Wisconsin Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
WSHA serves Wisconsin's audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

Lobbying Interests:
WSHA is concerned with issues as they relate to: licensure governing the professions; Medicaid reimbursement; school-based services; education; other areas related to communication disorders.

CEO Name:
Mary Bahr-Schwenke
Account Manager

Contact
EO
Eric Ostermann
563 Carter Court, Suite B
Kimberly, WI 54316
(920) 560-5642
(920) 882-3655
eric@badgerbay.com
http://www.wisha.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/20/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Katie White Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/27/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 369
Assembly Bill 369
Relating to: review of and reports concerning occupational licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/6/2017
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 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
10/6/2017
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 462
Assembly Bill 462
Relating to: complex rehabilitation technology for complex needs patients in the Medical Assistance program and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/11/2017
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
WSHA is reviewing the proposal to determine what, if any, impact the bill could have on speech-generating devices and the ability of patients to access those devices.
Senate Bill 288
Senate Bill 288
Relating to: review of and reports concerning occupational licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/6/2017
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.
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
10/6/2017
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.
Senate Bill 381
Senate Bill 381
Relating to: complex rehabilitation technology for complex needs patients in the Medical Assistance program and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 306

None
Notification Date
8/11/2017
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
WSHA is reviewing the proposal to determine what, if any, impact the bill could have on speech-generating devices and the ability of patients to access those devices.

Budget Bill Subjects

Public Instruction: Administrative and Other Funding
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Administrative and Other Funding

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.

Public Instruction: School District Operations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: School District Operations

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.

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

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Professional standards council revisions to licensure
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Professional standards council revisions to licensure

SS 020_17
None
Notification Date
2/1/2018
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
WSHA supports universal licensure for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. A license that is portable between work settings.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Birth to Three and related issues.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Birth to Three and related issues.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/20/2016
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.

Autism and related issues.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Autism and related issues.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/20/2016
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.

Prior Authorization reforms.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Prior Authorization reforms.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/20/2016
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.

Licensure of school-based speech-language pathologists.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Licensure of school-based speech-language pathologists.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/20/2016
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.

DSPS license fees
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DSPS license fees

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/20/2016
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
$9,112.35
2017
July - December
$9,000.00
2018
January - June
$9,000.00
2018
July - December
$9,000.00
Total $36,112.35
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
13.00
2017
July - December
11.25
2018
January - June
10.00
2018
July - December
5.50
Total 39.75
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
25.50
2017
July - December
18.50
2018
January - June
20.25
2018
July - December
25.50
Total 89.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: complex rehabilitation technology for complex needs patients in the Medical Assistance program and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: complex rehabilitation technology for complex needs patients in the Medical Assistance program and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 5 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 6 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
40 %
2018
July - December
40 %
Total 19 %

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
30 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
25 %
2018
July - December
40 %
Total 29 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
30 %
2017
July - December
30 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 18 %

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

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

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures