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Assembly Bill 15

Relating To: ethanol requirements in automotive gasoline, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
AAA Wisconsin Notified Date 1/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/31/2005

Alliant Energy Corp. Notified Date 3/4/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
3/4/2005

American Lung Association of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 10/10/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/10/2005

American Petroleum Institute Notified Date 1/19/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/19/2005

CaseNewHolland Inc Notified Date 3/21/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/12/2006

Other
Report Date
3/21/2005

Dairy Business Association Notified Date 1/10/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/10/2006

Dairyland Power Cooperative Notified Date 1/27/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/27/2006

Flint Hills Resources (formerly Koch Industries Inc) Notified Date 1/20/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/20/2005

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry Notified Date 12/7/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/14/2005

None
Report Date
12/7/2005

Georgia-Pacific Corporation Notified Date 12/14/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/14/2005

Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Notified Date 1/9/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/10/2006

For
Report Date
1/9/2006

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Wis State Conference Notified Date 2/2/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/23/2006

None
Report Date
2/2/2005

International Paper Notified Date 12/12/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/12/2005

International Union of Operating Engineers Local #139 Notified Date 12/15/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/15/2005

Kenosha County Notified Date 2/6/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/6/2006

Kwik Trip Inc Notified Date 3/1/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/1/2005

Local Union 2150 IBEW Notified Date 2/24/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/24/2006

Madison Audubon Society Inc Notified Date 1/27/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/27/2005

Marathon Oil Company (subsidiaries and affiliates) Notified Date 1/24/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/24/2005

Comments
Opposed to fuel mandate. Not opposed to use of renewable fuels.
Marten Transport Notified Date 11/29/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/29/2005

Mechanical Contractors Association of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/18/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/18/2006

Metropolitan Builders Association of Greater Milwaukee Notified Date 2/28/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/28/2006

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 12/14/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/14/2005

Midwest Equipment Dealers Association Inc Notified Date 4/5/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
4/5/2005

National Farmers Organization Notified Date 1/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/26/2005

National Federation of Independent Business Notified Date 3/7/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/7/2006

Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy Notified Date 3/29/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/29/2005

Outagamie County Board of Supervisors Notified Date 11/15/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/15/2005

Comments
The Outagamie County Board is opposed to any mandate on percentage of ethanol content in gasoline. The Board also recommends further study on the potential environmental impact on increased ethanol use in WI.
Petroleum Marketers Assn of WI / WI Assn of Convenience Stores Notified Date 1/27/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/27/2005

RENEW Wisconsin Notified Date 2/23/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/23/2006

Comments
RENEW Wisconsin supports more use of ethanol in motor fuels as a step toward greater energy independence and promotion of economic development in Wisconsin.
S.C. Johnson & Son Inc Notified Date 11/21/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/21/2005

Schneider National Inc Notified Date 11/29/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/29/2005

Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter Notified Date 2/7/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/26/2006

Comments
Will Support when amendments: Clean Air Protection and startup date change to Oct. 2007, are adopted. Amendments authorize State to require offsets for any increase in ozone precursors, NOx and VOCs, BEFORE they can endanger air quality.
Against
Report Date
2/7/2005

Steamfitters Local 601 Notified Date 1/4/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/4/2006

Stora Enso North America Notified Date 10/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/26/2005

TDS Telecom Inc Notified Date 1/20/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/20/2006

Union of Concerned Scientists Notified Date 7/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
7/26/2005

United Transportation Union Notified Date 1/19/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/19/2006

Waukesha County Notified Date 3/17/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/17/2005

Wisconsin Agribusiness Council Notified Date 8/1/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
8/1/2005

Wisconsin Agri-Service Association Notified Date 2/10/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/10/2005

Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association Inc Notified Date 2/10/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/10/2005

Wisconsin Automotive Aftermarket Association Inc (formerly Wis. Automotive Trades Assn) Notified Date 4/5/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
4/5/2005

Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 3/3/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/3/2005

Wisconsin Corn Growers Association Notified Date 7/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
7/18/2005

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 2/11/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/24/2006

Other
Report Date
2/11/2005

Wisconsin Economic Development Association Notified Date 1/26/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/26/2006

Wisconsin Energy Corporation Notified Date 2/7/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/7/2005

Wisconsin Ethanol Producers Association Notified Date 1/19/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/19/2005

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Notified Date 1/21/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/21/2005

Wisconsin Farmers Union Notified Date 3/24/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/24/2005

Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives Notified Date 2/9/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/9/2005

Wisconsin Grocers Association Notified Date 2/8/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/8/2005

Wisconsin Independent Businesses Inc Notified Date 3/20/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/20/2006

Wisconsin Laborers District Council Notified Date 1/10/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/10/2006

Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association Notified Date 2/15/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/15/2006

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 1/24/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/3/2005

Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association Notified Date 2/21/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 11/30/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/30/2005

Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association Notified Date 12/29/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/29/2005

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Notified Date 2/9/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/9/2005

Wisconsin Soybean Association Notified Date 2/9/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/9/2005

Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters Notified Date 2/6/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/29/2006

None
Report Date
2/6/2006

Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association Notified Date 2/9/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/9/2005

Wisconsin Towns Association Notified Date 2/24/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/24/2005

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Notified Date 1/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/26/2005

Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc Notified Date 1/27/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/10/2005

Other
Report Date
1/27/2005

Wisconsin Utility Investors Inc Notified Date 4/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/6/2005

Other
Report Date
4/18/2005

Wisconsins Environmental Decade Inc Notified Date 4/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/14/2006

Against
Report Date
4/26/2005

Comments
an ethanol mandate should not be enacted until there is a full accounting of the environmental benefits and damages associated ethanol use

Lobbying Efforts

  2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2005
January - June
1032.00
2005
July - December
1625.00
2006
January - June
1873.00
2006
July - December
188.00
Total 4718.00
Alliant Energy Corp. 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
19.00
2006
January - June
12.00
2006
July - December
Total 31.00
American Lung Association of Wisconsin Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
10.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 10.00
American Petroleum Institute 2005
January - June
60.00
2005
July - December
77.00
2006
January - June
138.00
2006
July - December
Total 275.00
Flint Hills Resources (formerly Koch Industries Inc) 2005
January - June
275.00
2005
July - December
349.00
2006
January - June
309.00
2006
July - December
Total 933.00
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
6.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 6.00
Georgia-Pacific Corporation 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
18.00
2006
July - December
Total 18.00
Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
7.00
2006
July - December
Total 7.00
International Paper 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
3.00
2006
January - June
1.00
2006
July - December
Total 4.00
International Union of Operating Engineers Local #139 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
4.00
2006
January - June
49.00
2006
July - December
Total 53.00
Kwik Trip Inc 2005
January - June
25.00
2005
July - December
9.00
2006
January - June
19.00
2006
July - December
Total 53.00
Madison Audubon Society Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
11.00
2006
July - December
Total 11.00
Marathon Oil Company (subsidiaries and affiliates) 2005
January - June
143.00
2005
July - December
120.00
2006
January - June
96.00
2006
July - December
Total 359.00
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
18.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 18.00
National Farmers Organization 2005
January - June
7.00
2005
July - December
3.00
2006
January - June
2.00
2006
July - December
Total 12.00
Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
21.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 21.00
Petroleum Marketers Assn of WI / WI Assn of Convenience Stores 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
109.00
2006
July - December
Total 109.00
RENEW Wisconsin 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
1.00
2006
July - December
Total 1.00
S.C. Johnson & Son Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
7.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 7.00
Schneider National Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
32.00
2006
January - June
13.00
2006
July - December
Total 45.00
Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
22.00
2006
January - June
50.00
2006
July - December
Total 72.00
Stora Enso North America 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
8.00
2006
January - June
2.00
2006
July - December
Total 10.00
Union of Concerned Scientists 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
5.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 5.00
Wisconsin Agribusiness Council 2005
January - June
7.00
2005
July - December
17.00
2006
January - June
12.00
2006
July - December
Total 36.00
Wisconsin Agri-Service Association 2005
January - June
7.00
2005
July - December
6.00
2006
January - June
3.00
2006
July - December
Total 16.00
Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association Inc 2005
January - June
14.00
2005
July - December
7.00
2006
January - June
12.00
2006
July - December
15.00
Total 48.00
Wisconsin Corn Growers Association 2005
January - June
20.00
2005
July - December
314.00
2006
January - June
382.00
2006
July - December
172.00
Total 888.00
Wisconsin Energy Corporation 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
16.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 16.00
Wisconsin Ethanol Producers Association 2005
January - June
371.00
2005
July - December
282.00
2006
January - June
312.00
2006
July - December
Total 965.00
Wisconsin Farmers Union 2005
January - June
72.00
2005
July - December
52.00
2006
January - June
9.00
2006
July - December
Total 133.00
Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
152.00
2006
January - June
163.00
2006
July - December
Total 315.00
Wisconsin Laborers District Council 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
43.00
2006
July - December
Total 43.00
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
11.00
2006
January - June
11.00
2006
July - December
Total 22.00
Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
13.00
2006
January - June
33.00
2006
July - December
Total 46.00
Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association 2005
January - June
14.00
2005
July - December
10.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 24.00
Wisconsin Soybean Association 2005
January - June
2.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2.00
Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
32.00
2006
July - December
Total 32.00
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association 2005
January - June
2.00
2005
July - December
1.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Towns Association 2005
January - June
12.00
2005
July - December
7.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 19.00
Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc 2005
January - June
1.00
2005
July - December
22.00
2006
January - June
7.00
2006
July - December
1.00
Total 31.00
Wisconsin Utility Investors Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2.00
2006
January - June
5.00
2006
July - December
Total 7.00
Wisconsins Environmental Decade Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
12.00
2006
July - December
Total 12.00