Wisconsin Cemetery & Cremation Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Cemetery and cremation industries.

Lobbying Interests:
Any and all issues affecting the cemetery and cremation industries, including but not limited to: Cemetery regulation; Professional licensing; Burial Aids program.

CEO Name:
Frank Groh
President

Contact
FG
Frank Groh
1528 N Ballard Rd Suite #2
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 733-1631
frank@stjosephcemetery.us
http://www.wicemeteries.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Timothy Hoven Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/15/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Erik Kanter Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/15/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Alicia Schweitzer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/15/2016 Withdrawn On 1/16/2017

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 118
Assembly Bill 118
Relating to: disclosure of burial sites located on residential real estate and various changes relating to the preservation and disturbance of burial sites. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 222

For
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.
Assembly Bill 366
Assembly Bill 366
Relating to: creating a medicolegal investigation examining board; licensure of medical examiners and medicolegal investigation staff members; disposition of bodies; death investigations and duties of coroners and medical examiners; extending the time limi...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/5/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 369
Assembly Bill 369
Relating to: review of and reports concerning occupational licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Assembly Bill 370
Assembly Bill 370
Relating to: the establishment of a self-certification registry operated by the Department of Safety and Professional Services, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/24/2017
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 837
Assembly Bill 837
Relating to: funeral director apprenticeships.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 304

None
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 288
Senate Bill 288
Relating to: review of and reports concerning occupational licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Senate Bill 296
Senate Bill 296
Relating to: the establishment of a self-certification registry operated by the Department of Safety and Professional Services, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/24/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 297
Senate Bill 297
Relating to: creating a medicolegal investigation examining board; licensure of medical examiners and medicolegal investigation staff members; disposition of bodies; death investigations and duties of coroners and medical examiners; extending the time limi...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/27/2017
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.
Senate Bill 724
Senate Bill 724
Relating to: funeral director apprenticeships.

Bill Text and History

None
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/17/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

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

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Development of the 2019-21 biennial state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of the 2019-21 biennial state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/5/2018
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.

Revisions to Chapter 157 and Chapter 440 relating to cemetery law
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revisions to Chapter 157 and Chapter 440 relating to cemetery law

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/10/2018
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.

LRB 1682 - Creating a Medicolegal investigation examining board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1682 - Creating a Medicolegal investigation examining board

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/31/2017
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.

Creation of a Medicolegal Examining Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creation of a Medicolegal Examining Board

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Cemetery Board rulemaking relating to 2015 Act 237
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cemetery Board rulemaking relating to 2015 Act 237

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/18/2017
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.

Revisions or modification to chapter 157 relating to cemeteries.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revisions or modification to chapter 157 relating to cemeteries.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/6/2017
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.

Gubernatorial appointments to the Wisconsin Cemetery Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Gubernatorial appointments to the Wisconsin Cemetery Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2016
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.

Cemetery, Funeral and Burial Aids Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cemetery, Funeral and Burial Aids Program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2016
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.

Cremated human remains
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cremated human remains

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2016
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.

Development of 2017-19 state budget bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of 2017-19 state budget bill

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2016
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
$15,076.40
2017
July - December
$15,000.00
2018
January - June
$14,664.59
2018
July - December
$11,000.00
Total $55,740.99
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
26.50
2017
July - December
22.50
2018
January - June
8.00
2018
July - December
4.25
Total 61.25
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
78.50
2017
July - December
48.50
2018
January - June
53.75
2018
July - December
10.25
Total 191.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: disclosure of burial sites located on residential real estate and various changes relating to the preservation and disturbance of burial sites. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: creating a medicolegal investigation examining board; licensure of medical examiners and medicolegal investigation staff members; disposition of bodies; death investigations and duties of coroners and medical examiners; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; granting rule-making authority; making an appropriation; and providing criminal penalties.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: creating a medicolegal investigation examining board; licensure of medical examiners and medicolegal investigation staff members; disposition of bodies; death investigations and duties of coroners and medical examiners; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; granting rule-making authority; making an appropriation; and providing criminal penalties.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: review of and reports concerning occupational licenses. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: review of and reports concerning occupational licenses. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: the establishment of a self-certification registry operated by the Department of Safety and Professional Services, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 9 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 9 %

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
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
20 %
Total 17 %
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 8 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
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
10 %
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
5 %
2018
January - June
25 %
2018
July - December
30 %
Total 13 %

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
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
40 %
Total 7 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures