AB 4 - An Act Relating to Automobile Insurance Coverage Limits, Permissible Policy Provisions, and Proof of Financial Responsibility.

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An Act to repeal 227.01 (13) (zz), 344.01 (2) (am), 344.11, 632.32 (4r), 632.32 (6) (f) and 632.355; to renumber and amend 344.33 (2), 632.32 (6) (d), 632.32 (6) (e) and 632.32 (6) (g); to consolidate, renumber and amend 344.15 (1) (intro.), (a) and (b); to amend 121.555 (2) (a), 344.01 (2) (d), 344.55 (1) (intro.), 631.43 (3), 632.32 (2) (e) 3., 632.32 (2) (g) (intro.), 632.32 (4) (a) 1., 632.32… More
An Act to repeal 227.01 (13) (zz), 344.01 (2) (am), 344.11, 632.32 (4r), 632.32 (6) (f) and 632.355; to renumber and amend 344.33 (2), 632.32 (6) (d), 632.32 (6) (e) and 632.32 (6) (g); to consolidate, renumber and amend 344.15 (1) (intro.), (a) and (b); to amend 121.555 (2) (a), 344.01 (2) (d), 344.55 (1) (intro.), 631.43 (3), 632.32 (2) (e) 3., 632.32 (2) (g) (intro.), 632.32 (4) (a) 1., 632.32 (4) (a) 2m., 632.32 (4) (a) 3m. and 632.32 (4) (d); to repeal and recreate 632.32 (2) (g) 2.; and to create 344.33 (2) (a), 344.33 (2) (b), 344.33 (2) (c), 632.32 (2) (ac) and 632.32 (2) (bh) of the statutes; relating to: automobile insurance coverage limits, permissible policy provisions, and proof of financial responsibility. Hide
 
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Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on March 8, 2011.

voted YES: 61 voted NO: 34
1 voted present/not voting

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An Act Relating to Automobile Insurance Coverage Limits, Permissible Policy Provisions, and Proof of Financial Responsibility.

