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Summary of January 6th Meeting

posted Jan 20, 2011, 5:13 PM by Robert DuPont   [ updated Jan 20, 2011, 5:38 PM ]

Alliance for Regulatory Coordination

Summary of Member Meeting

Meeting Date: January 6, 2011

Location: Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

The meeting was convened at 9:30 a.m. by Bob DuPont, of Regulatory Guidance and Design, LLC. Attendees introduced themselves and identified the organization they were representing.

Mr. DuPont reported that he has registered as a lobbyist and has registered the Alliance for Regulatory Coordination as authorizing Mr. DuPont to lobby on its behalf. Bob reminded attendees that he will lobby only when there is unanimous consent among the Classic Members of the Alliance.

Bob DuPont also distributed a one page document entitled “Helping Shape Wisconsin State Government in 2010” which lists Alliance actions and related events pertaining to the Department of Commerce.

Alliance members shared and discussed what they had heard relative to the expected reorganization of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. They also discussed Commerce regulatory programs and services that could be considered for elimination, including: Commerce plan reviews and inspections which are redundant with municipal services; Commerce Regional offices; and the Rental Weatherization Program.

There was also general consensus among Alliance members that Commerce should adjust its approach to providing continuing education; fostering more cooperation with associations that can provide training, with Commerce then focusing on its unique role as regulator and enforcer of laws and rules.

There was agreement that Bob DuPont should send a letter to Commerce Secretary Paul Jadin requesting a meeting between the Secretary and a small delegation of Alliance members. There was also agreement that the Alliance Program Team meetings will be discontinued at least during Spring of 2011, in light of all the expected Alliance activity regarding the Commerce reorganization.

The next meeting of Alliance Membership was scheduled for February 17, 2011, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the headquarters of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, 5330 Wall Street, Madison, WI 53718.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:35 a.m.

Meeting Attendees

Organization Represented

Amy Bliss

Wisconsin Housing Alliance

Andy Franken

Wisconsin Insurance Alliance

Annie Early

Wisconsin Fire Protection Coalition

Art Dahlberg

City of Milwaukee (Guest)

Betsy Ahner

Wisconsin Propane Gas Association

Bill Babcock

American Institute of Architects – Wisconsin Society

Bob Neale

International Code Council

Brad Boycks

Wisconsin Builders Association

Brad Liggett

Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association

Chris Schoenbeck

Wisconsin Fire Protection Coalition

Dan Gengler

Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety

Dave Bloom

Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association

Fred Baumgart

Southeast Wisconsin Building Inspectors Association (Guest)

Gerry Krebsbach

Associated Builders and Contractors

Henry Kosarzycki

American Institute of Architects – Wisconsin Society

Jeff Bateman

Wisconsin Fire Protection Coalition

Jeff Beiriger

Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors, Wisconsin Association

Jim Boullion

Associated General Contractors

Jim Martins

Wisconsin Fire Chiefs Education Association

Joe Strohl

Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin

John Mielke

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin

John Schwab

Southeast Wisconsin Electrical Inspectors Association (Guest)

Matt Mertons

North Shore Fire Department (Guest)

Richard Paur

League of Wisconsin Municipalities

Ron Buchholz


Ross Kinzler

Wisconsin Housing Alliance

Russ Sanders

National Fire Protection Association

Scott Satula

Southeast Wisconsin Building Inspectors Association (Guest)

Steve Breitlow

Plumbers Local 75

Susan Phillips

Wisconsin State Fire Inspectors Association

Tom Delacy

Independent Inspections, Ltd (Guest)

Tom Johnson

Southeast Wisconsin Building Inspectors Association (Guest)

Bob DuPont

Regulatory Guidance and Design, LLC

This summary was prepared by Bob DuPont, Regulatory Guidance and Design, LLC.
It was issued on January 20, 2011.