PROFS

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Lobbying and public relations on matters important to UW Madison faculty.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters pertaining to university faculty, higher education, UW System, and UW-Madison.

CEO Name:
Michael Bernard-Donals

Contact
MB
Michael Bernard-Donals
258 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 263-9273
mfelber@secfac.wisc.edu
http://www.profs.wisc.edu

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
3/20/2023
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 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
3/20/2023
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 67
Assembly Bill 67
Relating to: the award of Wisconsin Merit scholarships to University of Wisconsin System students. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 2

For
Notification Date
2/28/2023
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 140
Assembly Bill 140
Relating to: the Minnesota-Wisconsin tuition reciprocity agreement and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/31/2023
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 247
Assembly Bill 247
Relating to: prohibitions on the use of public employees and public property for activities relating to abortion. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/18/2023
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 370
Assembly Bill 370
Relating to: guaranteed admission to University of Wisconsin System institutions and technical colleges and requiring high schools to prepare class rankings for certain pupils. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
9/8/2023
First Communication Date
9/6/2023
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 378
Assembly Bill 378
Relating to: designating University of Wisconsin and technical college sports and athletic teams based on the sex of the participants.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/24/2023
First Communication Date
8/23/2023
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 413
Assembly Bill 413
Relating to: prohibiting institutions of higher education from conducting gain of function research on potentially pandemic pathogens, requiring reporting of the intention to conduct research on potentially pandemic pathogens, and providing a penalty. (FE...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/31/2024
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 553
Assembly Bill 553
Relating to: free speech and academic freedom at University of Wisconsin System institutions and technical colleges, due process in disciplinary proceedings at University of Wisconsin System institutions and technical colleges, Wisconsin grant funding allo...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/5/2023
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.
Comments
PROFS does not believe the bill is ready to be signed into law, even though there have been some positive changes. We are happy to keep working with legislators on this legislation.
Assembly Bill 554
Assembly Bill 554
Relating to: race-based higher education programs and requirements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/1/2023
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 727
Assembly Bill 727
Relating to: considering post-traumatic stress disorder as a mitigating factor in sentencing certain criminal offenders. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Undisclosed
Notification Date
12/12/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
We accidentally registered on this bill.
Assembly Bill 753
Assembly Bill 753
Relating to: creating a medicinal psilocybin treatment fund and a pilot program to study the effects of medicinal psilocybin treatment on patients with post-traumatic stress syndrome at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/12/2023
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 800
Assembly Bill 800
Relating to: designating the bacterium Lactococcus lactis as the Wisconsin state microbe.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/12/2023
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 916
Assembly Bill 916
Relating to: a technology and innovation hub grant to BioForward, Inc., and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/31/2024
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 920
Assembly Bill 920
Relating to: funding related to a Minnesota-Wisconsin student reciprocity agreement and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/11/2024
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 921
Assembly Bill 921
Relating to: amendments to the 2023-25 capital budget for University of Wisconsin System projects, granting bonding authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/11/2024
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 947
Assembly Bill 947
Relating to: faculty tenure and probationary appointments at University of Wisconsin System institutions and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/13/2024
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 949
Assembly Bill 949
Relating to: shared governance at University of Wisconsin System institutions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/13/2024
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 1080
Assembly Bill 1080
Relating to: prohibiting possessing a firearm on college and university campuses and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2024
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 1081
Assembly Bill 1081
Relating to: commencement of the fall semester at University of Wisconsin System institutions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2024
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 Joint Resolution 19
Assembly Joint Resolution 19
Relating to: honoring the life and public service of Dr. Rebecca M. Blank.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/28/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate 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
3/20/2023
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 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
3/20/2023
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 84
Senate Bill 84
Relating to: the award of Wisconsin Merit scholarships to University of Wisconsin System students. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/28/2023
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 161
Senate Bill 161
Relating to: the Minnesota-Wisconsin tuition reciprocity agreement and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/31/2023
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 300
Senate Bill 300
Relating to: prohibitions on the use of public employees and public property for activities relating to abortion. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/18/2023
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 377
Senate Bill 377
Relating to: designating University of Wisconsin and technical college sports and athletic teams based on the sex of the participants.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/24/2023
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 401
Senate Bill 401
Relating to: prohibiting institutions of higher education from conducting gain of function research on potentially pandemic pathogens, requiring reporting of the intention to conduct research on potentially pandemic pathogens, and providing a penalty. (FE...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/31/2024
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 575
Senate Bill 575
Relating to: free speech and academic freedom at University of Wisconsin System institutions and technical colleges, due process in disciplinary proceedings at University of Wisconsin System institutions and technical colleges, Wisconsin grant funding allo...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/4/2023
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.
Comments
PROFS is happy to work with legislators on this legislation.
Senate Bill 596
Senate Bill 596
Relating to: race-based higher education programs and requirements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/1/2023
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 727
Senate Bill 727
Relating to: creating a medicinal psilocybin treatment fund and a pilot program to study the effects of medicinal psilocybin treatment on patients with post-traumatic stress syndrome at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/12/2023
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 779
Senate Bill 779
Relating to: designating the bacterium Lactococcus lactis as the Wisconsin state microbe.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/12/2023
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 857
Senate Bill 857
Relating to: faculty tenure and probationary appointments at University of Wisconsin System institutions and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/28/2023
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 858
Senate Bill 858
Relating to: shared governance at University of Wisconsin System institutions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/28/2023
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 894
Senate Bill 894
Relating to: a technology and innovation hub grant to BioForward, Inc., and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/31/2024
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 895
Senate Bill 895
Relating to: amendments to the 2023-25 capital budget for University of Wisconsin System projects, granting bonding authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/11/2024
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 896
Senate Bill 896
Relating to: funding related to a Minnesota-Wisconsin student reciprocity agreement and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/11/2024
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 982
Senate Bill 982
Relating to: prohibiting possessing a firearm on college and university campuses and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/10/2024
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 983
Senate Bill 983
Relating to: commencement of the fall semester at University of Wisconsin System institutions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2024
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 Joint Resolution 18
Senate Joint Resolution 18
Relating to: honoring the life and public service of Dr. Rebecca M. Blank.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/15/2023
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.
September 2023 Special Session Senate Bill 1
September 2023 Special Session Senate Bill 1
Relating to: fall workforce package, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/28/2023
First Communication Date
9/26/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Employee Trust Funds
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Employee Trust Funds

Notification Date
4/21/2023
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.

University of Wisconsin System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System

Notification Date
4/21/2023
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.

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

Notification Date
4/21/2023
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.

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

Notification Date
4/21/2023
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB-2739/P4, relating to prohibiting going armed with a firearm on college and university campuses and providing a penalty.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-2739/P4, relating to prohibiting going armed with a firearm on college and university campuses and providing a penalty.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/2/2024
First Communication Date
12/19/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Support for appointment of Kathy Blumenfeld as DOA Secretary
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for appointment of Kathy Blumenfeld as DOA Secretary

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/2/2024
First Communication Date
12/18/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Legislation changing statute mandating school start date for UW System institutions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation changing statute mandating school start date for UW System institutions

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/30/2023
First Communication Date
11/20/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Proposed legislation relating to speech at UW universities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed legislation relating to speech at UW universities

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/24/2023
First Communication Date
10/11/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/25/2023
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.

Legislation creating gun-free zones on college and university campuses.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation creating gun-free zones on college and university campuses.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/14/2023
First Communication Date
7/14/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Legislation relating to shared governance of the UW System and tenure for UW faculty.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation relating to shared governance of the UW System and tenure for UW faculty.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/12/2022
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.

UW System budget.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
UW System budget.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/12/2022
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.

UW pay plan.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
UW pay plan.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/12/2022
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$28,692.00
2023
July - December
$30,132.00
Total $58,824.00
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
15.25
2023
July - December
14.75
Total 30.00
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
58.50
2023
July - December
73.25
Total 131.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
75%
2023
July - December
20%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 45%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
20%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 11%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
40%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 22%

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
25%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 11%

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures