Wisconsin Retail Merchants Association

Registered Principal Details

Cessation Date
1/5/2016 12:17:16 PM

Business Or Interest:
Representation of the retail and wholesale trades in Wisconsin as producers and consumers of goods, merchandise, and food sold in Wisconsin.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters related to the retail and wholesale trades as well as the production and consumption of goods, merchandise, and food in Wisconsin.

CEO Name:
Alice O"Connor
Executive Director

Contact
AO
Alice O'Connor
44 East Mifflin Street, Suite 605A
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 250-4685 x221
(608) 255-4612
aoc@constituencyservices.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Alice O'Connor Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/19/2015 Withdrawn On 1/5/2016

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 15
Assembly Bill 15
Relating to: the manufacture and acceptance for sale of products containing microbeads. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/28/2015
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 117
Assembly Bill 117
Relating to: pleading requirements under the Wisconsin Consumer Act.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 155

None
Notification Date
4/28/2015
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 144
Assembly Bill 144
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/28/2015
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 219
Assembly Bill 219
Relating to: income and sales and use tax audits and statistical sampling. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/21/2015
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 226
Assembly Bill 226
Relating to: audits and interest rates on past due amounts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/21/2015
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
4/28/2015
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.

General Fund Taxes: Sales and Excise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Sales and Excise Taxes

Notification Date
4/28/2015
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.

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

Notification Date
4/28/2015
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

any issues in 2015-2016 budget that would affect property or sales tax policies , data breach, energy or employment practices.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
any issues in 2015-2016 budget that would affect property or sales tax policies , data breach, energy or employment practices.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/19/2015
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.

Legislation to create a sales tax "holiday" for back-to-school sales.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation to create a sales tax "holiday" for back-to-school sales.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/19/2015
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.

Legislation to create a fair and level playing field for all retailers whether they sell online, in a mall or on Main Street.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation to create a fair and level playing field for all retailers whether they sell online, in a mall or on Main Street.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/19/2015
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.

support removal of prohibition against display of starter fertilizer
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support removal of prohibition against display of starter fertilizer

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/19/2015
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.

oppose restrictions to limit food purchases with food stamps
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
oppose restrictions to limit food purchases with food stamps

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/19/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$5,000.00
2015
July - December
$1,600.00
2016
January - June
$0.00
Total $6,600.00
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
7.00
2015
July - December
0.00
2016
January - June
0.00
Total 7.00
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
8.25
2015
July - December
6.25
2016
January - June
0.00
Total 14.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the manufacture and acceptance for sale of products containing microbeads. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 14 %
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
5 %
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 14 %
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.
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 9 %
Relating to: income and sales and use tax audits and statistical sampling. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
15 %
2015
July - December
15 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 14 %
Relating to: audits and interest rates on past due amounts. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
35 %
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 33 %

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 5 %
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 5 %
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 9 %

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 4 %
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 7 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures