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Assembly Bill 850

Relating To: the regulation of certain wharves, piers, boat shelters, boat hoists, and boat lifts.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Citizens for a Scenic Wisconsin Notified Date 1/7/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/7/2006

Comments
This is a DNR-bashing bill that would prevent the DNR from reducing oversized piers that are bad for the environment and offensive to neighbors. The DNR already has a reasoinable plan that will grandfather 99% of piers.
Madison Audubon Society Inc Notified Date 12/5/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/5/2005

Riparian Owners and Marine Contractors Association, Inc. Notified Date 11/30/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/30/2005

River Alliance of Wisconsin Notified Date 12/1/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/1/2005

Comments
Rewards property owners who flouted the law by "grandfathering" large, illegal piers; violates public trust doctrine
Wisconsin Association of Lakes Inc Notified Date 12/7/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/7/2005

Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 12/16/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/16/2005

Wisconsin Independent Businesses Inc Notified Date 12/6/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/6/2005

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) Notified Date 12/15/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/15/2005

Wisconsin Realtors Association Notified Date 12/9/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/4/2006

Other
Report Date
12/9/2005

Wisconsin Restaurant Association Notified Date 12/7/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/7/2005

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Notified Date 12/20/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/20/2005

Comments
Authorizes non-pier "party decks" in lakes. Will authorize highly damaging solid piers on Lakes Michigan, Superior and Winnebago and on Mississippi and Fox Rivers

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
31.00
2006
January - June
319.00
2006
July - December
Total 350.00
Riparian Owners and Marine Contractors Association, Inc. 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
31.00
2006
January - June
21.00
2006
July - December
Total 52.00
River Alliance of Wisconsin 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
6.00
2006
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Association of Lakes Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
24.00
2006
July - December
Total 24.00
Wisconsin Realtors Association 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
208.00
2006
July - December
Total 208.00
Wisconsin Restaurant Association 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
8.00
2006
July - December
Total 8.00
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
52.00
2006
July - December
Total 52.00