Alliance of Wisconsin Retailers, LLC

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Retail trade.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters affecting Wisconsin's retailers including tax policies, environmental legislation, minimum wage, energy issues, health care, gift cards, data security, and sick leave legislation.

CEO Name:
Steve Thomas
Senior Vice President

Contact
ST
Steven Thomas
N56 W1700 ridgewood Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 703-2720
(262) 703-7274
steve.thomas@kohls.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Matt Phillips Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Scott Stenger Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 232
Assembly Bill 232
Relating to: a sales tax holiday in August. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/17/2017
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 386
Assembly Bill 386
Relating to: property tax assessments based on comparable sales and market segments. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/26/2017
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 387
Assembly Bill 387
Relating to: property tax assessments regarding leased property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/26/2017
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 748
Assembly Bill 748
Relating to: preventing the state or local governments from requiring any person to accept certain collective bargaining provisions or waive its rights under the National Labor Relations Act or state labor law; prohibiting local regulation of employee hour...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 327

For
Notification Date
2/21/2018
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.
Assembly Bill 944
Assembly Bill 944
Relating to: a sales and use tax rebate for certain dependent children, a sales tax holiday in August 2018, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2018
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 163
Senate Bill 163
Relating to: a sales tax holiday in August. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/17/2017
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.
Senate Bill 291
Senate Bill 291
Relating to: property tax assessments regarding leased property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Senate Bill 292
Senate Bill 292
Relating to: property tax assessments based on comparable sales and market segments. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Senate Bill 634
Senate Bill 634
Relating to: preventing the state or local governments from requiring any person to accept certain collective bargaining provisions or waive its rights under the National Labor Relations Act or state labor law; prohibiting local regulation of employee hour...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/21/2018
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.
Senate Bill 665
Senate Bill 665
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, modifying administrative rules related to worker's compensation, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-ma...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2018
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 Bill 798
Senate Bill 798
Relating to: a sales and use tax rebate for certain dependent children and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 367

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.
Senate Bill 799
Senate Bill 799
Relating to: a sales and use tax rebate for certain dependent children, a sales tax holiday in August 2018, and making an appropriation. (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.

Budget Bill Subjects

General Fund Taxes: Sales and Excise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Sales and Excise Taxes

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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

expungement of records
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
expungement of records

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/2/2017
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.

Sales tax deduction on bad debt
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sales tax deduction on bad debt

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.

Sales tax deduction on bad debt
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sales tax deduction on bad debt

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.

General issues related to the Retail Industry
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
General issues related to the Retail Industry

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 related to the collection of retail sales tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to the collection of retail sales tax

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.

Legislation related to Retailer’s Discount
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation related to Retailer’s Discount

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.

Issues relating to commercial property tax assessments
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to commercial property tax assessments

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Sales tax holiday
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sales tax holiday

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
$29,624.98
2017
July - December
$30,307.58
2018
January - June
$28,999.98
2018
July - December
$28,999.98
Total $117,932.52
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
150.25
2017
July - December
29.00
2018
January - June
53.50
2018
July - December
31.00
Total 263.75
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
282.00
2017
July - December
195.00
2018
January - June
143.50
2018
July - December
133.00
Total 753.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: property tax assessments regarding leased property. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: property tax assessments regarding leased property. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: property tax assessments based on comparable sales and market segments. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: a sales tax holiday in August. (FE)
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 4 %
Relating to: property tax assessments based on comparable sales and market segments. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: a sales tax holiday in August. (FE)
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 5 %
Relating to: preventing the state or local governments from requiring any person to accept certain collective bargaining provisions or waive its rights under the National Labor Relations Act or state labor law; prohibiting local regulation of employee hours and overtime, employment benefits, wage claims and collections, an employer's right to solicit salary information of prospective employees, employment discrimination, and professions regulated by the state; and providing a criminal penalty. (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 sales and use tax rebate for certain dependent children, a sales tax holiday in August 2018, 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: preventing the state or local governments from requiring any person to accept certain collective bargaining provisions or waive its rights under the National Labor Relations Act or state labor law; prohibiting local regulation of employee hours and overtime, employment benefits, wage claims and collections, an employer's right to solicit salary information of prospective employees, employment discrimination, and professions regulated by the state; and providing a criminal penalty. (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: various changes to the worker's compensation law, modifying administrative rules related to worker's compensation, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, 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
5 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a sales and use tax rebate for certain dependent children, a sales tax holiday in August 2018, 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 sales and use tax rebate for certain dependent children 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 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 14 %

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
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
20 %
Total 7 %
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
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
20 %
Total 7 %
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
50 %
Total 12 %

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

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures