Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Voluntary association of Certified Public Accountants.

Lobbying Interests:
Accounting, taxation, civil liability, business and professional regulation and state government.

CEO Name:
Dennis Tomorsky
President & CEO

Contact
DT
Dennis Tomorsky
W233N2080 Ridgeview Parkway
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 785-0445
(262) 785-0838
dennis@wicpa.org
http://www.wicpa.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Alice O'Connor Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/11/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 226
Assembly Bill 226
Relating to: audits and interest rates on past due amounts. (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 313
Assembly Bill 313
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a local unit of government or nonprofit organization. (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 402
Assembly Bill 402
Relating to: decreasing auditor positions in the Department of Revenue. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/26/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 402
Assembly Bill 402
Relating to: decreasing auditor positions in the Department of Revenue. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/26/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 725
Assembly Bill 725
Relating to: continuing education and examination requirements for certified public accountants and modifying various administrative rules promulgated by the Accounting Examining Board relating to accounting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/17/2016
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 744
Assembly Bill 744
Relating to: requiring institutions of higher education to provide information to students relating to educational costs and financial literacy. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 284

For
Notification Date
1/22/2016
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 837
Assembly Bill 837
Relating to: adopting revisions to the state's uniform partnership law, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 295

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 Joint Resolution 66
Assembly Joint Resolution 66
Relating to: accounting and expenditure of state funds and reduction of deficit (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/26/2015
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.
Senate Bill 24
Senate Bill 24
Relating to: the treatment of depreciation, depletion, and amortization for income and franchise tax purposes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2015
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.
Senate Bill 227
Senate Bill 227
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a local unit of government or nonprofit organization. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 126

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.
Senate Bill 532
Senate Bill 532
Relating to: continuing education and examination requirements for certified public accountants and modifying various administrative rules promulgated by the Accounting Examining Board relating to accounting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 217

For
Notification Date
1/9/2016
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 657
Senate Bill 657
Relating to: adopting revisions to the state's uniform partnership law, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a criminal penalty. (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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

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.

Financial Institutions and Professional Standards
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Financial Institutions and Professional Standards

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.

General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes

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.

Revenue: Tax Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Tax 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.

Safety and Professional Services: Agencywide Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Agencywide Provisions

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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Education required for examination and certification
Agency Name
Accounting Examining Board (Accy)

Subject
Education required for examination and certification

SS 079_16
For
Notification Date
9/13/2016
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

oppose expansion of authority from current law for pay day loan companies to provide financial and tax services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
oppose expansion of authority from current law for pay day loan companies to provide financial and tax services

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/12/2015
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.

ban the box
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
ban the box

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/5/2015
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.

support correction of accounting course concentration toward 120 hour requirement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support correction of accounting course concentration toward 120 hour requirement

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/18/2015
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.

AEB rules creating statutory authority to study CE learning fomats for CPAs
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
AEB rules creating statutory authority to study CE learning fomats for CPAs

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/11/2014
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.

opposition new taxes on services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
opposition new taxes on services

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/5/2014
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.

LRB 3461/2 practice standards for CPAs
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 3461/2 practice standards for CPAs

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/5/2014
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.

Legislative Council Study Committee on the Review of Tax Incremental Financing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council Study Committee on the Review of Tax Incremental Financing

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/5/2014
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
$29,445.33
2015
July - December
$31,838.65
2016
January - June
$32,685.43
2016
July - December
$35,831.75
Total $129,801.16
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
36.00
2015
July - December
18.50
2016
January - June
26.25
2016
July - December
42.25
Total 123.00
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
71.50
2015
July - December
50.75
2016
January - June
54.50
2016
July - December
60.50
Total 237.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: audits and interest rates on past due amounts. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: the treatment of depreciation, depletion, and amortization for income and franchise tax purposes. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
30 %
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a local unit of government or nonprofit organization. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a local unit of government or nonprofit organization. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: decreasing auditor positions in the Department of Revenue. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: continuing education and examination requirements for certified public accountants and modifying various administrative rules promulgated by the Accounting Examining Board relating to accounting. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
40 %
2016
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: accounting and expenditure of state funds and reduction of deficit (first consideration).
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
Total 1 %
Relating to: continuing education and examination requirements for certified public accountants and modifying various administrative rules promulgated by the Accounting Examining Board relating to accounting. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
60 %
2016
January - June
39 %
2016
July - December
Total 20 %
Relating to: adopting revisions to the state's uniform partnership law, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a criminal penalty. (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
Total < 1%
Relating to: adopting revisions to the state's uniform partnership law, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a criminal penalty. (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
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring institutions of higher education to provide information to students relating to educational costs and financial literacy. (FE)
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
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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
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
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 3 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

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
40 %
Total 11 %

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
25 %
Total 9 %
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
15 %
Total 7 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
14 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 10 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

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
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures