To effectively regulate and publicly disclose information on those organizations and persons spending money to influence the policy making process in Wisconsin, Chapter 13 of the Statutes requires organizations to register with the Government Accountability Board and report expenditures and efforts taken to influence actions of the legislative and executive branches of government.
All lobby licenses and lobbying organization registrations and authorizations expire on December 31st of even years. Registration must be completed online through the Eye On Lobbying website (https://lobbying.wi.gov). Every lobbyist and lobbying organization that plans to lobby on five or more days in a six-month period during the two-year legislative session needs to register with the Government Accountability Board. For information on determining if an organization needs to register as a lobbying principal, if an individual needs to obtain a lobbyist license, and how to complete the registration process in Wisconsin, click here.
For information on what lobbying information needs to be reported, when that information needs to be reported, and how that information is reported to the Government Accountability Board, click here.
Click here to access to the Lobbying Law - Chapter 13, Wisconsin State Statutes. (External link)
Click here to access Administrative Rule GAB 16 - Lobbying (External link)
Click here to access Lobbying Guidelines
Click here to access Lobbying Opinions
Click here to access the Online Lobbying Tutorial