Hunger Task Force

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Anti-hunger organization that works on food security and nutrition issues

Lobbying Interests:
Our agency is concerned with issues related to federal and state nutrition programs, including WIC, TEFAP, summer food, school meals, CSFP, Foodshare/SNAP, and CACFP. In addition, we are concerned with health and safety policies that may impact our network of emergency food providers

Title:
Director of Advocacy

Contact
MF
Maureen Fitzgerald
201 S Hawley Court
Milwaukee, WI 53214
(414) 238-6475
(414) 777-0480
maureen@hungertaskforce.org
http://www.hungertaskforce.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Maureen Fitzgerald Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/5/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Sherrie Tussler Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 5/3/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Matt Stienstra Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/9/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 57
Assembly Bill 57
Relating to: requiring child support compliance for FoodShare benefits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/24/2017
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.
Supporting Documentation
20170224_AB57_2.23.17.pdf

Assembly Bill 263
Assembly Bill 263
Relating to: incentive programs for counties and tribes that identify fraudulent activity in certain public assistance programs, removing inactive FoodShare accounts, expunging unused FoodShare benefits, limiting the number of FoodShare replacement cards, ...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/19/2017
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.
Supporting Documentation
20170619_AB263.pdf

Assembly Bill 501
Assembly Bill 501
Relating to: FoodShare healthy eating incentive pilot program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/22/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 530
Assembly Bill 530
Relating to: nutritional food pilot program under FoodShare and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/13/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 577
Assembly Bill 577
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/25/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 702
Assembly Bill 702
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/12/2018
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 969
Assembly Bill 969
Relating to: eligibility for certain low-income energy assistance.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/26/2018
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 1072
Assembly Bill 1072
Relating to: federal government waivers and other requests for federal approval; public assistance programs; waivers from work search and registration requirements for certain unemployment insurance benefit claimants; granting rule-making authority; and ma...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/4/2018
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 19
Senate Bill 19
Relating to: requiring child support compliance for FoodShare benefits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/24/2017
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.
Supporting Documentation
20170224_SB19_2.24.17.pdf

Senate Bill 174
Senate Bill 174
Relating to: incentive programs for counties and tribes that identify fraudulent activity in certain public assistance programs, removing inactive FoodShare accounts, expunging unused FoodShare benefits, limiting the number of FoodShare replacement cards, ...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/6/2017
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.
Supporting Documentation
20170606_SB174.pdf

Senate Bill 416
Senate Bill 416
Relating to: FoodShare healthy eating incentive pilot program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/22/2017
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.
Senate Bill 487
Senate Bill 487
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/30/2017
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.
Senate Bill 624
Senate Bill 624
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/5/2018
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 805
Senate Bill 805
Relating to: eligibility for certain low-income energy assistance.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/26/2018
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.
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: required hours of participation in the FoodShare employment and training program.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 263

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
20180129_Welfare Reform Position Paper.HungerTaskForce.pdf

January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: statewide FoodShare employment and training program requirement for able-bodied adults. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 264

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
20180129_Welfare Reform Position Paper.HungerTaskForce.pdf

January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
Relating to: asset restrictions on eligibility for FoodShare, Wisconsin Works, and Wisconsin Shares. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 269

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
20180129_Welfare Reform Position Paper.HungerTaskForce.pdf

January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 6
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 6
Relating to: payments based on performance for Wisconsin Works and FoodShare employment and training program contractors. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 266

Other
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
20180129_Welfare Reform Position Paper.HungerTaskForce.pdf

January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 10
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 10
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
20180129_Welfare Reform Position Paper.HungerTaskForce.pdf

January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 1
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 1
Relating to: required hours of participation in the FoodShare employment and training program.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
20180129_Welfare Reform Position Paper.HungerTaskForce.pdf

January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 2
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 2
Relating to: statewide FoodShare employment and training program requirement for able-bodied adults. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
20180129_Welfare Reform Position Paper.HungerTaskForce.pdf

January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 3
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 3
Relating to: asset restrictions on eligibility for FoodShare, Wisconsin Works, and Wisconsin Shares. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
20180129_Welfare Reform Position Paper.HungerTaskForce.pdf

January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 6
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 6
Relating to: payments based on performance for Wisconsin Works and FoodShare employment and training program contractors. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
20180129_Welfare Reform Position Paper.HungerTaskForce.pdf

January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 10
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 10
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
20180129_Welfare Reform Position Paper.HungerTaskForce.pdf

Budget Bill Subjects

Health Services: FoodShare
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: FoodShare

Notification Date
4/6/2017
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.

Comments
Hunger Task Force is opposed to the proposed dramatic changes to the FoodShare program. 1)Fix FSET before expanding it. Create real benchmarks and training. 2) Do not link child support to food aid 3) Do not harm program integrity w/asset test

Supporting Documentation
20170406_State Budget.FoodShare.pdf

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

FoodShare ; FoodShare employment and training; Hunger; School Meals; Access to healthy food;
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
FoodShare ; FoodShare employment and training; Hunger; School Meals; Access to healthy food;

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2017
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.

Drug Testing requirement for FoodShare applicants and recipients
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Drug Testing requirement for FoodShare applicants and recipients

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/5/2016
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.

Photo ID requirement on FoodShare EBT
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Photo ID requirement on FoodShare EBT

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/5/2016
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.

Limiting foods available under FoodShare program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Limiting foods available under FoodShare program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/5/2016
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.

FoodShare; School Lunch; School Breakfast;
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
FoodShare; School Lunch; School Breakfast;

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/5/2016
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.

Participation and funding for free and reduced price breakfast programs in schools
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Participation and funding for free and reduced price breakfast programs in schools

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/5/2016
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$6,940.59
2017
July - December
$4,642.47
2018
January - June
$7,154.34
2018
July - December
$3,893.51
Total $22,630.91
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
36.50
2017
July - December
24.50
2018
January - June
29.00
2018
July - December
24.75
Total 114.75
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
26.75
2017
July - December
15.50
2018
January - June
48.00
2018
July - December
9.00
Total 99.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: incentive programs for counties and tribes that identify fraudulent activity in certain public assistance programs, removing inactive FoodShare accounts, expunging unused FoodShare benefits, limiting the number of FoodShare replacement cards, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: incentive programs for counties and tribes that identify fraudulent activity in certain public assistance programs, removing inactive FoodShare accounts, expunging unused FoodShare benefits, limiting the number of FoodShare replacement cards, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: requiring child support compliance for FoodShare benefits. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: requiring child support compliance for FoodShare benefits. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: FoodShare healthy eating incentive pilot program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: FoodShare healthy eating incentive pilot program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: nutritional food pilot program under FoodShare and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: payments based on performance for Wisconsin Works and FoodShare employment and training program contractors. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: asset restrictions on eligibility for FoodShare, Wisconsin Works, and Wisconsin Shares. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: required hours of participation in the FoodShare employment and training program.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
25 %
2018
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: statewide FoodShare employment and training program requirement for able-bodied adults. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
25 %
2018
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: federal government waivers and other requests for federal approval; public assistance programs; waivers from work search and registration requirements for certain unemployment insurance benefit claimants; granting rule-making authority; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
75 %
Total 12 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
50 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 15 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
25 %
Total 4 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures