Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
State of Wisconsin licensed automobile and truck dealers

Lobbying Interests:
All areas relevant to the interest of automobile and truck dealers, as well as other general business issues. Franchise laws, transportation funding, insurance repair issues, sales tax, small claims, employment law, dealer training, etc.

CEO Name:
William Sepic
President

Contact
WS
William Sepic
150 E Gilman Street STE A100
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-5577
(608) 251-4379
wsepic@watda.org
http://www.watda.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/13/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Daniel Romportl Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/13/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/13/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
AJ Wilson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/13/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Katie White Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/13/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Scott P Tyre Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/13/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Chris Snyder Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/13/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
William A Sepic Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/13/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 2
Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 1

For
Notification Date
2/5/2021
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 200
Assembly Bill 200
Relating to: depositing sales tax revenue from the sale of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts, accessories, and services into the transportation fund. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/17/2021
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 415
Assembly Bill 415
Relating to: regulating scrap dealer purchases of catalytic converters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

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.
Assembly Bill 439
Assembly Bill 439
Relating to: ownership, control, or operation of a motor vehicle dealership and performance of motor vehicle warranty service. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/13/2021
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 588
Assembly Bill 588
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/10/2021
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 623
Assembly Bill 623
Relating to: motor vehicle service contracts and vehicle protection product warranties.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/10/2021
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 941
Assembly Bill 941
Relating to: a commercial driver recruitment program. (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 2
Senate Bill 2
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/5/2021
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.
Senate Bill 217
Senate Bill 217
Relating to: depositing sales tax revenue from the sale of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts, accessories, and services into the transportation fund. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/17/2021
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 408
Senate Bill 408
Relating to: regulating scrap dealer purchases of catalytic converters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 189

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 462
Senate Bill 462
Relating to: ownership, control, or operation of a motor vehicle dealership and performance of motor vehicle warranty service. (FE)

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.
Senate Bill 573
Senate Bill 573
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/10/2021
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 655
Senate Bill 655
Relating to: motor vehicle service contracts and vehicle protection product warranties.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 129

For
Notification Date
11/10/2021
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 663
Senate Bill 663
Relating to: a charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/10/2021
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

Motor vehicle auction dealers
Agency Name
Department of Transportation (Trans)
Subject
Motor vehicle auction dealers
Scope Statement
SS 054_22
Other
Notification Date
7/20/2022
First Communication Date
7/5/2022
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

motor vehicle manufacturers selling direct to consumers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
motor vehicle manufacturers selling direct to consumers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/11/2021
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$164,057.69
2021
July - December
$182,660.73
2022
January - June
$142,184.45
Total $488,902.87
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
74.75
2021
July - December
163.75
2022
January - June
48.00
Total 286.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
717.40
2021
July - December
767.00
2022
January - June
535.25
Total 2019.65

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: depositing sales tax revenue from the sale of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts, accessories, and services into the transportation fund. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
4 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: depositing sales tax revenue from the sale of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts, accessories, and services into the transportation fund. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
4 %
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (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: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (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: motor vehicle service contracts and vehicle protection product warranties.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: regulating scrap dealer purchases of catalytic converters. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: motor vehicle service contracts and vehicle protection product warranties.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: regulating scrap dealer purchases of catalytic converters. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
11 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
11 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: ownership, control, or operation of a motor vehicle dealership and performance of motor vehicle warranty service. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
42 %
2022
January - June
25 %
2022
July - December
Total 23 %
Relating to: ownership, control, or operation of a motor vehicle dealership and performance of motor vehicle warranty service. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
42 %
2022
January - June
25 %
2022
July - December
Total 23 %

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

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
82 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 33 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures