Wisconsin Nurses Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Registered nurses in Wisconsin who are members of WNA.

Lobbying Interests:
1. Advocate for licensure of advanced practice registered nurses 2. Increase the supply of nurse faculty through allocation of state dollars for loan forgiveness and scholarships 3. Minimize nurse exposure to COVID through appropriate access to personal protective equipment, enhanced community standard for wearing of masks, provide appropriate pay, safe work environment, access to workers compensation 4.Strengthen public health to promote prevention, health promotion, and safety of population health 5. Maintain funding for data driven profession forecasting and workforce demands using the Nursing Workforce Survey 6. 2023-2025 State Budget

CEO Name:
Georgina Dennik-Champion

Contact
GMD
Gina M. Dennik-Champion
2820 Walton Commons, Suite 136
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 221-0383 x02
gina@wisconsinnurses.org
http://www.wisconsinnurses.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Samantha Stohlman Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/15/2020 Withdrawn On 5/31/2022
Robert Welch Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/15/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Georgina M Dennik-Champion Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Peter Welch Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 3/25/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/6/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 25
Assembly Bill 25
Relating to: prohibiting mandatory vaccination for employment.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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
This does not assist health care employers from assuring the safely of nurses and their patients. We would like to see the use of the current statute that allows for medical reason, religious and personal conviction instead.
Assembly Bill 36
Assembly Bill 36
Relating to: permitting pharmacists to prescribe certain contraceptives, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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
Increases access to care through utilization of pharmacists. Includes the education of Pharmacists to prescribe. The Boards of Nursing, Pharmacy and Medicine are required to develop the patient assessment and prescribing criteria.
Assembly Bill 66
Assembly Bill 66
Relating to: community health center grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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
Increase access to care for those populations that are experiencing health disparities and those that remain unemployed due to COVID-19.
Assembly Bill 67
Assembly Bill 67
Relating to: storage and processing of sexual assault kits and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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

Against
Notification Date
7/29/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 87
Assembly Bill 87
Relating to: tracking of sexual assault kits in sexual assault cases, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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 88
Assembly Bill 88
Relating to: requiring face coverings in certain situations and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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 92
Assembly Bill 92
Relating to: grant to a hospital for expanding psychiatric bed capacity. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/1/2021
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 128
Assembly Bill 128
Relating to: requiring informed consent before performing a pelvic exam on a patient who is under general anesthesia or unconscious.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/6/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 166
Assembly Bill 166
Relating to: temporary practice by registered nurses at camps, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 46

Other
Notification Date
3/30/2021
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 184
Assembly Bill 184
Relating to: application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/1/2021
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 259
Assembly Bill 259
Relating to: coverage of telehealth services.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/31/2021
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 292
Assembly Bill 292
Relating to: composition of local boards of health.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/29/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 296
Assembly Bill 296
Relating to: funding for free and charitable clinics and defining telehealth. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/29/2021
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.
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
7/29/2021
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.
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

For
Notification Date
6/16/2021
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 479
Assembly Bill 479
Relating to: reimbursement rates for behavioral treatment services under the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/6/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 619
Assembly Bill 619
Relating to: decriminalizing fentanyl testing strips. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/11/2021
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 720
Assembly Bill 720
Relating to: practice of certain skilled health services by military medical personnel and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 158

For
Notification Date
1/3/2022
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
2/4/2021
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
2/4/2021
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 30
Senate Bill 30
Relating to: permitting pharmacists to prescribe certain contraceptives, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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
Increases access to care through utilization of pharmacists. Includes the education of Pharmacists to prescribe. The Boards of Nursing, Pharmacy and Medicine are required to develop the patient assessment and prescribing criteria.
Senate Bill 59
Senate Bill 59
Relating to: community health center grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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
Increase access to care for those populations that are experiencing health disparities and those that remain unemployed due to COVID-19.
Senate Bill 71
Senate Bill 71
Relating to: storage and processing of sexual assault kits and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 116

For
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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 86
Senate Bill 86
Relating to: grant to a hospital for expanding psychiatric bed capacity. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/1/2021
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 87
Senate Bill 87
Relating to: requiring face coverings in certain situations and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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 94
Senate Bill 94
Relating to: tracking of sexual assault kits in sexual assault cases, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 117

For
Notification Date
3/4/2021
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

Against
Notification Date
9/1/2021
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 127
Senate Bill 127
Relating to: requiring informed consent before performing a pelvic exam on a patient who is under general anesthesia or unconscious.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/1/2021
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 169
Senate Bill 169
Relating to: temporary practice by registered nurses at camps, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/30/2021
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 215
Senate Bill 215
Relating to: application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/1/2021
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 306
Senate Bill 306
Relating to: coverage of telehealth services.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/31/2021
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

For
Notification Date
9/1/2021
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 312
Senate Bill 312
Relating to: composition of local boards of health.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 192

For
Notification Date
8/3/2021
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 340
Senate Bill 340
Relating to: reimbursement rates for behavioral treatment services under the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/6/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
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

For
Notification Date
6/12/2021
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 600
Senate Bill 600
Relating to: decriminalizing fentanyl testing strips. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 180

For
Notification Date
11/11/2021
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 688
Senate Bill 688
Relating to: practice of certain skilled health services by military medical personnel and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/3/2022
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/1/2021
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.

Higher Educational Aids Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Higher Educational Aids Board

Notification Date
3/1/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
2/25/2021
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Clinical learning experiences
Agency Name
Board of Nursing (N)
Subject
Clinical learning experiences
Scope Statement
SS 134_20
For
Notification Date
2/11/2021
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.

Clinical learning requirements
Agency Name
Board of Nursing (N)
Subject
Clinical learning requirements
Scope Statement
SS 095_20
For
Notification Date
1/6/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Licensure of nurse midwives
Agency Name
Board of Nursing (N)
Subject
Licensure of nurse midwives
Scope Statement
SS 047_19
For
Notification Date
1/6/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Waiver of requirements in emergency situations
Agency Name
Board of Nursing (N)
Subject
Waiver of requirements in emergency situations
Scope Statement
SS 014_20
For
Notification Date
1/6/2021
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2023-25 State Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2023-25 State Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/25/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

EA Robert Weinman
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
EA Robert Weinman

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/22/2021
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.

Create a separate license for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses that reflect nationally agreed upon standards..
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Create a separate license for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses that reflect nationally agreed upon standards..

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2020
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.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practice Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practice Act

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2020
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.

2021-2023 Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2021-2023 Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2020
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.

Oppose changes or repeal of Nurse Workforce Survey and funding of a Center for Nursing SS 106.30
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Oppose changes or repeal of Nurse Workforce Survey and funding of a Center for Nursing SS 106.30

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2020
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.

issue of COVID-19 and related topics.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
issue of COVID-19 and related topics.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2020
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
$20,625.00
2021
July - December
$22,609.49
2022
January - June
$22,327.00
Total $65,561.49
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
114.50
2021
July - December
104.50
2022
January - June
120.00
Total 339.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
123.50
2021
July - December
197.50
2022
January - June
139.00
Total 460.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: temporary practice by registered nurses at camps, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
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
36 %
2021
July - December
33 %
2022
January - June
47 %
2022
July - December
Total 39 %
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
36 %
2021
July - December
45 %
2022
January - June
47 %
2022
July - December
Total 43 %
Relating to: practice of certain skilled health services by military medical personnel 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
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
25 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 8 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
4 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

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
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 8 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures