WISPIRG (Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group)

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Membership-based, non-partisan public interest education and advocacy on consumer protection, toxics and public health, transportation, good government, and other issues.

Lobbying Interests:
Transportation, state budget, toxics and public health, government transparency, consumer protection, consumer finance, health care

Title:
Director

Contact
PS
Peter Skopec
912 Williamson St., 2nd Fl.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-9501
peter@wispirg.org
http://www.wispirg.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Peter Skopec Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/22/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 177
Assembly Bill 177
Relating to: local regulation of certain containers.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/20/2019
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 226
Assembly Bill 226
Relating to: prohibiting food and beverages from being served in foam polystyrene packaging and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/13/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 475
Assembly Bill 475
Relating to: testing for lead in drinking water in facilities used for recreational and educational camps and child care. (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.
Comments
As written, AB475 requires action when lead levels exceed “a concentration considered safe for drinking.” We oppose ASA1, which ties the definition of lead contamination to the fed. action level, currently too high to protect children from exposure.
Supporting Documentation
20200204_WISPIRG WI Env. Get The Lead Out 2 March 2019.pdf

Assembly Bill 476
Assembly Bill 476
Relating to: lead testing of potable water sources in certain schools; providing loans for lead remediation in certain schools; and providing an exception to referendum restrictions for lead remediation. (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.
Comments
As written, AB476 requires action when lead levels exceed “a concentration considered safe for drinking.” We oppose ASA1, which ties the definition of lead contamination to the fed. action level, currently too high to protect children from exposure.
Supporting Documentation
20200204_WISPIRG WI Env. Get The Lead Out 2 March 2019.pdf

Assembly Bill 582
Assembly Bill 582
Relating to: the use of a wireless communication device while driving and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/1/2019
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 770
Assembly Bill 770
Relating to: interest rates on payday loans and loans by licensed lenders. (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 Joint Resolution 11
Assembly Joint Resolution 11
Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2019
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 210
Senate Bill 210
Relating to: prohibiting food and beverages from being served in foam polystyrene packaging and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/13/2019
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.
Senate Bill 423
Senate Bill 423
Relating to: lead testing of potable water sources in certain schools; providing loans for lead remediation in certain schools; and providing an exception to referendum restrictions for lead remediation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/4/2019
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
As amended, SB423 requires action only when lead levels exceed the fed. action level, currently set at 15ppb. This is not a health-based standard and is too high to protect children from lead exposure.
Senate Bill 424
Senate Bill 424
Relating to: testing for lead in drinking water in facilities used for recreational and educational camps and child care. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/4/2019
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
As amended, SB424 requires action only when lead levels exceed the fed. action level, currently set at 15ppb. This is not a health-based standard and is too high to protect children from lead exposure.
Senate Bill 522
Senate Bill 522
Relating to: the use of a wireless communication device while driving and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/29/2019
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 613
Senate Bill 613
Relating to: repossession of collateral or leased goods.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2020
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 703
Senate Bill 703
Relating to: interest rates on payday loans and loans by licensed lenders. (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 Joint Resolution 9
Senate Joint Resolution 9
Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2019
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Environmental Improvement Program
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Environmental Improvement Program

Notification Date
3/21/2019
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.

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/11/2019
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.

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

Notification Date
3/11/2019
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

State transportation budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State transportation budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/8/2019
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.

Supporting the creation of a 36% APR rate cap on payday loans, and supporting limits on how often a payday loan can "roll over"
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Supporting the creation of a 36% APR rate cap on payday loans, and supporting limits on how often a payday loan can "roll over"

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/8/2019
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.

A legislative resolution for a statewide ballot referendum regarding the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and big money in politics
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
A legislative resolution for a statewide ballot referendum regarding the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and big money in politics

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/8/2019
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$1,034.61
2019
July - December
$186.00
2020
January - June
$0.00
2020
July - December
$481.65
Total $1,702.26
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
8.75
2019
July - December
0.50
2020
January - June
0.00
2020
July - December
0.00
Total 9.25
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
62.75
2019
July - December
10.50
2020
January - June
0.00
2020
July - December
9.50
Total 82.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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: lead testing of potable water sources in certain schools; providing loans for lead remediation in certain schools; and providing an exception to referendum restrictions for lead remediation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
47 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: testing for lead in drinking water in facilities used for recreational and educational camps and child care. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
48 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 5 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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
97 %
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
100 %
Total 87 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

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
100 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures