Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Funeral directors, funeral homes

Lobbying Interests:
Issues related to funeral service, cemeteries, burial trusts, health and family services, medical assistance, vital records.

CEO Name:
Caroline Bowers

Contact
RH
Rebecca Hogan
10 E Doty St UNIT 500
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-1757
hogan@hamilton-consulting.com
http://www.wfda.info

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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On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
1/6/2021
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 207
Assembly Bill 207
Relating to: the use of alkaline hydrolysis to cremate human remains and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/19/2021
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 228
Senate Bill 228
Relating to: the use of alkaline hydrolysis to cremate human remains and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/19/2021
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

Winter burial requirements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Winter burial requirements

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/1/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Legislative Council Study Committee on Uniform Death Reporting Standards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council Study Committee on Uniform Death Reporting Standards

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/18/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

COVID-19 Executive and other orders
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
COVID-19 Executive and other orders

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/11/2022
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.

Health orders
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health orders

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/11/2022
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.

alkaline hydrolysis LRB 2244
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
alkaline hydrolysis LRB 2244

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/11/2022
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.

Coroner/Medical Examiner issues - cremation permit fees, including LRB 2279/1
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Coroner/Medical Examiner issues - cremation permit fees, including LRB 2279/1

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/11/2022
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.

Funeral Director academic requirements - Oppose LRB 4448/LRB 3710
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funeral Director academic requirements - Oppose LRB 4448/LRB 3710

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/11/2022
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.

Support the appointment of Bruce Carlson to the Funeral Director Examining Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support the appointment of Bruce Carlson to the Funeral Director Examining Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/11/2022
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.

Appointments to the FDEB
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointments to the FDEB

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/11/2022
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.

Medical Examiner/Coroner issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medical Examiner/Coroner issues

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/11/2022
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.

Taxes and Fees on Funeral Service
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Taxes and Fees on Funeral Service

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/11/2022
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.

WFCAP program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WFCAP program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/11/2022
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.

COVID-19 vaccine availability
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
COVID-19 vaccine availability

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/14/2021
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.

WFCAP program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WFCAP program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Appointments to the FDEB
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointments to the FDEB

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Medical Examiner/Coroner issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medical Examiner/Coroner issues

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Taxes and Fees on Funeral Service
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Taxes and Fees on Funeral Service

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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 the appointment of Bruce Carlson to the Funeral Director Examining Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support the appointment of Bruce Carlson to the Funeral Director Examining Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

alkaline hydrolysis
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
alkaline hydrolysis

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Coroner/Medical Examiner issues - cremation permit fees, including LRB 2279/1
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Coroner/Medical Examiner issues - cremation permit fees, including LRB 2279/1

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Funeral Director academic requirements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funeral Director academic requirements

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

COVID-19 Executive and other orders
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
COVID-19 Executive and other orders

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Health orders
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health orders

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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
$25,892.08
2021
July - December
$25,500.00
2022
January - June
$24,838.69
Total $76,230.77
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
40.50
2021
July - December
15.00
2022
January - June
3.50
Total 59.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
35.00
2021
July - December
16.50
2022
January - June
8.50
Total 60.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the use of alkaline hydrolysis to cremate human remains and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
25 %
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
25 %
2022
July - December
Total 26 %
Relating to: the use of alkaline hydrolysis to cremate human remains and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
25 %
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
35 %
2022
July - December
Total 27 %

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

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 6 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 18 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
25 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

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

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
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 10 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures