Wisconsin Education Association Council

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) is committed to making a difference for the common good through advocacy, collaboration, professionalism, social justice and economic security.

Lobbying Interests:
WEAC will address through its lobbying efforts all matters that affect public education, including but not limited to the economic well being of our members, the learning conditions for all public school students and appropriate resources that support the development of student learning into advancing our society.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
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Bob Baxter
33 Nob Hill Road
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 957-9122
(608) 276-8203
baxterr@weac.org
http://www.weac.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Bob Baxter Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 4/1/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Jack O'Meara Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 4/11/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 232
Assembly Bill 232
Relating to: teacher preparatory programs and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/21/2019
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 460
Assembly Bill 460
Relating to: a school district revenue limit adjustment for the cost of employing school nurses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/31/2020
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.
Assembly Bill 585
Assembly Bill 585
Relating to: the seclusion and physical restraint of pupils.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/4/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 670
Assembly Bill 670
Relating to: increasing the minimum retirement age under the Wisconsin Retirement System; decreasing the minimum break in service for annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who are rehired by a participating employer; and allowing rehired annuitants...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/27/2020
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.
Assembly Bill 698
Assembly Bill 698
Relating to: annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who retire from employment as a teacher and are rehired by or provide employee services to a school district that is a participating employer.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2020
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 739
Assembly Bill 739
Relating to: the requirements for an achievement gap reduction contract. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Joint Resolution 108
Assembly Joint Resolution 108
Relating to: prohibiting the governor from using the partial veto to increase state expenditures (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2020
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 230
Senate Bill 230
Relating to: teacher preparatory programs and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 84

For
Notification Date
9/25/2019
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.
Senate Bill 527
Senate Bill 527
Relating to: the seclusion and physical restraint of pupils.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 118

Other
Notification Date
12/4/2019
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.
Senate Bill 589
Senate Bill 589
Relating to: a school district revenue limit adjustment for the cost of employing school nurses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/31/2020
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.
Senate Bill 612
Senate Bill 612
Relating to: increasing the minimum retirement age under the Wisconsin Retirement System; decreasing the minimum break in service for annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who are rehired by a participating employer; and allowing rehired annuitants...

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Senate Bill 627
Senate Bill 627
Relating to: annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who retire from employment as a teacher and are rehired by or provide employee services to a school district that is a participating employer.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2020
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 59
Senate Joint Resolution 59
Relating to: prohibiting the governor from using the partial veto to increase state expenditures (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/18/2019
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

Employee Trust Funds
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Employee Trust Funds

Notification Date
5/6/2019
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.

Employment Relations Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Employment Relations Commission

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Public Instruction: Aids to Libraries, Individuals and Organizations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Aids to Libraries, Individuals and Organizations

Notification Date
4/12/2019
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Immunization of students
Agency Name
Department of Health Services (DHS)

Subject
Immunization of students

SS 067_17
For
Notification Date
3/10/2020
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

Legislation relating to eligibility for the statewide private school voucher program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation relating to eligibility for the statewide private school voucher program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/31/2020
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.

Proposals relating to health care coverage for school employees.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals relating to health care coverage for school employees.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/30/2020
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.

Proposal to use a just cause standard when terminating the employment of school employees and other public employees.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposal to use a just cause standard when terminating the employment of school employees and other public employees.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/30/2020
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.

State of Wisconsin response to COVID-19 as it relates to public schools and public school employees.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State of Wisconsin response to COVID-19 as it relates to public schools and public school employees.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/28/2020
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.

LRB-5692/P1, relating to offering incentives when recruiting pupils to attend a charter school or a private school participating in a parental choice program or special needs scholarship program and providing a penalty.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-5692/P1, relating to offering incentives when recruiting pupils to attend a charter school or a private school participating in a parental choice program or special needs scholarship program and providing a penalty.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Legislation dealing with teacher licensure.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation dealing with teacher licensure.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/10/2020
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.

Legislation to provide more funding for schools, including proposals to increase the top marginal tax rates.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation to provide more funding for schools, including proposals to increase the top marginal tax rates.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/10/2020
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.

Support for LRB-4022/1, relating to requirements for an achievement gap reduction contract.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for LRB-4022/1, relating to requirements for an achievement gap reduction contract.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/6/2020
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.

Restoration of collective bargaining rights.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Restoration of collective bargaining rights.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/22/2019
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.

Proposed legislation relating to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS).
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed legislation relating to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS).

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2019
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.

Support for LRB-4704/P1, relating to funding for the Department of Public Instruction's mental health training support program and making an appropriation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for LRB-4704/P1, relating to funding for the Department of Public Instruction's mental health training support program and making an appropriation.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/4/2019
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.

Appointments to task forces.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointments to task forces.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/21/2019
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-1945: Relating to Teacher Preparatory Programs and Granting Rule-making Authority
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-1945: Relating to Teacher Preparatory Programs and Granting Rule-making Authority

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/23/2019
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.

Compensation for public school employees
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Compensation for public school employees

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$17,932.58
2019
July - December
$18,296.50
2020
January - June
$17,721.00
2020
July - December
$17,415.00
Total $71,365.08
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
19.25
2019
July - December
15.50
2020
January - June
22.75
2020
July - December
19.75
Total 77.25
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
94.25
2019
July - December
113.25
2020
January - June
65.00
2020
July - December
49.75
Total 322.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: increasing the minimum retirement age under the Wisconsin Retirement System; decreasing the minimum break in service for annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who are rehired by a participating employer; and allowing rehired annuitants to elect to not participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System. (FE)
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
Total 2 %
Relating to: increasing the minimum retirement age under the Wisconsin Retirement System; decreasing the minimum break in service for annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who are rehired by a participating employer; and allowing rehired annuitants to elect to not participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System. (FE)
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
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
25 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 7 %

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
15 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
50 %
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 26 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
Total 11 %
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
20 %
Total 10 %
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 6 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
30 %
2020
July - December
20 %
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
20 %
Total 3 %

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
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 13 %

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
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures