Wisconsin Reading Coalition

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Education

Lobbying Interests:
Reading instruction, literacy, and efforts to improve reading achievement.

Contact
SD
Steve Dykstra
2342 N 61ST ST
WAUWATOSA, WI 53213
(414) 399-7201
stevedykstra@sbcglobal.net

Authorized Lobbyists

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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 72
Assembly Bill 72
Relating to: waiving the Foundations of Reading test licensure requirement during a national health emergency declared in response to COVID-19.

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Comments
This is a licensure requirement of the state, not an entrance test (such as the ACT) that is within the discretion of an institution. This bill would allow individuals who have failed the FORT in the past to reapply for a license, avoiding the FORT.
Supporting Documentation
20210310_Wisconsin Reading Coalition Statement in Opposition to AB 72 and SB 114.pdf

Assembly Bill 446
Assembly Bill 446
Relating to: reading readiness assessments and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/23/2021
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 114
Senate Bill 114
Relating to: waiving the Foundations of Reading test licensure requirement during a national health emergency declared in response to COVID-19.

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Comments
This is an important outcome assessment and licensure requirement of the state, not a college entrance test like the ACT. This bill would allow people who have failed the FORT in the past to reapply for a teaching license and avoid the FORT.
Supporting Documentation
20210310_Wisconsin Reading Coalition Statement in Opposition to AB 72 and SB 114.pdf

Senate Bill 454
Senate Bill 454
Relating to: reading readiness assessments and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/23/2021
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Changes to criteria relating to specific learning disabilities
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Changes to criteria relating to specific learning disabilities

SS 133_20
Against
Notification Date
7/23/2021
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.

Supporting Documentation
20210723_WRC statement in opposition to the SLD Rule revision July 2021.pdf

Total Lobbying Effort

No certified reports found.

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

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

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures

This organization is one of fewer than 10 organizations registered with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission that is exempt from semi-annual reporting of its lobbying hours and expenditures. Instead of the semi-annual report the organization has submitted a written pledge not to spend more than $500 per year on lobbying. This organization is obliged to abide by the same standards of conduct as pertain to other organizations that retain lobbyists and to identify each bill or rule on which it has a lobbying communication.