State Bar of Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
All lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin

Lobbying Interests:
Activities related to the delivery of legal services, the administration of justice, and the purposes set forth in SCR 10.02(2).

CEO Name:
Larry Martin
Public Affairs Director

Contact
LR
Lisa Roys
PO Box 7158
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 250-6128
(608) 257-4343
lroys@wisbar.org
http://www.wisbar.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Cale Battles Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/13/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Lynne Davis Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/13/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Lisa Roys Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/13/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 33
Assembly Bill 33
Relating to: requiring a municipal judge to be a licensed Wisconsin attorney.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 36
Assembly Bill 36
Relating to: allowing district attorneys, deputy district attorneys, and assistant district attorneys to engage in the private practice of law for certain civil purposes.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 37
Assembly Bill 37
Relating to: increasing the rate paid to private attorneys for representing indigent clients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
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

Against
Notification Date
8/22/2017
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.
Comments
Public Interest Law Section voted to actively oppose
Assembly Bill 57
Assembly Bill 57
Relating to: requiring child support compliance for FoodShare benefits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/6/2017
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
The Family Law and Public Interest Law sections are opposed to this legislation.
Assembly Bill 67
Assembly Bill 67
Relating to: penalties for violations related to the motor vehicle liability insurance requirement, proof of financial responsibility, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/22/2017
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.
Comments
Public Interest Law Section voted to actively oppose
Assembly Bill 93
Assembly Bill 93
Relating to: expungement of certain offenses committed before the age of 25 and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/2/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 115
Assembly Bill 115
Relating to: the authority of the departments of administration, children and families, workforce development, justice, and health services to allocate federal grant money for civil legal aid.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/14/2017
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 116
Assembly Bill 116
Relating to: the creation of the Interagency Legal Aid Coordinating Council. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/14/2017
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 117
Assembly Bill 117
Relating to: allowing district attorneys, deputy district attorneys, and assistant district attorneys to engage in the private practice of law for certain civil purposes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/24/2017
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 122
Assembly Bill 122
Relating to: forfeiture of property seized in relation to a crime. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/22/2017
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.
Comments
Public Interest Law Section voted to actively support
Assembly Bill 186
Assembly Bill 186
Relating to: prosecuting a person under the age of 18 with committing an act of prostitution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/21/2017
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.
Comments
The Children & the Law section board supports this legislation.
Assembly Bill 201
Assembly Bill 201
Relating to: traffic violations requiring operating privilege suspension and attendance at a vehicle right-of-way course, increasing penalties for numerous traffic violations, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 105

Against
Notification Date
9/13/2017
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.
Comments
Public Interest Law Section voted to actively oppose
Assembly Bill 331
Assembly Bill 331
Relating to: expungement of records of certain crimes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/26/2017
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 409
Assembly Bill 409
Relating to: possession of not more than 10 grams of marijuana.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/13/2017
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.
Comments
Public Interest Law Section voted to actively support
Assembly Bill 481
Assembly Bill 481
Relating to: creating family treatment court and juvenile treatment court grant programs in the Department of Children and Families. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/25/2017
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.
Comments
The State Bar of WI's Children and the Law section board supports this legislation.
Assembly Bill 502
Assembly Bill 502
Relating to: additional assistant district attorney positions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/21/2017
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 548
Assembly Bill 548
Relating to: claims by and treatment of wrongfully imprisoned persons and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/20/2017
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 551
Assembly Bill 551
Relating to: relocating with a child who is the subject of a legal custody or physical placement order.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 203

For
Notification Date
10/25/2017
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.
Comments
The State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law section supports this legislation.
Assembly Bill 566
Assembly Bill 566
Relating to: service of certain pleadings and other papers by electronic mail.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/31/2017
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.
Comments
The State Bar of Wisconsin Litigation section supports this proposal.
Assembly Bill 567
Assembly Bill 567
Relating to: a Public Defender Board student loan payment pilot program and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/20/2017
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 586
Assembly Bill 586
Relating to: modifications to legal custody or physical placement contingent upon a future event.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/25/2017
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.
Comments
The State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law section supports this legislation.
Assembly Bill 607
Assembly Bill 607
Relating to: nonprobate transfers of real estate, the transfer by affidavit procedure for small estates, and the payoff amount in a mortgage payoff statement.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 332

For
Notification Date
11/28/2017
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.
Comments
Real Property, Probate and Trust (RPPT) actively supports AB 607
Assembly Bill 629
Assembly Bill 629
Relating to: uniform adult guardianship jurisdiction. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 187

For
Notification Date
11/28/2017
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.
Comments
Elder Law actively supports AB 629/SB518
Assembly Bill 660
Assembly Bill 660
Relating to: the age at which a person is subject to juvenile court jurisdiction and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/27/2017
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 690
Assembly Bill 690
Relating to: authorizing counties to conduct foreclosure sales using an Internet-based auction. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 208

For
Notification Date
2/19/2018
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
PILS Board voted to actively support
Assembly Bill 691
Assembly Bill 691
Relating to: eligible bidders at foreclosure sales, eligible purchasers of foreclosed property, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 339

For
Notification Date
2/19/2018
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
PILS Board voted to actively support
Assembly Bill 759
Assembly Bill 759
Relating to: regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/19/2018
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
PILS Board voted to actively oppose
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

Against
Notification Date
2/19/2018
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
PILS Board voted to actively oppose - This bill would require attorneys who help clients prepare pleadings to sign their name and bar number on the document. This conflicts with SCR 20:1.2.
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

Other
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin is actively monitoring this legislation and has concerns with the following sections: 628.46(1), 893.53, 893.89(1), 100.56, 802.06(1)(b), 804.01(2)(e)1g, 804.01(8), and 804.09(2)(a)3.
Assembly Bill 799
Assembly Bill 799
Relating to: expungement of deoxyribonucleic acid from crime laboratories if person not adjudicated guilty or delinquent. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/3/2018
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 825
Assembly Bill 825
Relating to: battery of an officer of the court and providing a criminal penalty.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 272

For
Notification Date
1/17/2018
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 828
Assembly Bill 828
Relating to: Public Defender Board regulation and pay of private bar attorneys and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/17/2018
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 829
Assembly Bill 829
Relating to: discrimination based on arrest or conviction record under the fair employment law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 278

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.
Comments
The State Bar of Wisconsin's Civil Rights and Liberties Section supports this legislation.
Assembly Bill 849
Assembly Bill 849
Relating to: a presumption that equalizing physical placement to the highest degree is in the child's best interest.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/23/2018
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.
Comments
The State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law section opposes this legislation.
Assembly Joint Resolution 21
Assembly Joint Resolution 21
Relating to: application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for a convention for proposing amendments relating to a balanced budget.

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Comments
The Civil Rights section of the State Bar of WI opposes this joint resolution.
Senate Bill 19
Senate Bill 19
Relating to: requiring child support compliance for FoodShare benefits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/6/2017
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
The Family Law and Public Interest Law sections oppose this legislation.
Senate Bill 25
Senate Bill 25
Relating to: penalties for violations related to the motor vehicle liability insurance requirement, proof of financial responsibility, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/22/2017
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.
Comments
Public Interest Law Section voted to actively oppose
Senate Bill 43
Senate Bill 43
Relating to: material misstatements on applications for certain credentials and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/22/2017
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.
Comments
Public Interest Law Section voted to actively oppose
Senate Bill 61
Senate Bill 61
Relating to: forfeiture of property seized in relation to a crime. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 211

For
Notification Date
8/22/2017
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.
Comments
Public Interest Law Section voted to actively support
Senate Bill 189
Senate Bill 189
Relating to: traffic violations requiring operating privilege suspension and attendance at a vehicle right-of-way course, increasing penalties for numerous traffic violations, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/13/2017
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.
Comments
Public Interest Law Section voted to actively oppose
Senate Bill 318
Senate Bill 318
Relating to: possession of not more than 10 grams of marijuana.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/13/2017
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.
Comments
Public Interest Law Section voted to actively support
Senate Bill 344
Senate Bill 344
Relating to: prosecuting a person under the age of 18 with committing an act of prostitution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/21/2017
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.
Comments
The Children & the Law section board supports this legislation.
Senate Bill 390
Senate Bill 390
Relating to: creating family treatment court and juvenile treatment court grant programs in the Department of Children and Families. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 202

For
Notification Date
8/25/2017
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.
Comments
The State Bar of WI's Children and the Law section board supports this legislation.
Senate Bill 448
Senate Bill 448
Relating to: relocating with a child who is the subject of a legal custody or physical placement order.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/13/2017
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.
Comments
The State Bar of Wisconsin's Family Law section board supports this legislation.
Senate Bill 456
Senate Bill 456
Relating to: claims by and treatment of wrongfully imprisoned persons and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/20/2017
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.
Senate Bill 467
Senate Bill 467
Relating to: a Public Defender Board student loan payment pilot program and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/14/2017
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.
Senate Bill 468
Senate Bill 468
Relating to: service of certain pleadings and other papers by electronic mail.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/31/2017
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.
Comments
The State Bar of Wisconsin Litigation section supports this proposal.
Senate Bill 474
Senate Bill 474
Relating to: modifications to legal custody or physical placement contingent upon a future event.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/19/2017
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
The State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law section supports this legislation.
Senate Bill 504
Senate Bill 504
Relating to: allowing district attorneys, deputy district attorneys, and assistant district attorneys to engage in the private practice of law for certain civil purposes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/30/2017
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 507
Senate Bill 507
Relating to: nonprobate transfers of real estate, the transfer by affidavit procedure for small estates, and the payoff amount in a mortgage payoff statement.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/28/2017
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.
Comments
Real Property, Probate and Trust (RPPT) actively supports SB 507
Senate Bill 518
Senate Bill 518
Relating to: uniform adult guardianship jurisdiction. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/28/2017
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.
Comments
Elder Law actively supports AB 629/SB518
Senate Bill 550
Senate Bill 550
Relating to: the age at which a person is subject to juvenile court jurisdiction and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/21/2017
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.
Senate Bill 573
Senate Bill 573
Relating to: additional assistant district attorney positions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/21/2017
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.
Senate Bill 621
Senate Bill 621
Relating to: authorizing counties to conduct foreclosure sales using an Internet-based auction. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2018
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
PILS Board voted to actively support
Senate Bill 622
Senate Bill 622
Relating to: eligible bidders at foreclosure sales, eligible purchasers of foreclosed property, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2018
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
PILS Board voted to actively support
Senate Bill 626
Senate Bill 626
Relating to: discrimination based on arrest or conviction record under the fair employment law. (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.
Comments
The State Bar of Wisconsin's Civil Rights and Liberties Section supports this legislation.
Senate Bill 637
Senate Bill 637
Relating to: regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/19/2018
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
PILS Board voted to actively oppose
Senate Bill 639
Senate Bill 639
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

Against
Notification Date
2/19/2018
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
PILS Board voted to actively oppose - This bill would require attorneys who help clients prepare pleadings to sign their name and bar number on the document. This conflicts with SCR 20:1.2.
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

Other
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin is actively monitoring this legislation and has concerns with the following sections: 628.46(1), 893.53, 893.89(1), 100.56, 802.06(1)(b), 804.01(2)(e)1g, 804.01(8), and 804.09(2)(a)3.
Senate Bill 661
Senate Bill 661
Relating to: expungement of deoxyribonucleic acid from crime laboratories if person not adjudicated guilty or delinquent. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/3/2018
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.
Senate Bill 694
Senate Bill 694
Relating to: battery of an officer of the court and providing a criminal penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/22/2018
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 736
Senate Bill 736
Relating to: a presumption that equalizing physical placement to the highest degree is in the child's best interest.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2018
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
The Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin opposes the changes proposed in this legislation.
Senate Joint Resolution 18
Senate Joint Resolution 18
Relating to: application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for a convention for proposing amendments relating to a balanced budget.

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Comments
The Civil Rights section of the State Bar of WI opposes this joint resolution.
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 8
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 8
Relating to: requiring child support compliance in the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 268

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
The Family Law section of the State Bar of Wisconsin opposes this legislation.
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 8
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 8
Relating to: requiring child support compliance in the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2018
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
The Family Law section of the State Bar of Wisconsin opposes this legislation.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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
Family Law section is monitoring issues related to child support.

Children and Families: Children and Families
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Children and Families

Notification Date
5/10/2017
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.

Comments
State Bar of Wisconsin supports funding civil legal needs under TANF

Children and Families: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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.

Circuit Courts
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Circuit Courts

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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.

Court of Appeals
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Court of Appeals

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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.

District Attorneys
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
District Attorneys

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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
3/9/2017
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
The Family Law and Public Interest Law sections oppose requiring child support compliance for FoodShare.

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

Notification Date
8/22/2017
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.

Comments
lder Law Section voted to actively support a provision contained in the proposed biennial state budget bill - AB 64/SB 30 on increases to reimbursement rates paid to nursing homes by 2 percent

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

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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.

Judicial Council
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Judicial Council

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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.

Justice
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Justice

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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.

Labor and Industry Review Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Labor and Industry Review Commission

Notification Date
3/20/2017
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.

Comments
The Litigation and Civil Rights sections of the State Bar oppose the elimination of LIRC.

Public Defender
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Defender

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Taxation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Taxation

Notification Date
8/22/2017
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.

Comments
Public Interest Law Section (PILS) voted to oppose in principle a provision contained in the proposed biennial state budget bill - AB 64/SB 30 on Homestead Credit Reforms.

Supreme Court
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Supreme Court

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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: Other Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Other Programs

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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

BICR Section actively supports the drafting of legislation in 815.18 that would create an exemptions for Health Savings Accounts or a similar plan or account.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
BICR Section actively supports the drafting of legislation in 815.18 that would create an exemptions for Health Savings Accounts or a similar plan or account.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/28/2017
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.

Uniform Trust Code updates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Uniform Trust Code updates

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/22/2017
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.

drafting and review of Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
drafting and review of Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/22/2017
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.

Drafting of Benefit Corporation business
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Drafting of Benefit Corporation business

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/22/2017
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.

drafting of Uniform Power of Appointment Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
drafting of Uniform Power of Appointment Act

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/22/2017
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.

Family treatment courts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Family treatment courts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Deployed parent/child placement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Deployed parent/child placement

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/10/2017
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.

Equal placement in custody matters
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Equal placement in custody matters

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/6/2017
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.

Child support compliance/FoodShare benefits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Child support compliance/FoodShare benefits

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.

Child support guidelines
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Child support guidelines

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/26/2017
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.

changes to Chapter 54 (guardianship)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
changes to Chapter 54 (guardianship)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

changes to adult guardianship (chapter 55)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
changes to adult guardianship (chapter 55)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Uniform Collaborative Law Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Uniform Collaborative Law Act

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

creating a single 16 year term for Supreme Court Justices
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
creating a single 16 year term for Supreme Court Justices

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

license of commercial bail bond agents and bail bond agencies and certification of commercial bail recovery agents
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
license of commercial bail bond agents and bail bond agencies and certification of commercial bail recovery agents

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

issues in juvenile justice and returning 17 year-olds to juvenile court
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
issues in juvenile justice and returning 17 year-olds to juvenile court

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

regulation of judicial elections and campaign funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulation of judicial elections and campaign funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

regulation of the unauthorized practice of law
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulation of the unauthorized practice of law

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

regulation of the practice of law
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulation of the practice of law

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

taxation of professional and legal services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
taxation of professional and legal services

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

modifications to the statutory power of attorney act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
modifications to the statutory power of attorney act

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

changes to Chapter 767
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
changes to Chapter 767

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

funding for civil legal services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
funding for civil legal services

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Assigned counsel rates and Private Bar attorney reimbursements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Assigned counsel rates and Private Bar attorney reimbursements

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

State Public Defender funding and staffing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Public Defender funding and staffing

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

District Attorney staffing and funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
District Attorney staffing and funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Court funding issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Court funding issues

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Expungement/Court Records
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Expungement/Court Records

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Criminal Procedure Code
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Criminal Procedure Code

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Fiduciary Access to Digital Access/Wisconsin Digital Property Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Fiduciary Access to Digital Access/Wisconsin Digital Property Act

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Parent relocation in custody cases
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Parent relocation in custody cases

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/12/2017
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.

Contingent placement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Contingent placement

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/12/2017
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.

Juvenile guardianship
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Juvenile guardianship

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/12/2017
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.

Elimination of court reporters at Division of Hearings and Appeals hearings.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Elimination of court reporters at Division of Hearings and Appeals hearings.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/12/2017
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.

creation of asset preservation trusts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
creation of asset preservation trusts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/13/2016
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.

Revised Business Partnership Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revised Business Partnership Act

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/13/2016
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.

Revised Limited Liability Corp. Act.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revised Limited Liability Corp. Act.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/13/2016
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.

Business Courts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Business Courts

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/13/2016
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.

Juvenile shackling
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Juvenile shackling

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/13/2016
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
$112,325.11
2017
July - December
$119,233.05
2018
January - June
$155,250.73
2018
July - December
$135,754.02
Total $522,562.90
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
142.75
2017
July - December
185.00
2018
January - June
183.25
2018
July - December
96.50
Total 607.50
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
1760.64
2017
July - December
1596.75
2018
January - June
1673.25
2018
July - December
1435.25
Total 6465.89

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

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
100 %
2017
July - December
100 %
2018
January - June
100 %
2018
July - December
100 %
Total 100 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures