Community Advocates, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Reducing poverty, mitigating the negative side-effects of poverty, and improving the employment, income, housing, and health care of low-income people, including improving the criminal justice system.

Lobbying Interests:
Poverty, unemployment, employment, Transitional Jobs, low wages, minimum wage, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Homestead Credit, tax policy, homelessness, housing, energy, utilities, health care, Badger Care, health insurance exchanges, ACA implementation, mental health treatment policy, addiction treatment policy, domestic violence, disability, children, community justice, criminal justice system reform, alternatives to incarceration such as deferred prosecution or diversion, and reentry programs

Title:
Research and Program Coordinator

Contact
MB
Michael Bare
728 N James Lovell Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(920) 242-1639
mbare@communityadvocates.net
http://www.communityadvocates.net

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Conor Williams Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/16/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Andrea MallmannElliott Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 5/24/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Julie Kerksick Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Michael Bare Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 121
Assembly Bill 121
Relating to: housing navigator grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/20/2019
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 122
Assembly Bill 122
Relating to: employment and training activities for homeless populations, the Council on Workforce Investment, and local workforce development boards.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/20/2019
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 123
Assembly Bill 123
Relating to: housing grants to homeless individuals and families and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/20/2019
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 124
Assembly Bill 124
Relating to: grants to defray housing costs and for diversion programming and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/20/2019
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 653
Assembly Bill 653
Relating to: providing medication and a valid prescription to a prisoner upon release. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/3/2020
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 805
Assembly Bill 805
Relating to: recommendation to revoke parole, probation, and extended supervision if a person is charged with a crime. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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 806
Assembly Bill 806
Relating to: acts for which a juvenile may be placed in correctional placement or the Serious Juvenile Offender Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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 807
Assembly Bill 807
Relating to: mandatory minimum sentence for three or more convictions for retail theft and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
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 830
Assembly Bill 830
Relating to: earned release upon the completion of a training program, reporting on the aging and elderly prison population, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
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.
Supporting Documentation
20200218_AB830 Testimony.docx

Assembly Bill 831
Assembly Bill 831
Relating to: maximum period of imprisonment following revocation of extended supervision or probation and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2020
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.
Supporting Documentation
20200218_AB831 Testimony.docx

Senate Bill 364
Senate Bill 364
Relating to: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2020
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

Children and Families: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Departmentwide

Notification Date
6/19/2019
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.

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

Notification Date
6/19/2019
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.

Health Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
6/19/2019
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.

Workforce Development: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Departmentwide

Notification Date
6/19/2019
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Making rent assistance available for tenants struggling during COVID-19 pandemic
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Making rent assistance available for tenants struggling during COVID-19 pandemic

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/23/2020
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.

Implementation of the federal eviction moratorium
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Implementation of the federal eviction moratorium

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
9/23/2020
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.

Improvements to the TEMP Program providing transitional jobs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Improvements to the TEMP Program providing transitional jobs.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/23/2020
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.

Opportunities to help low-income people during COVID-19: Temporary rent assistance; mediation and legal services; housing navigation; financial assistance to landlords; boosting the Homestead Credit; housing funding for shelters, counties and DOC
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Opportunities to help low-income people during COVID-19: Temporary rent assistance; mediation and legal services; housing navigation; financial assistance to landlords; boosting the Homestead Credit; housing funding for shelters, counties and DOC

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Food pantry staffing opportunities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Food pantry staffing opportunities

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

The distribution of federal funds available to Wisconsin by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The distribution of federal funds available to Wisconsin by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/27/2020
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.

Expanding ADRC services to include children.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Expanding ADRC services to include children.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2019
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.

Childrens long-term care entitlement.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Childrens long-term care entitlement.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2019
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.

Increasing and expanding the EITC.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increasing and expanding the EITC.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/7/2019
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.

Preserve and expand Wisconsin's Transitional Jobs programs
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Preserve and expand Wisconsin's Transitional Jobs programs

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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 Documentation
20130328_103656_8 Things About TJs 1-13.pdf


Save and preserve Wisconsin's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Save and preserve Wisconsin's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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 Documentation
20130328_103846_Eight Reasons to Restore the State EITC.doc


Expand BadgerCare eligibility to newly eligible adults up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Expand BadgerCare eligibility to newly eligible adults up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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 Documentation
20130328_103958_SBC - Improve BC Plan FactSheet 3.5.2013.pdf


The enrollment of uninsured low-income Wisconsinites in the state's BadgerCare program or health insurance coverage provided by the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The enrollment of uninsured low-income Wisconsinites in the state's BadgerCare program or health insurance coverage provided by the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Homelessness solutions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Homelessness solutions

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.

Housing issues, including affordability, quality and stability.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Housing issues, including affordability, quality and stability.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Improved services for individuals returning to the community from incarceration
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Improved services for individuals returning to the community from incarceration

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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
$6,476.66
2019
July - December
$3,690.39
2020
January - June
$6,576.00
2020
July - December
$4,848.00
Total $21,591.05
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
68.75
2019
July - December
57.00
2020
January - June
98.75
2020
July - December
77.25
Total 301.75
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
66.75
2019
July - December
23.25
2020
January - June
64.25
2020
July - December
37.75
Total 192.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

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
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
5 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 11 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 11 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 12 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 7 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
25 %
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 21 %
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
5 %
Total 2 %
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 6 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
28 %
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 10 %
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
5 %
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
5 %
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
10 %
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures