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Assembly Bill 655

Relating To: administrative rules, guidelines, policies, and hearings; air pollution control; structures, deposits, and other activities in or near navigable waters; notice, hearing, and review procedures related to permits to place structures and materials and to conduct activities in or near navigable waters; nonmetallic mining reclamation financial assurances; strategic energy assessments; partial deregulation of telecommunications services; contributions by electric and gas utilities to the utility public benefits fund; grants for energy conservation and other programs; reciprocal agreements for real estate licenses; comprehensive planning by local governmental units; fees imposed by political subdivisions; the confidentiality of patient health care records; apprentice-to-journeyman job-site ratios; the acquisition of in-state banks and in-state bank holding companies; credit agreements; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority.
Bill Text and History
2003 Wisconsin Act 118
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
1000 Friends of Wisconsin Notified Date 11/14/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/14/2003

AFSCME Council 11 Notified Date 1/20/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/20/2004

Aggregate Producers of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/12/2003

Alliant Energy Corp. Notified Date 12/2/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/2/2003

Comments
Support is registered for the provisions allowing utilities to retain certain public benefits funds in order to operate their own energy efficiency programs.
American Petroleum Institute Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/12/2003

Ameritech (Wis Bell Inc) Notified Date 11/20/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/20/2003

Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/12/2003

Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Inc Notified Date 11/26/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/26/2003

AT&T Corporation Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/12/2003

Aurora Health Care Inc Notified Date 12/22/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/22/2003

Charles Industries Ltd Notified Date 12/10/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/10/2003

Citizens Utility Board Notified Date 2/16/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/16/2004

City of Madison Notified Date 11/24/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/24/2003

City of Milwaukee Notified Date 12/22/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/22/2003

Comments
Neutral
Customers First! Coalition Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/12/2003

Dairyland Power Cooperative Notified Date 12/10/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/10/2003

Dane County Notified Date 1/13/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/13/2004

Forest County Potawatomi Community Notified Date 1/8/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/8/2004

Foth & Van Dyke and Associates Notified Date 12/5/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/5/2003

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry Notified Date 1/27/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/27/2004

Comments
Problems arise when the regulations promulgated are not in sinc with the original intent of the legislators, and when the permits required to do the work take twice as long to acquire in Wisconsin than it takes to acquire them in neighboring states.
Gathering Waters Inc Notified Date 11/21/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/21/2003

Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Notified Date 2/5/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/13/2004

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Wis State Conference Notified Date 11/13/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/13/2003

Comments
Provision for elimination of Apprentice to Journeyman jobsite ratios lowers quality of training and product + lower jobsite safety.
International Paper Notified Date 1/16/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/16/2004

International Union of Operating Engineers Local #139 Notified Date 11/13/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/13/2003

Comments
We are strongly opposed to the changes in apprenticeship in Sections 158-160 of the Bill.
Johnson Controls Inc Notified Date 11/25/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/25/2003

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Notified Date 11/17/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/17/2003

Lafarge North America Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/12/2003

Lake States Lumber Association Notified Date 1/16/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/16/2004

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Notified Date 11/13/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/13/2003

Comments
Concerned about local government fee provision and new Smart Growth personal notice requirements.
Madison Area Builders Association Notified Date 1/21/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/21/2004

Madison Audubon Society Inc Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/12/2003

Madison Gas & Electric Company Notified Date 11/13/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/13/2003

Metropolitan Builders Association of Greater Milwaukee Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/12/2003

Comments
Provisions concerning Chapter 30 reform
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 11/24/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/24/2003

Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc. Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/12/2003

Municipal Environmental Group - Wastewater Division Notified Date 12/10/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/10/2003

Murphy Oil USA Inc Notified Date 11/13/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/13/2003

Nature Conservancy - Wisconsin Chapter, The Notified Date 1/7/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/7/2004

Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy Notified Date 11/18/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/18/2003

Orion Lighting & Energy Services Notified Date 11/17/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/17/2003

Outagamie County Board of Supervisors Notified Date 1/9/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/9/2004

Comments
The Outagamie County Board of Supervisors supports the substitute amendment to have state agencies process permits faster. This will help local government and all job providers in the regulated community.
Partnership for Positive Growth Notified Date 1/29/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/29/2004

Petroleum Marketers Assn of WI / WI Assn of Convenience Stores Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/12/2003

Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Notified Date 11/14/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/14/2003

Other
Report Date
11/14/2003

Progressive Wisconsin, Inc. Notified Date 11/17/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/17/2003

Riparian Owners and Marine Contractors Association, Inc. Notified Date 1/30/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/30/2004

Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company Notified Date 11/11/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/11/2003

Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/12/2003

Comments
EXEMPTS most rivers, lakes from Chapter 30 protections, PROHIBITS more stringent than federal air toxics regs; REQUIRES DOA economic analysis of all rules, and more.
Stora Enso North America Notified Date 11/21/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/21/2003

Timber Producers Association of Michigan & Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 1/16/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/16/2004

Voices of Wisconsin Notified Date 1/3/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/3/2004

Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Notified Date 11/17/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/17/2003

Wisconsin Association of Health Plans Notified Date 12/5/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/5/2003

Wisconsin Association of Lakes Inc Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/12/2003

Wisconsin Bankers Association Notified Date 11/13/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/14/2003

For
Report Date
11/13/2003

Wisconsin Biotechnology Association Inc Notified Date 11/13/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/13/2003

Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 11/11/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/11/2003

Wisconsin Cast Metals Association Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/12/2003

Wisconsin Cluster of YMCAs Executive Committee Notified Date 12/5/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/5/2003

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 1/7/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/7/2004

Comments
WCA supports the Substitute Amendment to AB 655.
Wisconsin Economic Development Association Notified Date 11/11/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/11/2003

Wisconsin Education Association Council Notified Date 12/2/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/2/2003

Wisconsin Engine Manufacturer & Distributor Alliance (WEMDA) Notified Date 12/1/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/1/2003

Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/24/2003

None
Report Date
11/12/2003

Wisconsin Health and Hospital Association Inc Notified Date 12/9/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/9/2003

Wisconsin Laborers District Council Notified Date 11/26/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/26/2003

Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association Notified Date 11/24/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/11/2003

Other
Report Date
11/24/2003

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/12/2003

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 11/19/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/19/2003

Wisconsin Medical Society (formerly State Medical Society of Wisconsin) Notified Date 11/19/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/19/2003

Wisconsin Merchants Federation Notified Date 11/18/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/18/2003

Wisconsin Muck Farmers Association Notified Date 11/13/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/13/2003

Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/12/2003

Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/12/2003

Wisconsin Pork Producers Association Notified Date 11/13/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/13/2003

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Notified Date 11/13/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/13/2003

Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG) Notified Date 11/24/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/24/2003

Comments
This legislation undermines many key public health, environmental, and consumer protection laws.
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation Notified Date 1/9/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/9/2004

Wisconsin Realtors Association Notified Date 12/16/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/16/2003

Wisconsin Restaurant Association Notified Date 11/25/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/25/2003

Wisconsin Society of Architects Notified Date 12/1/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/1/2003

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Notified Date 11/17/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/17/2003

Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters Notified Date 11/20/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/14/2004

Comments
No problem with the bill now that the provisions affecting apprenticeship have been removed.
Against
Report Date
11/20/2003

Comments
Opposed to section prohibiting DWD from establishing jobsite apprenticeship ratios
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association Notified Date 11/13/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/13/2003

Wisconsin State Employees Union Notified Date 12/4/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/4/2003

Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association Notified Date 1/27/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/27/2004

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Notified Date 11/14/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/14/2003

Wisconsin Utility Investors Inc Notified Date 11/12/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/12/2003

Wisconsin Wetlands Association Notified Date 11/13/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/13/2003

Comments
Allows individual property owners to cause serious alterations to public waterways without adequate environmental review or public input
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Notified Date 11/17/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/17/2003

Comments
While we strongly support job creation in Wisconsin, the Chapter 30 changes in this bill will seriously degrade Wisconsin's lakes and streams without creating jobs.
Wisconsins Environmental Decade Inc Notified Date 11/11/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/11/2003

Lobbying Efforts

  2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
2004
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
959.00
2004
January - June
1541.00
2004
July - December
Total 2500.00
1000 Friends of Wisconsin 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
71.00
2004
January - June
54.00
2004
July - December
Total 125.00
Alliant Energy Corp. 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
61.00
2004
July - December
Total 61.00
Ameritech (Wis Bell Inc) 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
115.00
2004
July - December
Total 115.00
Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
64.00
2004
July - December
Total 64.00
Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Inc 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
6.00
2004
July - December
Total 6.00
Aurora Health Care Inc 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
27.00
2004
July - December
Total 27.00
City of Milwaukee 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
38.00
2004
July - December
Total 38.00
Customers First! Coalition 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
24.00
2004
July - December
Total 24.00
Dane County 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
31.00
2004
July - December
Total 31.00
Foth & Van Dyke and Associates 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
12.00
2004
July - December
Total 12.00
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
9.00
2004
July - December
Total 9.00
International Paper 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
7.00
2004
July - December
Total 7.00
International Union of Operating Engineers Local #139 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
2.00
2004
July - December
Total 2.00
Johnson Controls Inc 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
8.00
2004
July - December
Total 8.00
Lafarge North America 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
12.00
2004
July - December
Total 12.00
Lake States Lumber Association 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
12.00
2004
July - December
Total 12.00
Madison Audubon Society Inc 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
5.00
2004
July - December
Total 5.00
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
11.00
2004
July - December
Total 11.00
Nature Conservancy - Wisconsin Chapter, The 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
10.00
2004
July - December
Total 10.00
Orion Lighting & Energy Services 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
25.00
2004
July - December
Total 25.00
Riparian Owners and Marine Contractors Association, Inc. 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
12.00
2004
July - December
Total 12.00
Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
13.00
2004
July - December
Total 13.00
Stora Enso North America 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
27.00
2004
July - December
Total 27.00
Timber Producers Association of Michigan & Wisconsin Inc 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
12.00
2004
July - December
Total 12.00
Wisconsin Association of Lakes Inc 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
53.00
2004
July - December
Total 53.00
Wisconsin Biotechnology Association Inc 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
1.00
2004
July - December
Total 1.00
Wisconsin Builders Association 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
143.00
2004
July - December
Total 143.00
Wisconsin Cast Metals Association 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
6.00
2004
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Cluster of YMCAs Executive Committee 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
28.00
2004
July - December
Total 28.00
Wisconsin Economic Development Association 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
125.00
2004
July - December
Total 125.00
Wisconsin Engine Manufacturer & Distributor Alliance (WEMDA) 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
11.00
2004
July - December
Total 11.00
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
16.00
2004
July - December
Total 16.00
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
888.00
2004
January - June
323.00
2004
July - December
Total 1211.00
Wisconsin Muck Farmers Association 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
1.00
2004
July - December
Total 1.00
Wisconsin Paper Council 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
10.00
2004
July - December
Total 10.00
Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
3.00
2004
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
14.00
2004
July - December
Total 14.00
Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG) 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
57.00
2004
July - December
Total 57.00
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
12.00
2004
July - December
Total 12.00
Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
7.00
2004
July - December
Total 7.00
Wisconsin Wetlands Association 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
10.00
2004
July - December
Total 10.00
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
41.00
2004
July - December
Total 41.00
Wisconsins Environmental Decade Inc 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
83.00
2004
July - December
Total 83.00