AB 4 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
An Act to repeal 227.01 (13) (zz), 344.01 (2) (am), 344.11, 632.32 (4r), 632.32 (6) (f) and 632.355; to renumber and amend 344.33 (2), 632.32 (6) (d), 632.32 (6) (e) and 632.32 (6) (g); to consolidate, renumber and amend 344.15 (1) (intro.), (a) and (b); to amend 121.555 (2) (a), 344.01 (2) (d), 344.55 (1) (intro.), 631.43 (3), 632.32 (2) (e) 3., 632.32 (2) (g) (intro.), 632.32 (4) (a) 1., 632.32 (4) (a) 2m., 632.32 (4) (a) 3m. and 632.32 (4) (d); to repeal and recreate 632.32 (2) (g) 2.; and to create 344.33 (2) (a), 344.33 (2) (b), 344.33 (2) (c), 632.32 (2) (ac) and 632.32 (2) (bh) of the statutes; relating to: automobile insurance coverage limits, permissible policy provisions, and proof of financial responsibility.
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Title
An Act Relating to Automobile Insurance Coverage Limits, Permissible Policy Provisions, and Proof of Financial Responsibility.
Author(s)
John Nygren, Kevin Petersen, Jim Steineke, John Klenke, Joe Knilans, Scott Krug, Warren Petryk, Roger Rivard, Mike Endsley, Travis Tranel, Howard Marklein, Erik Severson, Evan Wynn, Kathy Bernier, Tom Tiffany, Andre Jacque, Chad Weininger, Dean Knudson, Tom Larson, Dale Kooyenga, Paul Farrow, Mike Kuglitsch, Michelle Litjens, Tyler August, Chris Kapenga, Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Mary Williams, Mark Honadel, Keith Ripp, Lee Nerison, Jeff Fitzgerald, Bill Kramer, Scott Suder, Robin Vos, Dan Knodl, Joan Ballweg, Jeff Mursau, John Murtha, Steve Kestell, Dan Meyer, Gary Tauchen, Ed Brooks, Alvin Ott, Jim Ott, Garey Bies, Karl Van Roy, Dean Kaufert, Jeff Stone, Samantha Kerkman, Dan LeMahieu, Pat Strachota, Joel Kleefisch, Stephen Nass, Richard Spanbauer, Don Pridemore, Bob Ziegelbauer, Jason Fields
Co-Sponsor(s)
Subjects
  • Transportation
  • Business and Consumers
  • Insurance
Major Actions
Introduced1/14/2011
Passed Assembly3/08/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedAssemblyRead a third time and passed, Ayes 61, Noes 343/08/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
61 voted YES 34 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/14/2011
1/14/2011Introduced by Representatives Nygren, Petersen, Steineke, Klenke, Knilans, Krug, Petryk, Rivard, Endsley, Tranel, Marklein, Severson, Wynn, Bernier, Tiffany, Jacque, Weininger, Knudson, T. Larson, Kooyenga, Farrow, Kuglitsch, Litjens, August, Kapenga, Thiesfeldt, Williams, Honadel, Ripp, Nerison, J. Fitzgerald, Kramer, Suder, Vos, Knodl, Ballweg, Mursau, Murtha, Kestell, Meyer, Petrowski, Tauchen, Brooks, A. Ott, J. Ott, Bies, Van Roy, Kaufert, Stone, Kerkman, LeMahieu, Strachota, Kleefisch, Nass, Spanbauer, Pridemore, Ziegelbauer and Fields;Cosponsored by Senators Lasee, Lazich, Taylor, Darling, Hopper, Wanggaard, Galloway, Kapanke, Leibham, Harsdorf, Kedzie and Vinehout
1/14/2011Read first time and referred to committee on Insurance
1/18/2011Representative Danou added as a coauthor
1/19/2011Public hearing held
1/25/2011Assembly amendment 1 offered by Representative Kapenga
1/26/2011Assembly amendment 2 offered by Representative Molepske Jr
1/26/2011Assembly amendment 3 offered by Representative Molepske Jr
1/26/2011Assembly amendment 4 offered by Representative Molepske Jr
1/26/2011Assembly amendment 5 offered by Representative Molepske Jr
1/26/2011Assembly amendment 6 offered by Representative Molepske Jr
1/27/2011Executive action taken
1/27/2011Assembly amendment 7 offered by committee on Insurance
1/27/2011Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption recommended by committee on Insurance, Ayes 8, Noes 5
1/27/2011Report Assembly Amendment 7 adoption recommended by committee on Insurance, Ayes 8, Noes 5
1/27/2011Report passage as amended recommended by committee on Insurance, Ayes 10, Noes 3
1/27/2011Referred to committee on Rules
1/31/2011Placed on calendar 2-2-2011 by committee on Rules
2/02/2011Read a second time
2/02/2011Assembly amendment 1 adopted
2/02/2011Assembly amendment 7 adopted
2/02/2011Assembly amendment 8 offered by Representatives Molepske Jr and Richards
2/02/2011Assembly amendment 8 laid on table, Ayes 58, Noes 34
2/02/2011Assembly amendment 9 offered by Representatives Molepske Jr and Richards
2/02/2011Assembly amendment 9 laid on table, Ayes 57, Noes 35
2/02/2011Assembly amendment 10 offered by Representatives Molepske Jr and Clark
2/02/2011Assembly amendment 10 laid on table, Ayes 58, Noes 34
2/02/2011Assembly amendment 11 offered by Representatives Young, Kessler, E. Coggs and Zamarripa
2/02/2011Assembly amendment 11 laid on table, Ayes 60, Noes 32
2/02/2011Assembly amendment 12 offered by Representative D. Cullen
2/02/2011Record and vote on tabling AA12 expunged
2/02/2011Assembly amendment 12 laid on table, Ayes 57, Noes 35
2/02/2011Ordered to a third reading
2/02/2011Refused to suspend rules to read a third time, Ayes 60, Noes 32
currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage3/08/2011Read a third time and passed, Ayes 61, Noes 34
3/08/2011Refused to suspend rules to order immediately messaged, Ayes 57, Noes 38
3/10/2011Messaged pursuant to Assembly Rule 50 (1)
3/10/2011Received from Assembly
3/16/2011Read first time and referred to committee on Senate Organization
3/16/2011Available for scheduling
4/04/2011Placed on calendar 4-5-2011 pursuant to Senate Rule 18(1)
4/05/2011Read a second time
4/05/2011Ordered to a third reading
4/05/2011Rules suspended
4/05/2011Read a third time and concurred in
4/05/2011Ordered immediately messaged
4/05/2011Received from Senate concurred in
4/06/2011Report correctly enrolled
4/12/2011Presented to the Governor on 4-11-2011
4/12/2011Report approved by the Governor on 4-12-2011. 2011 Wisconsin Act 14
4/13/2011Published 4-26-2011

Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

17 Organizations Supported and 4 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act Relating to Automobile Insurance Coverage Limits, Permissible Policy Provisions, and Proof of Financial Responsibility.: Read a third time and passed, Ayes 61, Noes 34

17 organizations supported this bill

AAA Wisconsin
AAA Wisconsin (2011, March 21). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
American Family Insurance
American Family Insurance Group (2011, January 18). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
American Insurance Association
Rijksen, Willem (2011, April 12). AIA Statement on Wisconsin's Adoption of Reduced Auto Liability Coverage Minimums. Retrieved April 13, 2011, from American Insurance Association.
Avis Budget Group
AVIS Budget Group (2011, January 29). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (2011, January 20). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (2011, January 18). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Marten Transport
Marten Transport (2011, January 22). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Floreancig, Lisa (2011, April 5). NAMIC Commends Wisconsin Legislature for Repealing Most of 2009 Budget Bill Auto Insurance Provisions . Retrieved April 13, 2011, from NAMIC.org.
Outagamie County Board of Supervisors
Outagamie County Board of Supervisors (2011, January 21). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (2011, January 18). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Schneider National
Schneider National Inc (2011, January 22). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Sentry Insurance
Sentry Insurance Group (2011, January 17). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
State Farm Insurance
State Farm Insurance Companies (2011, February 8). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Wisconsin Counties Association
Wisconsin Counties Association (2011, January 25). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Wisconsin Engine Manufacturer and Distributor Alliance
Wisconsin Engine Manufacturer & Distributor Alliance (WEMDA) (2011, January 22). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance
Wisconsin Insurance Alliance (2011, January 17). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association (2011, January 22). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.

4 organizations opposed this bill

Abate Of Wisconsin
Dwyer, Dave (2011, January 25). Your help is needed to amend Wisconsin SB 7 and AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from ABATE Wisconsin.
Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Citizen Action of Wisconsin (2011, January 20). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Inc (2011, February 9). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.
Wisconsin Association for Justice
Wisconsin Association For Justice (formerly Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers) (2011, January 20). Organizations Lobbying on AB 4. Retrieved April 14, 2011, from State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Lobbying Database.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, August 1, 2010 – July 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Tyler AugustRWI-32$1,950$0Yes
Joan BallwegRWI-41$1,900$0Yes
Peter BarcaDWI-64$300$0No
Terese BerceauDWI-76$0$0No
Penny Bernard SchaberDWI-57$2,050$0No
Kathy BernierRWI-68$2,450$0Yes
Janet BewleyDWI-74$100$0No
Garey BiesRWI-1$2,650$100Yes
Ed BrooksRWI-50$1,775$0Yes
Fred ClarkDWI-42$3,878$0No
Elizabeth CoggsDWI-10$0$0No
David CullenDWI-13$0$0No
Chris DanouDWI-91$200$0Yes
Mike EndsleyRWI-26$500$0Yes
Paul FarrowRWI-98$3,100$0Yes
Jason FieldsDWI-11$850$0Yes
Jeff FitzgeraldRWI-39$8,610$0Yes
Tamara GrigsbyDWI-18$100$0No
Gary HeblDWI-46$450$0No
Gordon HintzDWI-54$100$0No
Mark HonadelRWI-21$1,995$0Yes
Brett HulseyDWI-77$1,390$0No
Andre JacqueRWI-2$3,000$0Yes
Andy JorgensenDWI-37$950$0No
Chris KapengaRWI-33$5,850$0Yes
Dean KaufertRWI-55$1,350$0Yes
Samantha KerkmanRWI-66$1,250$0Yes
Frederick KesslerDWI-12$200$0No
Steve KestellRWI-27$900$0Yes
Joel KleefischRWI-38$700$0Not Voting
John KlenkeRWI-88$13,425$0Yes
Joe KnilansRWI-44$2,400$0Yes
Dan KnodlRWI-24$2,050$0Yes
Dean KnudsonRWI-30$5,150$0Yes
Dale KooyengaRWI-14$2,316$0Yes
Bill KramerRWI-97$6,046$0Yes
Scott KrugRWI-72$1,650$0Yes
Peggy KrusickDWI-7$100$0No
Mike KuglitschRWI-84$900$0Yes
Tom LarsonRWI-67$2,295$0Yes
Dan LeMahieuRWI-59$2,000$0Yes
Michelle LitjensRWI-56$3,000$0Yes
Amy LoudenbeckRWI-45$700$0Yes
Howard MarkleinRWI-51$4,224$0Yes
Cory MasonDWI-62$1,248$0No
Dan MeyerRWI-34$1,000$0Yes
Nick MilroyDWI-73$210$0No
Louis MolepskeDWI-71$540$0Yes
Jeff MursauRWI-36$750$0Yes
John MurthaRWI-29$200$0Yes
Stephen NassRWI-31$200$0Yes
Lee NerisonRWI-96$900$0Yes
John NygrenRWI-89$12,905$0Yes
Alvin OttRWI-3$1,125$0Yes
Jim OttRWI-23$700$0Yes
Joe ParisiDWI-48$200$0No
Sandy PaschDWI-22$5,725$700No
Kevin PetersenRWI-40$4,150$0Yes
Warren PetrykRWI-93$4,000$0Yes
Mark PocanDWI-78$250$0No
Sondy Pope-RobertsDWI-79$550$500No
Don PridemoreRWI-99$513$0Yes
Mark RadcliffeDWI-92$300$0Yes
Jon RichardsDWI-19$350$0No
Janis RinghandDWI-80$1,400$450No
Keith RippRWI-47$1,400$250Yes
Roger RivardRWI-75$1,800$0Yes
Kelda Helen RoysDWI-81$0$0No
Donna SeidelDWI-85$1,750$100No
Erik SeversonRWI-28$2,500$750Yes
Jennifer ShillingDWI-95$4,816$200No
Christine SinickiDWI-20$250$0No
Richard SpanbauerRWI-53$250$0Yes
Tony StaskunasDWI-15$450$0No
John SteinbrinkDWI-65$500$0No
Jim SteinekeRWI-5$2,965$0Yes
Jeff StoneRWI-82$2,550$250Yes
Pat StrachotaRWI-58$1,400$0Yes
Scott SuderRWI-69$3,200$0Yes
Gary TauchenRWI-6$300$0Yes
Jeremy ThiesfeldtRWI-52$1,875$500Yes
Tom TiffanyRWI-35$5,800$0Yes
Barbara TolesDWI-17$0$0No
Travis TranelRWI-49$9,200$0Yes
Robert TurnerDWI-61$225$0No
Karl Van RoyRWI-90$550$0Yes
Robin VosRWI-63$11,675$0Yes
Amy Sue VruwinkDWI-70$425$0No
Chad WeiningerRWI-4$5,200$100Yes
Mary WilliamsRWI-87$2,250$0Yes
Evan WynnRWI-43$2,300$0Yes
Leon YoungDWI-16$300$0No
JoCasta ZamarripaDWI-8$900$0No
Josh ZepnickDWI-9$500$0No
Bob ZiegelbauerIWI-25$0$0Yes

