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Senate Bill 185

Relating To: Relating to: regulation of wind energy systems and granting rule-making authority.
Bill Text and History
2009 Wisconsin Act 40
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Alliant Energy Corp. Notified Date 5/6/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/6/2009

American Lung Association of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 6/29/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/29/2009

Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 5/12/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/12/2009

ATC Management Inc. (formerly American Transmission Co. LLC) Notified Date 5/13/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/13/2009

Citizens Utility Board Notified Date 5/5/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/5/2009

Clean, Responsible Energy for Wisconsin's Economy Notified Date 5/11/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/11/2009

Coalition For Wisconsin Environmental Stewardship Notified Date 5/6/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/6/2009

Construction Business Group Notified Date 5/12/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/12/2009

Customers First! Coalition Notified Date 5/5/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/5/2009

Dairyland Power Cooperative Notified Date 5/27/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/27/2009

International Union of Operating Engineers Local #139 Notified Date 5/7/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/7/2009

Invenergy Wind LLC Notified Date 5/8/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/8/2009

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Notified Date 5/11/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
8/12/2009

For
Report Date
5/11/2009

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 5/12/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/12/2009

Supporting Documentation
20090512_131409_Support SB 185 Uniform Wind Siting.pdf

Local Union 2150 IBEW Notified Date 5/11/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/11/2009

Comments
Standardizing wind siting will lead to a timely conclusion for each wind farm proposal rather than the inconsistent 'system' in place presently.
Madison Audubon Society Inc Notified Date 5/11/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/9/2009

Against
Report Date
5/11/2009

Comments
Oppose bill unless there's an amendment to adopt siting standards that will protect migratory birds and bats.
Madison Gas & Electric Company Notified Date 5/5/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/5/2009

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 9/14/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/14/2009

Midwest Food Processors Association Inc Notified Date 5/13/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
5/13/2009

Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin Notified Date 5/1/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/1/2009

Supporting Documentation
20090501_101339_Joint WPPI MEUW Statement Supporting SB 185.pdf

Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy Notified Date 5/18/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/18/2009

RENEW Wisconsin Notified Date 5/5/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/5/2009

Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter Notified Date 5/12/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/12/2009

Comments
Related to the regulation of wind energy systems and granting rule-making authority.
Supporting Documentation
20090512_114808_JMC_SB185_windsiting_051209.pdf

Wind on the Wires Notified Date 5/5/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/5/2009

Wisconsin Agribusiness Council Notified Date 5/14/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/14/2009

Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 5/6/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
5/6/2009

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 5/6/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
5/6/2009

Wisconsin Energy Corporation Notified Date 9/15/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/15/2009

Wisconsin Environment, Inc. Notified Date 9/15/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/15/2009

Wisconsin Environmental Decade Inc Notified Date 5/6/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/6/2009

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Notified Date 6/23/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/23/2009

Wisconsin Farmers Union Notified Date 5/15/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/15/2009

Supporting Documentation
20090514_213538_WFU Wind Siting Testimony 5 12 2009.doc

Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives Notified Date 8/4/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
8/4/2009

Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group Inc Notified Date 5/11/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/11/2009

Wisconsin Laborers District Council Notified Date 5/11/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/11/2009

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) Notified Date 5/7/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/7/2009

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 5/5/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/5/2009

Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 7/31/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
7/31/2009

Wisconsin Realtors Association Notified Date 5/21/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/26/2009

Against
Report Date
5/29/2009

Other
Report Date
5/21/2009

Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters Notified Date 7/31/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
7/31/2009

Wisconsin Towns Association Notified Date 5/6/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/6/2009

Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc Notified Date 5/5/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/5/2009

Wisconsin Utility Tax Association Notified Date 7/30/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
7/30/2009

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Notified Date 5/7/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/10/2009

Comments
The bill has been amended to start the process to protect migratory bats and birds. The Federation otherwise is a strong proponent of wind power
Against
Report Date
5/7/2009

Comments
While strongly supporting windpower, the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation opposes this bill because it fails to include a requirement for the state to set siting standards to protect migratory birds.

Lobbying Efforts

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2009
January - June
634.00
2009
July - December
440.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1074.00
ATC Management Inc. (formerly American Transmission Co. LLC) 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 5.00
Clean, Responsible Energy for Wisconsin's Economy 2009
January - June
1.00
2009
July - December
4.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 5.00
Coalition For Wisconsin Environmental Stewardship 2009
January - June
48.00
2009
July - December
37.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 85.00
Construction Business Group 2009
January - June
28.00
2009
July - December
25.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 53.00
Customers First! Coalition 2009
January - June
4.00
2009
July - December
3.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 7.00
International Union of Operating Engineers Local #139 2009
January - June
37.00
2009
July - December
14.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 51.00
Invenergy Wind LLC 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
15.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 15.00
Local Union 2150 IBEW 2009
January - June
23.00
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 23.00
Madison Gas & Electric Company 2009
January - June
5.00
2009
July - December
12.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 17.00
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
7.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 7.00
Midwest Food Processors Association Inc 2009
January - June
9.00
2009
July - December
9.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 18.00
RENEW Wisconsin 2009
January - June
173.00
2009
July - December
65.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 238.00
Wind on the Wires 2009
January - June
100.00
2009
July - December
52.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 152.00
Wisconsin Environmental Decade Inc 2009
January - June
119.00
2009
July - December
71.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 190.00
Wisconsin Farmers Union 2009
January - June
21.00
2009
July - December
46.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 67.00
Wisconsin Towns Association 2009
January - June
63.00
2009
July - December
72.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 135.00
Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc 2009
January - June
3.00
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Utility Tax Association 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
3.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 3.00