American Family Insurance Group

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Insurance: Property, casualty, health, life and financial services.

Lobbying Interests:
Insurance legislation and regulation: property/casualty/health/life insurance issues, taxes and employer related issues.

CEO Name:
Jack Salzwedel
Government Affairs Counsel

Contact
MG
Monica Groves
6000 American Pkwy
Madison, WI 53783-0001
(608) 249-2111
(608) 245-8619
mgroves@amfam.com
http://www.amfam.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Monica Groves Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/2/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 27
Assembly Bill 27
Relating to: the maximum speed limit on freeways and expressways. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 19

Other
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.
Assembly Bill 74
Assembly Bill 74
Relating to: online instruction provided by driver schools licensed by the Department of Transportation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 70

Other
Notification Date
3/9/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 92
Assembly Bill 92
Relating to: penalties for violations related to the motor vehicle liability insurance requirement, proof of financial responsibility, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/22/2015
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 95
Assembly Bill 95
Relating to: interest rates on judgments in small claims actions.

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Assembly Bill 119
Assembly Bill 119
Relating to: motor vehicle repair practices.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/23/2015
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 143
Assembly Bill 143
Relating to: regulation of transportation network companies, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 16

For
Notification Date
4/1/2015
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.
Comments
Registering in support of insurance related provisions in the legislation.
Assembly Bill 171
Assembly Bill 171
Relating to: operating a motor vehicle while wearing headphones or earbuds and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 198
Assembly Bill 198
Relating to: the use of a cellular or other wireless telephone while driving a motor vehicle in a construction zone and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 308

For
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.
Assembly Bill 223
Assembly Bill 223
Relating to: statutes of limitation on claims involving property damage and on claims arising from a motor vehicle accident and covered by a motor vehicle insurance policy.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 133

For
Notification Date
9/17/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 279
Assembly Bill 279
Relating to: constructing a sports and entertainment arena and related facilities and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/20/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 413
Assembly Bill 413
Relating to: liability for damages caused by dogs, court orders to kill a dog, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/20/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 420
Assembly Bill 420
Relating to: various miscellaneous changes to the insurance statutes and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/20/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 476
Assembly Bill 476
Relating to: traffic violations requiring operating privilege suspension and attendance at a vehicle right-of-way course and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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 501
Assembly Bill 501
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/24/2015
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 539
Assembly Bill 539
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/4/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 649
Assembly Bill 649
Relating to: self-insurance by religious sects for purposes of motor vehicle financial responsibility and liability insurance requirements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Assembly Bill 651
Assembly Bill 651
Relating to: mounting a motor vehicle monitoring device to the front windshield of a vehicle.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 160

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 672
Assembly Bill 672
Relating to: loss-of-use fees for rental motor vehicles.

Bill Text and History

Against
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 697
Assembly Bill 697
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk and unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)

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 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

None
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 838
Assembly Bill 838
Relating to: motor vehicle event data recorders, prohibited insurance practices related to accessing or using information collected by event data recorders, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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 93
Senate Bill 93
Relating to: motor vehicle repair practices.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 93

Other
Notification Date
5/13/2015
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 106
Senate Bill 106
Relating to: regulation of transportation network companies, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/1/2015
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.
Comments
Registering in support of insurance related provisions in the legislation.
Senate Bill 135
Senate Bill 135
Relating to: the use of a cellular or other wireless telephone while driving a motor vehicle in a construction zone and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
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 149
Senate Bill 149
Relating to: statutes of limitation on claims involving property damage and on claims arising from a motor vehicle accident and covered by a motor vehicle insurance policy.

Bill Text and History

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 209
Senate Bill 209
Relating to: constructing a sports and entertainment arena and related facilities and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 60

For
Notification Date
7/20/2015
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 286
Senate Bill 286
Relating to: liability for damages caused by dogs, court orders to kill a dog, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 112

For
Notification Date
10/4/2015
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.
Senate Bill 287
Senate Bill 287
Relating to: various miscellaneous changes to the insurance statutes and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 90

For
Notification Date
10/4/2015
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.
Senate Bill 405
Senate Bill 405
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/4/2015
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.
Senate Bill 456
Senate Bill 456
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/5/2016
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 495
Senate Bill 495
Relating to: loss-of-use fees for rental motor vehicles.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/6/2016
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 496
Senate Bill 496
Relating to: mounting a motor vehicle monitoring device to the front windshield of a vehicle.

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.
Senate Bill 536
Senate Bill 536
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
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

None
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.
Senate Bill 697
Senate Bill 697
Relating to: motor vehicle event data recorders, prohibited insurance practices related to accessing or using information collected by event data recorders, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/3/2016
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 720
Senate Bill 720
Relating to: traffic violations requiring operating privilege suspension and attendance at a vehicle right-of-way course and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/14/2016
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.
Senate Bill 721
Senate Bill 721
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk and unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/14/2016
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

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

Notification Date
4/23/2015
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.

Insurance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance

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.

Transportation: Motor Vehicles
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Motor Vehicles

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.

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

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.

Workforce Development: Worker's Compensation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Worker's Compensation

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

Rental Car-Loss of Use
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rental Car-Loss of Use

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Driver's License Suspension
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Driver's License Suspension

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/23/2015
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.

Chiropractic Coverage Legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Chiropractic Coverage Legislation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/23/2015
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.

Motor Vehicle Direct Repair Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Motor Vehicle Direct Repair Program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Driver's License Suspension
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Driver's License Suspension

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Worker's Compensation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Worker's Compensation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/2/2015
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.

Civil Justice Reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Civil Justice Reform

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/2/2015
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.

Transportation Network Company Insurance Requirements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Transportation Network Company Insurance Requirements

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/2/2015
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.

Dog Bite Legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Dog Bite Legislation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/2/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$29,402.38
2015
July - December
$19,658.63
2016
January - June
$32,663.74
2016
July - December
$29,364.68
Total $111,089.42
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
69.00
2015
July - December
46.00
2016
January - June
69.00
2016
July - December
57.00
Total 241.00
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
134.00
2015
July - December
61.00
2016
January - June
91.00
2016
July - December
90.00
Total 376.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: regulation of transportation network companies, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
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 7 %
Relating to: constructing a sports and entertainment arena and related facilities and making appropriations. (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: liability for damages caused by dogs, court orders to kill a dog, and providing a penalty. (FE)
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
Total 3 %
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, 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
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: motor vehicle event data recorders, prohibited insurance practices related to accessing or using information collected by event data recorders, and providing a penalty. (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: collateral source payments.
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 4 %
Relating to: loss-of-use fees for rental motor vehicles.
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 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %

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
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 %
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 %
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
10 %
Total 4 %
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 %

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
25 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
30 %
Total 20 %

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
15 %
2015
July - December
65 %
2016
January - June
50 %
2016
July - December
50 %
Total 41 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures