Wisconsin Public Service Corporation

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Electric and natural gas utility.

Lobbying Interests:
WPS will lobby legislation and administrative rules related to energy, utilities, the environment, taxation and all items that affect its business.

CEO Name:
Larry L Weyers
Manager-Governmental Affairs

Contact
RRA
Ronald R Antonneau
PO Box 19002
Green Bay, WI 54307-9002
(920) 433-4965
(920) 433-5741
rantonn@wpsr.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Ronald Antonneau Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2007 Withdrawn On N/A
Phillip Uekert Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2007 Withdrawn On N/A
William J McCoshen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/23/2007 Withdrawn On N/A
Shawn Pfaff Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/23/2007 Withdrawn On N/A
James Morrison Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/7/2007 Withdrawn On 1/10/2008
Patrick Schillinger Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/17/2007 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 157
Assembly Bill 157
relating to: management of greenhouse gases, granting rule-making authority, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/3/2007
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 231
Assembly Bill 231
relating to: rules requiring that certain buildings be superinsulated.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/16/2007
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 268
Assembly Bill 268
relating to: creating an exemption from Public Service Commission regulation for persons who provide electricity from certain alternative energy sources.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/28/2007
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 294
Assembly Bill 294
relating to: a state electrical wiring code; regulation of electricians, electrical contractors, and electrical inspectors; inspections of electrical wiring; regulation of electrical wiring; regulation of heating and air conditioning contractors by a count...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/2/2007
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 322
Assembly Bill 322
relating to: calculation of operating revenues of certain energy utilities for the purpose of determining spending on certain energy efficiency and renewable resource programs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/15/2007
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 346
Assembly Bill 346
relating to: repealing the limits on the construction of nuclear power plants.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/19/2007
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 347
Assembly Bill 347
relating to: requiring the Public Service Commission to investigate future electric supplies after the operating licenses of nuclear power plants in the state expire.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/19/2007
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 348
Assembly Bill 348
relating to: requiring the Public Service Commission to advocate on matters related to the centralized interim storage of, and any license application for, a federal repository for high-level radioactive waste and transuranic waste and requiring nuclear po...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/19/2007
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 560
Assembly Bill 560
relating to: regulating the purchase and sale of scrap metal and other metal items, the determination of property value of scrap metal for a theft conviction, creating a civil cause of action regarding scrap metal, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/1/2007
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 81
Senate Bill 81
relating to: management of greenhouse gases, granting rule-making authority, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/3/2007
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 167
Senate Bill 167
relating to: a state electrical wiring code; regulation of electricians, electrical contractors, and electrical inspectors; inspections of electrical wiring; regulation of electrical wiring; regulation of heating and air conditioning contractors by a count...

Bill Text and History

2007 Wisconsin Act 63

For
Notification Date
5/2/2007
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 179
Senate Bill 179
relating to: calculation of operating revenues of certain energy utilities for the purpose of determining spending on certain energy efficiency and renewable resource programs.

Bill Text and History

2007 Wisconsin Act 17

For
Notification Date
5/10/2007
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 448
Senate Bill 448
relating to: environmental trust bonds issued by energy utilities.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/14/2008
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

General Fund Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes

Notification Date
5/31/2007
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
Gross Receipt Taxes on Utilities

Natural Resources: Air, Waste and Contaminated Land
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Air, Waste and Contaminated Land

Notification Date
4/2/2007
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.

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
4/2/2007
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.

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

Notification Date
4/2/2007
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
Hydro Caps

Notification Date
4/2/2007
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.

Shared Revenue and Property Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Property Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments

Notification Date
5/25/2007
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
JFC motion #270 utility aid payments to local government

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

NR 446, Control of Mercury Emissions, (CAMR).
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
NR 446, Control of Mercury Emissions, (CAMR).

Register Number: 594 (7/1/2005)
Against
Notification Date
4/3/2007
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.

relating to thermal standards for Wisconsin surface waters
Agency Name
Natural Resources

Subject
relating to thermal standards for Wisconsin surface waters

Wisconsin Administrative Register
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 07-111
None
Notification Date
6/4/2008
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.

NR 400—development and adoption of a rule to meet the BART (Best Available Retrofit Technology) provision of the Regional Haze Regulations at 40 CFR 51.300 through 51.309 and Appendix Y to Part 51.
Agency Name
Natural Resources

Subject
NR 400—development and adoption of a rule to meet the BART (Best Available Retrofit Technology) provision of the Regional Haze Regulations at 40 CFR 51.300 through 51.309 and Appendix Y to Part 51.

Register Number: 598 (10/15/2005)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 07-017
None
Notification Date
4/3/2007
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.

NR 432 to 435, NOx and SO2 reductions from major stationary sources in Wisconsin to address interstate transport of pollutants.
Agency Name
Natural Resources

Subject
NR 432 to 435, NOx and SO2 reductions from major stationary sources in Wisconsin to address interstate transport of pollutants.

Register Number: 597 (9/15/2005)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 06-104
Against
Notification Date
2/20/2007
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

Eric Callisto - PSC Chair
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Eric Callisto - PSC Chair

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
5/27/2008
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.

Actions against electric service providers for damages from stray voltage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Actions against electric service providers for damages from stray voltage

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/25/2007
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.

Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
7/25/2007
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

  2007
January - June
2007
July - December
2008
January - June
2008
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2007
January - June
$92,112.96
2007
July - December
$55,884.77
2008
January - June
$58,998.98
2008
July - December
$46,749.22
Total $253,745.93
Total Hours Communicating 2007
January - June
125.95
2007
July - December
62.75
2008
January - June
55.25
2008
July - December
33.50
Total 277.45
Total Hours Other 2007
January - June
217.65
2007
July - December
166.25
2008
January - June
142.50
2008
July - December
22.00
Total 548.40

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

relating to: management of greenhouse gases, granting rule-making authority, and providing penalties.
2007
January - June
2007
July - December
2008
January - June
2008
July - December
Total
2007
January - June
2007
July - December
1 %
2008
January - June
2008
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: regulating the purchase and sale of scrap metal and other metal items, the determination of property value of scrap metal for a theft conviction, creating a civil cause of action regarding scrap metal, and providing a penalty.
2007
January - June
2007
July - December
2008
January - June
2008
July - December
Total
2007
January - June
2007
July - December
11 %
2008
January - June
2008
July - December
Total 3 %
relating to: environmental trust bonds issued by energy utilities.
2007
January - June
2007
July - December
2008
January - June
2008
July - December
Total
2007
January - June
2007
July - December
2008
January - June
4 %
2008
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2007
January - June
2007
July - December
2008
January - June
2008
July - December
Total
2007
January - June
25 %
2007
July - December
2008
January - June
2008
July - December
Total 10 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2007
January - June
2007
July - December
2008
January - June
2008
July - December
Total
2007
January - June
30 %
2007
July - December
17 %
2008
January - June
12 %
2008
July - December
Total 20 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2007
January - June
2007
July - December
2008
January - June
2008
July - December
Total
2007
January - June
2007
July - December
26 %
2008
January - June
13 %
2008
July - December
44 %
Total 13 %
2007
January - June
2007
July - December
2008
January - June
2008
July - December
Total
2007
January - June
2007
July - December
31 %
2008
January - June
61 %
2008
July - December
56 %
Total 27 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2007
January - June
2007
July - December
2008
January - June
2008
July - December
Total
2007
January - June
45 %
2007
July - December
14 %
2008
January - June
10 %
2008
July - December
Total 25 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures