Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Manufacture and sale of consumer and paper products.

Lobbying Interests:
The corporation may attempt to influence legislation and administrative rules in the areas of commerce and business, environment, manufacturing, solid waste and taxation, among others.

CEO Name:
Thomas Falk
Senior Director, Government Affairs

Contact
FS
Fred Shaffer
401 N Lake St PO Box 349
Neenah, WI 54957-0349
(920) 721-3117
(920) 225-4502
fshaffer@kcc.com
www.kimberly-clark.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Fred Shaffer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/4/2005 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 101
Assembly Bill 101
relating to: product liability of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/22/2005
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 174
Assembly Bill 174
relating to: limits on the designation of enterprise development zones.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/22/2005
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 206
Assembly Bill 206
relating to: creating an income and franchise tax credit for research conducted in this state by a corporation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/22/2005
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 222
Assembly Bill 222
relating to: environmental claims under general liability insurance policies, fees related to removal of contaminated material from a navigable water, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/22/2005
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

For
Notification Date
5/22/2005
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 287
Assembly Bill 287
relating to: the minimum number of railroad employees required to be present in the cab of the lead control locomotive when the railroad train or locomotive is in motion.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/14/2006
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.
Assembly Bill 554
Assembly Bill 554
relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for electricity used in research or development.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/1/2005
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.
Comments
sales tax exemption on energy used in research and development.
Assembly Bill 601
Assembly Bill 601
relating to: revoking, modifying, or imposing conditions on certain approvals.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/26/2005
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 607
Assembly Bill 607
relating to: prohibiting the sale of a product in a plastic container if the container does not consist of a percentage of postconsumer waste by weight and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/6/2005
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 623
Assembly Bill 623
relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for sales and use taxes paid on the purchase of electricity used in research and development.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/1/2005
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.
Comments
Credit for sales tax on energy used in research and develpment. Support, but prefer AB 554 (sales tax exemption).
Assembly Bill 778
Assembly Bill 778
relating to: actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of products.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/26/2005
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 52
Senate Bill 52
relating to: apportioning remaining net income by using a single sales factor based on creating and retaining new jobs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/22/2005
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 58
Senate Bill 58
relating to: product liability of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/22/2005
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 70
Senate Bill 70
relating to: evidence of lay and expert witnesses.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/22/2005
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Public Service Commission: Agencywide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Agencywide

Notification Date
5/22/2005
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.

Comments
Budget would shift $53 million of ratepayers assessments from the Public Benefits Fund to the general fund. OPPOSED

Revenue: Tax Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Tax Administration

Notification Date
5/22/2005
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.

Comments
Sourcing language would redefine "sales" for the apportionment fromula of the corporate income tax. OPPOSED

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Support for nomination of Dan Ebert as Chairman of the WI Public Service Commission.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for nomination of Dan Ebert as Chairman of the WI Public Service Commission.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/26/2005
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

  2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2006
January - June
$8,584.25
2006
July - December
$6,545.80
Total $15,130.05
Total Hours Communicating 2006
January - June
18.00
2006
July - December
10.00
Total 28.00
Total Hours Other 2006
January - June
45.00
2006
July - December
38.00
Total 83.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

relating to: apportioning remaining net income by using a single sales factor based on creating and retaining new jobs.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
10 %
2006
July - December
10 %
Total 10 %
relating to: creating an income and franchise tax credit for research conducted in this state by a corporation.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
10 %
2006
July - December
10 %
Total 10 %
relating to: environmental claims under general liability insurance policies, fees related to removal of contaminated material from a navigable water, and making an appropriation.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
10 %
2006
July - December
Total 5 %
relating to: prohibiting the sale of a product in a plastic container if the container does not consist of a percentage of postconsumer waste by weight and providing a penalty.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
10 %
2006
July - December
10 %
Total 10 %
relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for sales and use taxes paid on the purchase of electricity used in research and development.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
10 %
2006
July - December
10 %
Total 10 %
relating to: the minimum number of railroad employees required to be present in the cab of the lead control locomotive when the railroad train or locomotive is in motion.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
15 %
2006
July - December
Total 8 %
relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for electricity used in research or development.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
15 %
2006
July - December
20 %
Total 17 %
relating to: product liability of manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.
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
10 %
Total 5 %

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

No topics found.

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
2006
January - June
10 %
2006
July - December
10 %
Total 10 %

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
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
10 %
2006
July - December
20 %
Total 14 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures