Wisconsin Credit Union League

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Credit unions, not-for-profit cooperatives, financial institutions. The Wisconsin Credit Union League is the trade association for Wisconsin's credit unions that are cooperatively owned by their 3.4 million members and directed by Boards democratically elected from the membership.

Lobbying Interests:
All proposals, legislation, administrative rules, policies or regulations related in any way to consumers or the operation of financial institutions in general, and credit unions and their member-owners in particular.

CEO Name:
Brett Thompson
Senior Vice President - Advocacy

Contact
SBW
Sarah B Wainscott
1 E Main Street, Suite 101
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 640-4030
swainscott@theleague.coop
http://www.theleague.coop

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/29/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Sarah Wainscott Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/29/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/29/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Tom Harrington Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/4/2021 Withdrawn On N/A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
1/15/2021
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

None
Notification Date
2/22/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 45
Assembly Bill 45
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults with securities accounts, violations of the Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 46
Assembly Bill 46
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 167
Assembly Bill 167
Relating to: requiring the Department of Financial Institutions to study and report on establishing a section 529A ABLE savings account program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/30/2021
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 213
Assembly Bill 213
Relating to: interest rates on payday loans.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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 478
Assembly Bill 478
Relating to: authorized activities and operations of credit unions, automated teller machines of financial institutions, repealing rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions, and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/27/2021
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 587
Assembly Bill 587
Relating to: fees imposed on merchants in connection with credit card transactions and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Assembly Bill 899
Assembly Bill 899
Relating to: requiring one credit of personal financial literacy for high school graduation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2022
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 900
Assembly Bill 900
Relating to: a tax credit for investments in a community development financial institution. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/21/2022
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 5
Senate Bill 5
Relating to: prohibiting mandatory vaccination for employment.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/22/2021
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.
Senate Bill 19
Senate Bill 19
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2021
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 20
Senate Bill 20
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults with securities accounts, violations of the Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Senate Bill 158
Senate Bill 158
Relating to: requiring the Department of Financial Institutions to study and report on establishing a section 529A ABLE savings account program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 119

For
Notification Date
4/30/2021
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 220
Senate Bill 220
Relating to: interest rates on payday loans.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/4/2021
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 451
Senate Bill 451
Relating to: authorized activities and operations of credit unions, automated teller machines of financial institutions, repealing rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions, and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/9/2021
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 572
Senate Bill 572
Relating to: fees imposed on merchants in connection with credit card transactions and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/28/2021
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 841
Senate Bill 841
Relating to: requiring one credit of personal financial literacy for high school graduation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2022
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 859
Senate Bill 859
Relating to: a tax credit for investments in a community development financial institution. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/21/2022
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

Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Food Safety and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Food Safety and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
5/28/2021
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.

Miscellaneous Appropriations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Miscellaneous Appropriations

Notification Date
5/28/2021
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.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Notification Date
6/2/2021
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

interchange fees
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
interchange fees

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/30/2021
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.

financial literacy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
financial literacy

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Chapter 186
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Chapter 186

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

DFI-BKG
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DFI-BKG

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.

DFI-CU
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DFI-CU

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.

Elder Abuse
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Elder Abuse

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Industrial Hemp
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Industrial Hemp

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Loans to members
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Loans to members

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.

Issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, response, and recovery efforts.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, response, and recovery efforts.

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
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$115,804.47
2021
July - December
$151,090.93
Total $266,895.40
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
75.00
2021
July - December
88.75
Total 163.75
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
90.00
2021
July - December
178.10
Total 268.10

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults with securities accounts, violations of the Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults with securities accounts, violations of the Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring the Department of Financial Institutions to study and report on establishing a section 529A ABLE savings account program. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
3 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
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
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.
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: financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: requiring the Department of Financial Institutions to study and report on establishing a section 529A ABLE savings account program. (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: authorized activities and operations of credit unions, automated teller machines of financial institutions, repealing rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions, and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
25 %
2021
July - December
45 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 37 %
Relating to: authorized activities and operations of credit unions, automated teller machines of financial institutions, repealing rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions, and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
25 %
2021
July - December
25 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 25 %
Relating to: fees imposed on merchants in connection with credit card transactions and providing a penalty.
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 12 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 %

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
8 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

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
2 %
2021
July - December
1 %
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
8 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures