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Assembly Bill 408

Relating To: Relating to: financial assistance related to bioenergy feedstocks, biorefineries, and conversion to biomass energy; the definition of the term agricultural use for the purpose of determining the assessed value of a parcel of land; requiring a strategic bioenergy feedstock assessment; creation of a bioenergy council; the agricultural and forestry diversification programs; biofuels training assessment; a study of regulatory burdens relating to biofuel production facilities; marketing orders and agreements for bioenergy feedstocks; exempting personal renewable fuel production and use from the motor vehicle fuel tax, the petroleum inspection fee, and business tax registration requirements; an income and franchise tax credit for installing or retrofitting pumps that mix motor vehicle fuels from separate storage tanks; offering gasoline that is not blended with ethanol to motor fuel dealers; state renewable motor vehicle fuels sales goals; required sales of renewable motor vehicle fuels; use of petroleum-based transportation fuels by state vehicles; use of alternative fuels in flex fuel vehicles owned by the state; use of public alternative fuel refueling facilities; duties of the Office of Energy Independence; granting rule-making authority; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; making appropriations; and providing penalties.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
American Lung Association of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 10/21/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/21/2009

American Petroleum Institute Notified Date 9/2/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
9/2/2009

Domtar Industries Inc. Notified Date 10/9/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/9/2009

Comments
BioMass and energy interest.
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry Notified Date 4/13/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
4/13/2010

Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC Notified Date 10/7/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/7/2009

Kwik Trip Inc Notified Date 10/28/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/28/2009

Lake States Lumber Association Notified Date 1/18/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/18/2010

Marathon Oil Company (subsidiaries and affiliates) Notified Date 9/24/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/16/2009

Comments
Opposed to unblended gasoline sales requirement in Section 47. Opposed to renewable fuel sales requirement contained in proposed s. 100.60 (5) and related provisions.
None
Report Date
9/24/2009

Marten Transport Notified Date 10/7/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/7/2009

Midwest Food Processors Association Inc Notified Date 10/16/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/16/2009

Comments
Opposed to the portion of the bill that allows DATCP to mandate ethenol use through rules.
Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy Notified Date 10/8/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/8/2009

Petroleum Marketers Assn of WI / WI Assn of Convenience Stores Notified Date 9/14/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
9/14/2009

Potlatch Corporation Notified Date 9/24/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
9/24/2009

Schneider National Inc Notified Date 10/7/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/7/2009

Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance Notified Date 8/31/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
8/31/2009

Wisconsin Corn Growers Association Notified Date 8/31/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
8/31/2009

Wisconsin Engine Manufacturer & Distributor Alliance (WEMDA) Notified Date 10/7/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/7/2009

Wisconsin Environmental Decade Inc Notified Date 10/23/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/23/2009

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Notified Date 10/16/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/16/2009

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) Notified Date 9/25/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/25/2009

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 10/5/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/5/2009

Comments
Opposed to the portion of the bill that allows DATCP to establish ethanol/biofuel sales mandates by rule.
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association Notified Date 10/7/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/7/2009

Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 11/3/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/3/2009

Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association Notified Date 11/4/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/4/2009

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Notified Date 10/7/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/7/2009

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
2009
July - December
358.00
2010
January - June
212.00
2010
July - December
Total 570.00
American Lung Association of Wisconsin Inc 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
26.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 26.00
American Petroleum Institute 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
15.00
2010
January - June
17.00
2010
July - December
Total 32.00
Domtar Industries Inc. 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
8.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 8.00
Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
105.00
2010
January - June
66.00
2010
July - December
Total 171.00
Kwik Trip Inc 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
7.00
2010
January - June
17.00
2010
July - December
Total 24.00
Lake States Lumber Association 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
24.00
2010
July - December
Total 24.00
Marathon Oil Company (subsidiaries and affiliates) 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
54.00
2010
January - June
19.00
2010
July - December
Total 73.00
Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
27.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 27.00
Petroleum Marketers Assn of WI / WI Assn of Convenience Stores 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
28.00
2010
July - December
Total 28.00
Potlatch Corporation 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
6.00
2010
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
67.00
2010
January - June
21.00
2010
July - December
Total 88.00
Wisconsin Corn Growers Association 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
14.00
2010
July - December
Total 14.00
Wisconsin Engine Manufacturer & Distributor Alliance (WEMDA) 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
49.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 49.00