Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Training, Public Safety, Administration, Hazardous Materials, Fire and Emergency Medical Services

Lobbying Interests:
Fire training, administration public safety, emergency medical services (EMS), regional hazards materials and code development.

CEO Name:
Mike Stanley

Contact
CR
Chris Ruditys
11801 W. Silver Spring Dr., Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53225
(414) 501-2603
contact@wsfca.com
http://www.wsfca.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
George A Klaetsch Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/29/2022 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 111
Assembly Bill 111
Relating to: technical college fire fighter courses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/24/2023
First Communication Date
8/24/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 115
Assembly Bill 115
Relating to: changing the conditions of liability for worker's compensation benefits for emergency medical responders, emergency medical services practitioners, volunteer fire fighters, correctional officers, emergency dispatchers, coroners and coroner sta...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/22/2023
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.
Assembly Bill 161
Assembly Bill 161
Relating to: ambulance assessment program supplemental reimbursements, payment of administrative costs, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/1/2023
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 219
Assembly Bill 219
Relating to: creating a grant program for public safety interoperable communication system upgrades. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Undisclosed
Notification Date
6/6/2023
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.
Assembly Bill 418
Assembly Bill 418
Relating to: healthy aging grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/7/2023
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.
Assembly Bill 432
Assembly Bill 432
Relating to: eligibility of certain minors for licensure as emergency medical services practitioners and certification as emergency medical responders, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and extending the time limit for emergency rule p...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/3/2023
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 562
Assembly Bill 562
Relating to: adding rural emergency medical services providers to the Emergency Medical Services Board.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2024
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 576
Assembly Bill 576
Relating to: public safety peer counseling and privilege for peer support and critical incident stress management services communications and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2024
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 671
Assembly Bill 671
Relating to: protective occupation annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who are rehired by a participating employer. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Undisclosed
Notification Date
1/25/2024
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
Substitute amendment 1 to AB 671 removes fire service from the legislation.
Assembly Bill 917
Assembly Bill 917
Relating to: the sale of counterfeit lighters and unsafe lighters.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/10/2024
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 942
Assembly Bill 942
Relating to: fall prevention and recovery training, CPR and first aid certification, a duty to provide aid in certain residential facilities and hospices, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2024
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 943
Assembly Bill 943
Relating to: grants for patient lift devices and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2024
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 1074
Assembly Bill 1074
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2024
First Communication Date
2/8/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Joint Resolution 15
Assembly Joint Resolution 15
Relating to: creation of a police and fire fund, and deposit of moneys into the police and fire fund (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/21/2023
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 113
Senate Bill 113
Relating to: changing the conditions of liability for worker's compensation benefits for emergency medical responders, emergency medical services practitioners, volunteer fire fighters, correctional officers, emergency dispatchers, coroners and coroner sta...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/10/2023
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.
Senate Bill 118
Senate Bill 118
Relating to: technical college fire fighter courses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/14/2023
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.
Senate Bill 120
Senate Bill 120
Relating to: the design of health care coverage plans for public safety employees. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 34

For
Notification Date
4/14/2023
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 157
Senate Bill 157
Relating to: ambulance assessment program supplemental reimbursements, payment of administrative costs, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 30

For
Notification Date
5/11/2023
First Communication Date
5/3/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 218
Senate Bill 218
Relating to: creating a grant program for public safety interoperable communication system upgrades. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Undisclosed
Notification Date
6/6/2023
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.
Senate Bill 273
Senate Bill 273
Relating to: law enforcement and fire fighter annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who are rehired by a participating employer. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/3/2023
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 407
Senate Bill 407
Relating to: healthy aging grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/3/2023
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 526
Senate Bill 526
Relating to: adding rural emergency medical services providers to the Emergency Medical Services Board.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2024
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 621
Senate Bill 621
Relating to: public safety peer counseling and privilege for peer support and critical incident stress management services communications and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2024
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 630
Senate Bill 630
Relating to: protective occupation annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who are rehired by a participating employer. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2024
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 853
Senate Bill 853
Relating to: creating an individual income tax checkoff for donations to the Wisconsin Fire & EMS Memorial, Inc., and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2024
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 884
Senate Bill 884
Relating to: fall prevention and recovery training, CPR and first aid certification, a duty to provide aid in certain residential facilities and hospices, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2024
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 885
Senate Bill 885
Relating to: grants for patient lift devices and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2024
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 925
Senate Bill 925
Relating to: the sale of counterfeit lighters and unsafe lighters.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/24/2024
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.
Senate Bill 992
Senate Bill 992
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2024
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.
Senate Joint Resolution 13
Senate Joint Resolution 13
Relating to: creation of a police and fire fund, and deposit of moneys into the police and fire fund (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/24/2023
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

Health Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/14/2023
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.

Health Services: Medicaid Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services

Notification Date
3/14/2023
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.

Military Affairs: Emergency Management Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Military Affairs: Emergency Management Services

Notification Date
3/14/2023
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.

Natural Resources: Environmental Management
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Environmental Management

Notification Date
3/14/2023
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.

Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/14/2023
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief

Notification Date
3/9/2023
First Communication Date
3/1/2023
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

All matters relating to PTSD coverage for fire fighters and EMS personnel.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
All matters relating to PTSD coverage for fire fighters and EMS personnel.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2024
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.

PFAS-Containing Firefighting Foam Collection & Disposal
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PFAS-Containing Firefighting Foam Collection & Disposal

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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.

Increased Shared Revenue / Levy Limit Restrain
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increased Shared Revenue / Levy Limit Restrain

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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 funding of the Structural Task Force
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State funding of the Structural Task Force

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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.

Discussing emergency services mutual aid across the border (interstate) with our neighboring states.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Discussing emergency services mutual aid across the border (interstate) with our neighboring states.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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.

Making changes in Collapse Rescue team contract language including statute changes in DMA
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Making changes in Collapse Rescue team contract language including statute changes in DMA

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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.

Support fire and EMS Districts as a separate enniy.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support fire and EMS Districts as a separate enniy.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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.

Create volunteer financial incentives for volunteer Fire and EMS services to help recruit and retain volunteers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Create volunteer financial incentives for volunteer Fire and EMS services to help recruit and retain volunteers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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.

Support WI DHS to increase the Medicare reimbursement of ambulance providers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support WI DHS to increase the Medicare reimbursement of ambulance providers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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.

Support the new HazMat contracts.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support the new HazMat contracts.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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.

Discussing the definition of "supervisor" under the Municipal Employment Relations Act amending 111.70 (1) (o) 2 of the statutes.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Discussing the definition of "supervisor" under the Municipal Employment Relations Act amending 111.70 (1) (o) 2 of the statutes.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$22,411.87
2023
July - December
$21,974.46
Total $44,386.33
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
43.00
2023
July - December
21.00
Total 64.00
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
77.50
2023
July - December
41.50
Total 119.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: changing the conditions of liability for worker's compensation benefits for emergency medical responders, emergency medical services practitioners, volunteer fire fighters, correctional officers, emergency dispatchers, coroners and coroner staff, and medical examiners and medical examiner staff.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2%
2023
July - December
25%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10%
Relating to: ambulance assessment program supplemental reimbursements, payment of administrative costs, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 1%
Relating to: creation of a police and fire fund, and deposit of moneys into the police and fire fund (first consideration).
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2%
2023
July - December
2%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%
Relating to: technical college fire fighter courses. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 1%
Relating to: the design of health care coverage plans for public safety employees. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2%
2023
July - December
2%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%
Relating to: ambulance assessment program supplemental reimbursements, payment of administrative costs, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 1%
Relating to: creating a grant program for public safety interoperable communication system upgrades. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2%
2023
July - December
2%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%
Relating to: creating a grant program for public safety interoperable communication system upgrades. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5%
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5%
Relating to: changing the conditions of liability for worker's compensation benefits for emergency medical responders, emergency medical services practitioners, volunteer fire fighters, correctional officers, emergency dispatchers, coroners and coroner staff, and medical examiners and medical examiner staff.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5%
2023
July - December
25%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 12%
Relating to: eligibility of certain minors for licensure as emergency medical services practitioners and certification as emergency medical responders, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creation of a police and fire fund, and deposit of moneys into the police and fire fund (first consideration).
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: healthy aging grants and making an appropriation. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%
Relating to: healthy aging grants and making an appropriation. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%

Budget Bill Subjects

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
50%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 33%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
1%
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures