Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Promoting education, advocacy, cooperation and collaboration among and on behalf of technical college district board members and their colleges and stakeholders.

Lobbying Interests:
Technical colleges, technical career and adult education, higher education, K-12, job training, workforce and economic development, professional regulation and licensing, taxation, local governments, boards and public officials.

CEO Name:
Layla Merrifield
Executive Director

Contact
LM
Layla Merrifield
22 N Carroll St, Ste 103
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-9430
lmerrifield@districtboards.org
http://www.districtboards.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Layla Merrifield Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/9/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

August 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
August 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: authorizing the creation of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone, making changes to the enterprise zone tax credit program, authorizing limited use of the design-build construction process, granting contingent highway b...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 58

None
Notification Date
8/1/2017
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 70
Assembly Bill 70
Relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/28/2017
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 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
3/21/2017
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 199
Assembly Bill 199
Relating to: technical education equipment grants for school districts, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/12/2017
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 313
Assembly Bill 313
Relating to: resident technical college fees for individuals receiving benefits transferred under federal law by active duty uniformed service members. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/12/2017
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 432
Assembly Bill 432
Relating to: hours of instructional program for nurse aids.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
9/11/2017
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.
Comments
Technical colleges are neutral on the bill.
Assembly Bill 540
Assembly Bill 540
Relating to: driver education instruction on human trafficking. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/24/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 659
Assembly Bill 659
Relating to: increasing a political subdivision's levy limit upon the subtraction of territory from a tax incremental financing district. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 223

None
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.
Assembly Bill 777
Assembly Bill 777
Relating to: University of Wisconsin and technical college tuition remissions for and grants to support foster care and other out-of-home placement students and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/11/2018
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 805
Assembly Bill 805
Relating to: excluding certain college credit in high school programs from the Early College Credit Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 307

Other
Notification Date
2/5/2018
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.
Assembly Bill 808
Assembly Bill 808
Relating to: grants to technical college students for apprenticeship expenses and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/11/2018
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 872
Assembly Bill 872
Relating to: career and technical education incentive grants for school districts and completion awards for students and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 336

For
Notification Date
2/5/2018
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.
Assembly Bill 1070
Assembly Bill 1070
Relating to: legislative powers and duties, state agency and authority composition and operations, and administrative rule-making process. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/5/2018
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 14
Senate Bill 14
Relating to: state procurement of products and services from businesses located in this state and setting a goal for local government to purchase a certain percentage of products and services from businesses located in this state. (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.
Senate Bill 231
Senate Bill 231
Relating to: resident technical college fees for individuals receiving benefits transferred under federal law by active duty uniformed service members. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 24

For
Notification Date
5/15/2017
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.
Senate Bill 579
Senate Bill 579
Relating to: increasing a political subdivision's levy limit upon the subtraction of territory from a tax incremental financing district. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Senate Bill 711
Senate Bill 711
Relating to: a pilot grant program to support college courses taught in high schools and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 206

Other
Notification Date
2/5/2018
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Information Technology
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Information Technology

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

Notification Date
5/8/2017
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.

Higher Educational Aids Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Higher Educational Aids Board

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.

Public Instruction: Choice, Charter, and Open Enrollment
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Choice, Charter, and Open Enrollment

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.

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

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.

Workforce Development: Employment and Training
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Employment and Training

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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019-21 Biennial State Budget for Wisconsin Technical College System
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2019-21 Biennial State Budget for Wisconsin Technical College System

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/30/2018
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.

Dual enrollment credential grants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Dual enrollment credential grants

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

nonresident tuition grants to graduates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
nonresident tuition grants to graduates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/16/2017
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.

foster care tuition remissions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
foster care tuition remissions

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/16/2017
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.

Info tech Manufacturing Zone
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Info tech Manufacturing Zone

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/1/2017
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.

In state tuition for veterans/active duty and their dependents
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
In state tuition for veterans/active duty and their dependents

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/17/2017
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.

Sales and use tax exemption for building materials for technical college facilities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sales and use tax exemption for building materials for technical college facilities

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/28/2017
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.

Technical education equipment grants for school districts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Technical education equipment grants for school districts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/28/2017
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.

Sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become part of a facility for a technical college district
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become part of a facility for a technical college district

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

TIF reform, project costs, donor and donee TIFs, cash grants for developers, and reporting TIF information on property tax bills
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
TIF reform, project costs, donor and donee TIFs, cash grants for developers, and reporting TIF information on property tax bills

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Publishing proceedings of meetings on the Internet
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Publishing proceedings of meetings on the Internet

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Protecting technical college district boards' existing property tax revenue authority and existing district governing authority.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Protecting technical college district boards' existing property tax revenue authority and existing district governing authority.

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.

Merger of UW System and WTCS Workgroup
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Merger of UW System and WTCS Workgroup

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.

Firearms in college buildings
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Firearms in college buildings

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.

State budget bill language and appropriation issues related to the WTCS, local governments, UW System, DPI, DOA and DWD.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State budget bill language and appropriation issues related to the WTCS, local governments, UW System, DPI, DOA and DWD.

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.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2016
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.

2017-19 Biennial State Budget proposals related to the Wisconsin Technical College System
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2017-19 Biennial State Budget proposals related to the Wisconsin Technical College System

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2016
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.

Wisconsin Grants need-based financial aid program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Grants need-based financial aid program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2016
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.

Possible legislation arising from the Legislative Council study committee on Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Shortages
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Possible legislation arising from the Legislative Council study committee on Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Shortages

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2016
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.

Possible legislation arising from the Legislative Council Study Committee on Reducing Recidivism and Removing Barriers to Employment for Ex-Offenders
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Possible legislation arising from the Legislative Council Study Committee on Reducing Recidivism and Removing Barriers to Employment for Ex-Offenders

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2016
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
$36,056.29
2017
July - December
$35,550.13
2018
January - June
$15,081.14
2018
July - December
$12,433.11
Total $99,120.66
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
70.00
2017
July - December
20.50
2018
January - June
21.00
2018
July - December
27.00
Total 138.50
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
268.00
2017
July - December
146.50
2018
January - June
116.50
2018
July - December
76.00
Total 607.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.
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%
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)
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%
Relating to: technical education equipment grants for school districts, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, 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
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: resident technical college fees for individuals receiving benefits transferred under federal law by active duty uniformed service members. (FE)
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 2 %
Relating to: resident technical college fees for individuals receiving benefits transferred under federal law by active duty uniformed service members. (FE)
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 2 %
Relating to: University of Wisconsin and technical college tuition remissions for and grants to support foster care and other out-of-home placement students and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: grants to technical college students for apprenticeship expenses 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
4 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: authorizing the creation of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone, making changes to the enterprise zone tax credit program, authorizing limited use of the design-build construction process, granting contingent highway bonding authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
45 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: driver education instruction on human trafficking. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: increasing a political subdivision's levy limit upon the subtraction of territory from a tax incremental financing district. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: excluding certain college credit in high school programs from the Early College Credit Program. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: increasing a political subdivision's levy limit upon the subtraction of territory from a tax incremental financing district. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a pilot grant program to support college courses taught in high schools 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
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2 %
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
2 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
2 %
Total 1 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
25 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 12 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
40 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
40 %
Total 25 %

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
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
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
10 %
Total 2 %
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
2 %
Total < 1%
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 %

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
6 %
2017
July - December
37 %
2018
January - June
52 %
2018
July - December
31 %
Total 25 %

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
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures