American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
A 501(c)(4) membership group dedicated to defending civil liberties of all Wisconsin residents.

Lobbying Interests:
The ACLU of Wisconsin lobbies in the areas of constitutional rights including but not limited to freedom of expression, criminal justice and corrections, education reform, voting rights, reproductive freedom, data privacy and equal protection.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
CA
Christopher Ahmuty
207 E Buffalo St Ste 325
Milwaukee, WI 53202-5774
(414) 272-4032 x213
(414) 272-0182
cahmuty@aclu-wi.org
http://www.aclu-wi.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Christopher Ahmuty Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: a school review system, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2015
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 19
Assembly Bill 19
Relating to: unlawful use of a global positioning device and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 45

For
Notification Date
2/4/2015
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.
Comments
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Assembly Bill 29
Assembly Bill 29
Relating to: limiting the authority of a law enforcement officer to arrest someone for sleeping or camping in a county park, authorizing local ordinances to prohibit overnight sleeping or camping in a county park, and providing a penalty. (FE)

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 147
Assembly Bill 147
Relating to: battery and threats to a judge, a prosecutor, or a law enforcement officer and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/30/2015
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 189
Assembly Bill 189
Relating to: authorizing Wisconsin to enter into agreements to share information related to the registration and voting of electors.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/30/2015
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 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
4/30/2015
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 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
4/30/2015
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 194
Assembly Bill 194
Relating to: requiring the successful completion of the civics portion of a citizenship test as a condition for obtaining a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/8/2015
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 220
Assembly Bill 220
Relating to: establishing a mandatory minimum period of confinement in prison for a person who possesses a firearm or who uses a firearm to commit certain crimes after being convicted of committing certain violent felonies, and providing a criminal penalty...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 109

Against
Notification Date
5/20/2015
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 237
Assembly Bill 237
Relating to: requiring a determination of probable postfertilization age of an unborn child before abortion, prohibiting abortion of an unborn child considered capable of experiencing pain, informed consent, abortion reporting, and providing a criminal pen...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/28/2015
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 340
Assembly Bill 340
Relating to: strip searches of certain detained persons. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/26/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 388
Assembly Bill 388
Relating to: reorganizing the Government Accountability Board, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 118

Against
Notification Date
10/14/2015
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 450
Assembly Bill 450
Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit immigration status inquiries and reports to, and cooperation with, other units of government about the presence of illegal aliens, authorizing certain elective officeholders...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/23/2016
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 469
Assembly Bill 469
Relating to: use of changing rooms by pupils. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Assembly Bill 537
Assembly Bill 537
Relating to: forfeiture of property seized in relation to a crime. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 621
Assembly Bill 621
Relating to: expungement of deoxyribonucleic acid from crime laboratories if person not adjudicated guilty or delinquent. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/15/2016
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 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: the school and school district accountability report, chronically failing schools and school districts, and educational options information. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2015
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 22
Senate Bill 22
Relating to: unlawful use of a global positioning device and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2015
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 179
Senate Bill 179
Relating to: requiring a determination of probable postfertilization age of an unborn child before abortion, prohibiting abortion of an unborn child considered capable of experiencing pain, informed consent, abortion reporting, and providing a criminal pen...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 56

Against
Notification Date
5/28/2015
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 248
Senate Bill 248
Relating to: strip searches of certain detained persons. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 206

Against
Notification Date
10/26/2015
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.
Senate Bill 294
Senate Bill 294
Relating to: reorganizing the Government Accountability Board, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/14/2015
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 369
Senate Bill 369
Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit immigration status inquiries and reports to, and cooperation with, other units of government about the presence of illegal aliens, authorizing certain elective officeholders...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/23/2016
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 385
Senate Bill 385
Relating to: the establishment of a family and medical leave insurance program; family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and for the active duty of a family member; the employers that are required to permit an employee to take family ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/19/2016
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 521
Senate Bill 521
Relating to: forfeiture of property seized in relation to a crime. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2016
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

criminal justice reform, policing, "Blue Lives Matter"
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
criminal justice reform, policing, "Blue Lives Matter"

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/29/2016
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.

Legislative Council Study Committee on Reducing Recidivism and Removing Impediments to Ex-Offender Employment
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council Study Committee on Reducing Recidivism and Removing Impediments to Ex-Offender Employment

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/26/2016
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.

Prohibition of unwarranted delay for interviews of involved officer in review of officer involved deaths, amend Wis. Stats. 175.47
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Prohibition of unwarranted delay for interviews of involved officer in review of officer involved deaths, amend Wis. Stats. 175.47

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/20/2015
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.

mandatory minimums for certain gun offenses
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
mandatory minimums for certain gun offenses

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/30/2015
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.

forfeiture of property seized in relation to a crime, LRB-2148/P1
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
forfeiture of property seized in relation to a crime, LRB-2148/P1

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/30/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$3,678.44
2015
July - December
$3,803.14
2016
January - June
$2,527.77
2016
July - December
$623.57
Total $10,632.91
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
15.75
2015
July - December
4.10
2016
January - June
7.50
2016
July - December
1.75
Total 29.10
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
36.25
2015
July - December
44.80
2016
January - June
26.75
2016
July - December
7.25
Total 115.05

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: a school review system, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, 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
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: unlawful use of a global positioning device 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: limiting the authority of a law enforcement officer to arrest someone for sleeping or camping in a county park, authorizing local ordinances to prohibit overnight sleeping or camping in a county park, 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: authorizing Wisconsin to enter into agreements to share information related to the registration and voting of electors.
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: use of changing rooms by pupils. (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 8 %
Relating to: forfeiture of property seized in relation to a crime. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
30 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: forfeiture of property seized in relation to a crime. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
30 %
2016
January - June
25 %
2016
July - December
Total 17 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

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
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 7 %
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
90 %
Total 6 %

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

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
45 %
2016
July - December
Total 11 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures