Wisconsin Credit Union League

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Credit unions, not-for-profit cooperatives, financial institutions. The Wisconsin Credit Union League is the trade association for Wisconsin's credit unions that are cooperatively owned by their 3.2 million members and directed by Boards democratically elected from the membership.

Lobbying Interests:
All proposals, legislation, administrative rules, policies or regulations related in any way to consumers or the operation of financial institutions in general, and credit unions and their member-owners in particular.

CEO Name:
Brett Thompson
Vice President - Government Affairs

Contact
SBW
Sarah B Wainscott
1 E Main Street, Suite 101
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 640-4030
swainscott@theleague.coop
http://www.theleague.coop

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Andrea Gugel Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/3/2019 Withdrawn On 6/5/2019
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/3/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/3/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Sarah Wainscott Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/3/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Brett Thompson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/4/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
John C Engel Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/7/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Paul Guttormsson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/7/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Tom Harrington Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 11/27/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 206
Assembly Bill 206
Relating to: regulating hemp, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/21/2019
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 293
Assembly Bill 293
Relating to: online notaries public and electronic notarizations, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 125

For
Notification Date
8/21/2019
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 318
Assembly Bill 318
Relating to: creating tax-advantaged first-time home buyer accounts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
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 481
Assembly Bill 481
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/11/2019
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 504
Assembly Bill 504
Relating to: P.O.D. accounts and loan obligations to financial institutions; the duty of a bank to make payment on a lost, destroyed, or stolen cashier's check, teller's check, or certified check; providing temporary authority to act as a mortgage loan ori...

Bill Text and History

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.
Comments
No position on the sections related to mortgage loan originator licenses, Federal Home Loan Bank loans and the merging of the Banking and Savings Institutions Review Boards.
Assembly Bill 752
Assembly Bill 752
Relating to: the revised uniform unclaimed property act. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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 770
Assembly Bill 770
Relating to: interest rates on payday loans and loans by licensed lenders. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/29/2020
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 912
Assembly Bill 912
Relating to: requiring the Department of Financial Institutions to implement a section 529A ABLE savings account program and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2020
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 1032
Assembly Bill 1032
Relating to: authorized activities and operations of credit unions, automated teller machines of financial institutions, and repealing rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/7/2020
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 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
4/14/2020
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 188
Senate Bill 188
Relating to: regulating hemp, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 68

For
Notification Date
5/21/2019
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 317
Senate Bill 317
Relating to: online notaries public and electronic notarizations, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/21/2019
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 429
Senate Bill 429
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/11/2019
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 457
Senate Bill 457
Relating to: P.O.D. accounts and loan obligations to financial institutions; the duty of a bank to make payment on a lost, destroyed, or stolen cashier's check, teller's check, or certified check; providing temporary authority to act as a mortgage loan ori...

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 65

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.
Comments
No position on the sections related to mortgage loan originator licenses, Federal Home Loan Bank loans and the merging of the Banking and Savings Institutions Review Boards.
Senate Bill 703
Senate Bill 703
Relating to: interest rates on payday loans and loans by licensed lenders. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/29/2020
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 776
Senate Bill 776
Relating to: requiring the Department of Financial Institutions to implement a section 529A ABLE savings account program and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2020
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 925
Senate Bill 925
Relating to: authorized activities and operations of credit unions, automated teller machines of financial institutions, and repealing rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/7/2020
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 932
Senate Bill 932
Relating to: state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2020
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

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

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
Student loan refinancing

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

State-chartered credit union member business loans
Agency Name
Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)
Subject
State-chartered credit union member business loans
Scope Statement
SS 108_16
For
Notification Date
2/4/2019
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, response, and recovery efforts.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, response, and recovery efforts.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/25/2020
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.

Loans to members
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Loans to members

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/8/2019
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.

Industrial Hemp
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Industrial Hemp

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.

E-Notary
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
E-Notary

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2019
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.

Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Appointment of Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Appointment of Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2019
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.

Elder Abuse
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Elder Abuse

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/4/2019
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.

DFI-CU
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DFI-CU

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

DFI-BKG
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DFI-BKG

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

Chapter 186
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Chapter 186

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$206,111.32
2019
July - December
$308,526.59
2020
January - June
$302,948.29
2020
July - December
$110,487.39
Total $928,073.59
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
94.50
2019
July - December
37.00
2020
January - June
31.50
2020
July - December
26.00
Total 189.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
127.14
2019
July - December
127.73
2020
January - June
94.33
2020
July - December
76.45
Total 425.65

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: creating tax-advantaged first-time home buyer accounts. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
3 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: regulating hemp, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: regulating hemp, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: online notaries public and electronic notarizations, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: online notaries public and electronic notarizations, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.
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
5 %
Total 6 %
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.
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
5 %
Total 6 %
Relating to: P.O.D. accounts and loan obligations to financial institutions; the duty of a bank to make payment on a lost, destroyed, or stolen cashier's check, teller's check, or certified check; providing temporary authority to act as a mortgage loan originator while a license application is pending; property subject to garnishment or tax levy in possession of a financial institution; entities that provide to financial institutions electronic data processing services; loans to state banks by a Federal Home Loan Bank; and consolidating the Banking Review Board and Savings Institutions Review Board in the Department of Financial Institutions. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
12 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: P.O.D. accounts and loan obligations to financial institutions; the duty of a bank to make payment on a lost, destroyed, or stolen cashier's check, teller's check, or certified check; providing temporary authority to act as a mortgage loan originator while a license application is pending; property subject to garnishment or tax levy in possession of a financial institution; entities that provide to financial institutions electronic data processing services; loans to state banks by a Federal Home Loan Bank; and consolidating the Banking Review Board and Savings Institutions Review Board in the Department of Financial Institutions. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
12 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the revised uniform unclaimed property act. (FE)
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
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring the Department of Financial Institutions to implement a section 529A ABLE savings account program 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
3 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring the Department of Financial Institutions to implement a section 529A ABLE savings account program 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
3 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: interest rates on payday loans and loans by licensed lenders. (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 < 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 < 1%
Relating to: interest rates on payday loans and loans by licensed lenders. (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 < 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 < 1%
Relating to: authorized activities and operations of credit unions, automated teller machines of financial institutions, and repealing rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions.
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
20 %
Total 7 %
Relating to: authorized activities and operations of credit unions, automated teller machines of financial institutions, and repealing rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions.
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
20 %
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 4 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
25 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
2 %
2020
July - December
Total 14 %

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
2 %
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
3 %
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
3 %
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
20 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
3 %
Total 8 %
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 5 %
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
2 %
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
3 %
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
9 %
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
7 %
2020
July - December
5 %
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
5 %
2019
July - December
4 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures