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Senate Bill 475

Relating To: Relating to: one-call system enforcement and other requirements, Public Service Commission authority regarding state energy policy, settlements between parties in Public Service Commission dockets, various public utility regulatory requirements, the regulation of utility facilities under a county construction site erosion control and storm water management zoning ordinance, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Alliant Energy Notified Date 11/7/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/7/2017

American Petroleum Institute Notified Date 11/4/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/4/2017

ATC Management Inc. Notified Date 10/24/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/24/2017

Charter Communications, Inc. Notified Date 11/3/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/3/2017

Citizens Utility Board Notified Date 11/14/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/14/2017

Comments
CUB would support the bill if amendment submitted at public hearing is adopted.
http://www.wiscub.org
Clean Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 10/23/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/23/2017

Supporting Documentation
20171023_Clean Wisconsin Memo re SB 475.pdf

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Notified Date 10/31/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/31/2017

Comments
We share the concerns about this bill voiced by water utility groups relating to the bill's limitations on using utility revenue to pay for advertising and public information campaigns or even painting the city's logo on the water tower.
Madison Gas & Electric Company Notified Date 10/24/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/24/2017

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 10/26/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/26/2017

Municipal Environmental Group - Water Division Notified Date 10/26/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/26/2017

Comments
Oppose extension of advertising prohibition to water utilities without including specific exceptions, like those provided for electric utilities, for customer and public education materials provided by water utilities.
Supporting Documentation
20171026_Senate Elections Utilities Comm ltr opposing SB 475 (A2929494x9DEB4).pdf

Nature Conservancy - Wisconsin Chapter, The Notified Date 10/24/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/24/2017

Northern Natural Gas Company Notified Date 12/31/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/31/2017

Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy Notified Date 10/24/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/24/2017

Waukesha Water Utility Notified Date 10/23/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/23/2017

Comments
The proposal that water utility communications must "produce a demonstrated, direct and substantial benefit for ratepayers" makes rate recovery uncertain in many necessary communications with non-ratepayers, such as people along pipeline routes.
WEC Energy Group, Inc. Notified Date 10/19/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/19/2017

Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group Inc Notified Date 10/20/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/20/2017

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 10/27/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/27/2017

Wisconsin Rural Water Association Notified Date 10/24/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/24/2017

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

WPPI Energy Notified Date 10/26/2017 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/26/2017

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
164.00
2018
January - June
57.00
2018
July - December
Total 221.00
ATC Management Inc. 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
24.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 24.00
Citizens Utility Board 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
4.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4.00
Clean Wisconsin Inc 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
9.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 9.00
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 10.00
Municipal Environmental Group - Water Division 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
25.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 25.00
Northern Natural Gas Company 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1.00
2018
January - June
1.00
2018
July - December
Total 2.00
Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5.00
2018
July - December
Total 5.00
Waukesha Water Utility 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2.00
2018
July - December
Total 2.00
WEC Energy Group, Inc. 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
74.00
2018
January - June
44.00
2018
July - December
Total 118.00
Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group Inc 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
17.00
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 17.00
Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc 2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5.00
2018
July - December
Total 5.00