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Tyler AugustRWI-32$1,950$0Yes
Joan BallwegRWI-41$1,900$0Yes
Peter BarcaDWI-64$300$0No
Terese BerceauDWI-76$0$0No
Penny Bernard SchaberDWI-57$2,050$0No
Kathy BernierRWI-68$2,450$0Yes
Janet BewleyDWI-74$100$0No
Garey BiesRWI-1$2,650$100Yes
Ed BrooksRWI-50$1,775$0Yes
Fred ClarkDWI-42$3,878$0No
Elizabeth CoggsDWI-10$0$0No
David CullenDWI-13$0$0No
Chris DanouDWI-91$200$0Yes
Mike EndsleyRWI-26$500$0Yes
Paul FarrowRWI-98$3,100$0Yes
Jason FieldsDWI-11$850$0Yes
Jeff FitzgeraldRWI-39$8,610$0Yes
Tamara GrigsbyDWI-18$100$0No
Gary HeblDWI-46$450$0No
Gordon HintzDWI-54$100$0No
Mark HonadelRWI-21$1,995$0Yes
Brett HulseyDWI-77$1,390$0No
Andre JacqueRWI-2$3,000$0Yes
Andy JorgensenDWI-37$950$0No
Chris KapengaRWI-33$5,850$0Yes
Dean KaufertRWI-55$1,350$0Yes
Samantha KerkmanRWI-66$1,250$0Yes
Frederick KesslerDWI-12$200$0No
Steve KestellRWI-27$900$0Yes
Joel KleefischRWI-38$700$0Not Voting
John KlenkeRWI-88$13,425$0Yes
Joe KnilansRWI-44$2,400$0Yes
Dan KnodlRWI-24$2,050$0Yes
Dean KnudsonRWI-30$5,150$0Yes
Dale KooyengaRWI-14$2,316$0Yes
Bill KramerRWI-97$6,046$0Yes
Scott KrugRWI-72$1,650$0Yes
Peggy KrusickDWI-7$100$0No
Mike KuglitschRWI-84$900$0Yes
Tom LarsonRWI-67$2,295$0Yes
Dan LeMahieuRWI-59$2,000$0Yes
Michelle LitjensRWI-56$3,000$0Yes
Amy LoudenbeckRWI-45$700$0Yes
Howard MarkleinRWI-51$4,224$0Yes
Cory MasonDWI-62$1,248$0No
Dan MeyerRWI-34$1,000$0Yes
Nick MilroyDWI-73$210$0No
Louis MolepskeDWI-71$540$0Yes
Jeff MursauRWI-36$750$0Yes
John MurthaRWI-29$200$0Yes
Stephen NassRWI-31$200$0Yes
Lee NerisonRWI-96$900$0Yes
John NygrenRWI-89$12,905$0Yes
Alvin OttRWI-3$1,125$0Yes
Jim OttRWI-23$700$0Yes
Joe ParisiDWI-48$200$0No
Sandy PaschDWI-22$5,725$700No
Kevin PetersenRWI-40$4,150$0Yes
Warren PetrykRWI-93$4,000$0Yes
Mark PocanDWI-78$250$0No
Sondy Pope-RobertsDWI-79$550$500No
Don PridemoreRWI-99$513$0Yes
Mark RadcliffeDWI-92$300$0Yes
Jon RichardsDWI-19$350$0No
Janis RinghandDWI-80$1,400$450No
Keith RippRWI-47$1,400$250Yes
Roger RivardRWI-75$1,800$0Yes
Kelda Helen RoysDWI-81$0$0No
Donna SeidelDWI-85$1,750$100No
Erik SeversonRWI-28$2,500$750Yes
Jennifer ShillingDWI-95$4,816$200No
Christine SinickiDWI-20$250$0No
Richard SpanbauerRWI-53$250$0Yes
Tony StaskunasDWI-15$450$0No
John SteinbrinkDWI-65$500$0No
Jim SteinekeRWI-5$2,965$0Yes
Jeff StoneRWI-82$2,550$250Yes
Pat StrachotaRWI-58$1,400$0Yes
Scott SuderRWI-69$3,200$0Yes
Gary TauchenRWI-6$300$0Yes
Jeremy ThiesfeldtRWI-52$1,875$500Yes
Tom TiffanyRWI-35$5,800$0Yes
Barbara TolesDWI-17$0$0No
Travis TranelRWI-49$9,200$0Yes
Robert TurnerDWI-61$225$0No
Karl Van RoyRWI-90$550$0Yes
Robin VosRWI-63$11,675$0Yes
Amy Sue VruwinkDWI-70$425$0No
Chad WeiningerRWI-4$5,200$100Yes
Mary WilliamsRWI-87$2,250$0Yes
Evan WynnRWI-43$2,300$0Yes
Leon YoungDWI-16$300$0No
JoCasta ZamarripaDWI-8$900$0No
Josh ZepnickDWI-9$500$0No
Bob ZiegelbauerIWI-25$0$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$104,878
Trucking companies & services$33,166
Accident & health insurance$26,070
Local Officials$20,238
Manufacturing$5,300
Car & truck rental agencies$4,750
Property & casualty insurance$2,950
Trucking$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Motorcycles, snowmobiles & other motorized vehicle$1,700
Human Rights$1,150
Attorneys & law firms$1,050
Elderly issues/Social Security$0
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