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Assembly Bill 678

Relating To: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations, creating an overweight vehicle surcharge, requiring certain motor carriers to maintain weight records, and providing a penalty.
Bill Text and History
2005 Wisconsin Act 167
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
1000 Friends of Wisconsin Notified Date 11/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/18/2005

Coalition Against Bigger Trucks Notified Date 10/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/26/2005

Domtar Industries Inc. Notified Date 2/21/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/21/2006

Lake States Lumber Association Notified Date 10/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/26/2005

Outagamie County Board of Supervisors Notified Date 9/27/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/27/2005

Comments
The County opposes any further exemptions for weight limits. Despite talk of extra axles there is concern for bridges and when trucks turn corners. With the County being "Frozen" where will any extra money come from to fix the roads?
Plum Creek Timber Company Inc Notified Date 1/25/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/25/2006

Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter Notified Date 9/23/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/23/2005

Comments
AB 678 covers raw forest products trucks weights to 98,000 lb. year round PLUS other ag commodities as well. Heavier trucks are unsafe, increasing risk of a crash being fatal. Heavier trucks accelerate deterioration of roadbed and bridges.
Stora Enso North America Notified Date 10/6/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/6/2005

Timber Producers Association of Michigan & Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 10/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/26/2005

United Transportation Union Notified Date 9/22/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/22/2005

Comments
Heavier trucks have speed and acceleration issues making them unsafe.
Wisconsin Alliance of Cities Inc Notified Date 11/3/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/3/2005

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 11/15/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/15/2005

Wisconsin County Police Association Notified Date 12/2/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/2/2005

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 9/21/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/21/2005

Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association Notified Date 9/22/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
9/22/2005

Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 9/21/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/26/2006

None
Report Date
9/21/2005

Wisconsin Professional Loggers Association Notified Date 11/3/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/3/2005

Comments
Legislation will reduce axle wt on state roadways,reduce transportation costs, conserve fuel and reduce the risk of truck/car accidents.
Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association Notified Date 12/19/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/19/2005

Wisconsin Towns Association Notified Date 1/20/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/20/2006

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Notified Date 1/27/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/27/2006

Wisconsin Troopers Association Inc Notified Date 10/28/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/26/2006

Other
Report Date
10/28/2005

Comments
WTA has initial concerns from a highway safety standpoint, as well as the impact on the infrastructure. WTA will look to take a position following the completion of the DOT's highway impact study

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
2005
July - December
304.00
2006
January - June
797.00
2006
July - December
Total 1101.00
Coalition Against Bigger Trucks 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
215.00
2006
January - June
261.00
2006
July - December
Total 476.00
Domtar Industries Inc. 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
18.00
2006
July - December
Total 18.00
Lake States Lumber Association 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
7.00
2006
January - June
152.00
2006
July - December
Total 159.00
Plum Creek Timber Company Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
49.00
2006
July - December
Total 49.00
Stora Enso North America 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
12.00
2006
January - June
7.00
2006
July - December
Total 19.00
Timber Producers Association of Michigan & Wisconsin Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
52.00
2006
January - June
209.00
2006
July - December
Total 261.00
Wisconsin Professional Loggers Association 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
18.00
2006
January - June
26.00
2006
July - December
Total 44.00
Wisconsin Towns Association 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
45.00
2006
July - December
Total 45.00
Wisconsin Troopers Association Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
30.00
2006
July - December
Total 30.00