Municipal Environmental Group - Water Division

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
A coalition of municipalities to research, distribute information, and comment on municipal environmental regulatory issues. Represents communities operating publicly owned water supply systems.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and rules affecting municipal drinking water utilities.

CEO Name:
Wally H Thom
Legal Counsel

Contact
LK
Lawrie Kobza
PO Box 927
Madison, WI 53701-0927
(608) 283-1788
(608) 283-1709
lkobza@boardmanlawfirm.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Lawrie Kobza Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2005 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 126
Assembly Bill 126
relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a local unit of government's or nonprofit organization.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/19/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 146
Assembly Bill 146
relating to: changing the amount at which a public construction contract let by a city, village, town, technical college district board, town sanitary district commission, or federated public library system must be let to the lowest responsible bidder.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 202

For
Notification Date
5/19/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 278
Assembly Bill 278
relating to: liens, public nuisances, witnesses, and liability of shareholders.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/3/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 874
Assembly Bill 874
relating to: well drilling, pump installing, well inspection and abandonment, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/10/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 170
Senate Bill 170
relating to: electric service provided by municipal utilities to rental dwellings.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/19/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 467
Senate Bill 467
relating to: well drilling, pump installing, well inspection and abandonment, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 360

Against
Notification Date
1/10/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 498
Senate Bill 498
relating to: excavation notices and installation of certain water and sewer laterals.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 425

Against
Notification Date
1/25/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Great Lakes Charter
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Great Lakes Charter

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/6/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Groundwater Advisory Committee
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Groundwater Advisory Committee

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/13/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

TABOR
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
TABOR

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2005
January - June
$4,080.00
2005
July - December
$6,620.00
2006
January - June
$15,368.80
2006
July - December
$7,560.00
Total $33,628.80
Total Hours Communicating 2005
January - June
1.90
2005
July - December
0.50
2006
January - June
17.70
2006
July - December
8.10
Total 28.20
Total Hours Other 2005
January - June
18.50
2005
July - December
32.60
2006
January - June
84.50
2006
July - December
42.30
Total 177.90

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

relating to: electric service provided by municipal utilities to rental dwellings.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
5 %
2005
July - December
10 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2 %
relating to: liens, public nuisances, witnesses, and liability of shareholders.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
15 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 1 %
relating to: well drilling, pump installing, well inspection and abandonment, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2 %
2006
January - June
18 %
2006
July - December
Total 9 %
relating to: well drilling, pump installing, well inspection and abandonment, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
3 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: excavation notices and installation of certain water and sewer laterals.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
30 %
2006
July - December
Total 15 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
5 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
12 %
2005
July - December
84 %
2006
January - June
51 %
2006
July - December
51 %
Total 52 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
49 %
Total 12 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
1 %
2006
January - June
1 %
2006
July - December
Total < 1%

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
63 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 6 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures