Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Representing the 23 private, nonprofit colleges and universities in Wisconsin.

Lobbying Interests:
The primary interest of WAICU is in access to quality higher education for all students. For this reason, our principal governmental focus is on financial aid for students, particularly need-based financial aid. Regulatory, taxation, and information technology, insofar as they affect students' access to higher education is also a concern.

Title:
President

Contact
RW
Rolf Wegenke
122 W Washington Ave, Ste 700
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-7761
(608) 256-7065
rolf.wegenke@waicu.org
http://www.waicu.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Wendy Wink Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/16/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Rebecca Larson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/16/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Rolf Wegenke Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/30/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
10/7/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 632
Assembly Bill 632
Relating to: creating a Distance Learning Authorization Board and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/7/2016
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 739
Assembly Bill 739
Relating to: creating an individual income tax deduction for certain interest paid on qualified education loans. (FE)

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 740
Assembly Bill 740
Relating to: Wisconsin grants for technical college students and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 281

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 741
Assembly Bill 741
Relating to: grants to students enrolled in technical colleges and University of Wisconsin college campuses to meet emergency financial need and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 282

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 742
Assembly Bill 742
Relating to: requiring the Department of Workforce Development to provide student internship coordination and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 283

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 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
1/25/2016
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 Joint Resolution 94
Assembly Joint Resolution 94
Relating to: commending and congratulating the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/11/2016
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 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
8/31/2015
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.
Senate Bill 228
Senate Bill 228
Relating to: the amount of an academic excellence higher education scholarship, the number of those scholarships that may be awarded in an academic year, the eligibility criteria for those scholarships, and creating an individual income tax credit for cert...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
11/3/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 511
Senate Bill 511
Relating to: creating a Distance Learning Authorization Board and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 208

For
Notification Date
1/7/2016
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 and Professional Standards
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Financial Institutions and Professional Standards

Notification Date
3/4/2015
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.

Higher Educational Aids Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Higher Educational Aids Board

Notification Date
3/4/2015
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.

Safety and Professional Services: Program Transfers
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Program Transfers

Notification Date
4/17/2015
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.

Wisconsin Technical College System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Technical College System

Notification Date
4/17/2015
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

College Affordability/Student Debt
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
College Affordability/Student Debt

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/12/2016
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.

Teacher Education and Preparation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Teacher Education and Preparation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/2/2015
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.

Gainful Employment
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Gainful Employment

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.

College and Career Readiness
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
College and Career Readiness

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.

Career Pathways
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Career Pathways

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.

State Reciprocity Agreements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Reciprocity Agreements

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.

State Authorization/Distance Education
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Authorization/Distance Education

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.

State Authorization/Program Integrity
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Authorization/Program Integrity

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.

Wisconsin Grants and Student Financial Aid
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Grants and Student Financial Aid

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$153,275.55
2015
July - December
$83,847.57
2016
January - June
$83,443.56
2016
July - December
$116,143.41
Total $436,710.09
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
138.00
2015
July - December
88.00
2016
January - June
106.50
2016
July - December
72.00
Total 404.50
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
477.00
2015
July - December
396.50
2016
January - June
389.00
2016
July - December
587.00
Total 1849.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the amount of an academic excellence higher education scholarship, the number of those scholarships that may be awarded in an academic year, the eligibility criteria for those scholarships, and creating an individual income tax credit for certain academic scholarship recipients. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
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
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: creating a Distance Learning Authorization Board and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: creating a Distance Learning Authorization Board and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
Total 7 %
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
40 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 11 %

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
10 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 8 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
22 %
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
30 %
2016
July - December
30 %
Total 26 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
15 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
5 %
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
15 %
Total 4 %

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
8 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 8 %

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
18 %
2015
July - December
15 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 13 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures