Great Lakes Credit & Collection Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Continuously educate members in order to operate agencies within the laws set forth by State and Federal guidelines.

Lobbying Interests:
Issues that affect debt collection agencies ability to operate and issues that affect the collection industry as a whole.

CEO Name:
Harry Strausser
Executive Director

Contact
HS
Harry Strausser
4040 W 70th St
Minneapolis, MN 55439
(952) 259-4210
strausser@acainternational.org
http://www.glcca.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michelle Kussow Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/29/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Brandon Scholz Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/29/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 191
Assembly Bill 191
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/25/2021
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 641
Assembly Bill 641
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/22/2021
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.
Supporting Documentation
20211022_PPT Coalition Response to Gov Bill.pdf

Assembly Bill 957
Assembly Bill 957
Relating to: consumer data protection and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/8/2022
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 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: modifications to the tax treatment of tax-option corporations that elect to pay tax at the entity level. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/24/2021
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 189
Senate Bill 189
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/23/2021
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 623
Senate Bill 623
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/22/2021
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.
Supporting Documentation
20211022_PPT Coalition Response to Gov Bill.pdf

Budget Bill Subjects

Revenue: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/25/2021
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
We oppose additional funding or jobs for the State Debt Collection Program. SDC competes with private taxpaying businesses, adds unnecessary government expenses and assesses fees when collecting debt that are not done by private sector businesses.

Supporting Documentation
20210325_GLCCA SDC Equity Position Paper.pdf

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

update system to NMLS for debt collectors registration
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
update system to NMLS for debt collectors registration

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/24/2022
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.

State Debt Collection service
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Debt Collection service

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/28/2020
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
$6,000.00
2021
July - December
$6,000.00
2022
January - June
$6,000.00
Total $18,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
18.00
2021
July - December
7.75
2022
January - June
3.00
Total 28.75
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
49.50
2021
July - December
27.00
2022
January - June
23.25
Total 99.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: consumer data protection and providing a penalty. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
25 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

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

(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
2022
January - June
75 %
2022
July - December
Total 15 %

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
90 %
2021
July - December
100 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 74 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures