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Assembly Bill 15

Relating To: Relating to: the manufacture and acceptance for sale of products containing microbeads. (FE)
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Alliance of Wisconsin Retailers, LLC Notified Date 2/3/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/3/2015

American Chemistry Council Notified Date 1/30/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2015

City of Madison Notified Date 2/25/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/25/2015

Clean Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 1/29/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/29/2015

Consumer Rights Wisconsin Notified Date 3/17/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/17/2015

GlaxoSmithKline Inc Notified Date 3/3/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/3/2015

Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. Notified Date 1/30/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2015

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 1/30/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2015

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Notified Date 2/10/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/10/2015

Comments
Water reclamation facilities aren’t designed to remove microbeads from wastewater. The ability of microbeads to absorb chemicals is a concern. Fish may also ingest the non-digestable beads which then can move up the food chain by consumption.
Outagamie County Board of Supervisors Notified Date 2/26/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/26/2015

Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/3/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/3/2015

Procter & Gamble Notified Date 1/30/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2015

Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter Notified Date 2/2/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/2/2015

The Nature Conservancy Notified Date 2/27/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/27/2015

Wal-Mart Notified Date 3/2/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/2/2015

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) Notified Date 2/3/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/3/2015

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 1/29/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/29/2015

Comments
AB 15 codifies the direction manufactures and retailers are already taking as responsible stewards of Wisconsin’s environment. WMCs impacted members have indicated that they are either neutral or supportive of this proposal.
Wisconsin Nurses Association Notified Date 2/27/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/27/2015

Wisconsin Retail Merchants Association Notified Date 4/28/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
4/28/2015

Wisconsin Rural Water Association Notified Date 2/5/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/5/2015

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Notified Date 2/2/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/2/2015

Comments
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation represents anglers throughout the state. Microbeads are an unnecessary contaminant affecting waterways, fish and ultimately the ingestion by anglers and their families.

Lobbying Efforts

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2015
January - June
113.00
2015
July - December
5.00
2016
January - June
3.00
2016
July - December
Total 121.00
Alliance of Wisconsin Retailers, LLC 2015
January - June
18.00
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 18.00
American Chemistry Council 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
3.00
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3.00
Consumer Rights Wisconsin 2015
January - June
13.00
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 13.00
GlaxoSmithKline Inc 2015
January - June
1.00
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1.00
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. 2015
January - June
9.00
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 9.00
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District 2015
January - June
18.00
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 18.00
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin 2015
January - June
18.00
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 18.00
Procter & Gamble 2015
January - June
14.00
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 14.00
Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter 2015
January - June
1.00
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1.00
The Nature Conservancy 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
3.00
2016
July - December
Total 3.00
Wal-Mart 2015
January - June
17.00
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 17.00
Wisconsin Retail Merchants Association 2015
January - June
1.00
2015
July - December
2.00
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Rural Water Association 2015
January - June
3.00
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3.00