Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Representing the 24 private, nonprofit colleges and universities in Wisconsin.

Lobbying Interests:
The primary interest of WAICU is in access to quality higher education for all students. For this reason, our principal governmental focus is on financial aid for students, particularly need-based financial aid. Regulatory, taxation, and information technology, insofar as they affect students' access to higher education is also a concern.

Title:
President

Contact
RW
Rolf Wegenke
122 W Washington Ave, Ste 700
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-7761
(608) 256-7065
rolf.wegenke@waicu.org
http://www.waicu.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Rebecca Larson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Rolf Wegenke Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

August 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
August 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: authorizing the creation of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone, making changes to the enterprise zone tax credit program, authorizing limited use of the design-build construction process, granting contingent highway b...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 58

For
Notification Date
8/3/2017
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 40
Assembly Bill 40
Relating to: entrepreneurial assistance grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/11/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 108
Assembly Bill 108
Relating to: creating a corporate income and franchise tax credit for amounts contributed by an employer into an employee's college savings account. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/9/2017
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 176
Assembly Bill 176
Relating to: adopting a provision of the Internal Revenue Code related to the tax-free distribution from an individual retirement account to a qualified charitable organization. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/9/2017
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 640
Assembly Bill 640
Relating to: creating the innovation fund and economic development programs funded by that fund, establishing the Innovation Fund Council, authorizing the State of Wisconsin Investment Board to provide certain advice and services to state agencies and othe...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/16/2018
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.
Assembly Bill 777
Assembly Bill 777
Relating to: University of Wisconsin and technical college tuition remissions for and grants to support foster care and other out-of-home placement students and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/16/2018
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.
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
1/16/2018
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.
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
2/20/2018
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 888
Assembly Bill 888
Relating to: grants for certain University of Wisconsin and technical college graduates who paid nonresident tuition; granting rule-making authority; and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Assembly Joint Resolution 55
Assembly Joint Resolution 55
Relating to: commending and congratulating the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/7/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 75
Senate Bill 75
Relating to: creating a corporate income and franchise tax credit for amounts contributed by an employer into an employee's college savings account. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 197

For
Notification Date
5/9/2017
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 121
Senate Bill 121
Relating to: adopting a provision of the Internal Revenue Code related to the tax-free distribution from an individual retirement account to a qualified charitable organization. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/9/2017
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 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
2/20/2018
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 729
Senate Bill 729
Relating to: University of Wisconsin and technical college tuition remissions for and grants to support foster care and other out-of-home placement students and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Senate Joint Resolution 60
Senate Joint Resolution 60
Relating to: the life and public service of Sister Joel Read.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/17/2017
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Higher Educational Aids Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Higher Educational Aids Board

Notification Date
3/22/2017
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.

Public Instruction: Categorical Aids
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Categorical Aids

Notification Date
3/22/2017
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.

Workforce Development: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/22/2017
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.

Workforce Development: Employment and Training
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Employment and Training

Notification Date
3/22/2017
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Wisconsin Grants and Student Financial Aid
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Grants and Student Financial Aid

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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.

State Authorization/Program Integrity
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Authorization/Program Integrity

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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.

State Authorization/Distance Education
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Authorization/Distance Education

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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.

State Reciprocity Agreements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Reciprocity Agreements

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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.

Career Pathways
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Career Pathways

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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.

College and Career Readiness
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
College and Career Readiness

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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.

Talent and Workforce Development
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Talent and Workforce Development

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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.

Degree Attainment
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Degree Attainment

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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.

Teacher Education and Preparation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Teacher Education and Preparation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2017
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.

College Affordability/Student Debt
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
College Affordability/Student Debt

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2017
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
$130,065.78
2017
July - December
$91,201.08
2018
January - June
$129,732.53
2018
July - December
$116,683.40
Total $467,682.79
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
153.25
2017
July - December
67.75
2018
January - June
176.00
2018
July - December
141.00
Total 538.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
594.75
2017
July - December
487.30
2018
January - June
531.25
2018
July - December
583.75
Total 2197.05

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: authorizing the creation of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone, making changes to the enterprise zone tax credit program, authorizing limited use of the design-build construction process, granting contingent highway bonding authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: University of Wisconsin and technical college tuition remissions for and grants to support foster care and other out-of-home placement students 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
2 %
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
3 %
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
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
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 1 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
25 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 11 %
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 %

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
10 %
2018
January - June
8 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 8 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
12 %
2018
July - December
20 %
Total 11 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 11 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
25 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
35 %
Total 24 %
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 %
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 %

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
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %

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
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures