Wisconsin Society of Architects

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Architects, members of the American Institute of Architects.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and rules affecting the profession and practice of architecture and the design and construction industry in Wisconsin, including taxation, liability, building codes, regulation and licensing, public buildings and related issues.

CEO Name:
William Babcock
Executive Director

Contact
WB
William Babcock
321 S Hamilton St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-8477
(608) 257-0242
aiaw@aiaw.org
http://www.aiaw.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
William Babcock Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/5/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 47
Assembly Bill 47
Relating to: material misstatements on applications for certain credentials and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/3/2017
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 174
Assembly Bill 174
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a technical college district or for the University of Wisconsin. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/5/2017
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 292
Assembly Bill 292
Relating to: sale of Green Bay Correctional Institution and construction and lease with a purchase option of a correctional institution in Brown County or an adjacent county and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/5/2017
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 330
Assembly Bill 330
Relating to: the rule-making authority of certain agencies.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 158

Against
Notification Date
10/17/2017
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 369
Assembly Bill 369
Relating to: review of and reports concerning occupational licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/5/2017
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 384
Assembly Bill 384
Relating to: the expiration of administrative rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/26/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 393
Assembly Bill 393
Relating to: creative economy development initiative grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/17/2017
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 456
Assembly Bill 456
Relating to: alternative highway project delivery methods; prevailing wage for public works projects; municipal approval of highway roundabouts; local referendum imposing a wheel tax; funding for and audit of the Department of Transportation; granting rule...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
8/6/2017
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
Concerns with provisions that would allow use of certain alternative project delivery methods for county, municipal and technical college building projects
Assembly Bill 670
Assembly Bill 670
Relating to: exemption from continuing education requirements for certain retired professionals holding credentials granted by the Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Professional Land Surveyors and r...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/3/2017
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 675
Assembly Bill 675
Relating to: projects included in the Authorized State Building Program, project approvals by the Building Commission, and selection of project architects and engineers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 237

For
Notification Date
12/3/2017
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 771
Assembly Bill 771
Relating to: the authority of political subdivisions to regulate rental properties and historic properties and of municipalities to inspect dwellings, public utility service to rental dwelling units, landlord and tenant regulations, fees imposed by a polit...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 317

Other
Notification Date
1/9/2018
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.
Comments
Support deleting provisions related to historic properties from proposed legislation.
Assembly Bill 773
Assembly Bill 773
Relating to: discovery of information in court proceedings; procedural requirements relating to class actions; consumer lawsuit lending; the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; agreements by the secretary of revenue to allow third-party audit...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 235

For
Notification Date
1/8/2018
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.
Comments
Support shortening statute of repose for improvements to real property to six years.
Assembly Bill 793
Assembly Bill 793
Relating to: the limit on tax credits that may be certified under the historic rehabilitation tax credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/4/2018
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.
Assembly Joint Resolution 34
Assembly Joint Resolution 34
Relating to: designating May as Building Safety Month in Wisconsin.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/25/2017
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.
Senate Bill 120
Senate Bill 120
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a technical college district or for the University of Wisconsin. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/24/2017
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.
Senate Bill 228
Senate Bill 228
Relating to: sale of Green Bay Correctional Institution and construction and lease with a purchase option of a correctional institution in Brown County or an adjacent county and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/5/2017
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 278
Senate Bill 278
Relating to: the rule-making authority of certain agencies.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/2/2017
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.
Senate Bill 284
Senate Bill 284
Relating to: creative economy development initiative grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/5/2017
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
6/5/2017
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 295
Senate Bill 295
Relating to: the expiration of administrative rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/17/2017
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 374
Senate Bill 374
Relating to: alternative highway project delivery methods; prevailing wage for public works projects; municipal approval of highway roundabouts; local referendum imposing a wheel tax; funding for and audit of the Department of Transportation; granting rule...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
8/6/2017
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
Concerns with provisions that would allow use of certain alternative project delivery methods for county, municipal and technical college building projects
Senate Bill 554
Senate Bill 554
Relating to: projects included in the Authorized State Building Program, project approvals by the Building Commission, and selection of project architects and engineers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/3/2017
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.
Senate Bill 645
Senate Bill 645
Relating to: discovery of information in court proceedings; procedural requirements relating to class actions; consumer lawsuit lending; the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; agreements by the secretary of revenue to allow third-party audit...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2018
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.
Comments
Support shortening statute of repose for improvements to real property to six years.
Senate Bill 668
Senate Bill 668
Relating to: the limit on tax credits that may be certified under the historic rehabilitation tax credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 280

For
Notification Date
1/4/2018
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 800
Senate Bill 800
Relating to: local regulation of historic properties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2018
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 Joint Resolution 36
Senate Joint Resolution 36
Relating to: designating May as Building Safety Month in Wisconsin.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2017
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Facilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Facilities

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

Administration: Housing
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Housing

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

Administration: Procurement
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Procurement

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

Appropriation Obligation Bonds
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Appropriation Obligation Bonds

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

Bonding Authorization
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Bonding Authorization

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

Building Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Building Commission

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

General Fund Taxes: Other Tax Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Other Tax Provisions

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

General Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

Historical Society
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Historical Society

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

Legislature
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Legislature

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

Miscellaneous Appropriations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Miscellaneous Appropriations

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

Revenue: Tax Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Tax Administration

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

University of Wisconsin System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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.

Wisconsin Technical College System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Technical College System

Notification Date
3/15/2017
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

The Wisconsin Commercial Building Code and affecting small business
Agency Name
Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS)

Subject
The Wisconsin Commercial Building Code and affecting small business

SS 043_15
None
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.

Architect registration
Agency Name
Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Professional Land Surveyors (A-E)

Subject
Architect registration

SS 087_17
None
Notification Date
9/25/2018
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

Update of Wisconsin Commercial Building Code (CR16-094)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Update of Wisconsin Commercial Building Code (CR16-094)

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/8/2018
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.

Licensing Review Council
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Licensing Review Council

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/14/2017
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.

State Building Program Thresholds
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Building Program Thresholds

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/14/2017
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.

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/14/2017
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.

Updates to Wisconsin Commercial Building Code, Chapters SPS 361-366
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Updates to Wisconsin Commercial Building Code, Chapters SPS 361-366

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/5/2017
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.

Department of Health Services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Department of Health Services

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.

Public Service Commission investigation into improving access to statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource programs (Docket No. 5-FE-102)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Public Service Commission investigation into improving access to statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource programs (Docket No. 5-FE-102)

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
$10,510.11
2017
July - December
$14,234.87
2018
January - June
$5,556.72
2018
July - December
$677.35
Total $30,979.05
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
6.50
2017
July - December
13.25
2018
January - June
4.00
2018
July - December
0.00
Total 23.75
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
92.25
2017
July - December
120.50
2018
January - June
46.25
2018
July - December
6.00
Total 265.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: projects included in the Authorized State Building Program, project approvals by the Building Commission, and selection of project architects and engineers. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
9 %
2018
January - June
10 %
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
2017
July - December
11 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
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
2017
July - December
11 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: alternative highway project delivery methods; prevailing wage for public works projects; municipal approval of highway roundabouts; local referendum imposing a wheel tax; funding for and audit of the Department of Transportation; granting rule-making authority; and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
18 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 8 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
1 %
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
6 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
7 %
2017
July - December
9 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 7 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
23 %
2017
July - December
9 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 12 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
4 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
8 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %

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
16 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %

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
13 %
2017
July - December
9 %
2018
January - June
22 %
2018
July - December
Total 12 %

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
34 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
68 %
2018
July - December
100 %
Total 30 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures