Wisconsin Housing Alliance

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Factory-built housing industry including: modular housing, manufactured housing, manufactured home communities, and industry service/suppliers.

Lobbying Interests:
Any matter that may affect manufactured (HUD Code) or modular housing including but not limited to taxation, licensing, transportation and consumer protection.

CEO Name:
Ross Kinzler
Deputy Executive Director

Contact
AB
Amy Bliss
258 Corporate Drive, Suite 200C
Madison, WI 53714
(608) 255-3131
(608) 255-5595
amy@housingalliance.us
http://www.welcomehomewisconsin.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Amy Bliss Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/3/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Ross Kinzler Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/3/2014 Withdrawn On 3/8/2016

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 251
Assembly Bill 251
Relating to: various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures; time limits for emergency rules; and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/26/2016
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 257
Assembly Bill 257
Relating to: exemption from lead inspection requirements for sampling or testing during certain lead-safe renovations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2016
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 326
Assembly Bill 326
Relating to: requiring approval by a municipal governing body before construction of highway roundabouts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/27/2015
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 327
Assembly Bill 327
Relating to: approval, reporting, and fee requirements for certain wells. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/15/2015
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 451
Assembly Bill 451
Relating to: right-of-way in roundabouts.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 139

For
Notification Date
1/6/2016
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 500
Assembly Bill 500
Relating to: single trip permits for the movement of oversize factory-built homes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/13/2015
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 will help home manufacturers ship homes to Canada. It is helpful to manufacturing, jobs, exports to Canada and Wisconsin's economy!
Assembly Bill 523
Assembly Bill 523
Relating to: replacement of certain nonconforming structures that are destroyed by vandalism or certain natural forces and manufactured home communities that are nonconforming uses.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 223

For
Notification Date
11/19/2015
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 568
Assembly Bill 568
Relating to: terminating a tenancy for criminal activity or drug-related criminal activity; disposition of personal property left in rental property by a trespasser; preexisting sprinkler ordinances that are stricter than the multifamily dwelling code; tow...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 176

For
Notification Date
12/14/2015
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 935
Assembly Bill 935
Relating to: duties and powers of the Department of Safety and Professional Services concerning certain credentialing and occupational licensing functions; mandatory meeting requirements for various boards and councils; membership and rules procedures of c...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/19/2016
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 168
Senate Bill 168
Relating to: various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures; time limits for emergency rules; and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/26/2016
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 242
Senate Bill 242
Relating to: requiring approval by a municipal governing body before construction of highway roundabouts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Senate Bill 243
Senate Bill 243
Relating to: approval, reporting, and fee requirements for certain wells. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 177

For
Notification Date
9/15/2015
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 372
Senate Bill 372
Relating to: single trip permits for the movement of oversize factory-built homes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 241

For
Notification Date
11/13/2015
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 will help home manufacturers ship homes to Canada. It is helpful to manufacturing, jobs, exports to Canada and Wisconsin's economy!
Senate Bill 379
Senate Bill 379
Relating to: right-of-way in roundabouts.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/6/2016
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 403
Senate Bill 403
Relating to: replacement of certain nonconforming structures that are destroyed by vandalism or certain natural forces and manufactured home communities that are nonconforming uses.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/4/2015
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 445
Senate Bill 445
Relating to: terminating a tenancy for criminal activity or drug-related criminal activity; disposition of personal property left in rental property by a trespasser; preexisting sprinkler ordinances that are stricter than the multifamily dwelling code; tow...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/11/2015
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 698
Senate Bill 698
Relating to: duties and powers of the Department of Safety and Professional Services concerning certain credentialing and occupational licensing functions; mandatory meeting requirements for various boards and councils; membership and rules procedures of c...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/6/2016
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

Circuit Courts
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Circuit Courts

Notification Date
7/7/2015
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
Opposing changes to CCAP to remove criminal charges.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Creates Chapter Trans 319, relating to towing of vehicles. SS 064-14
Agency Name
Department of Transportation (Trans)

Subject
Creates Chapter Trans 319, relating to towing of vehicles. SS 064-14

Register Number: 703 (7/15/2014)
For
Notification Date
1/12/2015
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 take no position on the fee schedule in the rule.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Elimination of Personal Property Taxation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Elimination of Personal Property Taxation.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/19/2016
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.

The ability to replace homes under nonconforming use zoning.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The ability to replace homes under nonconforming use zoning.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/26/2015
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.

Transportation of overweight manufactured homes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Transportation of overweight manufactured homes

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/28/2015
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.

DSPS licensing renewal cycles as it relates to continuing education requirements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DSPS licensing renewal cycles as it relates to continuing education requirements

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/16/2015
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.

To increase the manufactured home title fee for the manufactured home rehab and recycling grant
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
To increase the manufactured home title fee for the manufactured home rehab and recycling grant

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/16/2015
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.

To expand the Equal Access to Justice Act to include local governments
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
To expand the Equal Access to Justice Act to include local governments

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2015
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.

Issues related to the closure of a manufactured home community
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to the closure of a manufactured home community

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2015
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.

One strike evictions for certain crimes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
One strike evictions for certain crimes

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2015
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.

A manufactured Homeowner's responsibility to comply with the one and two family dwelling code.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
A manufactured Homeowner's responsibility to comply with the one and two family dwelling code.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2015
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.

NR 809 Total Coliform Rule - Safe Drinking Water
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
NR 809 Total Coliform Rule - Safe Drinking Water

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
12/3/2014
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.

Comments
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Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$9,009.49
2015
July - December
$18,976.10
2016
January - June
$9,703.24
2016
July - December
$706.05
Total $38,394.87
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
50.25
2015
July - December
121.00
2016
January - June
37.65
2016
July - December
5.25
Total 214.15
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
44.75
2015
July - December
73.50
2016
January - June
64.00
2016
July - December
3.00
Total 185.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: requiring approval by a municipal governing body before construction of highway roundabouts. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
3 %
Total 3 %
Relating to: replacement of certain nonconforming structures that are destroyed by vandalism or certain natural forces and manufactured home communities that are nonconforming uses.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
15 %
2016
January - June
24 %
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 14 %
Relating to: single trip permits for the movement of oversize factory-built homes. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 14 %
Relating to: terminating a tenancy for criminal activity or drug-related criminal activity; disposition of personal property left in rental property by a trespasser; preexisting sprinkler ordinances that are stricter than the multifamily dwelling code; towing vehicles illegally parked on private property; terminating certain tenancies for breaches other than failure to pay rent; limitations on the authority of political subdivisions to regulate rental units, historic properties, and signs; prohibiting local governmental units from imposing real property purchase or residential real property occupancy requirements; creating a criminal penalty; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 14 %
Relating to: exemption from lead inspection requirements for sampling or testing during certain lead-safe renovations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: approval, reporting, and fee requirements for certain wells. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring approval by a municipal governing body before construction of highway roundabouts. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: right-of-way in roundabouts.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: duties and powers of the Department of Safety and Professional Services concerning certain credentialing and occupational licensing functions; mandatory meeting requirements for various boards and councils; membership and rules procedures of certain boards; discipline and examination and other licensure requirements for certain professionals; plumbing and fire protection systems and swimming pool plan review; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; making appropriations; and providing penalties. (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
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: duties and powers of the Department of Safety and Professional Services concerning certain credentialing and occupational licensing functions; mandatory meeting requirements for various boards and councils; membership and rules procedures of certain boards; discipline and examination and other licensure requirements for certain professionals; plumbing and fire protection systems and swimming pool plan review; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; making appropriations; and providing penalties. (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
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: right-of-way in roundabouts.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: single trip permits for the movement of oversize factory-built homes. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 4 %
Relating to: terminating a tenancy for criminal activity or drug-related criminal activity; disposition of personal property left in rental property by a trespasser; preexisting sprinkler ordinances that are stricter than the multifamily dwelling code; towing vehicles illegally parked on private property; terminating certain tenancies for breaches other than failure to pay rent; limitations on the authority of political subdivisions to regulate rental units, historic properties, and signs; prohibiting local governmental units from imposing real property purchase or residential real property occupancy requirements; creating a criminal penalty; 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
15 %
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 4 %
Relating to: various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures; time limits for emergency rules; 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
2016
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: approval, reporting, and fee requirements for certain wells. (FE)
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%
Relating to: replacement of certain nonconforming structures that are destroyed by vandalism or certain natural forces and manufactured home communities that are nonconforming uses.
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
15 %
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

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 3 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
30 %
2015
July - December
15 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 15 %

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
5 %
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
5 %
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
5 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
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
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 7 %

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
10 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 14 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures