Wisconsin Dental Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Regulations and laws impacting the provision of dental care and the practice of dentistry

Lobbying Interests:
Regulation of the practice of dentistry; public health issues; appointments to the Dentistry Examing Board; delegation of duties to unlicensed persons; dental hygiene; Marquette University School of Dentistry; third party payor; insurance benefits; dental office waste.

CEO Name:
Mark Paget
Director of Government Services

Contact
MR
Matt Rossetto
122 West Washington Ave., Ste. 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 250-3442
(414) 755-4131
mrossetto@wda.org
http://wda.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/7/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/7/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Matt Rossetto Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/7/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Mark Paget Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/7/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Katie White Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/20/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 146
Assembly Bill 146
Relating to: the practice of dental hygienists.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 20

For
Notification Date
3/16/2017
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 277
Assembly Bill 277
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax 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.
Assembly Bill 318
Assembly Bill 318
Relating to: preserving and transferring dental patient health care records, contracts for practicing dentistry or dental hygiene, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/17/2017
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
8/29/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 370
Assembly Bill 370
Relating to: the establishment of a self-certification registry operated by the Department of Safety and Professional Services, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
8/29/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 457
Assembly Bill 457
Relating to: dental provider network rental by insurance plans.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/31/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 598
Assembly Bill 598
Relating to: eligibility for physician, dentist, and health care provider educational loan assistance programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/2/2017
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.
Comments
WDA supports any mechanism to relieve the burden of student debt, particularly while providing more opportunities to see underserved populations.
Assembly Bill 627
Assembly Bill 627
Relating to: dental reimbursement pilot project in the Medical Assistance program.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 344

For
Notification Date
11/10/2017
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 749
Assembly Bill 749
Relating to: certification of expanded function dental auxiliaries and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/20/2017
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 781
Assembly Bill 781
Relating to: defining dental care for the purpose of consenting for services for a child in out-of-home care.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 259

For
Notification Date
1/2/2018
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.
Assembly Bill 945
Assembly Bill 945
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/13/2018
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
12/3/2018
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 1073
Assembly Bill 1073
Relating to: legislative power and duties, state agency and authority composition and operations, administrative rule-making process, federal government waivers and approvals, unemployment insurance work search and registration requirements, and making an ...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/3/2018
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
WDA’s concerns with AB1073 are with the provisions identical to those in AB1072.
Senate Bill 114
Senate Bill 114
Relating to: the practice of dental hygienists.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/17/2017
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 218
Senate Bill 218
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax 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 258
Senate Bill 258
Relating to: preserving and transferring dental patient health care records, contracts for practicing dentistry or dental hygiene, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 116

For
Notification Date
5/22/2017
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 288
Senate Bill 288
Relating to: review of and reports concerning occupational licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/29/2017
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.
Senate Bill 296
Senate Bill 296
Relating to: the establishment of a self-certification registry operated by the Department of Safety and Professional Services, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
8/29/2017
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.
Senate Bill 367
Senate Bill 367
Relating to: dental provider network rental by insurance plans.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/4/2017
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 635
Senate Bill 635
Relating to: certification of expanded function dental auxiliaries and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/8/2017
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 673
Senate Bill 673
Relating to: defining dental care for the purpose of consenting for services for a child in out-of-home care.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/15/2018
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 784
Senate Bill 784
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/9/2018
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/13/2017
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.

Health Services: Medicaid Services Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services Administration

Notification Date
3/13/2017
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Dentist licensure and practice of dental hygiene
Agency Name
Dentistry Examining Board (DE)

Subject
Dentist licensure and practice of dental hygiene

SS 040_16
Other
Notification Date
1/11/2017
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.

Designating continuing education on the topic of prescribing controlled substances
Agency Name
Dentistry Examining Board (DE)

Subject
Designating continuing education on the topic of prescribing controlled substances

SS 019_17
For
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.

Standards of conduct and unprofessional advertising
Agency Name
Dentistry Examining Board (DE)

Subject
Standards of conduct and unprofessional advertising

SS 054_16
Other
Notification Date
1/11/2017
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

Issues related to Medicaid dental coverage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to Medicaid dental coverage

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/7/2017
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.

Issues related to dental insurance contracts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to dental insurance contracts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/23/2017
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.

Ensuring proper records retention policies and procedures are in place for all dental practices, regardless of ownership structure
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Ensuring proper records retention policies and procedures are in place for all dental practices, regardless of ownership structure

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/11/2017
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.

Development of guidelines for licensed dentists when prescribing opioids
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of guidelines for licensed dentists when prescribing opioids

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/11/2017
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.

Support for Marquette University School of Dentistry and the funding it receives as the state's only dental school.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Marquette University School of Dentistry and the funding it receives as the state's only dental school.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2016
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.

Scope and practice settings of mid-level providers and dental hygienists
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Scope and practice settings of mid-level providers and dental hygienists

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/19/2016
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.

Student loan financing for dental school graduates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Student loan financing for dental school graduates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/19/2016
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
$106,298.55
2017
July - December
$103,715.98
2018
January - June
$64,216.49
2018
July - December
$47,532.13
Total $321,763.15
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
152.00
2017
July - December
209.50
2018
January - June
175.75
2018
July - December
64.50
Total 601.75
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
511.90
2017
July - December
456.50
2018
January - June
439.50
2018
July - December
359.00
Total 1766.90

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the practice of dental hygienists.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: the practice of dental hygienists.
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: preserving and transferring dental patient health care records, contracts for practicing dentistry or dental hygiene, and granting rule-making authority.
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 4 %
Relating to: preserving and transferring dental patient health care records, contracts for practicing dentistry or dental hygiene, and granting rule-making authority.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 15 %
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
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the establishment of a self-certification registry operated by the Department of Safety and Professional Services, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: defining dental care for the purpose of consenting for services for a child in out-of-home care.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: eligibility for physician, dentist, and health care provider educational loan assistance programs. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: dental reimbursement pilot project in the Medical Assistance program.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: certification of expanded function dental auxiliaries and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
30 %
2018
July - December
Total 12 %
Relating to: dental provider network rental by insurance plans.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
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 %
Relating to: legislative power and duties, state agency and authority composition and operations, administrative rule-making process, federal government waivers and approvals, unemployment insurance work search and registration requirements, 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
50 %
Total 9 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
3 %
2017
July - December
5 %
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
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
25 %
Total 5 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%

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
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
25 %
Total 6 %
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 4 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 6 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures