Wisconsin Credit Union League

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Credit unions, not-for-profit cooperatives, financial institutions. The Wisconsin Credit Union League is the trade association for Wisconsin's credit unions that are cooperatively owned by their 2.9 million members and directed by Boards elected from the membership.

Lobbying Interests:
All proposals, legislation, administrative rules, policies or regulations related in any way to consumers or the operation of financial institutions in general and credit unions and their member-owners in particular.

CEO Name:
Brett Thompson
Vice President - Government Affairs

Contact
SBW
Sarah B Wainscott
1 E Main Street, Suite 101
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 514-0086
swainscott@theleague.coop
http://www.theleague.coop

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
John C Engel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Sarah Wainscott Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Andrea Gugel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/23/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Brett Thompson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 7/12/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 143
Assembly Bill 143
Relating to: student loans, the individual income tax subtract modification for tuition and student fees, creating an authority to be known as the Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (F...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/17/2018
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 253
Assembly Bill 253
Relating to: procedures related to a sale of foreclosed property by a sheriff or referee.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 104

None
Notification Date
11/7/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 280
Assembly Bill 280
Relating to: incorporating financial literacy into the curriculum of public schools.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 94

For
Notification Date
5/22/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 283
Assembly Bill 283
Relating to: authorizing financial institutions to conduct savings promotion prize programs.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 72

For
Notification Date
5/22/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 565
Assembly Bill 565
Relating to: fees related to security freezes on consumer credit reports.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/20/2017
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.
Comments
No position.
Assembly Bill 663
Assembly Bill 663
Relating to: guaranteed asset protection products sold in connection with vehicle credit sales, loans, and consumer leases.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 161

None
Notification Date
1/17/2018
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 690
Assembly Bill 690
Relating to: authorizing counties to conduct foreclosure sales using an Internet-based auction. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 208

None
Notification Date
11/30/2017
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 691
Assembly Bill 691
Relating to: eligible bidders at foreclosure sales, eligible purchasers of foreclosed property, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 339

None
Notification Date
11/30/2017
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 812
Assembly Bill 812
Relating to: real estate disclosure reports, the written reports of home inspectors, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 338

None
Notification Date
1/3/2018
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 818
Assembly Bill 818
Relating to: various changes to condominium law and rights related to first mortgage security interests in condominium units.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 333

None
Notification Date
1/10/2018
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
With Assembly Amendment 2
Assembly Bill 822
Assembly Bill 822
Relating to: confidentiality of financial institution information maintained by the Department of Financial Institutions; periodic examinations of financial institutions; savings bank loan limitations; interest on residential mortgage loan escrow accounts;...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 340

For
Notification Date
1/12/2018
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 91
Senate Bill 91
Relating to: student loans, the individual income tax subtract modification for tuition and student fees, creating an authority to be known as the Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (F...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/6/2017
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.
Senate Bill 175
Senate Bill 175
Relating to: procedures related to a sale of foreclosed property by a sheriff or referee.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/7/2017
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 212
Senate Bill 212
Relating to: incorporating financial literacy into the curriculum of public schools.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/24/2017
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.
Supporting Documentation
20170424_WCUL_Financial_Lit.pdf

Senate Bill 213
Senate Bill 213
Relating to: authorizing financial institutions to conduct savings promotion prize programs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/24/2017
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.
Supporting Documentation
20170424_WCUL_Savings_Promotion.pdf

Senate Bill 462
Senate Bill 462
Relating to: fees related to security freezes on consumer credit reports.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/19/2017
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
No position.
Senate Bill 586
Senate Bill 586
Relating to: guaranteed asset protection products sold in connection with vehicle credit sales, loans, and consumer leases.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/30/2017
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 621
Senate Bill 621
Relating to: authorizing counties to conduct foreclosure sales using an Internet-based auction. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/17/2018
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 622
Senate Bill 622
Relating to: eligible bidders at foreclosure sales, eligible purchasers of foreclosed property, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/17/2018
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 686
Senate Bill 686
Relating to: confidentiality of financial institution information maintained by the Department of Financial Institutions; periodic examinations of financial institutions; savings bank loan limitations; interest on residential mortgage loan escrow accounts;...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/17/2018
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 687
Senate Bill 687
Relating to: real estate disclosure reports, the written reports of home inspectors, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/17/2018
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 730
Senate Bill 730
Relating to: various changes to condominium law and rights related to first mortgage security interests in condominium units.

Bill Text and History

None
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Financial Institutions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Financial Institutions

Notification Date
3/14/2017
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

State-chartered credit union member business loans
Agency Name
Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)

Subject
State-chartered credit union member business loans

SS 108_16
None
Notification Date
1/31/2017
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

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to: Support of the nomination of Colleen Woggon to the Credit Union Review Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to: Support of the nomination of Colleen Woggon to the Credit Union Review Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/10/2017
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.

Supporting Documentation
20171010_Woggon_CURB_Oct2017.pdf


financial literacy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
financial literacy

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/19/2017
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.

Prize-linked savings programs
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Prize-linked savings programs

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/19/2017
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.

Support of the nomination of Jay Risch to be Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support of the nomination of Jay Risch to be Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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.

Chapter 186
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Chapter 186

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

DFI-BKG
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DFI-BKG

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

DFI-CU
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DFI-CU

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/13/2017
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$41,920.23
2017
July - December
$44,063.83
2018
January - June
$38,435.89
2018
July - December
$40,731.50
Total $165,151.45
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
113.50
2017
July - December
74.50
2018
January - June
81.50
2018
July - December
48.50
Total 318.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
226.72
2017
July - December
200.98
2018
January - June
119.79
2018
July - December
132.90
Total 680.39

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: student loans, the individual income tax subtract modification for tuition and student fees, creating an authority to be known as the Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, 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
2 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: incorporating financial literacy into the curriculum of public schools.
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: incorporating financial literacy into the curriculum of public schools.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: authorizing financial institutions to conduct savings promotion prize programs.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: authorizing financial institutions to conduct savings promotion prize programs.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: various changes to condominium law and rights related to first mortgage security interests in condominium units.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
8 %
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: various changes to condominium law and rights related to first mortgage security interests in condominium units.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
8 %
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: confidentiality of financial institution information maintained by the Department of Financial Institutions; periodic examinations of financial institutions; savings bank loan limitations; interest on residential mortgage loan escrow accounts; capital of state banks; security provided by public depositories; insurance company liquidation proceedings; and modifying an administrative rule of the Department of Workforce Development related to an exemption from overtime pay requirements for outside salespersons.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: confidentiality of financial institution information maintained by the Department of Financial Institutions; periodic examinations of financial institutions; savings bank loan limitations; interest on residential mortgage loan escrow accounts; capital of state banks; security provided by public depositories; insurance company liquidation proceedings; and modifying an administrative rule of the Department of Workforce Development related to an exemption from overtime pay requirements for outside salespersons.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: procedures related to a sale of foreclosed property by a sheriff or referee.
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%

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
8 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

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
15 %
Total 14 %

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
1 %
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
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
40 %
Total 8 %
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 2 %

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
9 %
2017
July - December
7 %
2018
January - June
6 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 9 %

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
12 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
30 %
Total 21 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures