Wisconsin Propane Gas Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
WI propane marketers and their suppliers

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and rules affecting propane specifically and businesses operating in Wisconsin in general.

CEO Name:
Betsy Ahner
Executive Director

Contact
BA
Betsy Ahner
One S. Pinckney Street, Suite 504
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-0927
(608) 244-9030
bahner@charterinternet.com
www.wipga.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Betsy Ahner Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/20/2010 Withdrawn On N/A
Brandon Scholz Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/20/2010 Withdrawn On N/A
Michelle Kussow Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/20/2010 Withdrawn On N/A
Brett Hulsey Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/19/2010 Withdrawn On 5/10/2010

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 40
Assembly Bill 40
Relating to: the filing of a wage claim or the bringing of a wage claim action by a collective bargaining representative on behalf of an employee and the priority of a wage claim lien over a prior lien of a commercial lending institution and over the right...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/14/2010
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 649
Assembly Bill 649
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/26/2010
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.
Assembly Bill 794
Assembly Bill 794
Relating to: nonrefundable individual and corporate income and franchise tax credits for purchasing a thermal biomass heating system and fuel for such a system, property tax exemptions for thermal biomass heating systems and facilities used to store fuel f...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/30/2010
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 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: a state minimum wage, permitting the enactment of local living wage ordinances, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2010
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 450
Senate Bill 450
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/26/2010
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

ATCP 92, weights and measures licensing and fees.
Agency Name
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Subject
ATCP 92, weights and measures licensing and fees.

Register Number: 644 (8/15/2009)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 09-105
Against
Notification Date
1/26/2010
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Development, drafting, or introduction of proposal relating to MANDATORY INSPECTION OF PROPANE TANK AND PROPANE TANK LINES.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting, or introduction of proposal relating to MANDATORY INSPECTION OF PROPANE TANK AND PROPANE TANK LINES.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2009
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.

Development, drafting, or introduction of proposal relating to MANDATORY INSPECTION OF PROPANE TANKS AND PROPANE TANK LINES.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting, or introduction of proposal relating to MANDATORY INSPECTION OF PROPANE TANKS AND PROPANE TANK LINES.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2009
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.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Governor's Global Climate Change Task Force pertaining to transportation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Governor's Global Climate Change Task Force pertaining to transportation.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/10/2007
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.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to: Proposed amendments to One Call System law related to locating fuel storage system transmission lines.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to: Proposed amendments to One Call System law related to locating fuel storage system transmission lines.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
9/12/2007
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.

Propane Safety Act 2007
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Propane Safety Act 2007

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
9/12/2007
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.

Development,drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Liquified petroleum gas insurance - Draft legislation would mandate financial responsibility minimums for retail suppliers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development,drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Liquified petroleum gas insurance - Draft legislation would mandate financial responsibility minimums for retail suppliers.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/8/2007
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

  2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2010
January - June
$11,934.15
2010
July - December
$6,972.50
Total $18,906.65
Total Hours Communicating 2010
January - June
9.95
2010
July - December
19.25
Total 29.20
Total Hours Other 2010
January - June
94.70
2010
July - December
56.75
Total 151.45

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: nonrefundable individual and corporate income and franchise tax credits for purchasing a thermal biomass heating system and fuel for such a system, property tax exemptions for thermal biomass heating systems and facilities used to store fuel for such systems, and a sales and use tax exemption for purchasing a thermal biomass heating system.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy efficiency and renewable resource programs; renewable energy requirements of electric utilities and retail cooperatives; requiring electric utilities to purchase renewable energy from certain renewable facilities in their service territories; authority of the Public Service Commission over nuclear power plants; motor vehicle emission limitations; a low carbon standard for transportation fuels; the brownfield site assessment grant program, the main street program, the brownfields grant program, the forward innovation fund, grants to local governments for planning activities, the transportation facilities economic assistance and development program, a model parking ordinance; surface transportation planning by the Department of Transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; environmental evaluations for transportation projects; idling limits for certain vehicles; energy conservation codes for public buildings, places of employment, one- and two-family dwellings, and agricultural facilities; design standards for state buildings; energy efficiency standards for certain consumer audio and video devices, boiler inspection requirements; greenhouse gas emissions and energy use by certain state agencies and state assistance to school districts in achieving energy efficiencies; creating an exception to local levy limits for amounts spent on energy efficiency measures; creating an energy crop reserve program; identification of private forest land, promoting sequestration of carbon in forests, qualifying practices and cost-share requirements under the forest grant program established by the Department of Natural Resources; air pollution permits for certain stationary sources reducing greenhouse gas emissions; allocating a portion of existing tax-exempt industrial development revenue bonding to clean energy manufacturing facilities and renewable power generating facilities; requiring a report on certain programs to limit greenhouse gas emissions; granting rule-making authority; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
20 %
2010
July - December
Total 12 %
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy efficiency and renewable resource programs; renewable energy requirements of electric utilities and retail cooperatives; requiring electric utilities to purchase renewable energy from certain renewable facilities in their service territories; authority of the Public Service Commission over nuclear power plants; motor vehicle emission limitations; a low carbon standard for transportation fuels; the brownfield site assessment grant program, the main street program, the brownfields grant program, the forward innovation fund, grants to local governments for planning activities, the transportation facilities economic assistance and development program, a model parking ordinance; surface transportation planning by the Department of Transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; environmental evaluations for transportation projects; idling limits for certain vehicles; energy conservation codes for public buildings, places of employment, one- and two-family dwellings, and agricultural facilities; design standards for state buildings; energy efficiency standards for certain consumer audio and video devices, boiler inspection requirements; greenhouse gas emissions and energy use by certain state agencies and state assistance to school districts in achieving energy efficiencies; creating an exception to local levy limits for amounts spent on energy efficiency measures; creating an energy crop reserve program; identification of private forest land, promoting sequestration of carbon in forests, qualifying practices and cost-share requirements under the forest grant program established by the Department of Natural Resources; air pollution permits for certain stationary sources reducing greenhouse gas emissions; allocating a portion of existing tax-exempt industrial development revenue bonding to clean energy manufacturing facilities and renewable power generating facilities; requiring a report on certain programs to limit greenhouse gas emissions; granting rule-making authority; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
20 %
2010
July - December
Total 12 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
45 %
2010
July - December
85 %
Total 62 %

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
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
5 %
Total 6 %

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
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
7 %
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 8 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures