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Assembly Bill 547

Relating To: Relating to: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters. (FE)
Bill Text and History
2017 Wisconsin Act 183
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Advanced Disposal, Inc. (formerly Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc.) Notified Date 12/18/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/18/2017

Americans For Prosperity Notified Date 12/20/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/20/2017

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 11/14/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/14/2017

ATC Management Inc. Notified Date 12/19/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/19/2017

Augusta Enterprises, LLC Notified Date 1/17/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/17/2018

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Notified Date 12/22/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/22/2017

Clean Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 10/19/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/19/2017

Cumberland Municipal Utility Notified Date 1/3/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/3/2018

Comments
We testified at the hearing on December 21, 2017. We also entered in written testimony.
Dairy Business Association Notified Date 12/19/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/19/2017

Dane County Notified Date 1/12/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/12/2018

Ducks Unlimited Notified Date 11/15/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/15/2017

Comments
Ducks Unlimited is neutral on AB-547 with the Assembly Aubstitute Amendment 3.
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry Notified Date 10/23/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/23/2017

Fox Valley Riparian Rights Association Notified Date 11/1/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/1/2017

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Notified Date 12/13/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/13/2017

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Notified Date 12/14/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/14/2017

Midwest Environmental Advocates Notified Date 10/26/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
NAIOP Wisconsin Notified Date 11/13/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/13/2017

National Waste & Recycling Association Notified Date 11/10/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/10/2017

Natural Resource Development Association (NRDA) Notified Date 10/19/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/19/2017

Nature Conservancy - Wisconsin Chapter, The Notified Date 10/19/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/19/2017

River Alliance of Wisconsin Notified Date 10/24/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/24/2017

T. Wall Enterprises Mgt, LLC Notified Date 2/21/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/21/2018

Timberland Investment Resources, LLC Notified Date 2/7/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2018

Waste Management Notified Date 11/21/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/21/2017

WEC Energy Group, Inc. Notified Date 10/31/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/31/2017

Wisconsin Association of Lakes Inc Notified Date 10/26/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/26/2017

Wisconsin Association of Professional Agricultural Consultants Notified Date 2/14/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/14/2018

Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 10/19/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/19/2017

Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association Notified Date 2/14/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/14/2018

Wisconsin Corn Growers Association Notified Date 11/1/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/1/2017

Wisconsin Economic Development Association Notified Date 10/20/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/20/2017

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Notified Date 12/20/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/20/2017

Wisconsin Farmers Union Notified Date 10/24/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/24/2017

Comments
Wetlands, including state wetlands, are important for water quality and flood prevention on farmland.
Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, Inc. Notified Date 11/5/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/5/2017

Comments
Very recent research from Minnesota confirms the important role of wetlands, including so called, "isolated" wetlands, in reducing nitrate contamination of waters. See the results here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180129150002.htm
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) Notified Date 10/26/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/26/2017

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 10/23/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/23/2017

Wisconsin Pork Association Notified Date 2/14/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/14/2018

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Notified Date 12/20/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/20/2017

Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association Notified Date 12/5/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/5/2017

Wisconsin Realtors Association Notified Date 11/26/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/26/2017

Wisconsin Soybean Association Notified Date 2/14/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/14/2018

Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association Notified Date 12/20/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/20/2017

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Notified Date 12/21/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/21/2017

Wisconsin Trout Unlimited, Inc. Notified Date 2/5/2018 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/5/2018

Wisconsin Water Alliance, Inc. Notified Date 11/7/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/7/2017

Wisconsin Wetlands Association Notified Date 10/19/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/19/2017

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Notified Date 10/23/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/23/2017

Comments
Strongly opposed by the WWF, TU, DU, Conservation Congress, Pheasants Forever, Wisconsin Trappers Assoc., Wisconsin Waterfowl Assoc. because of the potential loss of over a million acres of wetlands, most of it valuable fish and wildlife habitat.

Lobbying Efforts

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
345.00
2018
January - June
718.00
2018
July - December
40.00
Total 1103.00
Advanced Disposal, Inc. (formerly Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc.) 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3.00
2018
January - June
2.00
2018
July - December
Total 5.00
Americans For Prosperity 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
8.00
2018
January - June
14.00
2018
July - December
Total 22.00
Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
16.00
Total 16.00
ATC Management Inc. 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
46.00
2018
July - December
Total 46.00
Augusta Enterprises, LLC 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5.00
2018
July - December
Total 5.00
Citizen Action of Wisconsin 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3.00
Clean Wisconsin Inc 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
18.00
2018
January - June
41.00
2018
July - December
Total 59.00
Cumberland Municipal Utility 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
13.00
2018
January - June
87.00
2018
July - December
Total 100.00
Dairy Business Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
12.00
Total 12.00
Dane County 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
12.00
2018
January - June
32.00
2018
July - December
Total 44.00
Ducks Unlimited 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
28.00
2018
January - June
55.00
2018
July - December
Total 83.00
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
11.00
2018
January - June
6.00
2018
July - December
Total 17.00
Fox Valley Riparian Rights Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
6.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 6.00
Midwest Environmental Advocates 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
4.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4.00
NAIOP Wisconsin 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
82.00
2018
January - June
120.00
2018
July - December
Total 202.00
National Waste & Recycling Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
12.00
2018
January - June
67.00
2018
July - December
Total 79.00
Natural Resource Development Association (NRDA) 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5.00
Nature Conservancy - Wisconsin Chapter, The 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5.00
2018
January - June
7.00
2018
July - December
Total 12.00
River Alliance of Wisconsin 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 10.00
T. Wall Enterprises Mgt, LLC 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2.00
2018
July - December
Total 2.00
Timberland Investment Resources, LLC 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
30.00
2018
July - December
Total 30.00
Waste Management 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
8.00
2018
January - June
18.00
2018
July - December
Total 26.00
WEC Energy Group, Inc. 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
15.00
2018
July - December
Total 15.00
Wisconsin Association of Lakes Inc 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5.00
Wisconsin Association of Professional Agricultural Consultants 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2.00
2018
July - December
Total 2.00
Wisconsin Builders Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
12.00
Total 12.00
Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2.00
2018
July - December
Total 2.00
Wisconsin Corn Growers Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
7.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 7.00
Wisconsin Economic Development Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
21.00
2018
January - June
20.00
2018
July - December
Total 41.00
Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, Inc. 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2.00
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
33.00
2018
July - December
Total 33.00
Wisconsin Pork Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
1.00
2018
July - December
Total 1.00
Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
17.00
2018
January - June
12.00
2018
July - December
Total 29.00
Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5.00
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
12.00
2018
January - June
8.00
2018
July - December
Total 20.00
Wisconsin Trout Unlimited, Inc. 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
26.00
2018
July - December
Total 26.00
Wisconsin Water Alliance, Inc. 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1.00
Wisconsin Wetlands Association 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
47.00
2018
January - June
26.00
2018
July - December
Total 73.00
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
41.00
2018
July - December
Total 41.00