School Choice Wisconsin Action

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
K-12 education issues pertaining to vouchers and charter schools.

Lobbying Interests:
K-12 education issues, especially those pertaining to vouchers and charter schools.

Title:
President

Contact
JB
James Bender
350 Bishops Way, Suite 104
Brookfield, WI 53005
(414) 319-9160
bender@parentchoice.org
http://www.schoolchoicewi.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
James Bender Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/2/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Jeff M Fitzgerald Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/2/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Carol Shires Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 8/19/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Jodi Jensen Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 4/6/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 129
Assembly Bill 129
Relating to: allowing private schools participating in a parental choice program to provide hours of direct pupil instruction virtually.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/26/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 465
Assembly Bill 465
Relating to: counting pupils enrolled in four-year-old kindergarten. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/1/2019
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 554
Assembly Bill 554
Relating to: application and reporting deadlines for the statewide parental choice program and evidence of accreditation for a private school participating in a parental choice program. (FE)

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 662
Assembly Bill 662
Relating to: an online early learning pilot program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
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 810
Assembly Bill 810
Relating to: creating a computerized uniform school budget and accounting system. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/5/2020
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.
Assembly Bill 849
Assembly Bill 849
Relating to: expanding the part-time open enrollment program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/5/2020
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.
Assembly Bill 1038
Assembly Bill 1038
Relating to: state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 185

For
Notification Date
4/15/2020
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 111
Senate Bill 111
Relating to: allowing private schools participating in a parental choice program to provide hours of direct pupil instruction virtually.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/26/2019
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 408
Senate Bill 408
Relating to: counting pupils enrolled in four-year-old kindergarten. (FE)

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.
Senate Bill 495
Senate Bill 495
Relating to: application and reporting deadlines for the statewide parental choice program and evidence of accreditation for a private school participating in a parental choice program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 55

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 789
Senate Bill 789
Relating to: expanding the part-time open enrollment program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/13/2020
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 932
Senate Bill 932
Relating to: state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/15/2020
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: 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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Changes to rules governing the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Changes to rules governing the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes

SS 036_18
None
Notification Date
9/24/2019
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.

Changes to rules governing the Parental Choice Programs as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Changes to rules governing the Parental Choice Programs as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes

SS 041_18
None
Notification Date
9/24/2019
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.

Changes to rules governing the special needs scholarship program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Changes to rules governing the special needs scholarship program as a result of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 36 and 59 and other changes

SS 042_18
None
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.

Expanding virtual summer and interim session courses
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Expanding virtual summer and interim session courses

SS 019_20
For
Notification Date
4/24/2020
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.

Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Milwaukee Parental Choice Program

SS 086_13
None
Notification Date
8/7/2019
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.

Parental choice program for eligible school districts and other school districts
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Parental choice program for eligible school districts and other school districts

SS 087_13
None
Notification Date
8/7/2019
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Issues related to the Special Needs Scholarship Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to the Special Needs Scholarship Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/4/2019
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.

Issues related to the Parental Choice Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to the Parental Choice Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/4/2019
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$2,754.94
2019
July - December
$3,288.33
2020
January - June
$7,163.00
2020
July - December
$3,248.04
Total $16,454.31
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
13.25
2019
July - December
14.50
2020
January - June
37.00
2020
July - December
14.00
Total 78.75
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
11.00
2019
July - December
18.50
2020
January - June
70.25
2020
July - December
22.00
Total 121.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: allowing private schools participating in a parental choice program to provide hours of direct pupil instruction virtually.
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%
Relating to: counting pupils enrolled in four-year-old kindergarten. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: application and reporting deadlines for the statewide parental choice program and evidence of accreditation for a private school participating in a parental choice program. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
38 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: expanding the part-time open enrollment program. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
1 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (FE)
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 2 %
Relating to: state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
90 %
2020
July - December
Total 48 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
85 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 10 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
50 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 9 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
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
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
1 %
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
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
1 %
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
2 %
2020
July - December
90 %
Total 17 %

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

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

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures