residents who test positive for use of illegal drugs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Denial of public assistance and unemployment insurance benefits to certain Wisconsin residents who test positive for use of illegal drugs.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/10/2015
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

Ownership, transfer and sale of firearms
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Ownership, transfer and sale of firearms

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

Returning 17-year-old nonviolent, first-time offenders to the original jurisdiction of the Juvenile Justice system
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Returning 17-year-old nonviolent, first-time offenders to the original jurisdiction of the Juvenile Justice system

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

Treatment alternatives and diversions funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Treatment alternatives and diversions funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

Public transit funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Public transit funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

Allowing customers to contract with third parties for energy produced on their property
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Allowing customers to contract with third parties for energy produced on their property

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

Increasing the use of energy efficiency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increasing the use of energy efficiency

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

Increasing the use of renewable energy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increasing the use of renewable energy

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

FoodsShare benefits for qualified legal immigrants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
FoodsShare benefits for qualified legal immigrants

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

A pilot program to limit foods under FoodShare and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
A pilot program to limit foods under FoodShare and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

Accepting federal funding for BadgerCare expansion
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Accepting federal funding for BadgerCare expansion

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

Reforming state education funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Reforming state education funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

State sales tax on internet purchases
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State sales tax on internet purchases

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

Raising the state minimum wage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Raising the state minimum wage

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$11,702.64
2015
July - December
$4,151.21
2016
January - June
$4,235.70
2016
July - December
$3,694.37
Total $23,783.92
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
20.50
2015
July - December
13.50
2016
January - June
1.25
2016
July - December
2.50
Total 37.75
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
193.50
2015
July - December
66.50
2016
January - June
76.25
2016
July - December
64.50
Total 400.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: prohibiting as a condition of employment membership in a labor organization or payments to a labor organization and providing a penalty.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring certain unemployment insurance claimants to submit to drug tests, eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits following a drug test, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: penalties for violations related to the motor vehicle liability insurance requirement, proof of financial responsibility, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
7 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: regulation of columbaria maintained by religious associations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
18 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: individual and corporate income and franchise taxes; sales and use taxes; administration of tax laws; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the establishment of a family and medical leave insurance program; family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and for the active duty of a family member; the employers that are required to permit an employee to take family or medical leave; granting rule-making authority; making an appropriation; and providing a penalty. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
8 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
9 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
11 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
11 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
7 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %

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
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
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
1 %
Total < 1%

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
15 %
2015
July - December
21 %
2016
January - June
42 %
2016
July - December
1 %
Total 19 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
25 %
2015
July - December
18 %
2016
January - June
52 %
2016
July - December
98 %
Total 40 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures