Wisconsin School Bus Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
PROMOTION OF SAFE SCHOOL BUS OPERATIONS FOR SCHOOL BUS COMPANIES, SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND TRANSPORTATION STAFF THROUGH EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND CONVENTIONS.

Lobbying Interests:
Penalties and fines associated with illegal passing of a stopped school bus. Commercial drivers license procedures and policies. School bus equipment options and standards. Any proposed bills or policies that may arise affecting business and/or school bus operations.

CEO Name:
Cherie Hime
Executive Director

Contact
CH
Cherie Hime
3980 River Rd
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 514-5470
cherie@wi-sba.org
http://www.wi-sba.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2021
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 2
Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 1

For
Notification Date
2/9/2021
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
Support of Assembly Bill 2 as amended by Assembly Substitute Amendment 1.
Assembly Bill 415
Assembly Bill 415
Relating to: regulating scrap dealer purchases of catalytic converters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/23/2021
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 432
Assembly Bill 432
Relating to: construction and issuance of motor vehicle registration plates. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/29/2021
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
License plate sheeting should be improved to increases visibility of plates when reporting illegal school bus passing.
Assembly Bill 655
Assembly Bill 655
Relating to: entry-level training requirements for applicants for commercial driver licenses and certain endorsements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/24/2022
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
This bill adopts federal requirements to obtaining a school bus driver's license
Senate Bill 2
Senate Bill 2
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2021
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
Support as amended by Senate Amendment 4.
Senate Bill 189
Senate Bill 189
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/25/2021
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
There are a myriad of exemptions to the tax resulting in uneven enforcement, frequent audits, and litigation. Complying with the tax involves recordkeeping costs that can be more expensive than the tax itself.
Senate Bill 373
Senate Bill 373
Relating to: making school district and school financial information available to the public. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 89

For
Notification Date
8/2/2021
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 408
Senate Bill 408
Relating to: regulating scrap dealer purchases of catalytic converters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 189

For
Notification Date
6/11/2021
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
Theft of catalytic converters has hit the school bus industry more than any other time since February 2021. Stricter regulations on the transferability of these stolen, expensive items will assist with this problem.
Senate Bill 429
Senate Bill 429
Relating to: construction and issuance of motor vehicle registration plates. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 163

For
Notification Date
6/25/2021
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
Increasing the visibility of license plates will assist in identifying vehicles that illegally pass school buses.
Senate Bill 642
Senate Bill 642
Relating to: entry-level training requirements for applicants for commercial driver licenses and certain endorsements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 152

Other
Notification Date
1/24/2022
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
This bill adopts federal requirements for obtaining a school bus driver's license.

Budget Bill Subjects

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
5/25/2021
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: Motor Vehicle Safety and Enforcement
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Motor Vehicle Safety and Enforcement

Notification Date
4/21/2021
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

Increase fines, penalties, and public awareness of illegal passing of a stopped school bus.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increase fines, penalties, and public awareness of illegal passing of a stopped school bus.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/4/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$1,000.00
2021
July - December
$2,120.00
2022
January - June
$0.00
Total $3,120.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
7.00
2021
July - December
4.85
2022
January - June
2.00
Total 13.85
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
2.50
2021
July - December
14.50
2022
January - June
4.45
Total 21.45

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: construction and issuance of motor vehicle registration plates. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: regulating scrap dealer purchases of catalytic converters. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 23 %
Relating to: construction and issuance of motor vehicle registration plates. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: entry-level training requirements for applicants for commercial driver licenses and certain endorsements. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: entry-level training requirements for applicants for commercial driver licenses and certain endorsements. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: making school district and school financial information available to the public. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: regulating scrap dealer purchases of catalytic converters. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
35 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 20 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures