Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Promote interests of hunters and their rights

Lobbying Interests:
All issues surrounding hunting, DNR regulations and legislative actions, wolves, conservation, land acquisition, youth hunting, hunting fees, baiting, and enforcement.

Title:
Representative

Contact
JW
Jeanne Welch
16 North Carroll Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 819-0150
(608) 251-5941
jeanne@thewelchgroup.org
http://www.wbha.us.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Robert Welch Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/5/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 61
Assembly Bill 61
Relating to: rules that prohibit feeding deer in certain counties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/23/2017
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 65
Assembly Bill 65
Relating to: sales and transfers of firearms and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/28/2017
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 74
Assembly Bill 74
Relating to: waiting period for purchase of handguns.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/28/2017
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 157
Assembly Bill 157
Relating to: the appointment and term of service of the secretary of natural resources and vacancies on the Natural Resources Board.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/27/2017
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 203
Assembly Bill 203
Relating to: requiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a special wild turkey hunting program for certain disabled veterans, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/9/2017
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 230
Assembly Bill 230
Relating to: fences on closed managed forest land.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/23/2017
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 247
Assembly Bill 247
Relating to: going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/9/2017
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 325
Assembly Bill 325
Relating to: the cumulative preference system for issuing Class A bear hunting licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/18/2017
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 374
Assembly Bill 374
Relating to: fence requirements for deer farms, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/7/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 411
Assembly Bill 411
Relating to: the authority of a conservation warden to enter private land and the admissibility of evidence.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/17/2017
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 427
Assembly Bill 427
Relating to: comprehensive firearm education for high school pupils.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/3/2017
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 455
Assembly Bill 455
Relating to: age and hunting restrictions applicable to the hunting mentorship program.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 62

For
Notification Date
8/2/2017
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 461
Assembly Bill 461
Relating to: hunting approvals issued to certain terminally ill individuals. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 182

For
Notification Date
8/7/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 496
Assembly Bill 496
Relating to: suspending and expelling a pupil for possession of a firearm at school.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/27/2017
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 520
Assembly Bill 520
Relating to: hunting, trapping, and fishing approvals issued to recipients of a medal awarded by the U.S. armed forces that is equal to or higher than the Purple Heart medal in order of precedence and maintenance of a list of such medals by the Department ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/18/2017
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 522
Assembly Bill 522
Relating to: the rendering of first aid to animals by emergency medical technicians or first responders.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2018
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 711
Assembly Bill 711
Relating to: required tags for a dog hunting bear or wolf.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 245

For
Notification Date
12/6/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 712
Assembly Bill 712
Relating to: enforcement of federal and state laws relating to the management of the wolf population and to the killing of wolves and expenditure of funds for wolf management purposes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/13/2017
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 820
Assembly Bill 820
Relating to: the standard of proof required to effect a temporary or permanent closure of a sport shooting range based on an unsafe condition.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 179

For
Notification Date
1/10/2018
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 17
Senate Bill 17
Relating to: purchasing or possessing a firearm for a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm and providing a criminal penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/9/2017
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 34
Senate Bill 34
Relating to: sales and transfers of firearms and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/28/2017
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 68
Senate Bill 68
Relating to: rules that prohibit feeding deer in certain counties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 41

For
Notification Date
5/23/2017
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 150
Senate Bill 150
Relating to: requiring the Department of Natural Resources to establish a special wild turkey hunting program for certain disabled veterans, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/9/2017
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 169
Senate Bill 169
Relating to: going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/9/2017
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 171
Senate Bill 171
Relating to: the appointment and term of service of the secretary of natural resources and vacancies on the Natural Resources Board.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/9/2017
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 178
Senate Bill 178
Relating to: fences on closed managed forest land.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 43

For
Notification Date
5/23/2017
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 257
Senate Bill 257
Relating to: the cumulative preference system for issuing Class A bear hunting licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 44

For
Notification Date
5/18/2017
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 321
Senate Bill 321
Relating to: the authority of a conservation warden to enter private land and the admissibility of evidence.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/17/2017
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 340
Senate Bill 340
Relating to: comprehensive firearm education for high school pupils.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/6/2017
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.
Senate Bill 362
Senate Bill 362
Relating to: age and hunting restrictions applicable to the hunting mentorship program.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/26/2017
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 372
Senate Bill 372
Relating to: hunting approvals issued to certain terminally ill individuals. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/7/2017
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.
Senate Bill 402
Senate Bill 402
Relating to: suspending and expelling a pupil for possession of a firearm at school.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/27/2017
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 431
Senate Bill 431
Relating to: hunting, trapping, and fishing approvals issued to recipients of a medal awarded by the U.S. armed forces that is equal to or higher than the Purple Heart medal in order of precedence and maintenance of a list of such medals by the Department ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/18/2017
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 435
Senate Bill 435
Relating to: the rendering of first aid to animals by emergency medical technicians or first responders.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 166

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2018
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 602
Senate Bill 602
Relating to: enforcement of federal and state laws relating to the management of the wolf population and to the killing of wolves and expenditure of funds for wolf management purposes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/13/2017
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.
Senate Bill 633
Senate Bill 633
Relating to: required tags for a dog hunting bear or wolf or training to hunt.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2018
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 774
Senate Bill 774
Relating to: prohibiting the use of certain trapping devices in state parks.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2018
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 775
Senate Bill 775
Relating to: prohibiting hunting in state parks. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2018
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 776
Senate Bill 776
Relating to: eliminating depredation payments for hunting dogs injured or killed by wolves. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2018
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/29/2017
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.

Natural Resources: Forestry, Parks and Recreation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Forestry, Parks and Recreation

Notification Date
3/29/2017
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.

Natural Resources: Reorganization
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Reorganization

Notification Date
3/29/2017
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Animal disease and movement; animal markets, dealers and truckers
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Animal disease and movement; animal markets, dealers and truckers

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Against
Notification Date
8/27/2018
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Any proposals dealing with wolf hunting season or wolf quotas
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposals dealing with wolf hunting season or wolf quotas

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/24/2017
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.

Any proposal dealing with gun rights
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal dealing with gun rights

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/24/2017
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.

Any proposal promoting more hunting opportunites
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal promoting more hunting opportunites

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/24/2017
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.

Any proposal dealing with providing hunter access to Stewardship program lands, MFL lands, or county lands
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal dealing with providing hunter access to Stewardship program lands, MFL lands, or county lands

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/24/2017
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.

Any proposal dealing with bear harvest, bear quotas, or regulations affecting bear training or harvest seasons
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal dealing with bear harvest, bear quotas, or regulations affecting bear training or harvest seasons

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/24/2017
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.

Funding of DNR wildlife management; Pittman Robertson funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding of DNR wildlife management; Pittman Robertson funding

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.

Budget Bill Subject: Department of Natural Resources
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget Bill Subject: Department of Natural Resources

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$15,000.00
2017
July - December
$15,000.00
2018
January - June
$15,000.00
2018
July - December
$15,000.00
Total $60,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
50.00
2017
July - December
50.00
2018
January - June
45.00
2018
July - December
27.00
Total 172.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
24.00
2017
July - December
13.00
2018
January - June
13.00
2018
July - December
2.00
Total 52.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the cumulative preference system for issuing Class A bear hunting licenses. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: the cumulative preference system for issuing Class A bear hunting licenses. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: enforcement of federal and state laws relating to the management of the wolf population and to the killing of wolves and expenditure of funds for wolf management purposes. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: enforcement of federal and state laws relating to the management of the wolf population and to the killing of wolves and expenditure of funds for wolf management purposes. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: age and hunting restrictions applicable to the hunting mentorship program.
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 3 %
Relating to: age and hunting restrictions applicable to the hunting mentorship program.
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 6 %
Relating to: required tags for a dog hunting bear or wolf.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
30 %
2018
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: required tags for a dog hunting bear or wolf or training to hunt.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
30 %
2018
July - December
Total 8 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
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 9 %

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
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
50 %
Total 15 %
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
20 %
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
20 %
Total 14 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
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
10 %
Total 1 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures