Customers First! Coalition

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Customers First! Coalition supports responsible restructuring of our state's electric industry. Such restructuring must ensure that, if deregulation occurs, Wisconsin customers will continue to receive low rates and reliable service, and that all customers will benefit from any changes.

Lobbying Interests:
Seek to influence legislation and rules relating to the restructuring or deregulation of Wisconsin's electric industry.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
MB
Matt Bromley
14 W Mifflin Street, Ste 310
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 286-0784
(608) 286-6174
mbromley@customersfirst.org
www.customersfirst.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Matt Bromley Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
1/27/2011
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

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 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
1/25/2011
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.
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
2/16/2011
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.
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

Against
Notification Date
5/23/2011
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
2/7/2012
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 50
Senate Bill 50
Relating to: wind energy system rules.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/6/2012
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 102
Senate Bill 102
Relating to: authorizing the Public Service Commission to approve temporary electric rates to promote economic development.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/18/2011
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 263
Senate Bill 263
Relating to: setback requirements for wind energy systems and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/8/2011
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 392
Senate Bill 392
Relating to: setback requirements for wind energy systems.

Bill Text and History

Against
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 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
2/7/2012
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.

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
For
Notification Date
2/9/2011
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

Electric rates charged to customers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Electric rates charged to customers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
4/19/2011
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.

Support nomination of Phil Montgomery to Public Service Commission
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support nomination of Phil Montgomery to Public Service Commission

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
4/12/2011
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.

Supporting Documentation
20110412_095208_Customers First - Montgomery appt PSC.pdf


Proposals related to the administration of energy efficiency and renewable resource programs, low income energy assistance, and renewable energy requirements for energy utilities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals related to the administration of energy efficiency and renewable resource programs, low income energy assistance, and renewable energy requirements for energy utilities.

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
$4,348.37
2011
July - December
$1,872.52
2012
January - June
$1,548.04
2012
July - December
$1,630.85
Total $9,399.78
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
8.50
2011
July - December
2.25
2012
January - June
4.50
2012
July - December
2.00
Total 17.25
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
45.50
2011
July - December
21.00
2012
January - June
14.25
2012
July - December
17.75
Total 98.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
3 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
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
4 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
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
5 %
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
5 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
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
38 %
2011
July - December
52 %
2012
January - June
4 %
2012
July - December
Total 29 %
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
28 %
2012
January - June
8 %
2012
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: setback requirements for wind energy systems and granting rule-making authority.
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 < 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
12 %
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
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
17 %
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
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
18 %
2012
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
17 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 8 %

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
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
7 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
7 %
2012
July - December
20 %
Total 8 %

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
10 %
2011
July - December
20 %
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
20 %
Total 13 %

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
6 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
25 %
2012
July - December
60 %
Total 17 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures