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Assembly Bill 254

Relating To: managing state forest lands, harvesting of timber from state forest lands, emergences on state forest lands, actions against forestry operations, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
Bill Text and History
2005 Wisconsin Act 166
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
1000 Friends of Wisconsin Notified Date 4/1/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/28/2005

Comments
Support bill with the addition of Assembly Amendment 1 to address previous concerns
Other
Report Date
4/1/2005

Comments
Oppose Sec. 5-9 of bill. Shifting authority from Dept. to Division complicates the ability to effectively manage the resource. Also, the bill provides no additional funding to carry out additional duties. Support Sec. 2 inventory requirement.
Domtar Industries Inc. Notified Date 7/12/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
7/12/2005

International Paper Notified Date 3/29/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/29/2005

Lake States Lumber Association Notified Date 4/13/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/13/2005

Nature Conservancy - Wisconsin Chapter, The Notified Date 3/28/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
3/28/2005

Plum Creek Timber Company Inc Notified Date 1/25/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/25/2006

Stora Enso North America Notified Date 3/23/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/23/2005

Timber Producers Association of Michigan & Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 4/13/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/13/2005

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) Notified Date 4/28/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
9/21/2005

Against
Report Date
4/28/2005

Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 3/21/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/21/2005

Wisconsin Professional Loggers Association Notified Date 4/16/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/16/2005

Comments
Provides assurance that when the state purchases forestland that it will be managed according to it's intended use rather than neglected.
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Notified Date 6/23/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/23/2005

Comments
The WWF supports this bill if Assembly Amendment 1 is made to Assembly Substitute Amendment 1. This will insure that there will be proper management of DNR forested lands consistent with the underlying designated use of the property.

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
122.00
2005
July - December
67.00
2006
January - June
32.00
2006
July - December
Total 221.00
Domtar Industries Inc. 2005
January - June
8.00
2005
July - December
11.00
2006
January - June
5.00
2006
July - December
Total 24.00
International Paper 2005
January - June
1.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 1.00
Lake States Lumber Association 2005
January - June
49.00
2005
July - December
18.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 67.00
Nature Conservancy - Wisconsin Chapter, The 2005
January - June
12.00
2005
July - December
6.00
2006
January - June
12.00
2006
July - December
Total 30.00
Plum Creek Timber Company Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
8.00
2006
July - December
Total 8.00
Stora Enso North America 2005
January - June
9.00
2005
July - December
3.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 12.00
Timber Producers Association of Michigan & Wisconsin Inc 2005
January - June
33.00
2005
July - December
17.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 50.00
Wisconsin Professional Loggers Association 2005
January - June
10.00
2005
July - December
12.00
2006
January - June
7.00
2006
July - December
Total 29.00