National Alliance on Mental Illness Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The mission of NAMI Wisconsin is to improve the quality of life of people affected by mental illness and to promote recovery. NAMI Wisconsin will accomplish its mission through the following: 1) Promote public education and understanding of mental illnesses. 2) Advocate at all levels of government and throughout the public sector to improve mental health care in Wisconsin. 3) Support affiliates by providing follow-up advice and counsel; educational and training programs and materials; access to financial resources as appropriate; and by offering conferences, seminars, and presentations. 4) Establish and strengthen local affiliates to keep with NAMI's principles and guidelines.

Lobbying Interests:
NAMI Wisconsin works at the state level to influence the legislature in areas of health and mental health care, criminal justice, youth mental health, education, stigma reduction and other areas affecting the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families. We also have a network of members and non-members who engage in grassroots advocacy throughout the state.

Title:
Public Policy & Advocacy Director

Contact
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Crystal Hester
4233 W. Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 268-6000
(608) 268-6004
crystal@namiwisconsin.org
http://www.namiwisconsin.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Crystal A Hester Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/2/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 24
Assembly Bill 24
Relating to: step therapy protocols for prescription drug coverage and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/21/2019
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 168
Assembly Bill 168
Relating to: the requirement for stating name and address prior to voting.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 48

For
Notification Date
4/23/2019
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 175
Assembly Bill 175
Relating to: causing bodily harm to a nurse and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
NAMI Wisconsin holds concerns with the bill and feels it may be problematic for people with mental illness who may be experiencing a crisis and unintentionally cause bodily harm. In this situation, they could be charged with a Class H felony.
Assembly Bill 431
Assembly Bill 431
Relating to: sales and transfers of firearms and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/19/2019
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 633
Assembly Bill 633
Relating to: transport for emergency detention.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 105

Other
Notification Date
12/13/2019
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.
Comments
NAMI Wisconsin supports finding solutions to our ED transport system but believes trauma-informed responses, best practices and standards for training need to be upheld in statute.
Assembly Bill 898
Assembly Bill 898
Relating to: the time for holding special primaries, requiring those who register electronically or by mail to vote in person the first time they vote, obtaining another person's marked absentee ballot, tampering with voting machines or ballots, and provid...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/19/2020
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
NAMI Wisconsin would like to see an exemption for people with disabilities which includes mental illness who might present a barrier to accessing voting as a result of this bill.
Senate Bill 26
Senate Bill 26
Relating to: step therapy protocols for prescription drug coverage and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 12

For
Notification Date
2/21/2019
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 107
Senate Bill 107
Relating to: prohibiting conversion therapy.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/15/2019
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 113
Senate Bill 113
Relating to: increasing funding for the child psychiatry consultation program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/3/2019
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
11/15/2019
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 565
Senate Bill 565
Relating to: transport for emergency detention.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/17/2020
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.
Comments
NAMI Wisconsin supports finding solutions to our ED transport system but believes trauma-informed responses, best practices and standards for training need to be upheld in statute. We support the amendment to allow DHS to create such standards.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
4/8/2019
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
4/8/2019
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
4/8/2019
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
4/8/2019
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.

Transportation: Aids
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Aids

Notification Date
4/8/2019
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

Creation of a 24/7/365 warmline in Wisconsin to provide information, referrals and emotional support to mental health consumers and families
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creation of a 24/7/365 warmline in Wisconsin to provide information, referrals and emotional support to mental health consumers and families

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/31/2020
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.

Relating to expanding telehealth services and ensuring the benefit is covered by all health insurance providers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to expanding telehealth services and ensuring the benefit is covered by all health insurance providers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/31/2020
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.

LRB 4704 relating to expanding funding for Youth Mental Health First Aid to meet the amount in the DPI budget request
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 4704 relating to expanding funding for Youth Mental Health First Aid to meet the amount in the DPI budget request

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/13/2019
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.

LRB 4163 relating to increased funding for CIT trainings
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 4163 relating to increased funding for CIT trainings

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/19/2019
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.

LRB-4054 relating to increased funding for CIT training
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-4054 relating to increased funding for CIT training

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/19/2019
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.

creating a grant program to fund crisis stabilization centers for adults across the state
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
creating a grant program to fund crisis stabilization centers for adults across the state

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/10/2019
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.

Relating to mental health services in the state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to mental health services in the state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/21/2019
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.

LRB- 0669 relating to improving Wisconsin statute regarding seclusion and restraint of students
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB- 0669 relating to improving Wisconsin statute regarding seclusion and restraint of students

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/21/2019
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.

Relating to creating a lethal violence protection order
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to creating a lethal violence protection order

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/21/2019
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.

Relating to the creation of psychiatric advanced directives
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to the creation of psychiatric advanced directives

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/21/2019
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.

LRB 1947 relating to allowing dental therapists to practice in Wisconsin
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1947 relating to allowing dental therapists to practice in Wisconsin

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/21/2019
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.

Funding for transportation for people with mental illness including public transit
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for transportation for people with mental illness including public transit

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/2/2019
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.

Individualized Placement and Support program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Individualized Placement and Support program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/2/2019
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$6,401.00
2019
July - December
$449.41
2020
January - June
$712.23
2020
July - December
$830.68
Total $8,393.32
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
26.00
2019
July - December
8.00
2020
January - June
8.00
2020
July - December
11.00
Total 53.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
49.00
2019
July - December
11.00
2020
January - June
30.00
2020
July - December
27.00
Total 117.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: step therapy protocols for prescription drug coverage and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the requirement for stating name and address prior to voting.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: step therapy protocols for prescription drug coverage and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: increasing funding for the child psychiatry consultation 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
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: prohibiting conversion therapy.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: the seclusion and physical restraint of pupils.
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 1 %
Relating to: causing bodily harm to a nurse and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: transport for emergency detention.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 11 %
Relating to: transport for emergency detention.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
Total 9 %

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 5 %
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 5 %
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 5 %
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 5 %
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 5 %

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
1 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
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
1 %
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
1 %
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
1 %
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
5 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 7 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
Total 16 %
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%
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%
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%
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 7 %
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
60 %
Total 13 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures