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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Lawrie Kobza Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 404
Assembly Bill 404
Relating to: prohibiting municipal electric or water utilities from collecting certain utility arrearages from owners of rental properties as property liens.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/2/2009
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 620
Assembly Bill 620
Relating to: physical fitness assessments, school nutrition, a quality rating system for day care centers, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/23/2010
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.
Other
Notification Date
3/23/2010
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 844
Assembly Bill 844
Relating to: groundwater management, water conservation, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/23/2010
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 620
Senate Bill 620
Relating to: groundwater management, water conservation, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/26/2010
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

Natural Resources: Water Quality
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Water Quality

Notification Date
4/30/2009
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Comm 5, relating to licenses, certifications and registrations mandated as a result of legislation enacted during the 2007-2008 session.
Agency Name
Commerce
Subject
Comm 5, relating to licenses, certifications and registrations mandated as a result of legislation enacted during the 2007-2008 session.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 626 (3/1/2008)
Other
Notification Date
7/23/2009
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 142 and creates Chapters NR 850, 854, 856, 858, 860 and 864, the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.
Agency Name
Natural Resources
Subject
NR 142 and creates Chapters NR 850, 854, 856, 858, 860 and 864, the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 652 (5/1/2010)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-059
Other
Notification Date
7/28/2010
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 chs. NR 809 and 811 and creating ch. NR 810 Federal groundwater rule affecting public drinking water systems.
Agency Name
Natural Resources
Subject
Relating to chs. NR 809 and 811 and creating ch. NR 810 Federal groundwater rule affecting public drinking water systems.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 618 (7/1/2007)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 09-073
Other
Notification Date
1/13/2009
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
Representing interests of municipal water systems.
PSC 184 and 185, water conservation and construction rules.
Agency Name
Public Service Commission
Subject
PSC 184 and 185, water conservation and construction rules.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 654 (7/1/2010)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 11-039
Other
Notification Date
8/20/2010
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.

PSC 185, water utility service rules.
Agency Name
Public Service Commission (PSC)
Subject
PSC 185, water utility service rules.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 654 (7/1/2010)
Other
Notification Date
8/5/2010
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

Water Policy Issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Water Policy Issues

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/6/2010
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 852 - Water Conservation & Water Use Efficiency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
NR 852 - Water Conservation & Water Use Efficiency

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
8/5/2010
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.

Water Supply Planning
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Water Supply Planning

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/27/2010
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 Withdrawals
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Groundwater Withdrawals

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
4/30/2009
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 809, NR 810, NR 811 water supply rules
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
NR 809, NR 810, NR 811 water supply rules

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
4/30/2009
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.

Water Conservation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Water Conservation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
4/30/2009
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.

Water Use Fees
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Water Use Fees

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
4/30/2009
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.

Wellhead Protection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wellhead Protection

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
4/30/2009
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.

Emergency Management in Wisconsin for water and wastewater utilities, including mutual aid agreements.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Emergency Management in Wisconsin for water and wastewater utilities, including mutual aid agreements.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
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
1/13/2009
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

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$17,442.63
2009
July - December
$10,283.61
2010
January - June
$24,287.60
2010
July - December
$18,098.02
Total $70,111.86
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
19.90
2009
July - December
9.10
2010
January - June
73.10
2010
July - December
80.30
Total 182.40
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
79.70
2009
July - December
49.60
2010
January - June
65.60
2010
July - December
23.10
Total 218.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: groundwater management, water conservation, and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
11 %
2010
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: groundwater management, water conservation, and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
18 %
2010
July - December
Total 6 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
49 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 12 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
18 %
2009
July - December
33 %
2010
January - June
11 %
2010
July - December
2 %
Total 13 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
18 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 3 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
2 %
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
78 %
Total 20 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
1 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
37 %
2010
July - December
Total 13 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
4 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
44 %
2010
January - June
6 %
2010
July - December
Total 9 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
6 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
2 %
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
12 %
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
9 %
2010
July - December
4 %
Total 5 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
20 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 5 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures