Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Represent 385+ child care administrators providing quality programming to Wisconsin children and helping drive local economies.

Lobbying Interests:
Support initiatives that encourage the delivery of high-quality early care and learning programs, which then play a critical role in fostering economic growth in communities across the state.

CEO Name:
Becky Helf

Contact
JO
Jack O'Meara
110 East Main Street, Suite 720
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 294-8746
jack@omearapublicaffairs.com
http://www.wccaa.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Jack O'Meara Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/13/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Kathleen Kilgore Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 5/30/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 4
Assembly Bill 4
Relating to: child care record keeping and eligibility for child care subsidies (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Children and Families). (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/29/2017
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.
Comments
Currently reviewing legislation.
Assembly Bill 5
Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: maximum child care subsidy rates for part-time child care and the authorized amount of child care under Wisconsin Shares (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Children and Families). (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/29/2017
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.
Comments
Currently reviewing legislation.
Assembly Bill 241
Assembly Bill 241
Relating to: mitigating the benefit drop-off in Wisconsin Shares. (FE)

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.
Assembly Bill 797
Assembly Bill 797
Relating to: a Department of Children and Families pilot project to expand four-year-old kindergarten programs and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/25/2018
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.
Assembly Bill 916
Assembly Bill 916
Relating to: child care provider rates under Wisconsin Shares, funding for Wisconsin Shares child care subsidies, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

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 924
Assembly Bill 924
Relating to: child care reimbursement rates in Wisconsin Shares and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 236

For
Notification Date
2/10/2018
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 663
Senate Bill 663
Relating to: a Department of Children and Families pilot project to expand four-year-old kindergarten programs and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/25/2018
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 Bill 793
Senate Bill 793
Relating to: child care reimbursement rates in Wisconsin Shares and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Senate Bill 819
Senate Bill 819
Relating to: child care provider rates under Wisconsin Shares, funding for Wisconsin Shares child care subsidies, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/23/2018
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Children and Families: Economic Support and Child Care
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Economic Support and Child Care

Notification Date
3/10/2017
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Support for LRB-5388, relating to child care reimbursement rates in Wisconsin Shares and YoungStar bonuses.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for LRB-5388, relating to child care reimbursement rates in Wisconsin Shares and YoungStar bonuses.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2018
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.

Support for LRB 5000, relating to child care provider rates under Wisconsin Shares and funding for Wisconsin Shares child care subsidies.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for LRB 5000, relating to child care provider rates under Wisconsin Shares and funding for Wisconsin Shares child care subsidies.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2018
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.

Legislation to increase Wisconsin Shares rates.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation to increase Wisconsin Shares rates.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2018
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.

Implementation of the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program for the Wisconsin Shares subsidy program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Implementation of the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program for the Wisconsin Shares subsidy program.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

LRB-0480/P4 -- Lead testing as part of child care center license and child care provider certification.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-0480/P4 -- Lead testing as part of child care center license and child care provider certification.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Reimbursement for special needs child care costs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Reimbursement for special needs child care costs.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2017
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.

Tax credits for the cost of child care and for child care workers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tax credits for the cost of child care and for child care workers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2017
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.

2017-19 Department of Children and Families (DCF) budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2017-19 Department of Children and Families (DCF) budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2017
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$3,600.00
2017
July - December
$3,600.00
2018
January - June
$3,600.00
2018
July - December
$7,200.00
Total $18,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
13.75
2017
July - December
11.75
2018
January - June
14.25
2018
July - December
6.20
Total 45.95
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
45.50
2017
July - December
18.25
2018
January - June
30.00
2018
July - December
21.85
Total 115.60

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: child care provider rates under Wisconsin Shares, funding for Wisconsin Shares child care subsidies, 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
30 %
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: child care reimbursement rates in Wisconsin Shares 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
50 %
2018
July - December
Total 14 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
70 %
2017
July - December
70 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
75 %
Total 51 %

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
20 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 7 %
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 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
2018
July - December
25 %
Total 10 %

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
20 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 6 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures