Fair Wisconsin Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Fair Wisconsin is the statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization with a mission to achieve full equality for LGBT people.

Lobbying Interests:
Advance and protect the civil rights of LGBT people through legislative advocacy concerning LGBT people and their families.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
MM
Megin McDonell
203 S Paterson Street, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 441-0143
megin.mcdonell@fairwisconsin.com
http://www.fairwisconsin.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Megin McDonell Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 6/1/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 349
Assembly Bill 349
Relating to: prohibiting conversion therapy.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/23/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 417
Assembly Bill 417
Relating to: marriage between persons of the same sex and extending parentage rights to married couples of the same sex. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/31/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 418
Assembly Bill 418
Relating to: discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, insurance coverage, jury duty, and the receipt of mental health or vocational rehabilitation services on the basis of a person's gender identity, gender expression, or se...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/31/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
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 1072
Assembly Bill 1072
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

Against
Notification Date
12/4/2018
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 68
Assembly Joint Resolution 68
Relating to: eliminating constitutional restrictions on marriage (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/31/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 261
Senate Bill 261
Relating to: prohibiting conversion therapy.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/31/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 327
Senate Bill 327
Relating to: marriage between persons of the same sex and extending parentage rights to married couples of the same sex. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/31/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 328
Senate Bill 328
Relating to: discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, insurance coverage, jury duty, and the receipt of mental health or vocational rehabilitation services on the basis of a person's gender identity, gender expression, or se...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/31/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
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 Joint Resolution 27
Senate Joint Resolution 27
Relating to: proclaiming November 20, 2017, Transgender Day of Remembrance in Wisconsin.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/31/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Joint Resolution 65
Senate Joint Resolution 65
Relating to: eliminating constitutional restrictions on marriage (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/31/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
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
1/31/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
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
1/31/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
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
1/31/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
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
1/31/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
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
1/31/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
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
1/31/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Pre-emption of certain local ordinances
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Pre-emption of certain local ordinances

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$158.44
2017
July - December
$607.77
2018
January - June
$1,491.76
2018
July - December
$108.87
Total $2,366.85
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
3.00
2017
July - December
2.00
2018
January - June
5.00
2018
July - December
0.00
Total 10.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
0.00
2017
July - December
9.00
2018
January - June
22.00
2018
July - December
2.00
Total 33.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: prohibiting conversion therapy.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
25 %
2017
July - December
35 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 14 %
Relating to: marriage between persons of the same sex and extending parentage rights to married couples of the same sex. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
25 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, insurance coverage, jury duty, and the receipt of mental health or vocational rehabilitation services on the basis of a person's gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
50 %
2017
July - December
35 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 16 %
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 hours and overtime, employment benefits, wage claims and collections, an employer's right to solicit salary information of prospective employees, employment discrimination, and professions regulated by the state; and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
75 %
2018
July - December
Total 53 %
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 hours and overtime, employment benefits, wage claims and collections, an employer's right to solicit salary information of prospective employees, employment discrimination, and professions regulated by the state; and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 9 %

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
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
100 %
Total 5 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures