Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Promote interests of hunters and their rights

Lobbying Interests:
All issues surrounding hunting, DNR regulations and legislative actions, wolves, conservation, land acquisition, youth hunting, hunting fees, baiting, and enforcement.

Title:
Representative

Contact
JW
Jeanne Welch
16 North Carroll Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 819-0150
(608) 251-5941
jeanne@thewelchgroup.org
http://www.wbha.us.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Robert Welch Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/6/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 29
Assembly Bill 29
Relating to: prohibiting contests for killing wild animals and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 75
Assembly Bill 75
Relating to: local regulation of honorary firearm discharges.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 124

For
Notification Date
4/15/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 239
Assembly Bill 239
Relating to: placing, possessing, or transporting a bow or crossbow in or on a motorboat, vehicle, all-terrain vehicle, or utility terrain vehicle.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/29/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 520
Assembly Bill 520
Relating to: grievous bodily harm to or the death of an animal and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/5/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 695
Assembly Bill 695
Relating to: the wildlife damage abatement program and the wildlife damage claim program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/2/2020
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 784
Assembly Bill 784
Relating to: modifying administrative rules relating to the use of wood to contain bear bait in stumps.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/11/2020
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 814
Assembly Bill 814
Relating to: the governor's bear tag.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/11/2020
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 924
Assembly Bill 924
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/26/2020
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 30
Senate Bill 30
Relating to: prohibiting contests for killing wild animals and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2019
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.
Senate Bill 102
Senate Bill 102
Relating to: local regulation of honorary firearm discharges.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/15/2019
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.
Senate Bill 231
Senate Bill 231
Relating to: placing, possessing, or transporting a bow or crossbow in or on a motorboat, vehicle, all-terrain vehicle, or utility terrain vehicle.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 98

For
Notification Date
5/29/2019
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.
Senate Bill 469
Senate Bill 469
Relating to: grievous bodily harm to or the death of an animal and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/5/2019
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.
Senate Bill 628
Senate Bill 628
Relating to: the wildlife damage abatement program and the wildlife damage claim program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/2/2020
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 719
Senate Bill 719
Relating to: modifying administrative rules relating to the use of wood to contain bear bait in stumps.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/11/2020
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 762
Senate Bill 762
Relating to: the governor's bear tag.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/11/2020
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 843
Senate Bill 843
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/26/2020
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

Notification Date
3/7/2019
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Dog sellers and dog facility operators
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Dog sellers and dog facility operators

SS 093_20
Other
Notification Date
7/14/2020
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.

Black bear management
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Black bear management

SS 067_19
For
Notification Date
3/4/2020
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

Budget Bill Subject: Department of Natural Resources
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget Bill Subject: Department of Natural Resources

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/6/2018
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.

Any proposal dealing with bear harvest, bear quotas, or regulations affecting bear training or harvest seasons
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal dealing with bear harvest, bear quotas, or regulations affecting bear training or harvest seasons

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/6/2018
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.

Any proposal dealing with providing hunter access to Stewardship program lands, MFL lands, or county lands
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal dealing with providing hunter access to Stewardship program lands, MFL lands, or county lands

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/6/2018
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.

Any proposal promoting more hunting opportunites
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal promoting more hunting opportunites

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/6/2018
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.

Any proposal dealing with gun rights
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal dealing with gun rights

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/6/2018
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.

Any proposals dealing with wolf hunting season or wolf quotas
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposals dealing with wolf hunting season or wolf quotas

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/6/2018
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$15,000.00
2019
July - December
$15,000.00
2020
January - June
$15,000.00
2020
July - December
$15,000.00
Total $60,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
54.00
2019
July - December
32.00
2020
January - June
41.50
2020
July - December
51.00
Total 178.50
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
19.00
2019
July - December
25.00
2020
January - June
24.00
2020
July - December
12.00
Total 80.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the wildlife damage abatement program and the wildlife damage claim program. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: modifying administrative rules relating to the use of wood to contain bear bait in stumps.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the governor's bear tag.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the wildlife damage abatement program and the wildlife damage claim program. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: modifying administrative rules relating to the use of wood to contain bear bait in stumps.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the governor's bear tag.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
30 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 9 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
35 %
2019
July - December
40 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 26 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 9 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
50 %
Total 12 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
30 %
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 17 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures