Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Association represents the interest of land surveying and land surveyors in Wisconsin.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation involving licensing issues, water laws, land law, condominiums, land records, electronic recording of land records, subdivisions and liability issues impacting land surveying and land surveyors.

CEO Name:
Emily Pierce
Executive Director

Contact
FT
Francis Thousand
5113 Spaanem Avenue
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 770-9759
(608) 222-6152
fthousand@charter.net
http://www.wsls.org

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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Robert Welch Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/5/2016 Withdrawn On N/A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 60
Assembly Bill 60
Relating to: an employee in the classified service representing himself or herself as an engineer.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 111

For
Notification Date
5/16/2017
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 253
Assembly Bill 253
Relating to: procedures related to a sale of foreclosed property by a sheriff or referee.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 104

For
Notification Date
5/16/2017
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 369
Assembly Bill 369
Relating to: review of and reports concerning occupational licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/13/2017
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 713
Assembly Bill 713
Relating to: conforming a floodplain zoning ordinance to a federal letter of map amendment. (FE)

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.
Assembly Bill 855
Assembly Bill 855
Relating to: the operation and regulation of unmanned aircraft and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 322

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 175
Senate Bill 175
Relating to: procedures related to a sale of foreclosed property by a sheriff or referee.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/16/2017
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 241
Senate Bill 241
Relating to: an employee in the classified service representing himself or herself as an engineer.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/16/2017
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 288
Senate Bill 288
Relating to: review of and reports concerning occupational licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/13/2017
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 601
Senate Bill 601
Relating to: conforming a floodplain zoning ordinance to a federal letter of map amendment. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 242

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 701
Senate Bill 701
Relating to: the operation and regulation of unmanned aircraft and providing a penalty. (FE)

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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Safety and Professional Services: Regulation of Professions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Regulation of Professions

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

Land surveyor professional licensure. SS 085-14
Agency Name
Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Professional Land Surveyors (A-E)

Subject
Land surveyor professional licensure. SS 085-14

Wisconsin Administrative Register
Other
Notification Date
8/23/2018
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.

Minimum standards for property surveys
Agency Name
Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Professional Land Surveyors (A-E)

Subject
Minimum standards for property surveys

SS 009_18
For
Notification Date
8/23/2018
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 legislation affecting the profession of land surveying.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any legislation affecting the profession of land surveying.

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
$12,000.00
2017
July - December
$12,000.00
2018
January - June
$12,000.00
2018
July - December
$6,000.00
Total $42,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
19.00
2017
July - December
20.00
2018
January - June
21.00
2018
July - December
8.00
Total 68.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
12.00
2017
July - December
12.00
2018
January - June
15.00
2018
July - December
2.00
Total 41.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: an employee in the classified service representing himself or herself as an engineer.
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 %
Relating to: review of and reports concerning occupational licenses. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: review of and reports concerning occupational licenses. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: conforming a floodplain zoning ordinance to a federal letter of map amendment. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
30 %
2018
January - June
30 %
2018
July - December
Total 19 %
Relating to: conforming a floodplain zoning ordinance to a federal letter of map amendment. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
30 %
2018
January - June
40 %
2018
July - December
Total 22 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
30 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 11 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

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
50 %
Total 5 %

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

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
20 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
30 %
Total 15 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures