Wisconsin Credit Union League

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Credit unions, not-for-profit cooperatives, financial institutions. The Wisconsin Credit Union League is the trade association for Wisconsin's credit unions that are cooperatively owned by their 2.5 million members and directed by Boards elected from the membership.

Lobbying Interests:
All proposals, legislation, administrative rules, policies or regulations related in any way to consumers or the operation of financial institutions in general and credit unions and their member-owners in particular.

CEO Name:
Brett Thompson
Government Affairs Specialist

Contact
SBW
Sarah B Wainscott
1 E Main Street, Suite 101
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 514-0086
swainscott@theleague.coop
http://www.theleague.coop

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 21
Assembly Bill 21
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2015 legislature.

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Assembly Bill 23
Assembly Bill 23
Relating to: prohibiting certain actions against financial institutions for offers, promises, agreements, or commitments that are not in writing.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 120

None
Notification Date
2/16/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 24
Assembly Bill 24
Relating to: variable rate loans.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 54

For
Notification Date
2/16/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 80
Assembly Bill 80
Relating to: review by state agencies of administrative rules and enactments and an expedited process for repealing rules an agency no longer has the authority to promulgate. (FE)

Bill Text and History

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

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 155

None
Notification Date
9/9/2015
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 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

None
Notification Date
4/2/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 163
Assembly Bill 163
Relating to: elimination of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Department of Financial Institutions; elimination of the Educational Approval Board; creation of the Department of Financial Institutions and Professional Standards; tra...

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Supporting Documentation
20150423_DFI-DSPS Merger WCUL Opposition Memo.pdf
20150423_GovOfficeMemoDFIPS.pdf

Assembly Bill 236
Assembly Bill 236
Relating to: tax-exempt accounts for qualified expenses incurred by individuals with disabilities and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/26/2015
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 272
Assembly Bill 272
Relating to: student loans, the individual income tax subtract modification for tuition and student fees, creating an authority to be known as the Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (F...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/5/2015
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 279
Assembly Bill 279
Relating to: constructing a sports and entertainment arena and related facilities and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
7/7/2015
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 308
Assembly Bill 308
Relating to: providing an exemption from civil liability for forcibly entering a vehicle under certain circumstances.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 103

None
Notification Date
8/25/2015
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 374
Assembly Bill 374
Relating to: real estate transfer fee returns for conveyances exempt from the fee. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
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 720
Assembly Bill 720
Relating to: the redemption period and notice of sale applicable to a foreclosure action involving noncommercial property and procedures regarding abandoned property in a foreclosure action.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 376

None
Notification Date
1/26/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 744
Assembly Bill 744
Relating to: requiring institutions of higher education to provide information to students relating to educational costs and financial literacy. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 284

None
Notification Date
1/22/2016
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 807
Assembly Bill 807
Relating to: credit union operations and modifying rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 304

For
Notification Date
1/26/2016
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.
Senate Bill 92
Senate Bill 92
Relating to: pleading requirements under the Wisconsin Consumer Act.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
9/9/2015
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.
Senate Bill 119
Senate Bill 119
Relating to: elimination of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Department of Financial Institutions; elimination of the Educational Approval Board; creation of the Department of Financial Institutions and Professional Standards; tra...

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Supporting Documentation
20150422_GovOfficeMemoDFIPS.pdf
20150422_DFI-DSPS Merger WCUL Opposition Memo.pdf

Senate Bill 153
Senate Bill 153
Relating to: donation of abandoned or seized vehicles.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 106

None
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.
Senate Bill 194
Senate Bill 194
Relating to: student loans, the individual income tax subtract modification for tuition and student fees, creating an authority to be known as the Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (F...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/5/2015
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.
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

None
Notification Date
7/7/2015
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 279
Senate Bill 279
Relating to: real estate transfer fee returns for conveyances exempt from the fee. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 145

None
Notification Date
10/7/2015
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 595
Senate Bill 595
Relating to: requiring institutions of higher education to provide information to students relating to educational costs and financial literacy. (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 629
Senate Bill 629
Relating to: the redemption period and notice of sale applicable to a foreclosure action involving noncommercial property and procedures regarding abandoned property in a foreclosure action.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/26/2016
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.
Senate Bill 690
Senate Bill 690
Relating to: credit union operations and modifying rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions.

Bill Text and History

For
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/17/2015
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.

Financial Institutions and Professional Standards
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Financial Institutions and Professional Standards

Notification Date
3/17/2015
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

State-chartered credit union member business loans
Agency Name
Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)

Subject
State-chartered credit union member business loans

SS 108_16
None
Notification Date
1/31/2017
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

The Wisconsin Credit Union League opposes the expansion of the products and services payday lenders are allowed to provide.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The Wisconsin Credit Union League opposes the expansion of the products and services payday lenders are allowed to provide.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Supporting Documentation
20150720_PaydayLenderVetoLetter.pdf


Support for the appointment of Ray Allen as Secritary of Department of Financial Institutions.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for the appointment of Ray Allen as Secritary of Department of Financial Institutions.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/20/2015
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.

Chapter 186
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Chapter 186

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/28/2015
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.

Appointment of Peter J. Bildsten as Secretary of Department of Financial Institutions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointment of Peter J. Bildsten as Secretary of Department of Financial Institutions

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/23/2015
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.

DFI-CU
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DFI-CU

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/31/2014
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.

DFI-BKG
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DFI-BKG

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/31/2014
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
$54,758.55
2015
July - December
$49,833.98
2016
January - June
$38,822.14
2016
July - December
$17,967.87
Total $161,382.53
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
178.25
2015
July - December
71.75
2016
January - June
128.00
2016
July - December
30.25
Total 408.25
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
341.22
2015
July - December
195.30
2016
January - June
177.50
2016
July - December
87.05
Total 801.07

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
2 %
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: prohibiting certain actions against financial institutions for offers, promises, agreements, or commitments that are not in writing.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
3 %
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: variable rate loans.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
3 %
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
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
3 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: elimination of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Department of Financial Institutions; elimination of the Educational Approval Board; creation of the Department of Financial Institutions and Professional Standards; transfer of the Veterinary Examining Board to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; 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
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: elimination of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Department of Financial Institutions; elimination of the Educational Approval Board; creation of the Department of Financial Institutions and Professional Standards; transfer of the Veterinary Examining Board to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; 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
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
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
5 %
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: student loans, the individual income tax subtract modification for tuition and student fees, creating an authority to be known as the Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, 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
3 %
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: student loans, the individual income tax subtract modification for tuition and student fees, creating an authority to be known as the Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, 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
3 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the redemption period and notice of sale applicable to a foreclosure action involving noncommercial property and procedures regarding abandoned property in a foreclosure action.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
7 %
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the redemption period and notice of sale applicable to a foreclosure action involving noncommercial property and procedures regarding abandoned property in a foreclosure action.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
7 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: credit union operations and modifying rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
55 %
2016
January - June
35 %
2016
July - December
Total 21 %
Relating to: requiring institutions of higher education to provide information to students relating to educational costs and financial literacy. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
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
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring institutions of higher education to provide information to students relating to educational costs and financial literacy. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: credit union operations and modifying rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
30 %
2016
July - December
Total 8 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
15 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
40 %
Total 12 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
40 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 17 %

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
2 %
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
2 %
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
5 %
2016
January - June
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
Total 2 %
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
40 %
Total 5 %

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
5 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 7 %

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
5 %
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 2 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures