Wisconsin Farmers Union

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Agriculture, rural, healthcare, and alternative energy.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters affecting agriculture, including farming, land use planning, property taxes, the environment, water quality and health insurance. Also, we expect to focus on transportation, the UW system and campaign finance reform.

CEO Name:
Scott Schultz
Government Relations Director

Contact
KS
Kara Slaughter
16 N Carroll St Ste 810
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 514-4541
(715) 723-7011
kslaughter@wisconsinfarmersunion.com
www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Kara Slaughter Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Darin Von Ruden Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: limiting noneconomic damages awarded in actions against long-term care providers; actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of certain products; confidentiality of health care services reviews; use as evidence of info...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/14/2011
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
Measure would limit remedies for farmers injured by defective feed, seed, or equipment, in particular, equipment over 15 years old. Limiting expert witness testimony could prevent farmers from establishing harm in stray voltage cases.
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 9
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 9
Relating to: requirements for wind energy systems, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/31/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 11
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 11
Relating to: state finances, collective bargaining for public employees, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees, the state civil service system, the Medical Assistance program, sale of certain facilities, granting bonding authority, and makin...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 10

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2011
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
WFU opposes the shifting of the authority for changes to Badger Care from the legislature to the Department of Health services, and creation of a state of emergency to suspend program rules without demonstrated need.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 1
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 1
Relating to: limiting noneconomic damages awarded in actions against long-term care providers; actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of certain products; confidentiality of health care services reviews; use as evidence of info...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 2

Against
Notification Date
1/14/2011
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
Measure would limit remedies for farmers injured by defective feed, seed, or equipment, in particular, equipment over 15 years old. Limiting expert witness testimony could prevent farmers from establishing harm in stray voltage cases.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 9
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 9
Relating to: requirements for wind energy systems, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/31/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 11
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 11
Relating to: state finances, collective bargaining for public employees, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees, the state civil service system, the Medical Assistance program, sale of certain facilities, granting bonding authority, and makin...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2011
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
WFU opposes the shifting of the authority for changes to Badger Care from the legislature to the Department of Health services.
Assembly Bill 5
Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: the dairy and livestock farm investment credits.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/26/2011
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 34
Assembly Bill 34
Relating to: eliminating the fee for having land rezoned out a farmland preservation zoning district and eliminating the program for purchasing agricultural conservation easements.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/4/2011
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
Eliminating conversion fee and PACE will accelerate loss of prime farmland and drive up land costs for beginning farmers. Adjustment of these programs may be warranted, but complete elimination will be detrimental to farmland preservation.
Assembly Bill 99
Assembly Bill 99
Relating to: prohibiting the Department of Natural Resources from establishing certain restrictions on hunting antlered deer and regulating the establishment of fall open seasons for hunting deer with firearms.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/5/2011
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: use of renewable resource credits to comply with renewable portfolio standards.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/1/2011
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 228
Assembly Bill 228
Relating to: exemptions from securities registration requirements.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 178

For
Notification Date
11/15/2011
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 248
Assembly Bill 248
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles transporting overheight loads of hay or straw.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 58

For
Notification Date
9/20/2011
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 252
Assembly Bill 252
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 52

For
Notification Date
9/20/2011
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 303
Assembly Bill 303
Relating to: comprehensive planning and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/20/2011
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 311
Assembly Bill 311
Relating to: creating a sporting recruitment and retention council, programs to encourage recruitment of hunters and trappers, restrictions on expenditures under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson stewardship program, reduced fees for certain first-time hun...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 168

For
Notification Date
10/21/2011
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
Wisconsin Farmers Union seeks an exception to the requirement for hunting access on Stewardship lands in the case of easements acquired through the Purchase of Ag Conservation Easements program.
Assembly Bill 414
Assembly Bill 414
Relating to: foreclosure on abandoned properties.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/17/2011
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 473
Assembly Bill 473
Relating to: delaying the restrictions on participation by the University of Wisconsin System in selling or providing telecommunications services.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/1/2012
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 474
Assembly Bill 474
Relating to: changing the deadline for approval of a certain federal law waiver request affecting the Medical Assistance program.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2012
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 489
Assembly Bill 489
Relating to: financial assistance for the livestock premises registration program, a tax credit for livestock identification tags and tag-reading equipment, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/1/2012
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 501
Assembly Bill 501
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting manure.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2012
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 502
Assembly Bill 502
Relating to: hunting and trapping of wolves, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2012
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.
None
Notification Date
1/30/2012
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 562
Assembly Bill 562
Relating to: limiting the authority of a city, village, or town to enact a development moratorium ordinance.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2012
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 9
Senate Bill 9
Relating to: the dairy and livestock farm investment credits.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 15

For
Notification Date
1/26/2011
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 24
Senate Bill 24
Relating to: eliminating the fee for having land rezoned out a farmland preservation zoning district and eliminating the program for purchasing agricultural conservation easements.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/4/2011
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
Eliminating conversion fee and PACE will accelerate the loss of prime farmland and drive up the cost of land for beginning farmers. Adjustment of these programs may be warranted, but complete elimination will be detrimental to farmland preservation.
Senate Bill 75
Senate Bill 75
Relating to: prohibiting the Department of Natural Resources from establishing certain restrictions on hunting antlered deer and regulating the establishment of fall open seasons for hunting deer with firearms.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 50

Against
Notification Date
5/11/2011
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 181
Senate Bill 181
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles transporting overheight loads of hay or straw.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/29/2011
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 195
Senate Bill 195
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/29/2011
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 225
Senate Bill 225
Relating to: comprehensive planning and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/3/2012
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 307
Senate Bill 307
Relating to: foreclosure on abandoned properties.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 136

Other
Notification Date
12/17/2011
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 351
Senate Bill 351
Relating to: changing the deadline for approval of a certain federal law waiver request affecting the Medical Assistance program.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/3/2012
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 375
Senate Bill 375
Relating to: delaying the restrictions on participation by the University of Wisconsin System in selling or providing telecommunications services.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/23/2012
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 396
Senate Bill 396
Relating to: financial assistance for the livestock premises registration program, a tax credit for livestock identification tags and tag-reading equipment, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 278

Other
Notification Date
2/1/2012
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 406
Senate Bill 406
Relating to: notice requirements for zoning actions related to frac sand mining.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2012
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 410
Senate Bill 410
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting manure.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 279

For
Notification Date
2/7/2012
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 434
Senate Bill 434
Relating to: operation of farm tractors on highways.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2012
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 504
Senate Bill 504
Relating to: limiting the authority of a city, village, or town to enact a development moratorium ordinance.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 144

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2012
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

Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
3/25/2011
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.

Financial Institutions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Financial Institutions

Notification Date
5/26/2011
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
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes the provision in JFC motion #169, changing the procedure for converting a Credit Union to a bank or savings bank.

www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=219:wfu-asks-legis
Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs

Notification Date
3/25/2011
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 Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits

Notification Date
3/25/2011
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.

Transportation: Local Transportation Aid
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Local Transportation Aid

Notification Date
3/25/2011
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.

Transportation: State Highways
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: State Highways

Notification Date
3/25/2011
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.

University of Wisconsin System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System

Notification Date
4/26/2011
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
WFU opposes the provision in the governor's budget proposal to establish a separate public authority for the UW-Madison.

Supporting Documentation
20110425_164922_WISCONSIN FARMERS UNION POSITION ON THE NEW BADGER PARTNERSHIP.doc

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

ATCP 69, buttermaker licensing.
Agency Name
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Subject
ATCP 69, buttermaker licensing.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 648 (1/1/2010)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-106
For
Notification Date
1/12/2011
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.

Livestock premises registration.
Agency Name
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Subject
Livestock premises registration.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 670 (10/15/2011)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 12-024
Other
Notification Date
10/5/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Meat and Meat Food Products, Revises Chapter ATCP 55, relating to meat and meat food products. SS 005-12
Agency Name
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Subject
Meat and Meat Food Products, Revises Chapter ATCP 55, relating to meat and meat food products. SS 005-12
Scope Statement
Register Number: 673 (1/31/2012)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 12-040
For
Notification Date
10/5/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revises Chapter ATCP 49, relating to farmland preservation planning and zoning and farmland preservation agreements..
Agency Name
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Subject
Revises Chapter ATCP 49, relating to farmland preservation planning and zoning and farmland preservation agreements..
Scope Statement
Register Number: 676 (4/30/2012)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 13-003
For
Notification Date
10/5/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

ATCP 50 - Soil and water resource management.
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
ATCP 50 - Soil and water resource management.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 617 (6/1/2007)
None
Notification Date
1/3/2012
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.

ATCP 51, livestock facility siting.
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
ATCP 51, livestock facility siting.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 658 (10/15/2010)
For
Notification Date
1/12/2011
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
WFU generally supports the recommendations in the Livestock Siting Technical Committee final report. WFU supports timely continuation of the rulemaking process and an increase in the livestock facility siting application fee.
ATCP 53, the Farmland Preservation Program — Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) Designation.
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
ATCP 53, the Farmland Preservation Program — Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) Designation.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 652 (5/1/2010)
For
Notification Date
1/12/2011
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.

Grain dealer and grain warehouse keeper agricultural producer security assessments.
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
Grain dealer and grain warehouse keeper agricultural producer security assessments.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 667 (8/1/2011)
Other
Notification Date
9/20/2011
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

2013-2015 Biennial Budget and 2013 budget lapses
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2013-2015 Biennial Budget and 2013 budget lapses

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
9/8/2012
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.

2013-2015 Biennial Budget and 2013 budget lapses
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2013-2015 Biennial Budget and 2013 budget lapses

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/7/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

regulating sales of home-processed baked goods
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulating sales of home-processed baked goods

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/3/2012
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.

frac sand mining
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
frac sand mining

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/20/2011
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.

LRB-1135/2 - the elimination of the conversion fee for lands in exclusive ag zoning areas; elimination of the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-1135/2 - the elimination of the conversion fee for lands in exclusive ag zoning areas; elimination of the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/16/2011
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.

in favor of the proposal to end raids on segregated funds, such as the Ag Chemical Cleanup Fund and Transportation Fund
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
in favor of the proposal to end raids on segregated funds, such as the Ag Chemical Cleanup Fund and Transportation Fund

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/25/2011
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.

supporting the appointment of Ben Brancel as Secretary of Agriculture
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
supporting the appointment of Ben Brancel as Secretary of Agriculture

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/20/2011
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.

Direct sales of Raw Milk.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Direct sales of Raw Milk.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/12/2011
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.

Funding for the Wisconsin Working Lands Initiative.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for the Wisconsin Working Lands Initiative.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/12/2011
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.

Funding for University of Wisconsin Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for University of Wisconsin Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/12/2011
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.

Maintaining funding and eligibility requirements for Badger Care and Badger Care Plus.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Maintaining funding and eligibility requirements for Badger Care and Badger Care Plus.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/12/2011
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.

State support for schools districts seeking to purchase local foods direct from farmers and local food processors (Farm to School.)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State support for schools districts seeking to purchase local foods direct from farmers and local food processors (Farm to School.)

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/12/2011
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.

The taxation of biodiesel and straight vegetable oil fuels.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The taxation of biodiesel and straight vegetable oil fuels.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/12/2011
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.

A "Renewable Fuels for Schools" bonding program for the establishment of biomass energy systems in public institutions.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
A "Renewable Fuels for Schools" bonding program for the establishment of biomass energy systems in public institutions.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Establishing a statewide uniform system of renewable energy buyback rates.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Establishing a statewide uniform system of renewable energy buyback rates.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Increased enforcement by Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection of federal prohibition of the use of milk protein concentrate in standardized dairy products.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increased enforcement by Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection of federal prohibition of the use of milk protein concentrate in standardized dairy products.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Increasing the availability of credit to dairy farmers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increasing the availability of credit to dairy farmers.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

The increase of WPDES permit fees.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The increase of WPDES permit fees.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

The regulation of advanced renewable tariffs paid to small-scale energy generators by the Public Service Commission.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The regulation of advanced renewable tariffs paid to small-scale energy generators by the Public Service Commission.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

To allow for the sale of raw milk by dairy farmers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
To allow for the sale of raw milk by dairy farmers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$6,825.12
2011
July - December
$4,314.44
2012
January - June
$10,134.33
2012
July - December
$6,930.69
Total $28,204.57
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
79.45
2011
July - December
39.50
2012
January - June
59.00
2012
July - December
29.75
Total 207.70
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
197.65
2011
July - December
60.25
2012
January - June
177.50
2012
July - December
183.50
Total 618.90

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: limiting noneconomic damages awarded in actions against long-term care providers; actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of certain products; confidentiality of health care services reviews; use as evidence of information regarding health care providers; reporting of quality indicators identifying individual hospitals; homicide or injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire; criminal abuse of individuals at risk; criminal abuse and neglect of patients and residents; evidence of lay and expert witnesses; damages for frivolous claims; and punitive damage awards.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
1 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: limiting noneconomic damages awarded in actions against long-term care providers; actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of certain products; confidentiality of health care services reviews; use as evidence of information regarding health care providers; reporting of quality indicators identifying individual hospitals; homicide or injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire; criminal abuse of individuals at risk; criminal abuse and neglect of patients and residents; evidence of lay and expert witnesses; damages for frivolous claims; and punitive damage awards.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
1 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requirements for wind energy systems, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
1 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the dairy and livestock farm investment credits.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
1 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the dairy and livestock farm investment credits.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
1 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requirements for wind energy systems, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
1 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: eliminating the fee for having land rezoned out a farmland preservation zoning district and eliminating the program for purchasing agricultural conservation easements.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
1 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: eliminating the fee for having land rezoned out a farmland preservation zoning district and eliminating the program for purchasing agricultural conservation easements.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
1 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: use of renewable resource credits to comply with renewable portfolio standards.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
5 %
2011
July - December
15 %
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: state finances, collective bargaining for public employees, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees, the state civil service system, the Medical Assistance program, sale of certain facilities, granting bonding authority, and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: state finances, collective bargaining for public employees, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees, the state civil service system, the Medical Assistance program, sale of certain facilities, granting bonding authority, and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: comprehensive planning and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: changing the deadline for approval of a certain federal law waiver request affecting the Medical Assistance program.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: comprehensive planning and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: foreclosure on abandoned properties.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
15 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: delaying the restrictions on participation by the University of Wisconsin System in selling or providing telecommunications services.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: delaying the restrictions on participation by the University of Wisconsin System in selling or providing telecommunications services.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: financial assistance for the livestock premises registration program, a tax credit for livestock identification tags and tag-reading equipment, and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: limiting the authority of a city, village, or town to enact a development moratorium ordinance.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: financial assistance for the livestock premises registration program, a tax credit for livestock identification tags and tag-reading equipment, and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: limiting the authority of a city, village, or town to enact a development moratorium ordinance.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
1 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
5 %
Total 2 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
1 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
5 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
5 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
5 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
30 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
20 %
Total 15 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
5 %
Total 2 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
15 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
15 %
Total 4 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
20 %
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
Total 1 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
Total 1 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
2 %
Total < 1%
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
7 %
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures