WISPIRG (Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group)

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Membership-based, non-partisan public interest education and advocacy on consumer protection, toxics and public health, transportation, good government, and other issues.

Lobbying Interests:
transportation, state budget, toxics and public health, government transparency, consumer protection, consumer finance, health care

Title:
Director

Contact
PS
Peter Skopec
122 State Street, Suite 500
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-9501
peter@wispirg.org
http://www.wispirg.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Peter Skopec Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/30/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/17/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20170317_WIP GetTheLeadOut Feb17 Web.pdf

Assembly Bill 565
Assembly Bill 565
Relating to: fees related to security freezes on consumer credit reports.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/6/2018
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.
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
12/22/2017
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 919
Assembly Bill 919
Relating to: the I 94 east-west corridor project. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/7/2018
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 48
Senate Bill 48
Relating to: lead service line replacements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 137

For
Notification Date
3/17/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20170317_WIP GetTheLeadOut Feb17 Web.pdf

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

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/6/2018
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.
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
12/22/2017
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.
Senate Bill 788
Senate Bill 788
Relating to: the I 94 east-west corridor project. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2018
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Environmental Improvement Fund
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Environmental Improvement Fund

Notification Date
9/12/2017
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
Related to Safe Drinking Water Loan Program funding.

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

Notification Date
9/12/2017
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
Rent-to-own consumer protections under the Wisconsin Consumer Act

Transportation: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/17/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Detecting, removing and preventing lead contamination of drinking water.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Detecting, removing and preventing lead contamination of drinking water.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/29/2019
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.

A legislative resolution for a statewide ballot referendum regarding the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and big money in politics
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
A legislative resolution for a statewide ballot referendum regarding the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and big money in politics

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/17/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Supporting the creation of a 36% APR rate cap on payday loans, and supporting limits on how often a payday loan can "roll over"
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Supporting the creation of a 36% APR rate cap on payday loans, and supporting limits on how often a payday loan can "roll over"

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/17/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Legislative audit of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative audit of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/17/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

A legislative resolution for a statewide ballot referendum regarding the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and big money in politics
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
A legislative resolution for a statewide ballot referendum regarding the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and big money in politics

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/10/2017
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.

State transportation budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State transportation budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/10/2017
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 the creation of a 36% APR rate cap on payday loans, and supporting limits on how often a payday loan can "roll over"
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Supporting the creation of a 36% APR rate cap on payday loans, and supporting limits on how often a payday loan can "roll over"

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2017
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.

Legislative audit of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative audit of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2017
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$655.38
2017
July - December
$513.54
2018
January - June
$536.92
2018
July - December
$1,112.68
Total $2,818.52
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
5.00
2017
July - December
6.00
2018
January - June
4.50
2018
July - December
4.00
Total 19.50
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
23.00
2017
July - December
15.00
2018
January - June
29.50
2018
July - December
41.50
Total 109.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: lead service line replacements. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
9 %
2017
July - December
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
10 %
2017
July - December
48 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 10 %
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
3 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the I 94 east-west corridor project. (FE)
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%
Relating to: the I 94 east-west corridor project. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
6 %
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
88 %
2018
July - December
Total 23 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
19 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
80 %
Total 36 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
33 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
6 %
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
14 %
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
16 %
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
21 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
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
13 %
Total 5 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
4 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
7 %
Total 3 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures