Wisconsin Cemetery & Cremation Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Cemetery and cremation industries.

Lobbying Interests:
Any and all issues affecting the cemetery and cremation industries, including but not limited to: Cemetery regulation; Professional licensing; Burial Aids program.

CEO Name:
Glen Porter
President

Contact
GP
Glen Porter
14875 W. Greenfield Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151-1515
(262) 786-6450
mail@highlandmemorial.com
http://www.wicemeteries.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Timothy Hoven Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/30/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Michael Welsh Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/30/2014 Withdrawn On 9/20/2016

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 115
Assembly Bill 115
Relating to: trust funds related to cemetery lots, mausoleum spaces, and cemetery merchandise.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/30/2015
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 268
Assembly Bill 268
Relating to: regulation of mausoleums.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/19/2015
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 285
Assembly Bill 285
Relating to: regulation of columbaria maintained by religious associations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/24/2015
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 410
Assembly Bill 410
Relating to: powers and duties of cemetery authorities; inheritance of cemetery lots in which human remains are buried; exemption of cemeteries from certain requirements concerning excavation; the powers and duties of the Cemetery Board, the Department of ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/19/2015
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 662
Assembly Bill 662
Relating to: fees charged for certain coroner or medical examiner services. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 336

For
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.
Assembly Bill 693
Assembly Bill 693
Relating to: disposition of the unclaimed cremated remains of veterans and their dependents. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 382

For
Notification Date
2/10/2016
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
1/18/2016
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 867
Assembly Bill 867
Relating to: reporting deaths; death investigations and other duties of coroners and medical examiners; disposition of bodies; creating a medicolegal investigation examining board; licensure of medical examiners and medicolegal investigation staff members;...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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
The WCCA supports Assembly Substitute Amendment 1.
Senate Bill 123
Senate Bill 123
Relating to: trust funds related to cemetery lots, mausoleum spaces, and cemetery merchandise.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 110

Other
Notification Date
5/12/2015
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 229
Senate Bill 229
Relating to: regulation of columbaria maintained by religious associations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 95

For
Notification Date
8/20/2015
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.
Senate Bill 302
Senate Bill 302
Relating to: powers and duties of cemetery authorities; inheritance of cemetery lots in which human remains are buried; exemption of cemeteries from certain requirements concerning excavation; the powers and duties of the Cemetery Board, the Department of ...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 237

For
Notification Date
10/19/2015
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.
Senate Bill 333
Senate Bill 333
Relating to: fees charged for initial credentials administered by the Department of Safety and Professional Services and its attached boards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/19/2015
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.
Senate Bill 518
Senate Bill 518
Relating to: disposition of the unclaimed cremated remains of veterans and their dependents. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/13/2016
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.
Senate Bill 531
Senate Bill 531
Relating to: fees charged for certain coroner or medical examiner services. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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 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
1/14/2016
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

Health Services: Medical Assistance - General
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance - General

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.

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

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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Development of 2017-19 state budget bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of 2017-19 state budget bill

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/25/2016
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.

Cremated human remains
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cremated human remains

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/11/2015
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.

2015-17 State Budget Bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2015-17 State Budget Bill

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/11/2015
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.

Cemetery, Funeral and Burial Aids Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cemetery, Funeral and Burial Aids Program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2014
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.

Gubernatorial appointments to the Wisconsin Cemetery Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Gubernatorial appointments to the Wisconsin Cemetery Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2014
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.

Regulations relating to cemeteries and crematories
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulations relating to cemeteries and crematories

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2014
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
$15,091.43
2015
July - December
$15,418.60
2016
January - June
$14,892.41
2016
July - December
$12,568.04
Total $57,970.48
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
51.50
2015
July - December
40.00
2016
January - June
33.75
2016
July - December
17.00
Total 142.25
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
95.50
2015
July - December
66.00
2016
January - June
79.50
2016
July - December
59.75
Total 300.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: regulation of mausoleums.
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: trust funds related to cemetery lots, mausoleum spaces, and cemetery merchandise.
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: regulation of columbaria maintained by religious associations. (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 2 %
Relating to: regulation of columbaria maintained by religious associations. (FE)
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 %
Relating to: powers and duties of cemetery authorities; inheritance of cemetery lots in which human remains are buried; exemption of cemeteries from certain requirements concerning excavation; the powers and duties of the Cemetery Board, the Department of Safety and Professional Services, and the Department of Financial institutions; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and providing a penalty. (FE)
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
Total 6 %
Relating to: powers and duties of cemetery authorities; inheritance of cemetery lots in which human remains are buried; exemption of cemeteries from certain requirements concerning excavation; the powers and duties of the Cemetery Board, the Department of Safety and Professional Services, and the Department of Financial institutions; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and providing a penalty. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
50 %
2016
July - December
Total 19 %
Relating to: disposition of the unclaimed cremated remains of veterans and their dependents. (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 %
Relating to: disposition of the unclaimed cremated remains of veterans and their dependents. (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 %
Relating to: reporting deaths; death investigations and other duties of coroners and medical examiners; disposition of bodies; creating a medicolegal investigation examining board; licensure of medical examiners and medicolegal investigation staff members; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; granting rule-making authority; making an appropriation; and providing criminal penalties. (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 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
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 5 %

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
50 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
50 %
Total 25 %
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
20 %
Total 3 %
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
20 %
Total 3 %

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
15 %
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 14 %

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
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures