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Assembly Bill 804

Relating To: Relating to: one-call system violations; sulfur dioxide compliance plans; assessment authority of the Public Service Commission; funding for statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource programs; public utility contracts with affiliated interests; local access and transport areas for telephone service; railroad telecommunications service; Department of Natural Resources permit application procedures related to the construction of a high-voltage transmission line; navigable water general permits and individual permits related to utility facilities; granting rule-making authority; and making an appropriation. (FE)
Bill Text and History
2015 Wisconsin Act 299
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Alliant Energy Notified Date 1/29/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/29/2016

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 2/18/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/18/2016

Comments
Concerns with changes to the Diggers Hotline law have been addressed with amendment.
Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 2/2/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/2/2016

Comments
Concerns will be addressed only with adoption of amendment to remove Diggers Hotline law changes.
AT&T Wisconsin Notified Date 1/28/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/28/2016

ATC Management Inc. Notified Date 1/26/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/26/2016

Clean Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 2/1/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/1/2016

Cooperative Network Association Notified Date 1/26/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/26/2016

Gundersen Lutheran Administrative Services, Inc Notified Date 3/9/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/9/2016

Comments
Relating to concerns with the provision that would reduce funding to Focus on Energy
Madison Gas & Electric Company Notified Date 1/27/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/27/2016

Comments
AB 804 is a mult-topic bill. MGE supports the bill because of the Diggers Hotline provisions that are included. We are neutral on the Focus on Energy component because it does not affect MGE. Our contribution to the Focus program will not be changed.
Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/26/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/26/2016

NextEra Energy Resources Notified Date 1/26/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/26/2016

Northern Natural Gas Company Notified Date 1/26/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/26/2016

Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy Notified Date 1/26/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/26/2016

WEC Energy Group, Inc. Notified Date 1/26/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/26/2016

Wind on the Wires Notified Date 1/26/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/26/2016

WISCONSIN CABLE COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION Notified Date 2/18/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/18/2016

Wisconsin Community Action Program Association Notified Date 2/2/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/2/2016

Wisconsin Council of Churches Notified Date 2/8/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/8/2016

Comments
We oppose cuts to funding for the Focus on Energy program.
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Wisconsin Farmers Union Notified Date 2/22/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/22/2016

Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes reduction in funding for Focus on Energy program.
Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group Inc Notified Date 2/2/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/2/2016

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 2/8/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/8/2016

Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 7/29/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
7/29/2016

Wisconsin Rural Water Association Notified Date 2/15/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/15/2016

Wisconsin Society of Architects Notified Date 3/11/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
3/11/2016

Comments
Maintain funding for cost-effective statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource programs
Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association Notified Date 2/19/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/19/2016

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Notified Date 1/28/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/28/2016

Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc Notified Date 1/27/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/27/2016

Wisconsin Utility Investors Inc Notified Date 2/15/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/15/2016

WPPI Energy Notified Date 1/26/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/26/2016

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
2015
July - December
10.00
2016
January - June
501.00
2016
July - December
31.00
Total 542.00
Alliant Energy 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
98.00
2016
July - December
Total 98.00
ATC Management Inc. 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
77.00
2016
July - December
Total 77.00
Clean Wisconsin Inc 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
103.00
2016
July - December
Total 103.00
Gundersen Lutheran Administrative Services, Inc 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
3.00
2016
July - December
Total 3.00
Madison Gas & Electric Company 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
35.00
2016
July - December
25.00
Total 60.00
NextEra Energy Resources 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
12.00
2016
July - December
Total 12.00
Northern Natural Gas Company 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
12.00
2016
July - December
Total 12.00
Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
19.00
2016
July - December
Total 19.00
WEC Energy Group, Inc. 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
28.00
2016
July - December
Total 28.00
Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group Inc 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
7.00
2016
July - December
Total 7.00
Wisconsin Paper Council 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10.00
2016
July - December
6.00
Total 16.00
Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
37.00
2016
July - December
Total 37.00
Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10.00
2016
January - June
32.00
2016
July - December
Total 42.00
Wisconsin Utility Investors Inc 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
12.00
2016
July - December
Total 12.00
WPPI Energy 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
16.00
2016
July - December
Total 16.00