Legislative Efforts

Bills And Resolutions

Principals do not report on the budget under the bill number, but by Budget Bill Subjects as published by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau.  You can search for Budget Bill Subjects from the left-hand menu. 

Assembly Bill 686

Relating To: permitting two or more employers engaged in the logging industry to pool their worker's compensation liabilities for purposes of operating as self-insurers and requiring the establishment of separate classifications and worker's compensation insurance rates for mechanized logging operations and for manual logging operations.
Bill Text and History
Add to a FOCUS Subscription

Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
International Paper Notified Date 1/31/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/31/2006

Lake States Lumber Association Notified Date 1/9/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/9/2006

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

Comments
Plum Creek believes that workers compensation is a very important issue to our company, contractors and customers. We are reviewing this legislation.
Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company Notified Date 10/7/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/3/2005

None
Report Date
10/7/2005

Stora Enso North America Notified Date 10/6/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/9/2006

None
Report Date
10/6/2005

Timber Producers Association of Michigan & Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 1/9/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/9/2006

Wisconsin Agribusiness Council Notified Date 1/30/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2006

Wisconsin Insurance Alliance Notified Date 9/27/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/27/2005

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 9/27/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/27/2005

Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 1/6/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/6/2006

Wisconsin Professional Loggers Association Notified Date 1/12/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/12/2006

Comments
Mirrors a very successful program in MI that has been in operation for over 30 years and has improved worker safety and lowered operating costs in the logging profession.
Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters Notified Date 3/1/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/1/2006

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
125.00
2006
January - June
265.00
2006
July - December
458.00
Total 848.00
International Paper 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
4.00
2006
July - December
Total 4.00
Lake States Lumber Association 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
53.00
2006
January - June
152.00
2006
July - December
263.00
Total 468.00
Plum Creek Timber Company Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
8.00
2006
July - December
Total 8.00
Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
10.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 10.00
Stora Enso North America 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
6.00
2006
January - June
5.00
2006
July - December
6.00
Total 17.00
Timber Producers Association of Michigan & Wisconsin Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
52.00
2006
January - June
76.00
2006
July - December
189.00
Total 317.00
Wisconsin Agribusiness Council 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
1.00
2006
January - June
3.00
2006
July - December
Total 4.00
Wisconsin Professional Loggers Association 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
3.00
2006
January - June
17.00
2006
July - December
Total 20.00