Wisconsin Community Action Program Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Voluntary association of local community based organizations with anti-poverty missions including 16 community action agencies.

Lobbying Interests:
Anti-poverty programs providing tools for self-sufficiency; safe and affordable housing; public benefits; affordable health insurance; skills enhancement programs; food security; entrepreneurship.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
RJ
Robert Jones
1310 Mendota St #107
Madison, WI 53714-1039
(608) 244-4422
(608) 244-4064
bjones@wiscap.org
http://www.wiscap.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Robert Jones Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/16/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Gary R Goyke Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/16/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/29/2015
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.
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
3/2/2016
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 191
Assembly Bill 191
Relating to: requiring drug testing and treatment for eligibility for certain work experience programs; requiring the Department of Health Services to request a waiver to screen and, if indicated, test and provide treatment to FoodShare employment and trai...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/29/2015
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.
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
4/29/2015
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.
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
11/2/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 222
Assembly Bill 222
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/18/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 534
Assembly Bill 534
Relating to: biennial budget requests of state agencies. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/21/2016
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 554
Assembly Bill 554
Relating to: out-of-state sewer and water affiliates of public utility holding companies and the sale or lease of municipal water or sewer public utilities to investor-owned public utilities.

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 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

Against
Notification Date
12/10/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 604
Assembly Bill 604
Relating to: suspension of operating privilege for failure to pay monetary judgment.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 611
Assembly Bill 611
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/21/2016
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
WISCAP supports the overarching goal of AB 611 but has concerns regarding the specifics of the bill. Our thoughts are detailed in the supporting document "Comments on Senate Bill 474 and Assembly Bill 611".
Supporting Documentation
20160121_WISCAP Comments on SB 474 AB 611 (Jan 2016) FINAL.docx

Assembly Bill 782
Assembly Bill 782
Relating to: penalties for violations related to the motor vehicle liability insurance requirement, proof of financial responsibility, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/27/2016
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 has the potential to disproportionately harm low-income individuals, also harming their chances to gain and hold meaningful employment.
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
2/2/2016
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 407
Senate Bill 407
Relating to: biennial budget requests of state agencies. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 201

Against
Notification Date
1/21/2016
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 432
Senate Bill 432
Relating to: out-of-state sewer and water affiliates of public utility holding companies and the sale or lease of municipal water or sewer public utilities to investor-owned public utilities.

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 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
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.
Senate Bill 474
Senate Bill 474
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/21/2016
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
WISCAP supports the overarching goal of SB 474 but has concerns regarding the specifics of the bill. Our thoughts are detailed in the supporting document "Comments on Senate Bill 474 and Assembly Bill 611".
Supporting Documentation
20160121_WISCAP Comments on SB 474 AB 611 (Jan 2016) FINAL.docx

Senate Bill 638
Senate Bill 638
Relating to: penalties for violations related to the motor vehicle liability insurance requirement, proof of financial responsibility, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/27/2016
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 has the potential to disproportionately harm low-income individuals, also harming their chances to gain and hold meaningful employment.
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
2/2/2016
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 737
Senate Bill 737
Relating to: increasing funding for grants to provide skills enhancement services, modifying eligibility requirements for receiving services funded by those grants, and making an appropriation. (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 738
Senate Bill 738
Relating to: increasing the funding for employment opportunity demonstration projects and making an appropriation. (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

Administration: General Agency Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: General Agency Provisions

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

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
2/27/2015
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.

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

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

Public Service Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

Workforce Development: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Proposal by DCF to no longer contract statewide for the Community Action Skills Enhancement program but contract to only five agencies.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposal by DCF to no longer contract statewide for the Community Action Skills Enhancement program but contract to only five agencies.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/28/2016
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 development of legislation and/or rules relating to the provision of economic development services to rural communities in Wisconsin serving low-income households.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The development of legislation and/or rules relating to the provision of economic development services to rural communities in Wisconsin serving low-income households.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/20/2015
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.

The development of legislation and/or rules relating to the provision of weatherization, other energy efficiency services and other energy assistance to low-income households.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The development of legislation and/or rules relating to the provision of weatherization, other energy efficiency services and other energy assistance to low-income households.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/20/2015
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.

The development of legislation and/or rules relating to the provision of food security assistance to low-income households.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The development of legislation and/or rules relating to the provision of food security assistance to low-income households.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/20/2015
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.

The development of legislation and/or rules relating to the provision of affordable housing for low-income households.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The development of legislation and/or rules relating to the provision of affordable housing for low-income households.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/20/2015
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.

The development of legislation and/or rules relating to the provision of job creation and skills enhancement for low-income households.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The development of legislation and/or rules relating to the provision of job creation and skills enhancement for low-income households.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/20/2015
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.

2015-17 budget bill; in areas of low-income job development and skills enhancement, low-income energy issues, low-income housing issues, low-income support services and related.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2015-17 budget bill; in areas of low-income job development and skills enhancement, low-income energy issues, low-income housing issues, low-income support services and related.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/20/2015
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.

Job and business development, skills enhancement, low-income public benefits and housing as they relate to the 2013-2015 budget bill (A40).
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Job and business development, skills enhancement, low-income public benefits and housing as they relate to the 2013-2015 budget bill (A40).

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/16/2014
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
$14,929.98
2015
July - December
$10,385.31
2016
January - June
$15,672.82
2016
July - December
$8,343.10
Total $49,331.21
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
85.00
2015
July - December
74.00
2016
January - June
74.50
2016
July - December
52.00
Total 285.50
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
138.00
2015
July - December
126.50
2016
January - June
123.00
2016
July - December
70.00
Total 457.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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: requiring drug testing and treatment for eligibility for certain work experience programs; requiring the Department of Health Services to request a waiver to screen and, if indicated, test and provide treatment to FoodShare employment and training participants for illegal use of a controlled substance; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: limiting the foods that may be purchased under FoodShare; requiring a report on the cost to implement and comply with the food limitations; requiring review, updating, and publication of the list of authorized foods; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a waiver to limit the number of FoodShare replacement cards. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
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
3 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: increasing funding for grants to provide skills enhancement services, modifying eligibility requirements for receiving services funded by those grants, 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
5 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: increasing the funding for employment opportunity demonstration projects 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
5 %
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
3 %
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 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
15 %
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
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %

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
5 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 6 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 13 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
15 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 10 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 8 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
20 %
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
30 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
30 %
Total 16 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
40 %
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 14 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures