Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Association represents the interest of land surveying and land surveyors in Wisconsin.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation involving licensing issues, water laws, land law, condominiums, land records, electronic recording of land records, subdivisions and liability issues impacting land surveying and land surveyors.

CEO Name:
Kevin Boyer
Executive Director

Contact
FT
Francis Thousand
5113 Spaanem Avenue
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 770-9759
(608) 222-6152
fthousand@charter.net
http://www.wsls.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Robert Welch Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/29/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 37
Assembly Bill 37
Relating to: the presumption of riparian rights on navigable waterways and required real estate disclosures.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/19/2021
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 217
Assembly Bill 217
Relating to: allowing the Department of Safety and Professional Services and credentialing boards to grant credentials with provisional status, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, a...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/1/2021
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 218
Assembly Bill 218
Relating to: procedures for granting credentials granted by the Department of Safety and Professional Services and credentialing boards, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 118

Against
Notification Date
4/1/2021
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 247
Assembly Bill 247
Relating to: extension of certain approvals and occupancy permits under the uniform dwelling code, extension of certain approvals that are subject to administrative, judicial, or appellate proceedings, waiver of interest and penalties on late 2021 property...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/28/2021
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 482
Assembly Bill 482
Relating to: grants to schools to provide critical incident mapping data to law enforcement agencies. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/4/2021
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 570
Assembly Bill 570
Relating to: a condominium association's obligation to maintain records and allow a unit owner to inspect and copy those records; financial audits of condominium association records; access by condominium unit owners to records of an entity controlled by a...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/3/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 612
Assembly Bill 612
Relating to: requirements related to condominium documents and technical changes to condominium law.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/26/2021
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 857
Assembly Bill 857
Relating to: examinations required for obtaining a credential.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/20/2022
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 902
Assembly Bill 902
Relating to: reciprocal credentials and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/10/2022
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 46
Senate Bill 46
Relating to: the presumption of riparian rights on navigable waterways and required real estate disclosures.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 47

Other
Notification Date
1/29/2021
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.
Senate Bill 232
Senate Bill 232
Relating to: allowing the Department of Safety and Professional Services and credentialing boards to grant credentials with provisional status, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, a...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/26/2021
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
Ok with bill as amended by Sen. Amendment 2
Senate Bill 233
Senate Bill 233
Relating to: procedures for granting credentials granted by the Department of Safety and Professional Services and credentialing boards, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/26/2021
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 254
Senate Bill 254
Relating to: extension of certain approvals and occupancy permits under the uniform dwelling code, extension of certain approvals that are subject to administrative, judicial, or appellate proceedings, waiver of interest and penalties on late 2021 property...

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 80

Other
Notification Date
4/28/2021
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 449
Senate Bill 449
Relating to: grants to schools to provide critical incident mapping data to law enforcement agencies. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 109

For
Notification Date
8/4/2021
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 561
Senate Bill 561
Relating to: a condominium association's obligation to maintain records and allow a unit owner to inspect and copy those records; financial audits of condominium association records; access by condominium unit owners to records of an entity controlled by a...

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 166

For
Notification Date
9/16/2021
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.
Senate Bill 590
Senate Bill 590
Relating to: requirements related to condominium documents and technical changes to condominium law.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 168

For
Notification Date
10/26/2021
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 824
Senate Bill 824
Relating to: examinations required for obtaining a credential.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/20/2022
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

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

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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Retired credential status
Agency Name
Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Professional Land Surveyors (A-E)
Subject
Retired credential status
Scope Statement
SS 036_20
For
Notification Date
1/12/2021
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.

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.

Confirmation of Dennis Myers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Confirmation of Dennis Myers

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/4/2021
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.

Confirmation of Nathan Vaughn
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Confirmation of Nathan Vaughn

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/12/2021
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.

Any legislation affecting the profession of land surveying.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any legislation affecting the profession of land surveying.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/29/2020
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.

Regulations dealing with the location of underground utilities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulations dealing with the location of underground utilities

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/29/2020
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
$12,000.00
2021
July - December
$8,000.00
2022
January - June
$8,000.00
Total $28,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
10.00
2021
July - December
9.00
2022
January - June
6.00
Total 25.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
15.00
2021
July - December
7.00
2022
January - June
11.00
Total 33.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: allowing the Department of Safety and Professional Services and credentialing boards to grant credentials with provisional status, 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
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: procedures for granting credentials granted by the Department of Safety and Professional Services and credentialing boards, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)
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 5 %
Relating to: allowing the Department of Safety and Professional Services and credentialing boards to grant credentials with provisional status, 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
10 %
2021
July - December
40 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 16 %
Relating to: procedures for granting credentials granted by the Department of Safety and Professional Services and credentialing boards, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)
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 5 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

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 5 %

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
20 %
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 17 %

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
20 %
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
100 %
2022
July - December
Total 43 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures