The American Legion Department of Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Membership dues represent 26.68%, donations 24.88%, 8.11% Grants, 40.33% participation fees and all other revenue sources, to fund the operating budget of $2.158M. Organization provides programs and services that benefit youth and families (American Legion Baseball, Badger Boys State, WALLECA, Oratorical Contest, Americanism & Government Testing, Junior Shooting Sports) to current military and their families (Troop & Family Support, Veterans Service Office) to veterans and their families (Hospital Program, Claims/Benefits Counseling, Homeless Veterans, Sons of the American Legion, Camp American Legion).

Lobbying Interests:
This Organization is restricted to advocating for issues affecting veterans and their families, but will use this website to demonstrate support or opposition to bills before the Legislature.

Contact
PF
Paul Fisk
PO Box 388
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 516-8687
pfisk1947@gmail.com

Authorized Lobbyists

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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 8
Assembly Bill 8
Relating to: expanding veterans benefits to individuals who served in Laos in support of the United States during the Vietnam War.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2023
First Communication Date
2/9/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 12
Assembly Bill 12
Relating to: tuition and fee remission or grants for certain veterans and their dependents enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System, a technical college, or a private nonprofit institution of higher education; and the University of Wisconsin System n...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/30/2023
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.
Assembly Bill 19
Assembly Bill 19
Relating to: spinal cord injury research grants and symposia and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/25/2023
First Communication Date
2/28/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 26
Assembly Bill 26
Relating to: the University of Wisconsin Missing-in-Action Recovery and Identification Project and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2023
First Communication Date
2/1/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 102
Assembly Bill 102
Relating to: reducing the eligibility threshold to claim the veterans and surviving spouses property tax credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2023
First Communication Date
3/24/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 173
Assembly Bill 173
Relating to: grants to prevent suicide by firearm and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/20/2023
First Communication Date
12/14/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 177
Assembly Bill 177
Relating to: punitive articles in the Wisconsin Code of Military Justice prohibiting certain activities; procedures applicable to courts-martial cases under the Wisconsin Code of Military Justice; treatment of victims of an offense under the Wisconsin Code...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/1/2023
First Communication Date
5/31/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 178
Assembly Bill 178
Relating to: annual reporting to the legislature of sexual harassment and assault that occurs in the Wisconsin National Guard and of changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/1/2023
First Communication Date
5/31/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 179
Assembly Bill 179
Relating to: a case management system for tracking misconduct within the Wisconsin national guard. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/1/2023
First Communication Date
5/31/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 225
Assembly Bill 225
Relating to: designating and marking the Corporal Benjamin H. Neal Memorial Highway. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/6/2023
First Communication Date
6/6/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 231
Assembly Bill 231
Relating to: members of the Council on Veterans Programs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/1/2023
First Communication Date
5/31/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 243
Assembly Bill 243
Relating to: designating and marking the Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial Highway. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/6/2023
First Communication Date
6/6/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 385
Assembly Bill 385
Relating to: indication of Hmong veteran status on an operator's license or identification card. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/3/2023
First Communication Date
10/3/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 580
Assembly Bill 580
Relating to: admission of spouses at veterans homes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2024
First Communication Date
1/8/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 592
Assembly Bill 592
Relating to: allowing representatives of certain federally chartered youth membership organizations to provide information to pupils on public school property.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/4/2024
First Communication Date
1/4/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 678
Assembly Bill 678
Relating to: designating and marking the Ho-Chunk World War II Code Talkers Memorial Highway. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/22/2024
First Communication Date
1/22/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 8
Senate Bill 8
Relating to: the University of Wisconsin Missing-in-Action Recovery and Identification Project and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2023
First Communication Date
2/1/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 17
Senate Bill 17
Relating to: expanding veterans benefits to individuals who served in Laos in support of the United States during the Vietnam War.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2023
First Communication Date
2/9/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 27
Senate Bill 27
Relating to: spinal cord injury research grants and symposia and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/25/2023
First Communication Date
2/28/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 102
Senate Bill 102
Relating to: reducing the eligibility threshold to claim the veterans and surviving spouses property tax credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2023
First Communication Date
3/21/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 205
Senate Bill 205
Relating to: grants to prevent suicide by firearm and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/20/2023
First Communication Date
12/14/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 238
Senate Bill 238
Relating to: tuition and fee remission for eligible veterans' spouses and children enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System or a technical college. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/20/2023
First Communication Date
4/18/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 249
Senate Bill 249
Relating to: designating and marking the Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial Highway. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 69

For
Notification Date
5/19/2023
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.
Senate Bill 546
Senate Bill 546
Relating to: admission of spouses at veterans homes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/26/2023
First Communication Date
10/25/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 549
Senate Bill 549
Relating to: allowing representatives of certain federally chartered youth membership organizations to provide information to pupils on public school property.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/4/2024
First Communication Date
1/4/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 633
Senate Bill 633
Relating to: designating and marking the Ho-Chunk World War II Code Talkers Memorial Highway. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/22/2024
First Communication Date
1/22/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Veterans Affairs: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Veterans Affairs: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/22/2023
First Communication Date
2/15/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

No certified reports found.

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

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

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures

This organization is one of fewer than 10 organizations registered with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission that is exempt from semi-annual reporting of its lobbying hours and expenditures. Instead of the semi-annual report the organization has submitted a written pledge not to spend more than $500 per year on lobbying. This organization is obliged to abide by the same standards of conduct as pertain to other organizations that retain lobbyists and to identify each bill or rule on which it has a lobbying communication.