Wisconsin Civil Justice Council, Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
To promote fairness and equality in Wisconsin's civil justice system, business groups, and associations.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation addressing lawsuit abuse and statutory reforms to Wisconsin's civil justice system.

CEO Name:
Bill G. Smith
Executive Director

Contact
RJP
Randall J. Pirlot
10 E Doty Street, Suite 500
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 258-9506
(608) 283-2589
pirlot@hamilton-consulting.com
http://wisciviljusticecouncil.org/

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Randall J Pirlot Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/21/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Rebecca Hogan Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/22/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

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.
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
1/5/2021
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 142
Assembly Bill 142
Relating to: immunity from liability resulting from good faith actions under the child abuse and neglect reporting law.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 41

For
Notification Date
4/14/2021
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 392
Assembly Bill 392
Relating to: creating a PFAS municipal grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 652
Assembly Bill 652
Relating to: restoring private individual authority to bring a qui tam claim against a person for making a false claim for medical assistance, actions by the attorney general against a person for making a false claim for medical assistance, and providing a...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/25/2021
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 652
Assembly Bill 652
Relating to: restoring private individual authority to bring a qui tam claim against a person for making a false claim for medical assistance, actions by the attorney general against a person for making a false claim for medical assistance, and providing a...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/25/2021
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 858
Assembly Bill 858
Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/19/2022
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 Bill 162
Senate Bill 162
Relating to: immunity from liability resulting from good faith actions under the child abuse and neglect reporting law.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2021
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 652
Senate Bill 652
Relating to: restoring private individual authority to bring a qui tam claim against a person for making a false claim for medical assistance, actions by the attorney general against a person for making a false claim for medical assistance, and providing a...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/21/2021
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 842
Senate Bill 842
Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/15/2022
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

Judicial Council
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Judicial Council

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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.

Justice
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Justice

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Initiatives relating to civil justice matters that affect Wisconsin and other manufacturers and businesses.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Initiatives relating to civil justice matters that affect Wisconsin and other manufacturers and businesses.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Issues related to Governor's public health emergency declaration and any executive, adminsitrative, or legislative COVID-19 responses.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to Governor's public health emergency declaration and any executive, adminsitrative, or legislative COVID-19 responses.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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
$70,000.00
2021
July - December
$46,914.53
2022
January - June
$72,088.05
Total $189,002.58
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
83.00
2021
July - December
42.25
2022
January - June
37.50
Total 162.75
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
231.75
2021
July - December
166.25
2022
January - June
167.25
Total 565.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
6 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
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
25 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

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
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
30 %
2021
July - December
34 %
2022
January - June
25 %
2022
July - December
Total 30 %

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

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
23 %
2021
July - December
66 %
2022
January - June
50 %
2022
July - December
Total 43 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures