American Lung Association, dba American Lung Association in Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Individual, corporate, foundation, government grants and donations; special events.

Lobbying Interests:
The American Lung Association in Wisconsin supports legislative initiatives to enhance awareness and compliance with federal, state and local tobacco control policies, clean air standards and public health measures. Specific activities include raising the state taxes on tobacco and nicotine products, funding the state tobacco prevention program at CDC recommended level, improving patient access to affordable quality health care and reducing air pollution, indoors and outdoors.

Title:
Wisconsin Advocacy Director

Contact
MC
Molly Collins
13100 W Lisbon Rd. Suite 700
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 395-1700
molly.collins@Lung.org
http://www.lung.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 212
Assembly Bill 212
Relating to: short-term health coverage duration.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/1/2021
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.
Comments
Short term limited duration plans offer limited coverage and benefits, and are not required to have the same consumer protections as other plans.
Assembly Bill 250
Assembly Bill 250
Relating to: Department of Revenue enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/1/2021
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.
Comments
We are in favor of the provisions that would extend tobacco licensing to e-cigarette retailers.
Assembly Bill 348
Assembly Bill 348
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
7/1/2021
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 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
1/4/2022
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
To protect the overall population and those most vulnerable, we need a sufficiently high proportion of our state to get vaccinated to stop coronavirus transmission.
Supporting Documentation
20220104_2022_ALATestimonyAB675.pdf

Assembly Bill 934
Assembly Bill 934
Relating to: disenrollment of ineligible individuals from and redeterminations of eligibility for the Medical Assistance program and database confirmation for public assistance program eligibility. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2022
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.
Supporting Documentation
20220204_2022_2_8ALATestimonyMedicaidAB.pdf

Assembly Bill 936
Assembly Bill 936
Relating to: failure to accept employment to remain eligible for Medical Assistance.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2022
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.
Supporting Documentation
20220204_2022_2_8ALATestimonyMedicaidAB.pdf

Senate Bill 247
Senate Bill 247
Relating to: short-term health coverage duration.

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
Short term limited duration plans offer limited coverage and benefits, and are not required to have the same consumer protections as other plans.
Supporting Documentation
20210525_Wisconsin Patient Advocacy Coalition_Opposition Letter SB 247.pdf

Senate Bill 285
Senate Bill 285
Relating to: Department of Revenue enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/1/2021
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.
Comments
We are in favor of the amendment that would extend tobacco licensing to e-cigarette retailers
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
7/1/2021
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 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
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 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
12/13/2021
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.
Comments
To protect the overall population and those most vulnerable, we need a sufficiently high proportion of the population to get vaccinated to stop coronavirus transmission.
Supporting Documentation
20211213_2021_12_15ALATestimonySB662.pdf

Senate Bill 894
Senate Bill 894
Relating to: peer review of administrative rules, comments to proposed statements of scope, and review of proposed groundwater enforcement standards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/7/2022
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 current administrative rules process is transparent, deliberate, based on expertise, and responsive to public input. Senate Bill 894 would not shore up the use of science in state policymaking; rather, it would undermine it dramatically.
Supporting Documentation
20220207_2022_2_7TestimonySB894.pdf

Senate Bill 905
Senate Bill 905
Relating to: disenrollment of ineligible individuals from and redeterminations of eligibility for the Medical Assistance program and database confirmation for public assistance program eligibility. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2022
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.
Supporting Documentation
20220204_2022_2_9ALATestimonyMedicaidSB.pdf

Senate Bill 912
Senate Bill 912
Relating to: failure to accept employment to remain eligible for Medical Assistance.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/4/2022
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.
Supporting Documentation
20220204_2022_2_9ALATestimonyMedicaidSB.pdf

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
1/27/2021
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Utility Public Benefits and Air Quality Improvement
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Utility Public Benefits and Air Quality Improvement

Notification Date
4/9/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
4/9/2021
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.

Public Instruction: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Departmentwide

Notification Date
4/9/2021
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.

Revenue: Collection of Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Collection of Taxes

Notification Date
4/9/2021
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.

Safety and Professional Services: Regulation of Industry, Safety and Buildings
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Regulation of Industry, Safety and Buildings

Notification Date
4/9/2021
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.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Notification Date
4/9/2021
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

School-age child care programs and other child care licensing updates
Agency Name
Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Subject
School-age child care programs and other child care licensing updates

SS 063_21
For
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 American Lung Association supports Department of Children and Families’ proposed rule to improve indoor air quality through the use of radon testing and mitigation practices to protect the health of children and workers in childcare facilities.
Supporting Documentation
20220105_2022_1_5ALATestimonyRadonRule.pdf

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Clean energy, transportation, healthy air
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clean energy, transportation, healthy air

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Regulation of tobacco, budget for prevention efforts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of tobacco, budget for prevention efforts

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$7,061.79
2021
July - December
$6,270.87
2022
January - June
$5,537.14
Total $18,869.80
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
20.40
2021
July - December
28.55
2022
January - June
12.65
Total 61.60
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
125.10
2021
July - December
103.95
2022
January - June
111.55
Total 340.60

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: short-term health coverage duration.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: short-term health coverage duration.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: Department of Revenue enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
4 %
2021
July - December
14 %
2022
January - June
19 %
2022
July - December
Total 12 %
Relating to: Department of Revenue enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
4 %
2021
July - December
14 %
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 12 %
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
7 %
2021
July - December
17 %
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 14 %
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
7 %
2021
July - December
17 %
2022
January - June
22 %
2022
July - December
Total 15 %
Relating to: natural immunity to COVID-19 in lieu of proof of vaccination or test.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
1 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: natural immunity to COVID-19 in lieu of proof of vaccination or test.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
1 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: disenrollment of ineligible individuals from and redeterminations of eligibility for the Medical Assistance program and database confirmation for public assistance program eligibility. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
1 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: disenrollment of ineligible individuals from and redeterminations of eligibility for the Medical Assistance program and database confirmation for public assistance program eligibility. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
1 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: peer review of administrative rules, comments to proposed statements of scope, and review of proposed groundwater enforcement standards. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%

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
56 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 24 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
8 %
2022
January - June
7 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

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
8 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures