Midwest Hardware Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
A not-for-profit, statewide, trade association representing independently owned and operated hardware, lumber, and building materials retailers.

Lobbying Interests:
Taxes, Trade Regulations, Mainstreet Crime, Health Care, Environmental, Insurance, Employment Laws and Regulations and more.

CEO Name:
John Haka
Managing Director

Contact
JH
John Haka
2301 Country Club Drive, Suite A
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(608) 219-0574
misha@leegovernmentrelations.com
http://www.midwesthardware.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Misha V Lee Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/9/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 25
Assembly Bill 25
Relating to: child labor permits and modifying references to child labor in the statutes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 11

None
Notification Date
2/20/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 277
Assembly Bill 277
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/25/2017
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 11
Senate Bill 11
Relating to: child labor permits and modifying references to child labor in the statutes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/20/2017
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.
Senate Bill 218
Senate Bill 218
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/8/2017
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes

Notification Date
3/20/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
3/20/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
3/20/2017
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.

Revenue: Tax Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Tax Administration

Notification Date
3/20/2017
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Taxation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Taxation

Notification Date
3/20/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
3/20/2017
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Relating to eliminating the Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC).
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to eliminating the Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC).

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/13/2017
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.

Relating to repealing the personal property tax.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to repealing the personal property tax.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/13/2017
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.

Worker's Compensation insurance.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Worker's Compensation insurance.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/9/2017
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.

The taxation of personal property.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The taxation of personal property.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/9/2017
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$6,000.00
2017
July - December
$6,000.00
2018
January - June
$6,000.00
2018
July - December
$6,000.00
Total $24,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
11.75
2017
July - December
8.25
2018
January - June
3.75
2018
July - December
1.75
Total 25.50
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
50.00
2017
July - December
42.00
2018
January - June
22.00
2018
July - December
29.50
Total 143.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
25 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
25 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 9 %

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 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
30 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 11 %

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
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
35 %
2018
July - December
Total 5 %

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
40 %
2017
July - December
60 %
2018
January - June
50 %
2018
July - December
100 %
Total 59 %

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
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures