Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
A cooperative of 42 rural non-profit hospitals for shared services and advocacy.

Lobbying Interests:
Our focus is on rural health which tends to include issues regarding healthcare finance, workforce, education, public health, Medicaid, health insurance, healthcare law and regulation.

CEO Name:
Tim Size
Director of Advocacy

Contact
JL
Jeremy Levin
880 Independence Ln
Sauk City, WI 53583
(608) 643-2343
(608) 643-4936
jeremylevin@rwhc.com
http://www.rwhc.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Tim Size Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Jeremy Levin Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 70
Assembly Bill 70
Relating to: the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/2/2019
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 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

For
Notification Date
12/19/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 137
Assembly Bill 137
Relating to: pharmacists and pharmacy students administering vaccines.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 24

For
Notification Date
5/7/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 248
Assembly Bill 248
Relating to: eliminating personal conviction exemption from immunizations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/28/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 287
Assembly Bill 287
Relating to: certifications for advance directives and findings of incapacity related to powers of attorney for health care. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 90

For
Notification Date
10/16/2019
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 410
Assembly Bill 410
Relating to: coverage of services under Medical Assistance provided through telehealth and other technologies, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/23/2019
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 544
Assembly Bill 544
Relating to: workforce housing tax credits and economic development revolving loan funds. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/22/2020
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
Our member rural hospitals have a difficult time recruiting new employees because of the lack of quality workforce housing.
Assembly Bill 575
Assembly Bill 575
Relating to: regulation of physician assistants, creating a Physician Assistant Examining Board, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/30/2019
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 584
Assembly Bill 584
Relating to: requiring hospitals to allow designation of a caregiver.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/4/2019
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 788
Assembly Bill 788
Relating to: licensing and regulation of pharmacies and remote dispensing sites under the pharmacy practice law, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and granting rule-making authority....

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2020
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 841
Assembly Bill 841
Relating to: allowing discounts for prompt payment of health care fees.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2020
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 74
Senate Bill 74
Relating to: the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 49

For
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.
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

For
Notification Date
8/22/2019
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 110
Senate Bill 110
Relating to: pharmacists and pharmacy students administering vaccines.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/7/2019
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.
Senate Bill 254
Senate Bill 254
Relating to: certifications for advance directives and findings of incapacity related to powers of attorney for health care. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/10/2020
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 262
Senate Bill 262
Relating to: eliminating personal conviction exemption from immunizations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/28/2019
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 380
Senate Bill 380
Relating to: coverage of services under Medical Assistance provided through telehealth and other technologies, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 56

For
Notification Date
10/10/2019
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 484
Senate Bill 484
Relating to: workforce housing tax credits and economic development revolving loan funds. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/22/2020
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
Our member rural hospitals have a difficult time recruiting new employees because of the lack of quality workforce housing.
Senate Bill 515
Senate Bill 515
Relating to: regulation of physician assistants, creating a Physician Assistant Examining Board, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/30/2019
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 516
Senate Bill 516
Relating to: requiring hospitals to allow designation of a caregiver.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/31/2019
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.
Senate Bill 738
Senate Bill 738
Relating to: licensing and regulation of pharmacies and remote dispensing sites under the pharmacy practice law, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and granting rule-making authority....

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2020
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 763
Senate Bill 763
Relating to: allowing discounts for prompt payment of health care fees.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2020
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: Medicaid Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services

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.

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
3/7/2019
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

Immunization of students
Agency Name
Department of Health Services (DHS)

Subject
Immunization of students

SS 067_17
For
Notification Date
3/5/2020
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

Nomination of Tim Size, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, to the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Nomination of Tim Size, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, to the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Matters effecting rural health, rural hospitals and rural economic development.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters effecting rural health, rural hospitals and rural economic development.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/7/2018
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.

Healthcare Workforce, Medical Education and GME.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Healthcare Workforce, Medical Education and GME.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/7/2018
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
$48,180.92
2019
July - December
$52,399.11
2020
January - June
$43,923.45
2020
July - December
$41,081.67
Total $185,585.15
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
57.50
2019
July - December
83.00
2020
January - June
79.50
2020
July - December
74.00
Total 294.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
374.25
2019
July - December
355.50
2020
January - June
365.00
2020
July - December
354.00
Total 1448.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

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
5 %
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
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 1 %

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
20 %
2019
July - December
30 %
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
15 %
Total 21 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
25 %
2019
July - December
30 %
2020
January - June
50 %
2020
July - December
60 %
Total 41 %

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
25 %
2019
July - December
40 %
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 28 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures