Wisconsin Council of Churches

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Council of Churches is a non-profit organization which represents 17 Protestant and Christian Orthodox denominations in Wisconsin, which include approximately 1,900 congregations and almost one million church members.

Lobbying Interests:
Human services issues affecting low income families, criminal justice issues, church-state relations, the death penalty, gaming, and environmental concerns.

Title:
Coordinator for Public Policy

Contact
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Peter Bakken
750 Windsor St, Ste 301
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(608) 837-3108
(608) 837-3038
bakken@wichurches.org
http://www.wichurches.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Peter Bakken Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/18/2017 Withdrawn On N/A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

Against
Notification Date
9/11/2017
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.
Supporting Documentation
20170911_Wisconsin Council of Churches AU7 SB1 AB1.docx

https://www.wichurches.org/sitecontent/pdf_files/programs/StatementonEconomicJustice.pdf
August 2017 Special Session Senate Bill 1
August 2017 Special Session Senate 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

Against
Notification Date
9/11/2017
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.
Supporting Documentation
20170911_Wisconsin Council of Churches AU7 SB1 AB1.docx

https://www.wichurches.org/sitecontent/pdf_files/programs/StatementonEconomicJustice.pdf
Assembly Bill 57
Assembly Bill 57
Relating to: requiring child support compliance for FoodShare benefits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/10/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 65
Assembly Bill 65
Relating to: sales and transfers of firearms and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 74
Assembly Bill 74
Relating to: waiting period for purchase of handguns.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 78
Assembly Bill 78
Relating to: lead service line replacements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 115
Assembly Bill 115
Relating to: the authority of the departments of administration, children and families, workforce development, justice, and health services to allocate federal grant money for civil legal aid.

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 116
Assembly Bill 116
Relating to: the creation of the Interagency Legal Aid Coordinating Council. (FE)

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 190
Assembly Bill 190
Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, provi...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/20/2017
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 242
Assembly Bill 242
Relating to: substance abuse screening, testing, and treatment requirements for certain work experience programs, providing an exemption from emergency rule-making procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Assembly Bill 247
Assembly Bill 247
Relating to: going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/25/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 286
Assembly Bill 286
Relating to: the establishment of a family and medical leave insurance program; family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and for the active duty of a family member; the employers that are required to permit an employee to take family ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/3/2017
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 501
Assembly Bill 501
Relating to: FoodShare healthy eating incentive pilot program and making an appropriation. (FE)

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 530
Assembly Bill 530
Relating to: nutritional food pilot program under FoodShare and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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 548
Assembly Bill 548
Relating to: claims by and treatment of wrongfully imprisoned persons and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

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.
Assembly Bill 616
Assembly Bill 616
Relating to: prohibiting firearm accessories that accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm and providing a criminal penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/20/2018
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 660
Assembly Bill 660
Relating to: the age at which a person is subject to juvenile court jurisdiction and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

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.
Assembly Bill 702
Assembly Bill 702
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Assembly Bill 721
Assembly Bill 721
Relating to: Medicaid expansion and eligibility for BadgerCare Plus and BadgerCare Plus Core. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/20/2018
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 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

Against
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.
Assembly Bill 759
Assembly Bill 759
Relating to: regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Supporting Documentation
20180112_Faith Groups LRB4307 RTO Sign-On Letter FINAL Dec 7 2017.pdf

Assembly Bill 772
Assembly Bill 772
Relating to: exempting from the state family and medical leave law an employer that is covered under the federal family and medical leave law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/2/2018
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 21
Assembly Joint Resolution 21
Relating to: application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for a convention for proposing amendments relating to a balanced budget.

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 48
Senate Bill 48
Relating to: lead service line replacements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 137

For
Notification Date
4/20/2017
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.
Supporting Documentation
20170420_CleanWater.pdf

Senate Bill 54
Senate Bill 54
Relating to: recommendation to revoke parole, probation, and extended supervision if a person is charged with a crime.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/7/2018
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 169
Senate Bill 169
Relating to: going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/25/2017
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 215
Senate Bill 215
Relating to: the establishment of a family and medical leave insurance program; family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and for the active duty of a family member; the employers that are required to permit an employee to take family ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/3/2017
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 275
Senate Bill 275
Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, provi...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/6/2017
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 456
Senate Bill 456
Relating to: claims by and treatment of wrongfully imprisoned persons and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

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 490
Senate Bill 490
Relating to: exempting from the state family and medical leave law an employer that is covered under the federal family and medical leave law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/15/2017
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.
Supporting Documentation
20171115_Final Oppose WI FMLA FEDERALIZATION SIGN ON Letter 10.26.17.pdf

Senate Bill 550
Senate Bill 550
Relating to: the age at which a person is subject to juvenile court jurisdiction and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

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 606
Senate Bill 606
Relating to: Medicaid expansion and eligibility for BadgerCare Plus and BadgerCare Plus Core. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/20/2018
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 624
Senate Bill 624
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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 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

Against
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.
Senate Bill 637
Senate Bill 637
Relating to: regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Supporting Documentation
20180112_Faith Groups LRB4307 RTO Sign-On Letter FINAL Dec 7 2017.pdf

Senate Bill 858
Senate Bill 858
Relating to: adjusting a school district's revenue limit for certain school safety expenditures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/20/2018
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 883
Senate Bill 883
Relating to: state and local highway projects; expenditure of transportation moneys received from the federal government; determining a reduction in individual income tax rates; and election of pass-through entities to be taxed at the entity level. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 368

Against
Notification Date
12/12/2018
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 884
Senate Bill 884
Relating to: legislative powers and duties, state agency and authority composition and operations, and administrative rule-making process. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 369

Against
Notification Date
12/12/2018
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 886
Senate Bill 886
Relating to: federal government waivers and other requests for federal approval; public assistance programs; waivers from work search and registration requirements for certain unemployment insurance benefit claimants; granting rule-making authority; and ma...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 370

Against
Notification Date
12/12/2018
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 Joint Resolution 18
Senate Joint Resolution 18
Relating to: application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for a convention for proposing amendments relating to a balanced budget.

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.
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: required hours of participation in the FoodShare employment and training program.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 263

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: statewide FoodShare employment and training program requirement for able-bodied adults. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 264

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
Relating to: asset restrictions on eligibility for FoodShare, Wisconsin Works, and Wisconsin Shares. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 269

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 4
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 4
Relating to: employment screening of and employability plans for residents in public housing. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 265

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 5
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: creating a pilot and permanent program for making periodic payments to eligible recipients of the earned income tax credit and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 270

Other
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 6
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 6
Relating to: payments based on performance for Wisconsin Works and FoodShare employment and training program contractors. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 266

Other
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 7
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 7
Relating to: pay for success contracting, establishment of pay for success trust fund, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 267

Other
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 8
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 8
Relating to: requiring child support compliance in the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 268

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 9
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 9
Relating to: creation of a savings account program in the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 271

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 10
January 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 10
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
Supporting Documentation
20180130_SB 624 FoodShare ID Card WCC.pdf

https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 1
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 1
Relating to: required hours of participation in the FoodShare employment and training program.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 2
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 2
Relating to: statewide FoodShare employment and training program requirement for able-bodied adults. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 3
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 3
Relating to: asset restrictions on eligibility for FoodShare, Wisconsin Works, and Wisconsin Shares. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 4
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 4
Relating to: employment screening of and employability plans for residents in public housing. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 5
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 5
Relating to: creating a pilot and permanent program for making periodic payments to eligible recipients of the earned income tax credit and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 6
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 6
Relating to: payments based on performance for Wisconsin Works and FoodShare employment and training program contractors. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 7
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 7
Relating to: pay for success contracting, establishment of pay for success trust fund, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 8
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 8
Relating to: requiring child support compliance in the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 9
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 9
Relating to: creation of a savings account program in the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 10
January 2018 Special Session Senate Bill 10
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2018
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.
Supporting Documentation
20180130_SB 624 FoodShare ID Card WCC.pdf

https://www.wichurches.org/pdf_files/programs/PublicHearing.January31.2018PBtestimony.pdf
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: grants to schools for school safety and safety-related upgrades to school buildings, equipment, and facilities; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/20/2018
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.
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: creating an office of school safety in the Department of Justice and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/20/2018
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.
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
Relating to: mandatory reporting of suspected intent to carry out violence involving a dangerous weapon or explosive in or targeting a school and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/20/2018
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.
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 4
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 4
Relating to: the Department of Public Instruction's model school policy on bullying by pupils.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/20/2018
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.
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 5
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: school safety plans. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/20/2018
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.
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 6
March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 6
Relating to: allowing a school board to share safety camera footage with law enforcement.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/20/2018
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

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.

Comments
We oppose study of transferring CAFO regulatory responsibility from DNR to DATCP

Supporting Documentation
20170419_CleanWater.pdf

Children and Families: Child Support
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Child Support

Notification Date
4/20/2017
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
We oppose child support requirements for FoodShare recipients.

Supporting Documentation
20170420_SafetyNet.pdf

Children and Families: Children and Families
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Children and Families

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.

Comments
We support the full $2 million for FY 2017-18 and $4 million for FY 2018-19 to prevent sex trafficking and help victims of sex trafficking.

Supporting Documentation
20170419_Anti-SexTrafficking.pdf

Children and Families: Economic Support and Child Care
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Economic Support and Child Care

Notification Date
4/20/2017
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
We support the increased funding for WI Shares and fix to WI Shares "cliff." We support further increases to WI Shares and early childhood subsidies and funding of Quality Grants for child care programs.

Supporting Documentation
20170420_SafetyNet.pdf

Corrections: Juvenile Corrections
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Corrections: Juvenile Corrections

Notification Date
9/18/2017
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.

Comments
Raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction.

Health Services: FoodShare
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: FoodShare

Notification Date
4/20/2017
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
We oppose asset limits and work and child support requirements for FoodShare, and drug testing for FSET participants. Make FSET more effective in preparing people for sustainable jobs.

Supporting Documentation
20170420_SafetyNet.pdf

Health Services: Medicaid Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services

Notification Date
4/20/2017
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
We oppose work requirements for Medicaid recipients. We support a 15% increase to the personal care rate.

Supporting Documentation
20170420_SafetyNet.pdf

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Establishing a separate presidential primary election and changing the dates for absentee voting
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Establishing a separate presidential primary election and changing the dates for absentee voting

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/13/2018
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.

Funding for expanded school mental health staff and training
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for expanded school mental health staff and training

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/20/2018
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.

Require schools to conduct safety/security site assessment every three years
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Require schools to conduct safety/security site assessment every three years

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/20/2018
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.

Increased funding for Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increased funding for Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/20/2018
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.

Increased funding for school violence prevention efforts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increased funding for school violence prevention efforts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/20/2018
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.

Magazine capacity limits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Magazine capacity limits

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/20/2018
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.

Violent misdemeanor purchase and possession prohibitions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Violent misdemeanor purchase and possession prohibitions

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/20/2018
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.

Lethal violence protective orders
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lethal violence protective orders

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/20/2018
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.

Child care reimbursement rates in Wisconsin Shares
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Child care reimbursement rates in Wisconsin Shares

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Raise the age of Juvenile Court jurisdiction
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Raise the age of Juvenile Court jurisdiction

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/18/2017
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.

Creation of a state paid family and medical leave insurance fund
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creation of a state paid family and medical leave insurance fund

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/20/2017
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.

Ownership, transfer and sale of firearms
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Ownership, transfer and sale of firearms

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/26/2017
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.

Supporting Documentation
20170126_StatementonNonviolence.pdf


Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$7,488.29
2017
July - December
$4,725.30
2018
January - June
$8,106.02
2018
July - December
$2,454.69
Total $22,774.30
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
1.50
2017
July - December
0.00
2018
January - June
5.50
2018
July - December
0.00
Total 7.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
141.00
2017
July - December
43.50
2018
January - June
85.00
2018
July - December
46.25
Total 315.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: nutritional food pilot program under FoodShare and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: FoodShare healthy eating incentive pilot program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
6 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens. (FE)
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 1 %
Relating to: application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for a convention for proposing amendments relating to a balanced budget.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: lead service line replacements. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
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
25 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
7 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: regulation of rental-purchase agreements and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
8 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: employment screening of and employability plans for residents in public housing. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
9 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: requiring child support compliance in the Medical Assistance program. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
9 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: creation of a savings account program in the Medical Assistance program. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
9 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
9 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: required hours of participation in the FoodShare employment and training program.
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 3 %
Relating to: statewide FoodShare employment and training program requirement for able-bodied adults. (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 3 %
Relating to: asset restrictions on eligibility for FoodShare, Wisconsin Works, and Wisconsin Shares. (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 3 %
Relating to: legislative powers and duties, state agency and authority composition and operations, and administrative rule-making process. (FE)
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
9 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: federal government waivers and other requests for federal approval; public assistance programs; waivers from work search and registration requirements for certain unemployment insurance benefit claimants; 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
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

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
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
13 %
2018
July - December
81 %
Total 15 %

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
100 %
2017
July - December
21 %
2018
January - June
6 %
2018
July - December
Total 49 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures