Wisconsin Medical Society

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting and strengthening physicians' ability to practice high-quality patient care in a changing environment.

Lobbying Interests:
Government's involvement in health care; improving health care quality, value, and access; physician vitality; medical liability environment; public health and safety.

CEO Name:
Bud Chumbley
Chief Policy and Advocacy Officer

Contact
MMG
Mark M. Grapentine
PO Box 1109
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 442-3795
(608) 442-3802
mark.grapentine@wismed.org
https://www.wismed.org/wisconsin

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

January 2021 Special Session Senate Bill 1
January 2021 Special Session Senate Bill 1
Relating to: transactions with the Department of Workforce Development under the unemployment insurance law, funding for unemployment insurance modernization efforts, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 4

For
Notification Date
2/18/2021
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
The Society supports inclusion of needed civil liability protections for physicians and health care workers who have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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

Other
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.
Supporting Documentation
20210105_Memo - AB 1 - Assembly Health - 01.05.21.pdf

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

Other
Notification Date
2/10/2021
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 for following Congressional intent that forgivable PPP loans are not intended to be taxed.
Assembly Bill 6
Assembly Bill 6
Relating to: requirements for children born alive following abortion or attempted abortion and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/7/2021
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 7
Assembly Bill 7
Relating to: pharmacy benefit managers, prescription drug benefits, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2021
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 12
Assembly Bill 12
Relating to: prohibiting certain actions by the Department of Health Services related to the immunization program.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/15/2021
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 17
Assembly Bill 17
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/2/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 25
Assembly Bill 25
Relating to: prohibiting mandatory vaccination for employment.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 86
Assembly Bill 86
Relating to: providing complementary and alternative health care practitioners with exemptions from practice protection laws, requirements and prohibitions for individuals who provide complementary and alternative health care services, and providing a pena...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/2/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 125
Assembly Bill 125
Relating to: regulation of physician assistants, creating a Physician Assistant Affiliated Credentialing Board, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, a...

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 23

Other
Notification Date
3/5/2021
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 181
Assembly Bill 181
Relating to: newborn screening for Krabbe disease and requiring evaluation of additional lysosomal storage disorders for mandatory screening. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/24/2021
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
The current system for reviewing required newborn screening tests is appropriate.
Assembly Bill 184
Assembly Bill 184
Relating to: application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/24/2021
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 217
Assembly Bill 217
Relating to: allowing the Department of Safety and Professional Services and credentialing boards to grant credentials with provisional status, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, a...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/13/2021
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 255
Assembly Bill 255
Relating to: the regulation and licensure of genetic counselors, creating a genetic counselors affiliated credentialing board, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/3/2021
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 262
Assembly Bill 262
Relating to: induced abortion reporting.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/7/2021
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 296
Assembly Bill 296
Relating to: funding for free and charitable clinics and defining telehealth. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Assembly Bill 299
Assembly Bill 299
Relating to: prohibiting proof of vaccination for COVID-19 as a condition of receiving business and government services.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/1/2021
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 303
Assembly Bill 303
Relating to: prohibiting businesses from discriminating against customers due to vaccination record.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/1/2021
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 309
Assembly Bill 309
Relating to: prohibiting discrimination based on vaccination status. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/1/2021
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 315
Assembly Bill 315
Relating to: the practice of athletic training.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/13/2021
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 317
Assembly Bill 317
Relating to: modifying administrative rules relating to driver safety plans and medication-assisted treatments. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 155

For
Notification Date
9/28/2021
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 337
Assembly Bill 337
Relating to: use of epinephrine prefilled syringes and standing orders for epinephrine. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 218

For
Notification Date
6/23/2021
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 347
Assembly Bill 347
Relating to: prohibiting University of Wisconsin System institutions and technical colleges from requiring testing for, or vaccination against, the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/1/2021
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 396
Assembly Bill 396
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses, 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

Against
Notification Date
6/15/2021
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 416
Assembly Bill 416
Relating to: coverage of breast cancer screenings by the Medical Assistance program and health insurance policies and plans.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/11/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 493
Assembly Bill 493
Relating to: certification of abortion providers under the Medical Assistance program.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/7/2021
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 517
Assembly Bill 517
Relating to: environmental pollution in an environmental remediation tax incremental district. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/12/2021
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 527
Assembly Bill 527
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/8/2021
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 528
Assembly Bill 528
Relating to: certification of abortion providers under the Medical Assistance program.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/7/2021
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 529
Assembly Bill 529
Relating to: the regulation and licensure of naturopathic doctors, creating a naturopathic medicine examining board, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 130

Other
Notification Date
9/10/2021
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
WisMed supports the approved substitute amendment and is now neutral on the bill.
Assembly Bill 592
Assembly Bill 592
Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/5/2021
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 593
Assembly Bill 593
Relating to: informed consent regarding a certain abortion-inducing drug regimen and reporting requirements for induced abortions.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/7/2021
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 599
Assembly Bill 599
Relating to: regulating kratom products, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/8/2021
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 619
Assembly Bill 619
Relating to: decriminalizing fentanyl testing strips. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/15/2021
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 656
Assembly Bill 656
Relating to: qualification of international medical graduates to practice medicine and surgery. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/26/2021
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
The Society believes the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board's opinions are important re: this proposal, as the MEB is responsible for ensuring the qualifications of those desiring to practice medicine in Wisconsin.
Assembly Bill 675
Assembly Bill 675
Relating to: natural immunity to COVID-19 in lieu of proof of vaccination or test.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/5/2022
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
The still-developing understanding of how long COVID-19 infection-related protection lasts makes this bill premature, and could therefore inhibit employers' ability to better protect employees and customers.
Assembly Bill 844
Assembly Bill 844
Relating to: methamphetamine addiction treatment grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/13/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 845
Assembly Bill 845
Relating to: medication-assisted treatment expansion. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/13/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 857
Assembly Bill 857
Relating to: examinations required for obtaining a credential.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/25/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 952
Assembly Bill 952
Relating to: mental health consultation program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/14/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 956
Assembly Bill 956
Relating to: agreements for direct primary care.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 960
Assembly Bill 960
Relating to: battery or threat to a health care provider or staff member of a health care facility and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 209

For
Notification Date
2/9/2022
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.
Assembly Joint Resolution 4
Assembly Joint Resolution 4
Relating to: terminating the COVID-19 public health emergency, including all emergency orders and actions taken pursuant to declaration of the public health emergency.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/28/2021
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 2
Senate Bill 2
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/12/2021
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 for following Congressional intent that forgivable PPP loans are not intended to be taxed.
Senate Bill 3
Senate Bill 3
Relating to: pharmacy benefit managers, prescription drug benefits, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 9

For
Notification Date
2/8/2021
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 5
Senate Bill 5
Relating to: prohibiting mandatory vaccination for employment.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/21/2021
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.
Senate Bill 11
Senate Bill 11
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 29

None
Notification Date
1/29/2021
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.
Senate Bill 35
Senate Bill 35
Relating to: prohibiting certain actions by the Department of Health Services related to the immunization program.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/15/2021
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 98
Senate Bill 98
Relating to: providing complementary and alternative health care practitioners with exemptions from practice protection laws, requirements and prohibitions for individuals who provide complementary and alternative health care services, and providing a pena...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/2/2021
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 184
Senate Bill 184
Relating to: regulation of physician assistants, creating a Physician Assistant Affiliated Credentialing Board, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, a...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/15/2021
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 194
Senate Bill 194
Relating to: newborn screening for Krabbe disease and requiring evaluation of additional lysosomal storage disorders for mandatory screening. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/18/2021
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
The current system for reviewing required newborn screening tests is appropriate.
Senate Bill 215
Senate Bill 215
Relating to: application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/23/2021
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.
Senate Bill 232
Senate Bill 232
Relating to: allowing the Department of Safety and Professional Services and credentialing boards to grant credentials with provisional status, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, a...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/13/2021
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 259
Senate Bill 259
Relating to: the regulation and licensure of genetic counselors, creating a genetic counselors affiliated credentialing board, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 251

For
Notification Date
5/3/2021
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 260
Senate Bill 260
Relating to: prohibiting performance of and funding or providing property for abortions and other services by certain employees and entities.

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Comments
Physician workforce is a critical issue in Wisconsin. Under the bill, the OB/GYN residency program at UW Health could lose accreditation, making WI a less attractive place to pursue an OB/GYN residency.
Senate Bill 261
Senate Bill 261
Relating to: reporting of sex and fetal anomaly and facility following induced abortion.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/27/2021
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 309
Senate Bill 309
Relating to: funding for free and charitable clinics and defining telehealth. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 121

None
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.
Senate Bill 327
Senate Bill 327
Relating to: modifying administrative rules relating to driver safety plans and medication-assisted treatments. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/28/2021
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 329
Senate Bill 329
Relating to: the practice of athletic training.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 71

Other
Notification Date
5/13/2021
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 336
Senate Bill 336
Relating to: prohibiting discrimination based on vaccination status. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/1/2021
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 337
Senate Bill 337
Relating to: prohibiting businesses from discriminating against customers due to vaccination record.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/1/2021
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 343
Senate Bill 343
Relating to: use of epinephrine prefilled syringes and standing orders for epinephrine. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/23/2021
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.
Senate Bill 355
Senate Bill 355
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
9/27/2021
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
The Society supports this proposal as amended by the Senate Judiciary committee.
Senate Bill 375
Senate Bill 375
Relating to: prohibiting University of Wisconsin System institutions and technical colleges from requiring testing for, or vaccination against, the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/1/2021
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 383
Senate Bill 383
Relating to: prohibiting proof of vaccination for COVID-19 as a condition of receiving business and government services.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/1/2021
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 394
Senate Bill 394
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses, 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

Against
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.
Senate Bill 413
Senate Bill 413
Relating to: coverage of breast cancer screenings by the Medical Assistance program and health insurance policies and plans.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/11/2021
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.
Senate Bill 490
Senate Bill 490
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/8/2021
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 518
Senate Bill 518
Relating to: environmental pollution in an environmental remediation tax incremental district. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 149

For
Notification Date
10/12/2021
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 532
Senate Bill 532
Relating to: the regulation and licensure of naturopathic doctors, creating a naturopathic medicine examining board, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
8/27/2021
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
WisMed supports the approved substitute amendment and is now neutral on the bill.
Senate Bill 562
Senate Bill 562
Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/21/2021
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.
Senate Bill 591
Senate Bill 591
Relating to: informed consent regarding a certain abortion-inducing drug regimen and reporting requirements for induced abortions.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/11/2021
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.
Senate Bill 600
Senate Bill 600
Relating to: decriminalizing fentanyl testing strips. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 180

For
Notification Date
10/12/2021
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 643
Senate Bill 643
Relating to: qualification of international medical graduates to practice medicine and surgery. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/26/2021
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
The Society believes the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board's opinions are important re: this proposal, as the MEB is responsible for ensuring the qualifications of those desiring to practice medicine in Wisconsin.
Senate Bill 662
Senate Bill 662
Relating to: natural immunity to COVID-19 in lieu of proof of vaccination or test.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/5/2022
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
The still-developing understanding of how long COVID-19 infection-related protection lasts makes this bill premature, and could therefore inhibit employers' ability to better protect employees and customers.
Senate Bill 824
Senate Bill 824
Relating to: examinations required for obtaining a credential.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/25/2022
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.
Senate Bill 889
Senate Bill 889
Relating to: agreements for direct primary care.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2022
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.
Senate Bill 916
Senate Bill 916
Relating to: mental health consultation program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/14/2022
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.
Senate Bill 923
Senate Bill 923
Relating to: detection of and abortion after detection of a fetal heartbeat and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Senate Bill 958
Senate Bill 958
Relating to: regulating kratom products, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2022
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.
Senate Bill 970
Senate Bill 970
Relating to: battery or threat to a health care provider or staff member of a health care facility and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/14/2022
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.
Senate Bill 1034
Senate Bill 1034
Relating to: medical marijuana, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/19/2022
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.
Senate Joint Resolution 3
Senate Joint Resolution 3
Relating to: terminating the COVID-19 public health emergency, including all emergency orders and actions taken pursuant to declaration of the public health emergency.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/25/2021
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
5/10/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
5/10/2021
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.

Health Services: Quality Assurance Services Planning, Regulation and Delivery
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Quality Assurance Services Planning, Regulation and Delivery

Notification Date
5/10/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
5/10/2021
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.

Insurance: Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance: Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund

Notification Date
5/10/2021
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.

Insurance: Supervision of the Insurance Industry
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance: Supervision of the Insurance Industry

Notification Date
5/10/2021
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.

Insurance: Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance: Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan

Notification Date
5/10/2021
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.

Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
5/10/2021
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.

Safety and Professional Services: Professional Regulation and Administrative Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Professional Regulation and Administrative Services

Notification Date
5/10/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
5/10/2021
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Continuing medical education requirements
Agency Name
Medical Examining Board (Med)

Subject
Continuing medical education requirements

SS 143_20
For
Notification Date
3/17/2021
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.

Performance of physical examinations
Agency Name
Medical Examining Board (Med)

Subject
Performance of physical examinations

SS 012_21
Other
Notification Date
7/27/2022
First Communication Date
7/25/2022
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

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
9/26/2022
First Communication Date
9/26/2022
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Legislative Council Study Committee on Occupational Licenses
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council Study Committee on Occupational Licenses

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/2/2022
First Communication Date
8/2/2022
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Abortion law
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Abortion law

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/27/2022
First Communication Date
7/25/2022
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Support for the nomination of Dawn Crim as secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for the nomination of Dawn Crim as secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/15/2021
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.

Physician Assistants - licensing, etc.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Physician Assistants - licensing, etc.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2020
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.

Worker's Compensation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Worker's Compensation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2020
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.

Creating a Physician Health Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creating a Physician Health Program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2020
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.

Development of an Advance Directive Registry
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of an Advance Directive Registry

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2020
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.

Vaccinations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Vaccinations

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/23/2020
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.

Non-compete clauses in physician employment contracts.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Non-compete clauses in physician employment contracts.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/23/2020
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.

Naturopaths
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Naturopaths

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2020
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.

opioids
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
opioids

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/23/2020
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.

complementary and alternative health care practitioners
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
complementary and alternative health care practitioners

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/23/2020
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.

surprise billing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
surprise billing

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/23/2020
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.

Small/Independent Physician Practices
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Small/Independent Physician Practices

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/23/2020
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.

Medicaid
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medicaid

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$96,030.00
2021
July - December
$83,776.00
2022
January - June
$61,029.49
Total $240,835.49
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
80.00
2021
July - December
97.75
2022
January - June
70.25
Total 248.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
625.00
2021
July - December
495.50
2022
January - June
406.50
Total 1527.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses, 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
20 %
2021
July - December
35 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 20 %
Relating to: the regulation and licensure of naturopathic doctors, creating a naturopathic medicine examining board, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses, 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
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
35 %
2022
July - December
Total 9 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
50 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 20 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

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
30 %
2021
July - December
50 %
2022
January - June
65 %
2022
July - December
Total 46 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures