Wisconsin School Social Workers Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Social workers who work in Wisconsin schools.

Lobbying Interests:
Policies that will help school social workers empower children and families to be effective participants in the learning process.

CEO Name:
Nichole Grube

Contact
JO
Jack O'Meara
110 East Main Street, Ste 720
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 294-9746
jack@omearapublicaffairs.com
http://www.wsswa.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Jack O'Meara Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/27/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 60
Assembly Bill 60
Relating to: prohibiting the use of electronic monitoring for juveniles in truancy cases.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/5/2019
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 84
Assembly Bill 84
Relating to: imposing requirements related to school lunch and breakfast programs in certain schools. (FE)

Bill Text and History

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.
Comments
WSSWA supports, but would like bill to read: "every effort will be made to engage the parents/guardians in the process of filling out the lunch application by encouraging them to fill out the application themselves and/or by offering assistance."
Assembly Bill 111
Assembly Bill 111
Relating to: prohibiting conversion therapy.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/6/2019
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 377
Assembly Bill 377
Relating to: requiring sexual abuse prevention education. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/18/2019
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 378
Assembly Bill 378
Relating to: teen dating violence prevention education. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/18/2019
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 528
Assembly Bill 528
Relating to: grants to support peer-to-peer suicide prevention programs in high schools, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 83

For
Notification Date
11/21/2019
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 585
Assembly Bill 585
Relating to: the seclusion and physical restraint of pupils.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/21/2019
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 605
Assembly Bill 605
Relating to: reports on bills requiring occupational licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/7/2020
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 675
Assembly Bill 675
Relating to: aid for driver education courses, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (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 727
Assembly Bill 727
Relating to: per pupil payments to private schools participating in parental choice programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2020
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.
Assembly Bill 728
Assembly Bill 728
Relating to: teacher licensure in parental choice programs and in the Special Needs Scholarship Program and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2020
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.
Assembly Bill 729
Assembly Bill 729
Relating to: state aid to the resident school district of a pupil attending a private school under the Racine or statewide parental choice program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2020
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.
Assembly Bill 730
Assembly Bill 730
Relating to: phasing out the Special Needs Scholarship Program and limiting enrollment in parental choice programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2020
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 107
Senate Bill 107
Relating to: prohibiting conversion therapy.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/6/2019
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.
Senate Bill 138
Senate Bill 138
Relating to: professional development training in character education for teachers, pupil service professionals, principals, and school district administrators, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/16/2019
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.
Senate Bill 311
Senate Bill 311
Relating to: threat to use a dangerous weapon on school property to injure or kill a person and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Supporting Documentation
20190822_WSSWA SB 311 Testimony.pdf

Senate Bill 347
Senate Bill 347
Relating to: requiring sexual abuse prevention education. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/28/2019
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 420
Senate Bill 420
Relating to: teen dating violence prevention education. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/28/2019
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 498
Senate Bill 498
Relating to: grants to support peer-to-peer suicide prevention programs in high schools, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/21/2019
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 527
Senate Bill 527
Relating to: the seclusion and physical restraint of pupils.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 118

For
Notification Date
11/21/2019
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 541
Senate Bill 541
Relating to: reports on bills requiring occupational licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/7/2020
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 658
Senate Bill 658
Relating to: phasing out the Special Needs Scholarship Program and limiting enrollment in parental choice programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2020
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 659
Senate Bill 659
Relating to: per pupil payments to private schools participating in parental choice programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2020
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 660
Senate Bill 660
Relating to: teacher licensure in parental choice programs and in the Special Needs Scholarship Program and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2020
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 661
Senate Bill 661
Relating to: state aid to the resident school district of a pupil attending a private school under the Racine or statewide parental choice program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2020
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Public Instruction: Aids to Libraries, Individuals and Organizations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Aids to Libraries, Individuals and Organizations

Notification Date
7/30/2019
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.

Public Instruction: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Departmentwide

Notification Date
7/30/2019
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Unprofessional conduct
Agency Name
Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, and Social Worker Examining Board (MPSW)

Subject
Unprofessional conduct

SS 060_18
For
Notification Date
7/1/2020
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
WSSWA supports the rule as proposed because it would classify as unprofessional conduct the promotion of conversion therapy.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Clearinghouse Rule 19-166, relating to unprofessional conduct.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clearinghouse Rule 19-166, relating to unprofessional conduct.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/24/2020
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.

Implementation of the law relating to school violence threat assessment and reporting.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Implementation of the law relating to school violence threat assessment and reporting.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/26/2019
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.

DPI budget.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DPI budget.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/28/2019
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.

DPI mental health initiative
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DPI mental health initiative

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2018
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.

Possible changes to licensure contained in PI 34.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Possible changes to licensure contained in PI 34.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2018
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.

WSSWA supports legislation, like AB 65 as it was originally drafted, that would require background checks for the purchase of firearms.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WSSWA supports legislation, like AB 65 as it was originally drafted, that would require background checks for the purchase of firearms.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2018
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
$3,000.00
2019
July - December
$3,000.00
2020
January - June
$3,000.00
2020
July - December
$3,000.00
Total $12,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
4.75
2019
July - December
5.50
2020
January - June
1.50
2020
July - December
2.00
Total 13.75
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
10.75
2019
July - December
22.25
2020
January - June
17.50
2020
July - December
12.25
Total 62.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: imposing requirements related to school lunch and breakfast programs in certain schools. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: threat to use a dangerous weapon on school property to injure or kill a person and providing a penalty.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
40 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 14 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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
20 %
Total 4 %

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
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 4 %

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
75 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 15 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
60 %
2020
July - December
40 %
Total 28 %
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 2 %

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
20 %
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 26 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
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
10 %
Total 4 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures