Madison Gas & Electric Company

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
A public utility engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric energy and the distribution of natural gas.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and administrative rules that affect the utility industry including, but not limited to, energy conservation, renewable energy, air emissions, facility siting, economic development and industry regulation.

CEO Name:
Gary Wolter
Legislative Affairs Manager

Contact
JS
John Sumi
PO Box 1231
Madison, WI 53701-1231
(608) 252-7962
jsumi@mge.com
www.mge.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
John Sumi Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Eric J Petersen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Scott Stenger Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Mindy Walker Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On 10/21/2011
Scott Neitzel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 5/18/2011 Withdrawn On 10/21/2011

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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

Other
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.
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 14
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 14
Relating to: regulation of telecommunications utilities and alternative telecommunications utilities; telecommunications provider of last-resort obligations; telecommunications intrastate switched access rates; interconnected voice over Internet protocol s...

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
Modifications to PSCW authority over pole attachment agreements.
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

Other
Notification Date
2/15/2011
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 72
Assembly Bill 72
Relating to: wind energy system rules.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/9/2012
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 117
Assembly Bill 117
Relating to: an addition to the 2009-11 Authorized State Building Program and granting bonding authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/10/2011
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 145
Assembly Bill 145
Relating to: authorizing the Public Service Commission to approve temporary electric rates to promote economic development.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/11/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 146
Assembly Bill 146
Relating to: use of renewable resource credits to comply with renewable portfolio standards.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/20/2011
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 527
Assembly Bill 527
Relating to: commissioners of the Public Service Commission; notices, orders, and determinations of the commission; certificates of authority issued by the commission; approval of contracts by the commission; electricity sales from certain wholesale mercha...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2012
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.
Assembly Bill 565
Assembly Bill 565
Relating to: spending by certain electric and natural gas public utilities on energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable resource programs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/17/2012
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 50
Senate Bill 50
Relating to: wind energy system rules.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/9/2012
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 58
Senate Bill 58
Relating to: liability of public utility customers for unbilled utility service.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/15/2011
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.
Senate Bill 102
Senate Bill 102
Relating to: authorizing the Public Service Commission to approve temporary electric rates to promote economic development.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/17/2011
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 428
Senate Bill 428
Relating to: commissioners of the Public Service Commission; notices, orders, and determinations of the commission; certificates of authority issued by the commission; approval of contracts by the commission; electricity sales from certain wholesale mercha...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 155

For
Notification Date
2/9/2012
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

Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration

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.

Comments
Low Income Weatherization and Heating Assistance Programs

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.

Comments
State Energy Policy modification

Building Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Building Commission

Notification Date
5/31/2011
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.

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

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.

Comments
Intervener Compensation grants

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.

Comments
Agency Budget

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.

Comments
Statewide Energy Efficiency Program

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

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.

Comments
Creation of UW Madison Authority

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

PSC 128, wind siting rules.
Agency Name
Public Service Commission

Subject
PSC 128, wind siting rules.

Register Number: 647 (11/15/2009)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-057
Other
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.

PSC 135, the natural gas pipeline safety code, including updates to the state additions to the pipeline safety code.
Agency Name
Public Service Commission

Subject
PSC 135, the natural gas pipeline safety code, including updates to the state additions to the pipeline safety code.

Register Number: 578 (3/1/2004)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-124
Other
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Proposed revisions to PSC 134 gas service rules.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed revisions to PSC 134 gas service rules.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/15/2013
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.

Energy conservation and renewable energy requirements for public utilities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Energy conservation and renewable energy requirements for public utilities.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/15/2013
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.

Proposals related to the providing of natural gas, electricity, or other energy services in the MGE service area and Wisconsin.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals related to the providing of natural gas, electricity, or other energy services in the MGE service area and Wisconsin.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/15/2013
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.

Proposal relating to freezing the requirements for utility renewable resource energy at 2012 levels - Oppose.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposal relating to freezing the requirements for utility renewable resource energy at 2012 levels - Oppose.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/14/2012
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.

Proposal relating to freezing the requirements for utility renewable resource energy at 2012 levels - Oppose.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposal relating to freezing the requirements for utility renewable resource energy at 2012 levels - Oppose.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
9/14/2012
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.

LRB3589/4 exempting from public utility regulation certain persons who generate electricity or heat.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB3589/4 exempting from public utility regulation certain persons who generate electricity or heat.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
5/30/2012
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.

Proposals related to the providing of natural gas or electric service in the MGE service territory.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals related to the providing of natural gas or electric service in the MGE service territory.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

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.

Proposed revisions to PSC 134 gas service rules
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed revisions to PSC 134 gas service rules

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

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.

LRB3359 various changes related to proceedings of the Public Servic Commission and the administration of renewable resource credits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB3359 various changes related to proceedings of the Public Servic Commission and the administration of renewable resource credits

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/31/2012
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.

LRB 3359 various changes related to proceedings of the Public Service Commission and administration of renewable resource credits.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 3359 various changes related to proceedings of the Public Service Commission and administration of renewable resource credits.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/25/2012
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.

PSC authority to approve economic development rates.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC authority to approve economic development rates.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

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.

Appointment of Phil Montgomery as Chairperson of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin - Support
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointment of Phil Montgomery as Chairperson of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin - Support

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
4/25/2011
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.

Energy Conservation and Renewables
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Energy Conservation and Renewables

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.

Policy recommendations of the Governors's Task Force on Global Warming
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Policy recommendations of the Governors's Task Force on Global Warming

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.

Proposals related to rates of an electric public utility as a result of a change in the cost of fuel.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals related to rates of an electric public utility as a result of a change in the cost of fuel.

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.

Proposals related to requiring that local regulation of wind energy systems be consistent with Public Service Commission rules.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals related to requiring that local regulation of wind energy systems be consistent with Public Service Commission rules.

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.

PSC Quadrennial Planning - Statewide Energy Efficiency Program budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC Quadrennial Planning - Statewide Energy Efficiency Program budget

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
$104,553.47
2011
July - December
$65,979.57
2012
January - June
$93,857.46
2012
July - December
$63,099.46
Total $327,489.96
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
45.25
2011
July - December
18.75
2012
January - June
16.00
2012
July - December
11.00
Total 91.00
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
190.40
2011
July - December
97.25
2012
January - June
383.50
2012
July - December
66.50
Total 737.65

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: regulation of telecommunications utilities and alternative telecommunications utilities; telecommunications provider of last-resort obligations; telecommunications intrastate switched access rates; interconnected voice over Internet protocol service; and use of transmission equipment and property by video service providers.
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: liability of public utility customers for unbilled utility service.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2 %
2011
July - December
11 %
2012
January - June
1 %
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
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
28 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 5 %
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
38 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: authorizing the Public Service Commission to approve temporary electric rates to promote economic development.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
23 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: spending by certain electric and natural gas public utilities on energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable resource programs.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
1 %
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: wind energy system rules.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
1 %
2012
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: commissioners of the Public Service Commission; notices, orders, and determinations of the commission; certificates of authority issued by the commission; approval of contracts by the commission; electricity sales from certain wholesale merchant plants; public utility removal of certain electric service lines; renewable resource credits; tampering or interfering with utility equipment; granting rule-making authority; and providing penalties.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
4 %
2012
July - December
Total 2 %

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
Total < 1%
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
4 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
6 %
Total 2 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
25 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 7 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
8 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %

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
2 %
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
7 %
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
2011
July - December
22 %
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
2012
January - June
7 %
2012
July - December
64 %
Total 9 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
83 %
2012
July - December
1 %
Total 40 %
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
10 %
Total < 1%

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
7 %
2011
July - December
8 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
8 %
2012
January - June
3 %
2012
July - December
14 %
Total 4 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures