Wisconsin Dental Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Regulations and laws impacting the provision of dental care and the practice of dentistry

Lobbying Interests:
Regulation of the practice of dentistry; public health issues; appointments to the Dentistry Examing Board; dental workforce issues; dental hygiene; Marquette University School of Dentistry; third party payer; insurance benefits

CEO Name:
Mark Paget
Director of Government Services

Contact
CB
Chris Borgerding
122 West Washington Ave., Ste. 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 250-3442
cborgerding@wda.org
http://wda.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
George Ermert Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/11/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Katie White Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Jeremey J Shepherd Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Matt Rossetto Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On 4/1/2020
Mark Paget Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Chris Borgerding Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 7/7/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 81
Assembly Bill 81
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/20/2019
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 178
Assembly Bill 178
Relating to: eligibility for physician, dentist, and health care provider educational loan assistance programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/22/2019
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 258
Assembly Bill 258
Relating to: Marquette University School of Dentistry rural scholarship program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/6/2019
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 422
Assembly Bill 422
Relating to: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/18/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 491
Assembly Bill 491
Relating to: restrictions on the use of products used for inhaling or exhaling vapor.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/23/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 680
Assembly Bill 680
Relating to: expansion of the dental reimbursement pilot project under the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/18/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 864
Assembly Bill 864
Relating to: dentists administering vaccines and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/24/2020
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.
Comments
WDA is neutral on this concept as currently drafted. Three other states (MN, IL, OR) currently allow dentists to administer limited vaccines; usage has generally been minimal.
Assembly Bill 910
Assembly Bill 910
Relating to: a property tax exemption for all machinery, tools, and patterns; a reduction of state general obligation and variable rate debt supported by general purpose revenue; and increasing the maximum deduction under the individual income tax sliding ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/17/2020
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 998
Assembly Bill 998
Relating to: using telehealth in the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2020
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 89
Senate Bill 89
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/12/2019
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 166
Senate Bill 166
Relating to: eligibility for physician, dentist, and health care provider educational loan assistance programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 58

For
Notification Date
4/22/2019
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 228
Senate Bill 228
Relating to: Marquette University School of Dentistry rural scholarship program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/28/2019
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 257
Senate Bill 257
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/13/2019
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.
Senate Bill 364
Senate Bill 364
Relating to: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/18/2019
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 442
Senate Bill 442
Relating to: restrictions on the use of products used for inhaling or exhaling vapor.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/23/2019
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.
Senate Bill 636
Senate Bill 636
Relating to: expansion of the dental reimbursement pilot project under the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/9/2020
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 821
Senate Bill 821
Relating to: a property tax exemption for all machinery, tools, and patterns; a reduction of state general obligation and variable rate debt supported by general purpose revenue; and increasing the maximum deduction under the individual income tax sliding ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/17/2020
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 883
Senate Bill 883
Relating to: using telehealth in the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/2/2020
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Health Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

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.

Health Services: Medicaid Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services

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.

Health Services:Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services:Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services

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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Collaboration with dentists
Agency Name
Board of Nursing (N)

Subject
Collaboration with dentists

SS 016_18
For
Notification Date
6/7/2019
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.

Delegation of functions to unlicensed persons
Agency Name
Dentistry Examining Board (DE)

Subject
Delegation of functions to unlicensed persons

SS 100_17
For
Notification Date
5/13/2019
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.

Dentist licensure and practice of dental hygiene
Agency Name
Dentistry Examining Board (DE)

Subject
Dentist licensure and practice of dental hygiene

SS 040_16
For
Notification Date
5/13/2019
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Related to COVID-19 Response
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Related to COVID-19 Response

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/11/2020
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.

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Authorization of the use of teledentistry
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Authorization of the use of teledentistry

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/13/2019
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.

Creating a rural scholarship program at Marquette University School of Dentistry
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creating a rural scholarship program at Marquette University School of Dentistry

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/13/2019
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.

Student loan financing for dental school graduates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Student loan financing for dental school graduates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Scope and practice settings of mid-level providers and dental hygienists
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Scope and practice settings of mid-level providers and dental hygienists

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Support for Marquette University School of Dentistry and the funding it receives as the state's only dental school.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Marquette University School of Dentistry and the funding it receives as the state's only dental school.

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.

Development of guidelines for licensed dentists when prescribing opioids
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of guidelines for licensed dentists when prescribing opioids

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

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.

Issues related to dental insurance contracts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to dental insurance contracts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Issues related to Medicaid dental coverage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to Medicaid dental coverage

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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
$95,823.22
2019
July - December
$78,745.54
2020
January - June
$73,562.00
2020
July - December
$28,978.26
Total $277,109.02
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
654.25
2019
July - December
214.25
2020
January - June
77.50
2020
July - December
74.00
Total 1020.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
448.50
2019
July - December
448.50
2020
January - June
291.50
2020
July - December
172.75
Total 1361.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: Marquette University School of Dentistry rural scholarship program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2 %
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: Marquette University School of Dentistry rural scholarship program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
26 %
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
Total 21 %
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
26 %
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
Total 23 %
Relating to: expansion of the dental reimbursement pilot project under the Medical Assistance program. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: expansion of the dental reimbursement pilot project under the Medical Assistance program. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
3 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: using telehealth in the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: using telehealth in the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
3 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

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 9 %
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
20 %
Total 11 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

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
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %
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
30 %
Total 3 %
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
35 %
Total 4 %

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
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 1 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures