Wisconsin Justice Initiative Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
law, general public interest advocacy

Lobbying Interests:
Criminal and civil justice, judicial campaign finance

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
GLS
Gretchen L. Schuldt
P.O. Box 100705
Milwaukee, WI 53210
(414) 331-0724 x_____
gretchen@wjiinc.org
http://www.wjiinc.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Gretchen L Schuldt Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 6/1/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 395
Assembly Bill 395
Relating to: participation in a riot and providing a criminal penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/21/2017
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
The bill's definitions are too broad and threaten to ensnare anyone who has the misfortune to be in a group when another person says or does something that might cause a problem. Innocent individuals should not be punished for what others do.
Assembly Bill 396
Assembly Bill 396
Relating to: blocking a thoroughfare as part of a riot and providing a criminal penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/21/2017
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
This bill's definitions are too broad and threaten to ensnare anyone who has the misfortune to be in a group when another person says or does something that might cause a problem. An individual should not be punished for another's acts.
Assembly Bill 397
Assembly Bill 397
Relating to: going armed with a firearm while participating in a riot and providing a criminal penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/21/2017
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
The bill's definitions are too broad and threaten to ensnare anyone who has the misfortune to be in a group when another person says or does something that might cause a problem. Innocent individuals should not be punished for what others do.
Assembly Bill 567
Assembly Bill 567
Relating to: a Public Defender Board student loan payment pilot program and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/13/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 570
Assembly Bill 570
Relating to: obtaining crime victim mental health treatment records. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/13/2017
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.
Assembly Joint Resolution 93
Assembly Joint Resolution 93
Relating to: eligibility and conditions for release prior to conviction of persons accused of certain crimes and considerations for imposing bail (first consideration).

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 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
11/11/2017
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$0.00
2017
July - December
$136.89
2018
January - June
$836.55
2018
July - December
$0.00
Total $973.44
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
0.00
2017
July - December
2.00
2018
January - June
9.00
2018
July - December
0.00
Total 11.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
0.00
2017
July - December
0.00
2018
January - June
3.00
2018
July - December
0.00
Total 3.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: participation in a riot and providing a criminal penalty.
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: blocking a thoroughfare as part of a riot and providing a criminal penalty.
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: going armed with a firearm while participating in a riot and providing a criminal penalty.
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: a Public Defender Board student loan payment pilot program and making an appropriation.
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: recommendation to revoke parole, probation, and extended supervision if a person is charged with a crime.
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: obtaining crime victim mental health treatment records. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
45 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: eligibility and conditions for release prior to conviction of persons accused of certain crimes and considerations for imposing bail (first consideration).
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
45 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 7 %

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

No minor efforts found.

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
2018
January - June
100 %
2018
July - December
100 %
Total 86 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures

This organization is one of fewer than 10 organizations registered with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission that is exempt from semi-annual reporting of its lobbying hours and expenditures. Instead of the semi-annual report the organization has submitted a written pledge not to spend more than $500 per year on lobbying. This organization is obliged to abide by the same standards of conduct as pertain to other organizations that retain lobbyists and to identify each bill or rule on which it has a lobbying communication.