NAIFA-Wisconsin, Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Insurance Agents and Financial Advisors registered in the state of Wisconsin.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation & regulations affecting Insurance and Financial Services industries, as well as, those affecting insurance agents and financial advisors, as well as their clients. This may include budget/tax areas relating to these industries. Long-term care, health insurance and retirement planning are additional issues that would be of interest to us.

CEO Name:
Amanda Smith
Executive Director

Contact
AS
Amanda Smith
600 State St, Ste A
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(855) 360-3395 x304
(703) 621-3795
info@naifawisconsin.org
http://www.naifawisconsin.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
George Ermert Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/27/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
William McClenahan Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/27/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 482
Assembly Bill 482
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults with securities accounts, violations of the Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/30/2019
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 550
Assembly Bill 550
Relating to: various changes to insurance laws.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/22/2019
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 819
Assembly Bill 819
Relating to: imposing requirements related to insurance data cybersecurity and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/4/2020
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.
Senate Bill 428
Senate Bill 428
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults with securities accounts, violations of the Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/26/2019
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.
Senate Bill 482
Senate Bill 482
Relating to: various changes to insurance laws.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 66

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 784
Senate Bill 784
Relating to: imposing requirements related to insurance data cybersecurity and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2020
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Employee Trust Funds
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Employee Trust Funds

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.

Comments
NAIFA opposes the creation of a second state pension system (for non-government workers). People already have many options to save for retirement. The problem is that people are not saving, not that they do not have ways to save or invest.

Financial Institutions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Financial Institutions

Notification Date
2/22/2021
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.

Insurance: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance: Departmentwide

Notification Date
4/25/2019
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
Increasing the license fees for nonresident insurance agents would lead to increases by other states on WI businesses, due to regulatory retaliation laws.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

NAIC model regulation on Suitability in Annuity Transactions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
NAIC model regulation on Suitability in Annuity Transactions

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/16/2020
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.

state policy regarding inflation protection requirements for long term care insurance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
state policy regarding inflation protection requirements for long term care insurance

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/12/2020
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.

licensing flexibility during COVID-19 emergency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
licensing flexibility during COVID-19 emergency

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/17/2020
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.

balanced billing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
balanced billing

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/28/2018
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.

association health plans
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
association health plans

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/28/2018
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.

financial literacy and education programs
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
financial literacy and education programs

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/27/2018
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.

state retirement system for non-public employees
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
state retirement system for non-public employees

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/27/2018
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.

state licensing of financial services professionals
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
state licensing of financial services professionals

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/27/2018
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.

savings plans for long term care
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
savings plans for long term care

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/27/2018
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.

state information on long term care insurance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
state information on long term care insurance

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/27/2018
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.

licensing of insurance agents, and reviews of licensing requirements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
licensing of insurance agents, and reviews of licensing requirements

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/27/2018
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.

indication of cause of death on death certificates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
indication of cause of death on death certificates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/27/2018
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.

Ways and Means study of state tax exemptions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Ways and Means study of state tax exemptions

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/27/2018
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.

reinsurance of ACA health insurance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
reinsurance of ACA health insurance

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/27/2018
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.

protection of seniors from financial exploitation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
protection of seniors from financial exploitation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/27/2018
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.

continuing education credit for participation in professional insurance organizations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
continuing education credit for participation in professional insurance organizations

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/27/2018
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.

cybersecurity requirements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
cybersecurity requirements

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/27/2018
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
$24,000.00
2019
July - December
$24,000.00
2020
January - June
$24,000.00
2020
July - December
$24,000.00
Total $96,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
21.40
2019
July - December
21.30
2020
January - June
9.40
2020
July - December
3.20
Total 55.30
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
97.10
2019
July - December
62.70
2020
January - June
92.00
2020
July - December
75.70
Total 327.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: various changes to insurance laws.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults with securities accounts, violations of the Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults with securities accounts, violations of the Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: imposing requirements related to insurance data cybersecurity 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
25 %
2020
July - December
Total 7 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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
25 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 8 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

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
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
40 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 10 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
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
35 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
30 %
Total 20 %
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 %
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 5 %
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 2 %
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 6 %

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
10 %
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
Total 6 %

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
10 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 9 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures