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Assembly Bill 278

Relating To: liens, public nuisances, witnesses, and liability of shareholders.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
1000 Friends of Wisconsin Notified Date 4/8/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/8/2005

Comments
The public nuisance prohibition in this bill is yet another attack on the ability of local governments to control local issues.
Alliant Energy Corp. Notified Date 4/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
4/26/2005

American Petroleum Institute Notified Date 5/6/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/6/2005

Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/31/2005

City of Madison Notified Date 4/6/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/6/2005

City of Milwaukee Notified Date 5/5/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/5/2005

Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin Notified Date 4/12/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/12/2005

Dane County Notified Date 4/29/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
4/29/2005

Kenosha County Notified Date 4/1/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/1/2005

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Notified Date 5/22/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/22/2005

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/2/2005

Comments
Our concerns about the preemption provision of the bill have been addressed by the amended version the Senate Judiciary Committee has recommended for adoption.
Against
Report Date
3/31/2005

Comments
Reduces municipal authority to bring nuisance actions to protect public health, safety and welfare.
Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin Notified Date 5/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/9/2006

For
Report Date
5/31/2005

Madison Audubon Society Inc Notified Date 4/4/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/4/2005

Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc. Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/31/2005

Midwest Food Processors Association Inc Notified Date 4/1/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/1/2005

Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin Notified Date 5/9/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/9/2005

Municipal Environmental Group - Water Division Notified Date 5/3/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/3/2005

National Federation of Independent Business Notified Date 4/5/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
4/5/2005

Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/31/2005

Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter Notified Date 4/4/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/4/2005

Comments
OPPOSE Limits ability to protect public health, clean air and water thru Public Nuisance suits and limits lay witnesses who have valuable experience
State Bar of Wisconsin Notified Date 4/1/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
4/1/2005

Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers Notified Date 3/30/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/30/2005

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

Wisconsin Alliance of Cities Inc Notified Date 4/5/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/5/2005

Wisconsin Association of Lakes Inc Notified Date 4/21/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/21/2005

Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards Notified Date 4/5/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/12/2005

Wisconsin Bankers Association Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/31/2005

Wisconsin Biotechnology Association Inc Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/31/2005

Wisconsin Coalition for Civil Justice Notified Date 4/12/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/12/2005

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 4/13/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/13/2005

Comments
Section 7 limits local control.
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Notified Date 5/2/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/2/2005

Wisconsin Economic Development Association Notified Date 4/1/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/1/2005

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Notified Date 4/5/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/5/2005

Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/31/2005

Wisconsin Federation of Teachers Notified Date 3/3/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/3/2006

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

Wisconsin Insurance Alliance Notified Date 4/6/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
4/6/2005

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) Notified Date 4/28/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/28/2005

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/31/2005

Wisconsin Merchants Federation Notified Date 4/5/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
4/5/2005

Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/31/2005

Wisconsin Pork Producers Association Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/31/2005

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/31/2005

Wisconsin Public Health Association Notified Date 4/5/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/12/2005

Wisconsin Public Service Corporation Notified Date 5/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
5/26/2005

Wisconsin Restaurant Association Notified Date 4/8/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/8/2005

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/31/2005

Comments
Specifically opposed to provision of the bill that repeals Wisconsin's Shareholder Liability Law.
Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters Notified Date 12/19/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/19/2005

Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/31/2005

Wisconsin Towns Association Notified Date 4/12/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/19/2005

Comments
We are opposed to this bill if Section 7 is not removed
Against
Report Date
4/12/2005

Comments
WTA opposes the Sec. 7 that limits the right of local government to bring public nuisance actions unless it violates a state law or local ordinance.
Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc Notified Date 3/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/2/2006

None
Report Date
3/31/2005

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

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Notified Date 4/13/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/13/2005

Comments
Oppose those provisions which limit the ability of the state and local units of government to protect fish and wildlife habitat and limit the ability of citizens to be considered experts based on long-standing experience
Wisconsins Environmental Decade Inc Notified Date 4/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/26/2005

Comments
two provisions, those limiting public nuisance actions and prohibiting a non-expert from giving testimony in court based on scientific, technical or other specialized knowledge are flawed and this bill should not pass

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
339.00
2005
July - December
163.00
2006
January - June
33.00
2006
July - December
3.00
Total 538.00
Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin Inc 2005
January - June
10.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 10.00
Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin 2005
January - June
20.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 20.00
Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin 2005
January - June
4.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 4.00
Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc. 2005
January - June
6.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 6.00
Midwest Food Processors Association Inc 2005
January - June
24.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
13.00
2006
July - December
Total 37.00
Municipal Environmental Group - Water Division 2005
January - June
3.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 3.00
Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy 2005
January - June
81.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 81.00
State Bar of Wisconsin 2005
January - June
9.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 9.00
Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers 2005
January - June
5.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 5.00
Wisconsin Agribusiness Council 2005
January - June
1.00
2005
July - December
1.00
2006
January - June
4.00
2006
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Alliance of Cities Inc 2005
January - June
14.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 14.00
Wisconsin Association of Lakes Inc 2005
January - June
4.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2.00
2006
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards 2005
January - June
34.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 34.00
Wisconsin Bankers Association 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
12.00
2006
July - December
Total 12.00
Wisconsin Coalition for Civil Justice 2005
January - June
21.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 21.00
Wisconsin Economic Development Association 2005
January - June
49.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 49.00
Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
130.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 130.00
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) 2005
January - June
3.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Pork Producers Association 2005
January - June
2.00
2005
July - December
12.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 14.00
Wisconsin Public Health Association 2005
January - June
24.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 24.00
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association 2005
January - June
12.00
2005
July - December
9.00
2006
January - June
2.00
2006
July - December
Total 23.00
Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc 2005
January - June
4.00
2005
July - December
11.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
3.00
Total 18.00
Wisconsins Environmental Decade Inc 2005
January - June
9.00
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 9.00