Mechanical Contractors Association of Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Construction industry trade association

Lobbying Interests:
Legislative and regulatory matters affecting contractors

CEO Name:
Jeff Gaecke
CEO

Contact
JG
Jeff Gaecke
3315 N Ballard Rd, Ste D
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 734-3148
(920) 734-6754
jeff@omswi.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
William J McCoshen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On 11/2/2015
Kenneth Walsh Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/18/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Annie Early Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/18/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 21
Assembly Bill 21
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2015 legislature.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/12/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 32
Assembly Bill 32
Relating to: elimination of the requirement that laborers, workers, mechanics, and truck drivers employed on the site of a project of public works be paid the prevailing wage. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Assembly Bill 384
Assembly Bill 384
Relating to: requirements for approval of construction of nuclear power plants and changes to the state's energy priorities policy.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 344

For
Notification Date
1/5/2016
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 726
Assembly Bill 726
Relating to: renaming, changing the membership of, and eliminating certain professional licensure boards and transferring certain functions to the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Medical Therapy Examining Board; eliminating certain c...

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.
Senate Bill 21
Senate Bill 21
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2015 legislature.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 55

None
Notification Date
2/12/2015
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.
Senate Bill 49
Senate Bill 49
Relating to: elimination of the requirement that laborers, workers, mechanics, and truck drivers employed on the site of a project of public works be paid the prevailing wage. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/6/2015
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 288
Senate Bill 288
Relating to: requirements for approval of construction of nuclear power plants and changes to the state's energy priorities policy.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2016
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 568
Senate Bill 568
Relating to: renaming, changing the membership of, and eliminating certain professional licensure boards and transferring certain functions to the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Medical Therapy Examining Board; eliminating certain c...

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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Bonding Authorization
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Bonding Authorization

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.

Building Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Building Commission

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

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
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Right to work
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Right to work

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.

Project delivery legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Project delivery legislation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/23/2014
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.

Single Prime projects
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Single Prime projects

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/23/2014
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.

Prevailing wage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Prevailing wage

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2014
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.

relating to trades licenses, certifications, and registrations of trades credentials.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
relating to trades licenses, certifications, and registrations of trades credentials.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2014
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.

relating to continuing education requirements of home inspectors.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
relating to continuing education requirements of home inspectors.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2014
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
$24,000.00
2015
July - December
$20,500.00
2016
January - June
$18,000.00
2016
July - December
$18,000.00
Total $80,500.00
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
0.00
2015
July - December
3.00
2016
January - June
1.25
2016
July - December
1.50
Total 5.75
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
26.50
2015
July - December
17.50
2016
January - June
3.50
2016
July - December
3.25
Total 50.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: elimination of the requirement that laborers, workers, mechanics, and truck drivers employed on the site of a project of public works be paid the prevailing wage. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
68 %
2015
July - December
40 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 46 %
Relating to: renaming, changing the membership of, and eliminating certain professional licensure boards and transferring certain functions to the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Medical Therapy Examining Board; eliminating certain councils under the Department of Safety and Professional Services; creating the Medical Assistants Council; authorizing removal by the governor, for excessive absenteeism and other infractions, of certain members of boards under the Department of Safety and Professional Services; 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
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requirements for approval of construction of nuclear power plants and changes to the state's energy priorities policy.
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
Total 2 %
Relating to: renaming, changing the membership of, and eliminating certain professional licensure boards and transferring certain functions to the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Medical Therapy Examining Board; eliminating certain councils under the Department of Safety and Professional Services; creating the Medical Assistants Council; authorizing removal by the governor, for excessive absenteeism and other infractions, of certain members of boards under the Department of Safety and Professional Services; 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
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: requirements for approval of construction of nuclear power plants and changes to the state's energy priorities policy.
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
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 2 %
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 2 %

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
22 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 10 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 10 %

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
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
25 %
2016
July - December
Total 11 %

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
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
90 %
Total 13 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures