Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
A Wisconsin association of persons who are blind or visually impaired.

Lobbying Interests:
All areas of legislation or administrative rules that affect the lives of blind or visually impaired Wisconsin citizens. Specifiically we will involve ourselves in the Dept. of Workforce development, Division of Vocational rehabilitation: Dept. of Health and Family Services, Division of Supportive living, Bureau for the Blind; Dept. of Public Instruction, CESAs, Special Education, Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Students; Dept. of Transportation, public transportation, and sales tax issues affecting the sales of assistive devises.

CEO Name:
Loretta Himmelsbach
Lobbyist

Contact
GRG
Gary R Goyke
754 Williamson St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 237-8121
(608) 255-3301
gary.goyke@gmail.com
http://www.wcblind.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Gary R Goyke Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/16/2015 Withdrawn On N/A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

None
Notification Date
2/3/2015
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.
Comments
The Council will carefully review all aspects of the proposal and make a public determination in the days days. Discussions on the impacts of AB 1 will be conducted with parents and students.
Assembly Bill 44
Assembly Bill 44
Relating to: transfer of certain fish and game approvals to persons with disabilities and the transfer of Class A bear licenses to persons awarded the Purple Heart or serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/24/2015
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 112
Assembly Bill 112
Relating to: the authority of physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers regarding testing and information required for making disability determinations under certain hunting and fishing approvals issued by the Department of Natural Resou...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 97

For
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 235
Assembly Bill 235
Relating to: charging resident fees to nonresident veterans and their family members attending technical colleges. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/27/2015
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.
Comments
Our Council also consists of elected representatives of the Blinded Veterans of Wisconsin. We are all strongly supportive of the state vocational system and encourage all efforts to make it 's programs widely available.
Assembly Bill 336
Assembly Bill 336
Relating to: trolling permits issued to persons whose sight is impaired. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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 358
Assembly Bill 358
Relating to: parking spaces reserved for persons with physical disabilities.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 610
Assembly Bill 610
Relating to: supplemental forfeitures for trade and consumer protection violations perpetrated against the elderly and disabled and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/4/2016
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 20
Senate Bill 20
Relating to: transfer of certain fish and game approvals to persons with disabilities and the transfer of Class A bear licenses to persons awarded the Purple Heart or serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 98

For
Notification Date
4/6/2015
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 88
Senate Bill 88
Relating to: the authority of physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers regarding testing and information required for making disability determinations under certain hunting and fishing approvals issued by the Department of Natural Resou...

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Senate Bill 275
Senate Bill 275
Relating to: parking spaces reserved for persons with physical disabilities.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 362

For
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.
Senate Bill 418
Senate Bill 418
Relating to: a nonprofit organization grant program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 383

For
Notification Date
1/11/2016
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
Our Council includes the Blinded Veterans Association and we register our support for this bill. Sound administration and good outreach will make improvements for many individuals.
Senate Bill 419
Senate Bill 419
Relating to: a veterans employment and entrepreneurship grant program, veteran employment grants, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 385

For
Notification Date
1/11/2016
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
Our Council includes the Blinded Veterans Association. We support this legislation and believe that it will help many individuals and families throughout our state.

Budget Bill Subjects

Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

Notification Date
5/11/2015
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.

Board on Aging and Long-Term Care
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Board on Aging and Long-Term Care

Notification Date
5/11/2015
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.

Corrections: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Corrections: Departmentwide

Notification Date
5/11/2015
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.

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

Notification Date
5/11/2015
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.

Public Instruction: Administrative and Other Funding
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Administrative and Other Funding

Notification Date
5/11/2015
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.

Public Instruction: Choice, Charter, and Open Enrollment
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Choice, Charter, and Open Enrollment

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.

Comments
The WCBVI strongly opposes the inclusion of a new Special Education Needs Voucher Program in the State Budget.

Public Instruction: District Operations and Standards
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: District Operations and Standards

Notification Date
5/11/2015
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.

Public Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits

Notification Date
5/11/2015
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.

Transportation: Local Transportation Aid
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Local Transportation Aid

Notification Date
5/11/2015
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.

Veterans Affairs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Veterans Affairs

Notification Date
5/11/2015
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.

Wisconsin Technical College System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Technical College System

Notification Date
5/11/2015
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.

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

Notification Date
5/11/2015
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Support for a program in WDOT called "complete streets". Oppose suggested repeal. Safe Walkways, bikeways, safe access to transit service, pedestrian safety. It is a budget subject under DOT.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for a program in WDOT called "complete streets". Oppose suggested repeal. Safe Walkways, bikeways, safe access to transit service, pedestrian safety. It is a budget subject under DOT.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/15/2015
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.

Coordinate with other organizations to review, amend and or defeat suggested special education voucher programs which remove or waive ADA rights for students and or parents.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Coordinate with other organizations to review, amend and or defeat suggested special education voucher programs which remove or waive ADA rights for students and or parents.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/1/2015
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.

Re-engage the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation within the Department of Workforce Development in additional ways to improve the Business Enterprise Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Re-engage the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation within the Department of Workforce Development in additional ways to improve the Business Enterprise Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2015
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.

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ADA. Work with state agencies to produce public information on changes and improvements.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ADA. Work with state agencies to produce public information on changes and improvements.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2015
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.

Review aspects of 2014 session bill SB 661. Reintroduce sections relevant to new information and initiatives.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Review aspects of 2014 session bill SB 661. Reintroduce sections relevant to new information and initiatives.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/1/2015
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.

The Council will be developing a comprehensive review of the state laws relating to accessibility to state services by person who are legally blind.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The Council will be developing a comprehensive review of the state laws relating to accessibility to state services by person who are legally blind.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2015
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.

Review and update for a possible bill draft rules and regulations regarding accessibility.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Review and update for a possible bill draft rules and regulations regarding accessibility.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/16/2015
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
$12,000.00
2015
July - December
$12,500.00
2016
January - June
$12,500.00
2016
July - December
$12,500.00
Total $49,500.00
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
32.00
2015
July - December
38.00
2016
January - June
44.00
2016
July - December
37.00
Total 151.00
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
66.00
2015
July - December
65.00
2016
January - June
68.00
2016
July - December
68.00
Total 267.00

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
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: transfer of certain fish and game approvals to persons with disabilities and the transfer of Class A bear licenses to persons awarded the Purple Heart or serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the authority of physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers regarding testing and information required for making disability determinations under certain hunting and fishing approvals issued by the Department of Natural Resources.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: charging resident fees to nonresident veterans and their family members attending technical colleges. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: transfer of certain fish and game approvals to persons with disabilities and the transfer of Class A bear licenses to persons awarded the Purple Heart or serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces. (FE)
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
Total 5 %
Relating to: trolling permits issued to persons whose sight is impaired. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: parking spaces reserved for persons with physical disabilities.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 2 %
Relating to: supplemental forfeitures for trade and consumer protection violations perpetrated against the elderly and disabled and providing a penalty. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the authority of physician assistants and advanced practice nurse prescribers regarding testing and information required for making disability determinations under certain hunting and fishing approvals issued by the Department of Natural Resources.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: parking spaces reserved for persons with physical disabilities.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %
Relating to: a nonprofit organization grant program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %
Relating to: a veterans employment and entrepreneurship grant program, veteran employment grants, 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
5 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %

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
10 %
Total 4 %
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
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
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %
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
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
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
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 9 %
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 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 1 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
10 %
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
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
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
5 %
Total 4 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures