Wisconsin Child Support Enforcement Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Child support enforcement

Lobbying Interests:
Any legislation and administrative rules pertaining to child support and family law

CEO Name:
Deb Barnes
President

Contact
DB
Deb Barnes
400 N. 4th Street, Room 2160
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 785-9798
(608) 785-5760
dbarnes@lacrossecounty.org
http://www.wcsea.org/

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michael Blumenfeld Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 2/15/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 94
Assembly Bill 94
Relating to: reduction of child support payments during incarceration.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/31/2019
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 103
Assembly Bill 103
Relating to: eliminating administrative rule limitation on recovery of birth costs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2019
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 166
Assembly Bill 166
Relating to: presumption and conclusive determination of paternity on the basis of genetic test results and orders that may be granted on the basis of genetic test results. (FE)

Bill Text and History

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 209
Assembly Bill 209
Relating to: mandatory parenting classes.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/15/2019
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 158
Senate Bill 158
Relating to: presumption and conclusive determination of paternity on the basis of genetic test results and orders that may be granted on the basis of genetic test results. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 95

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.
Senate Bill 250
Senate Bill 250
Relating to: mandatory parenting classes.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/15/2019
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 350
Senate Bill 350
Relating to: eliminating administrative rule limitation on recovery of birth costs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/16/2019
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

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

Notification Date
3/9/2019
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

DCF rule suspensions and modifications related to COVID-19
Agency Name
Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Subject
DCF rule suspensions and modifications related to COVID-19

SS 028_20
Other
Notification Date
6/16/2020
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Birth Cost Recovery
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Birth Cost Recovery

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/25/2019
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.

Reduction of child support payments during incarceration
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Reduction of child support payments during incarceration

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/25/2019
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.

child support local assistance funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
child support local assistance funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/15/2019
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.

allowing administrative paternity
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
allowing administrative paternity

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/15/2019
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.

Any legislation relating to child support orders
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any legislation relating to child support orders

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/15/2019
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$10,800.00
2019
July - December
$14,000.00
2020
January - June
$14,000.00
2020
July - December
$12,000.00
Total $50,800.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
9.00
2019
July - December
22.25
2020
January - June
9.00
2020
July - December
14.00
Total 54.25
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
81.25
2019
July - December
88.25
2020
January - June
36.50
2020
July - December
64.00
Total 270.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: reduction of child support payments during incarceration.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: eliminating administrative rule limitation on recovery of birth costs. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
58 %
2020
January - June
2 %
2020
July - December
Total 20 %
Relating to: presumption and conclusive determination of paternity on the basis of genetic test results and orders that may be granted on the basis of genetic test results. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
7 %
2020
January - June
17 %
2020
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: mandatory parenting classes.
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: mandatory parenting classes.
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: presumption and conclusive determination of paternity on the basis of genetic test results and orders that may be granted on the basis of genetic test results. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
4 %
2020
January - June
18 %
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: eliminating administrative rule limitation on recovery of birth costs. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
12 %
2020
January - June
2 %
2020
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
84 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
67 %
Total 39 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
6 %
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
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
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
2 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%

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
8 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
55 %
2020
July - December
33 %
Total 23 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures