WISPIRG (Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group)

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Public interest education and advocacy on consumer protection, toxics and public health, transportation, good government, and other issues.

Lobbying Interests:
transportation, state budget, toxics and public health, government transparency, consumer protection, health care.

Title:
State Director

Contact
PS
Peter Skopec
122 State Street, Suite 500
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-9501
peter@wispirg.org
http://www.wispirg.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Bruce Speight Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/17/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Peter Skopec Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/17/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 117
Assembly Bill 117
Relating to: pleading requirements under the Wisconsin Consumer Act.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 155

Against
Notification Date
12/14/2015
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 210
Assembly Bill 210
Relating to: an additional local sales and use tax for maintenance of streets and highways and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/1/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 387
Assembly Bill 387
Relating to: campaign finance.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 117

Against
Notification Date
10/12/2015
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 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
10/12/2015
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 454
Assembly Bill 454
Relating to: modifying and repealing various rules promulgated by the Department of Transportation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Assembly Joint Resolution 8
Assembly Joint Resolution 8
Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2015
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 92
Senate Bill 92
Relating to: pleading requirements under the Wisconsin Consumer Act.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/14/2015
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 292
Senate Bill 292
Relating to: campaign finance.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/12/2015
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 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
10/12/2015
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 295
Senate Bill 295
Relating to: electronic voter registration, verification of certain registrations, proof of residence for voting in an election, authorizing Wisconsin to enter into agreements to share information related to the registration and voting of electors; electio...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 261

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2016
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

Financial Institutions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Financial Institutions

Notification Date
7/9/2015
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.

Comments
Opposing provisions introduced via Motion 999 related to payday lending

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

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.

Comments
WISPIRG opposes spending on highway expansion projects that are justified on unrealistic forecasts of future driving (e.g. I-94); opposes removing transit from the transportation fund; supports better maintaining local road/transit infrastructure

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Legislative audit of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative audit of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/4/2015
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.

Exempting Rent-to-Own (RTO) transactions from Wisconsin Consumer Act credit sales provisions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Exempting Rent-to-Own (RTO) transactions from Wisconsin Consumer Act credit sales provisions

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/23/2015
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.

Supporting the creation of a 36% APR rate cap on payday loans, and supporting limits on how often a payday loan can "roll over"
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Supporting the creation of a 36% APR rate cap on payday loans, and supporting limits on how often a payday loan can "roll over"

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Opposing the lifting of APR disclosure rules for rent-to-own products
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Opposing the lifting of APR disclosure rules for rent-to-own products

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

LRB 1146 -- political expenditure reporting by corporations, cooperative associations and labor organizations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1146 -- political expenditure reporting by corporations, cooperative associations and labor organizations

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/13/2015
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.

State transportation budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State transportation budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/13/2015
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.

A legislative resolution for a statewide ballot referendum regarding the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and big money in politics
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
A legislative resolution for a statewide ballot referendum regarding the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and big money in politics

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/17/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$1,403.88
2015
July - December
$559.91
2016
January - June
$610.09
2016
July - December
$122.29
Total $2,696.17
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
13.00
2015
July - December
7.50
2016
January - June
4.25
2016
July - December
2.00
Total 26.75
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
47.50
2015
July - December
31.00
2016
January - June
23.00
2016
July - December
3.00
Total 104.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: an additional local sales and use tax for maintenance of streets and highways and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
17 %
2016
January - June
7 %
2016
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
55 %
2016
July - December
Total 12 %
Relating to: campaign finance.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
7 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: reorganizing the Government Accountability Board, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
7 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: campaign finance.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
7 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: reorganizing the Government Accountability Board, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
7 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: pleading requirements under the Wisconsin Consumer Act.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
14 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: pleading requirements under the Wisconsin Consumer Act.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
14 %
2016
January - June
6 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: modifying and repealing various rules promulgated by the Department of Transportation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
7 %
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
45 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
75 %
Total 24 %

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
3 %
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 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
40 %
2015
July - December
12 %
2016
January - June
6 %
2016
July - December
Total 23 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
12 %
2016
January - June
19 %
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
20 %
Total < 1%

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures