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Assembly Bill 256

Relating To: Relating to: regulation of wind energy systems and granting rule-making authority.
Bill Text and History
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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

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 5/6/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/6/2009

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 5/7/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/7/2009

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

Gundersen Lutheran Administrative Services, Inc Notified Date 8/17/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
8/17/2009

Comments
Regulation of wind energy systems
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
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

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

Madison Audubon Society Inc Notified Date 5/11/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/17/2009

Comments
We support Substitute Amendment 1 to AB 256, which helps address our concerns regarding potential wind turbine impacts on migratory birds and bats.
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 5/6/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/6/2009

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 6/16/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/16/2009

Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin Notified Date 5/28/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/28/2009

Supporting Documentation
20090528_070558_MEUW Testimony in support of SB 185 may 09.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 5/6/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/6/2009

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.
Wind on the Wires Notified Date 5/6/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/6/2009

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 5/12/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
5/12/2009

Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers Notified Date 1/21/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/21/2010

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 6/2/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/2/2009

Wisconsin Energy Corporation Notified Date 7/9/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
7/9/2009

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_213447_WFU Wind Siting Testimony 5 12 2009.doc

Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives Notified Date 7/17/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
7/17/2009

Wisconsin Fertilizer & Chemical Association Notified Date 6/3/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/3/2009

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 5/6/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/6/2009

Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 8/4/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
8/4/2009

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 9/17/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/17/2009

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Notified Date 5/7/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/16/2009

Comments
We support Substitute Amendment 1 to AB 256. Our concerns with wind turbine impacts on migratory bird and bat patterns are address in the substitue amendment. The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation is a strong supporter of wind energy generation.
Against
Report Date
5/7/2009

Comments
While strongly supporting windpower, the Wildlife Federation opposes this bill because it fails to require the adoption of siting standards protecting 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
671.00
2009
July - December
342.00
2010
January - June
71.00
2010
July - December
65.00
Total 1149.00
Alliant Energy Corp. 2009
January - June
21.00
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 21.00
American Lung Association of Wisconsin Inc 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
45.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
55.00
Total 100.00
ATC Management Inc. (formerly American Transmission Co. LLC) 2009
January - June
4.00
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5.00
2010
July - December
Total 9.00
Clean, Responsible Energy for Wisconsin's Economy 2009
January - June
1.00
2009
July - December
9.00
2010
January - June
6.00
2010
July - December
Total 16.00
Coalition For Wisconsin Environmental Stewardship 2009
January - June
48.00
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 48.00
Construction Business Group 2009
January - June
28.00
2009
July - December
51.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 79.00
Customers First! Coalition 2009
January - June
5.00
2009
July - December
6.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 11.00
Dairyland Power Cooperative 2009
January - June
16.00
2009
July - December
10.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 26.00
International Union of Operating Engineers Local #139 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
14.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 14.00
Invenergy Wind LLC 2009
January - June
31.00
2009
July - December
15.00
2010
January - June
33.00
2010
July - December
Total 79.00
Local Union 2150 IBEW 2009
January - June
23.00
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 23.00
Madison Audubon Society Inc 2009
January - June
14.00
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 14.00
Madison Gas & Electric Company 2009
January - June
7.00
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 7.00
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
3.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 3.00
Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin 2009
January - June
30.00
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 30.00
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
36.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 155.00
Wisconsin Farmers Union 2009
January - June
21.00
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
25.00
2010
July - December
Total 46.00
Wisconsin Fertilizer & Chemical Association 2009
January - June
2.00
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2.00
2010
July - December
9.00
Total 13.00
Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group Inc 2009
January - June
28.00
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 28.00
Wisconsin Laborers District Council 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
1.00
Total 1.00
Wisconsin Towns Association 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
36.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 36.00