School Choice Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
K-12 education issues pertaining to vouchers and charter schools.

Lobbying Interests:
K-12 education issues, especially those pertaining to vouchers and charter schools.

Title:
President

Contact
JB
James Bender
350 Bishops Way, Suite 104
Brookfield, WI 53005
(414) 319-9160
(414) 765-0220
bender@parentchoice.org
http://www.schoolchoicewi.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
James Bender Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/28/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Jeff M Fitzgerald Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/28/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Carol Shires Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 6/6/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 383
Assembly Bill 383
Relating to: parental choice programs, the Special Needs Scholarship Program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/9/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 471
Assembly Bill 471
Relating to: the payment of state aid to school districts and payments to operators of independent charter schools and private schools participating in a choice program or the Special Needs Scholarship Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/17/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 805
Assembly Bill 805
Relating to: excluding certain college credit in high school programs from the Early College Credit Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 307

For
Notification Date
2/27/2018
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 830
Assembly Bill 830
Relating to: an education savings account program for gifted and talented pupils, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/15/2018
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 851
Assembly Bill 851
Relating to: a pilot grant program to support college courses taught in high schools and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/14/2018
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 910
Assembly Bill 910
Relating to: updating references to the Internal Revenue Code relating to certain individual income tax provisions, limiting the income tax deduction for certain tuition payments, clarifying the duties of the College Savings Program Board, a sales and use ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/16/2018
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 293
Senate Bill 293
Relating to: parental choice programs, the Special Needs Scholarship Program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 36

For
Notification Date
6/8/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 383
Senate Bill 383
Relating to: the payment of state aid to school districts and payments to operators of independent charter schools and private schools participating in a choice program or the Special Needs Scholarship Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/9/2017
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.
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

For
Notification Date
2/6/2018
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 677
Senate Bill 677
Relating to: excluding certain college credit in high school programs from the Early College Credit Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 711
Senate Bill 711
Relating to: a pilot grant program to support college courses taught in high schools and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 206

For
Notification Date
2/6/2018
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.
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: grants to schools for school safety and safety-related upgrades to school buildings, equipment, and facilities; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/21/2018
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.
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: creating an office of school safety in the Department of Justice and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/21/2018
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.
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
Relating to: mandatory reporting of suspected intent to carry out violence involving a dangerous weapon or explosive in or targeting a school and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/21/2018
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.
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 5
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: school safety plans. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/21/2018
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

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

Notification Date
3/15/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Changes to lifetime licenses as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 206
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Changes to lifetime licenses as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Act 206

SS 050_18
None
Notification Date
7/23/2018
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.

Changes to rules governing the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Changes to rules governing the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes

SS 036_18
None
Notification Date
7/23/2018
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.

Changes to rules governing the Parental Choice Programs as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Changes to rules governing the Parental Choice Programs as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes

SS 041_18
None
Notification Date
7/23/2018
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.

Changes to rules governing the special needs scholarship program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Changes to rules governing the special needs scholarship program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes

SS 042_18
None
Notification Date
7/23/2018
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Education topics related to the Parental Choice Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Education topics related to the Parental Choice Program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/23/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$18,578.45
2017
July - December
$6,124.38
2018
January - June
$4,396.31
2018
July - December
$788.32
Total $29,887.46
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
53.75
2017
July - December
12.25
2018
January - June
13.00
2018
July - December
0.50
Total 79.50
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
167.00
2017
July - December
34.00
2018
January - June
17.50
2018
July - December
6.00
Total 224.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: parental choice programs, the Special Needs Scholarship Program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: parental choice programs, the Special Needs Scholarship Program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 14 %
Relating to: the payment of state aid to school districts and payments to operators of independent charter schools and private schools participating in a choice program or the Special Needs Scholarship Program. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: excluding certain college credit in high school programs from the Early College Credit Program. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: grants to schools for school safety and safety-related upgrades to school buildings, equipment, and facilities; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; 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
3 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a pilot grant program to support college courses taught in high schools and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a pilot grant program to support college courses taught in high schools and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: an education savings account program for gifted and talented pupils, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
22 %
2017
July - December
78 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 28 %

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
2018
July - December
10 %
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
28 %
Total < 1%

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
42 %
2017
July - December
19 %
2018
January - June
59 %
2018
July - December
62 %
Total 41 %

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

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures