Wisconsin Association for Justice

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Trial lawyers

Lobbying Interests:
Proposals relating to court procedures, insurance and access to the civil justice system.

CEO Name:
Benjamin Wagner
Executive Director

Contact
BR
Bryan Roessler
14 W. Mifflin St. #207
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 210-3390
(608) 255-9285
broessler@wisjustice.org
http://www.wisjustice.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Ryan Murray Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/18/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
James D Rogers Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/18/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Joseph Strohl Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/6/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Buddy Julius Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/18/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 51
Assembly Bill 51
Relating to: civil cause of action for financial exploitation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/3/2017
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 68
Assembly Bill 68
Relating to: self-insurance by religious sects for purposes of motor vehicle financial responsibility and liability insurance requirements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/21/2017
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 97
Assembly Bill 97
Relating to: mandatory period of confinement for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/3/2017
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 98
Assembly Bill 98
Relating to: court orders regarding the installation of an ignition interlock device and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 124

For
Notification Date
4/3/2017
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 99
Assembly Bill 99
Relating to: committing a fifth or sixth offense related to operating a vehicle while intoxicated and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/3/2017
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 207
Assembly Bill 207
Relating to: insurance requirements for vehicle rental companies. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/2/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 308
Assembly Bill 308
Relating to: the composition of the Council on Worker's Compensation.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/17/2017
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 351
Assembly Bill 351
Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
Legislation on this topic would benefit from a Legislative Study Committee examining the issue.Like other groups,we believe additional changes are necessary to strike the proper balance between preserving public access and protectingprivacyinterests.
Assembly Bill 434
Assembly Bill 434
Relating to: worker's compensation claims by certain public safety employees for post-traumatic stress disorder. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
11/1/2017
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
Any proposed changes to the WC system need come in the form of a recommendation of the Workers Compensation Advisory Council.
Assembly Bill 463
Assembly Bill 463
Relating to: certain uses of interactive electronic devices while driving and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/26/2018
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 519
Assembly Bill 519
Relating to: service of notice of claim against state officer, employee, or agent.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/16/2017
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 566
Assembly Bill 566
Relating to: service of certain pleadings and other papers by electronic mail.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/13/2017
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 773
Assembly Bill 773
Relating to: discovery of information in court proceedings; procedural requirements relating to class actions; consumer lawsuit lending; the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; agreements by the secretary of revenue to allow third-party audit...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 235

Against
Notification Date
12/28/2017
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
In its current form, we oppose but with certain modifications we could switch to neutral.
Assembly Bill 884
Assembly Bill 884
Relating to: actions against certain third parties by injured employees under the worker's compensation law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Assembly Bill 1070
Assembly Bill 1070
Relating to: legislative powers and duties, state agency and authority composition and operations, and administrative rule-making process. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/4/2018
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 1071
Assembly Bill 1071
Relating to: holding the presidential preference primary on the second Tuesday in March; applying for an absentee ballot in-person; and absentee ballots cast by overseas and military voters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/4/2018
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 39
Senate Bill 39
Relating to: self-insurance by religious sects for purposes of motor vehicle financial responsibility and liability insurance requirements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/21/2017
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 60
Senate Bill 60
Relating to: civil cause of action for financial exploitation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/3/2017
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.
Senate Bill 72
Senate Bill 72
Relating to: committing a fifth or sixth offense related to operating a vehicle while intoxicated and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/3/2017
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.
Senate Bill 73
Senate Bill 73
Relating to: mandatory period of confinement for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/3/2017
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.
Senate Bill 74
Senate Bill 74
Relating to: court orders regarding the installation of an ignition interlock device and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/3/2017
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.
Senate Bill 156
Senate Bill 156
Relating to: insurance requirements for vehicle rental companies. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/2/2017
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.
Senate Bill 235
Senate Bill 235
Relating to: the composition of the Council on Worker's Compensation.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/17/2017
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 279
Senate Bill 279
Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
Legislation on this topic would benefit from a Legislative Study Committee examining the issue.Like other groups,we believe additional changes are necessary to strike the proper balance between preserving public access and protectingprivacyinterests.
Senate Bill 380
Senate Bill 380
Relating to: certain uses of interactive electronic devices while driving and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/26/2018
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 433
Senate Bill 433
Relating to: service of notice of claim against state officer, employee, or agent.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/16/2017
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 468
Senate Bill 468
Relating to: service of certain pleadings and other papers by electronic mail.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/13/2017
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 645
Senate Bill 645
Relating to: discovery of information in court proceedings; procedural requirements relating to class actions; consumer lawsuit lending; the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; agreements by the secretary of revenue to allow third-party audit...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/28/2017
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
In its current form, we oppose but with certain modifications we could switch to neutral.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: General Agency Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: General Agency Provisions

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.

Circuit Courts
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Circuit Courts

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.

Judicial Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Judicial Commission

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.

Judicial Council
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Judicial Council

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.

Labor and Industry Review Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Labor and Industry Review Commission

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.

Supreme Court
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Supreme Court

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.

Workforce Development: Other Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Other Programs

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

SB-884 and SB-885 Against
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
SB-884 and SB-885 Against

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/4/2018
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.

Autonomous Vehicles
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Autonomous Vehicles

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/31/2018
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.

Distracted Driving
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Distracted Driving

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/20/2017
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.

Changes to Wisconsin’s Collateral Source Rule
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Changes to Wisconsin’s Collateral Source Rule

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/3/2017
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.

Auto Insurance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Auto Insurance

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Cause of action of parents of adult children who die as a result of medical malpractice
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cause of action of parents of adult children who die as a result of medical malpractice

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Immunity
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Immunity

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Workers' Compensation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Workers' Compensation

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$94,441.59
2017
July - December
$84,617.37
2018
January - June
$86,391.39
2018
July - December
$73,381.54
Total $338,831.89
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
121.50
2017
July - December
82.00
2018
January - June
131.50
2018
July - December
8.00
Total 343.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
820.50
2017
July - December
734.25
2018
January - June
473.50
2018
July - December
297.50
Total 2325.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: court orders regarding the installation of an ignition interlock device and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: insurance requirements for vehicle rental companies. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the composition of the Council on Worker's Compensation.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: court orders regarding the installation of an ignition interlock device and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: insurance requirements for vehicle rental companies. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the composition of the Council on Worker's Compensation.
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 %
Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: worker's compensation claims by certain public safety employees for post-traumatic stress disorder. (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: service of notice of claim against state officer, employee, or agent.
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: certain uses of interactive electronic devices while driving 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
5 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: certain uses of interactive electronic devices while driving 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
22 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: discovery of information in court proceedings; procedural requirements relating to class actions; consumer lawsuit lending; the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; agreements by the secretary of revenue to allow third-party audits related to unclaimed property; interest rates for overdue insurance claims; and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
42 %
2018
January - June
44 %
2018
July - December
Total 23 %
Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (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
5 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: discovery of information in court proceedings; procedural requirements relating to class actions; consumer lawsuit lending; the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; agreements by the secretary of revenue to allow third-party audits related to unclaimed property; interest rates for overdue insurance claims; 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
44 %
2018
July - December
Total 10 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
44 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 16 %
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%

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
21 %
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
24 %
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 9 %
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
2 %
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
8 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 4 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
8 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
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
4 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
3 %
2018
July - December
10 %
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
1 %
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
68 %
Total 8 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures