Wisconsin County Clerks Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
For over 105 years, the Wisconsin County Clerks Association (WCCA) has been organized to provide timely and accurate information in order to help improve the operation of the county clerk's office and better serve the public. The WCCA is comprised of the 72 county clerks in Wisconsin, and it promotes excellence in the administration of elections and county government.

Lobbying Interests:
We provide professional input on bills affecting election administration, county government, and the duties and powers of constitutional officers.

CEO Name:
Scott McDonell
Dane County Clerk

Contact
SM
Scott McDonell
210 MLK Jr. Blvd, Room 106A
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-4121
(608) 266-4361
McDonell@countyofdane.com
http://www.wisconsincountyclerks.org

Authorized Lobbyists

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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 203
Assembly Bill 203
Relating to: using an electronic voting machine to cast a vote with an in-person absentee ballot and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/19/2020
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 457
Assembly Bill 457
Relating to: marriage license application requirements, issuance, and validity.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/19/2019
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.
Comments
County Clerks believe the system in place works well and is not in need of an overhaul. For example,the information on a birth certificate is needed to complete the marriage application. Many errors will occur if this is omitted.
Assembly Bill 636
Assembly Bill 636
Relating to: canvassing absentee ballots on the Monday before an election and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/15/2020
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: allowing an elector to show his or her marked ballot.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/13/2019
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.
Comments
Employers or others may coerce or reward the display of a marked ballot if this were to become law.
Senate Bill 71
Senate Bill 71
Relating to: aids to counties and municipalities for certain special election costs and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/13/2019
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.
Comments
We strongly support reimbursement for unexpected election costs.
Senate Bill 193
Senate Bill 193
Relating to: using an electronic voting machine to cast a vote with an in-person absentee ballot and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
7/31/2019
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.
Comments
support with amendments
Senate Bill 574
Senate Bill 574
Relating to: canvassing absentee ballots on the Monday before an election and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/15/2020
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

Election Management
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Election Management

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/23/2019
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$0.00
Total $0.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
6.00
Total 6.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
0.00
Total 0.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: allowing an elector to show his or her marked ballot.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 17 %
Relating to: aids to counties and municipalities for certain special election costs and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 17 %
Relating to: using an electronic voting machine to cast a vote with an in-person absentee ballot and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
60 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 67 %

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

No other matters found.

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.