Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
To represent the advocacy and justice priorities of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin engages in advocacy efforts that are consistent with the mission of the E.L.C.A. These priorities include anti-hunger, nutrition programs, economic justice, environmental issues, and immigration.

Lobbying Interests:
Hunger and nutrition programs for children and adults. Antipoverty programs and economic justice for low income individuals and families. Addressing the crisis of human trafficking, the problem of money in politics as it relates to people in poverty, environmental issues, and immigration.

Title:
Reverend (Director)

Contact
CAC
Cynthia Ann Crane
6401 Odana Rd. Ste. 20
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 270-0201
(608) 270-0202
cindyc@loppw.org
http://www.loppw.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Cynthia Ann Crane Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/18/2017 Withdrawn On N/A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

Other
Notification Date
8/8/2017
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.
Comments
We are pleased with the legislature's passion for creating jobs in Wisconsin. We do not support doing so at the cost of the environment. We ask that you amend the bill to delete the exceptions on environmental controls.
Supporting Documentation
20170808_AB 1 Press Release LOPPW.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
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
8/30/2017
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.
Comments
Please see attached press release.
Supporting Documentation
20170830_Press Release Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin 082017.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
Assembly Bill 57
Assembly Bill 57
Relating to: requiring child support compliance for FoodShare benefits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/11/2017
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.
Comments
We question how withholding FoodShare from those behind on child support payments will benefit anyone: The parent will have more difficulty accessing food, children will not benefit, the state's administrative costs could rise over $900,000.
http://www.loppw.org
Assembly Bill 165
Assembly Bill 165
Relating to: appointing delegates for a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 83

Against
Notification Date
4/13/2017
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.
Comments
“’I certainly would not want a constitutional convention. Whoa! Who knows what would come out of it?”’ Justice Antonin Scalia. We agree and oppose any efforts that move our country in the direction of holding one.
Supporting Documentation
20170413_AB 165 Constitutional Convention.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
Assembly Bill 186
Assembly Bill 186
Relating to: prosecuting a person under the age of 18 with committing an act of prostitution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/11/2017
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
20171011_AB 186 Statemet to Legislators.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
Assembly Bill 499
Assembly Bill 499
Relating to: the regulation of nonferrous metallic mining, prospecting, exploration, and bulk sampling, repealing administrative rules relating to wetlands, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 134

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.
Supporting Documentation
20171016_AB 499 Statemet to Legislators.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
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
11/17/2017
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.
http://www.loppw.org
Assembly Bill 540
Assembly Bill 540
Relating to: driver education instruction on human trafficking. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/25/2017
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.
Supporting Documentation
20171025_AB 540 Statemet to Legislators.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
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
1/15/2018
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
20180115_AB 660 to Legislators.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
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
3/27/2017
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 appreciate your efforts to want to guarantee our federal government operate under a balanced budget, but there are too many unknowns in a constitutional convention. The most vulnerable will in particular lose out. Please don't pass this.
Supporting Documentation
20170327_LOPPW Constitutional Convention.pdf

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

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 137

For
Notification Date
4/13/2017
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.
Comments
We support legislation that would improve the quality of drinking water for people across our state, and oppose measures that would undermine our ability to protect Wisconsin’s water.
Supporting Documentation
20170413_SB 48 Clean Water leave behind.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
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
1/15/2018
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.
http://www.loppw.org
Senate Bill 476
Senate Bill 476
Relating to: venue requirements for domestic abuse, child abuse, and harassment cases.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/15/2018
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.
http://www.loppw.org
Senate Bill 600
Senate Bill 600
Relating to: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/20/2018
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.
Comments
Please maintain regulations for our wetlands to filter out pollution that runs off farm fields and urban development, help sustain significant habitats for wildlife, and prevent flooding. Please look at other options to support developers.
http://www.loppw.org
Senate Bill 624
Senate Bill 624
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/15/2018
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
20180115_SB 624 FoodShare to Legislators.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
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
12/13/2018
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.
http://www.loppw.org
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
2/5/2018
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
20180205_LOPPW Press Release Special Session Bills.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
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
2/5/2018
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
20180205_LOPPW Press Release Special Session Bills.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
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
2/5/2018
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
20180205_LOPPW Press Release Special Session Bills.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
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
2/5/2018
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
20180205_LOPPW Press Release Special Session Bills.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
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
2/5/2018
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
20180205_LOPPW Press Release Special Session Bills.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
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
2/5/2018
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
20180205_LOPPW Press Release Special Session Bills.pdf

http://www.loppw.org
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
2/5/2018
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
20180205_LOPPW Press Release Special Session Bills.pdf

http://www.loppw.org

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
4/13/2017
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.

Comments
We appreciate the state's dedication to help victims of sex trafficking. Please include the full amount budgeted for youth victims of sex trafficking in the governor's proposed state budget.

Supporting Documentation
20170413_Anti-Sex Trafficking leave behind (2).docx

http://www.loppw.org

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Drug testing for participants in the food share employment and training program who are able-bodied adults
Agency Name
Department of Health Services (DHS)
Subject
Drug testing for participants in the food share employment and training program who are able-bodied adults
Scope Statement
SS 109_15
Against
Notification Date
8/29/2017
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 just submitted comments to DHS. We have concerns about how this rule would facilitate increased hunger in our state.
http://www.loppw.org

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LOPPW supports more objective redistricting regardless of which party has the majority and transparency in campaign finance.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LOPPW supports more objective redistricting regardless of which party has the majority and transparency in campaign finance.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/25/2017
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.

Comments
@item.ExternalURL

LOPPW expressed concerns for environmental issues, especially related to climate change and clean water.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LOPPW expressed concerns for environmental issues, especially related to climate change and clean water.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/25/2017
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.

Comments
@item.ExternalURL

Supporting Documentation
20170125_Climate_Change_101.pdf
20170125_EnvironmentSS.pdf
20170125_LOPPW-SCSW-Resource.pdf
20170125_Clean_Water_Facts.pdf


LRB-0687: Sexually Exploded Children Protection Act Under this bill, a person who is under the age of 18 may not be prosecuted for committing an act of prostitution. We support finding service for victims of sex trafficking, not criminalizing them
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-0687: Sexually Exploded Children Protection Act Under this bill, a person who is under the age of 18 may not be prosecuted for committing an act of prostitution. We support finding service for victims of sex trafficking, not criminalizing them

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/23/2017
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
@item.ExternalURL

LRB 0094/1 "Unaccompanied and homeless youth are vulnerable to human trafficking, exploitation, and abuse... will remove one of the barriers to employment that unaccompanied and homeless teens face by lowering the age requirement for a work."
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 0094/1 "Unaccompanied and homeless youth are vulnerable to human trafficking, exploitation, and abuse... will remove one of the barriers to employment that unaccompanied and homeless teens face by lowering the age requirement for a work."

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/23/2017
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
@item.ExternalURL

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$24,002.28
2017
July - December
$15,618.98
2018
January - June
$12,546.02
2018
July - December
$12,546.02
Total $64,713.29
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
11.00
2017
July - December
27.00
2018
January - June
11.00
2018
July - December
0.00
Total 49.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
371.50
2017
July - December
253.00
2018
January - June
222.00
2018
July - December
299.00
Total 1145.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: appointing delegates for a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution.
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 %
Relating to: requiring child support compliance for FoodShare benefits. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
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
15 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: lead service line replacements. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: venue requirements for domestic abuse, child abuse, and harassment cases.
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: 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
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: driver education instruction on human trafficking. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the age at which a person is subject to juvenile court jurisdiction and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2 %
2018
July - December
Total < 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 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
3 %
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
3 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: claims by and treatment of wrongfully imprisoned persons and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
2 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
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
5 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: the regulation of nonferrous metallic mining, prospecting, exploration, and bulk sampling, repealing administrative rules relating to wetlands, 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
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: prosecuting a person under the age of 18 with committing an act of prostitution.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: 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
8 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
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
8 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
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
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
8 %
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
8 %
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
8 %
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
8 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 3 %

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
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
20 %
Total 8 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
50 %
Total 20 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures