Dairy Business Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Dairy industry.

Lobbying Interests:
Agricultural legislation.

CEO Name:
Jerry Meissner
Executive Director

Contact
LF
Laurie Fischer
P.O. Box 13505
Green Bay, WI 54307-3505
(920) 771-0008
(920) 771-0008
LFischer@widba.com
www.widba.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Jayme Sellen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
William J McCoshen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Shawn Pfaff Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Laurie Fischer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
David Crass Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Anna Wildeman Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
David Jelinski Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On 8/1/2011
Chad Taylor Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 5/2/2012 Withdrawn On 7/11/2012

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

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.
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 8
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 8
Relating to: the authority of a state agency to promulgate rules interpreting the provisions of a statute enforced or administered by the agency and to implement or enforce any standard, requirement, or threshold as a term or condition of a license issued ...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 21

Other
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.
For
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 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

Other
Notification Date
1/10/2011
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.
For
Notification Date
1/10/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 3
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 3
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for businesses that relocate to this state.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/10/2011
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.
For
Notification Date
1/10/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 4
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 4
Relating to: increasing the amount of the credits under the economic development tax credit program.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/10/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 5
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 5
Relating to: requiring a supermajority for passage of tax increase legislation.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/10/2011
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.
For
Notification Date
1/10/2011
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 5
Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: the dairy and livestock farm investment credits.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/24/2011
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

Other
Notification Date
3/2/2011
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 104
Assembly Bill 104
Relating to: membership of the Natural Resources Board.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 149

For
Notification Date
9/26/2011
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 146
Assembly Bill 146
Relating to: use of renewable resource credits to comply with renewable portfolio standards.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/27/2012
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 173
Assembly Bill 173
Relating to: local ordinances, determining the lawful presence of a person arrested for or charged with a crime or certain civil violations, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/9/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 177
Assembly Bill 177
Relating to: procedures for applications and hearings relating to permits and contracts for structures, deposits, and other activities in or near navigable waters.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/12/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 195
Assembly Bill 195
Relating to: the regulation of emissions of hazardous air contaminants associated with agricultural waste and the partial suspension of rules promulgated by the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/29/2011
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.
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
9/26/2011
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 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
9/23/2011
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 306
Assembly Bill 306
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/31/2011
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.
Assembly Bill 357
Assembly Bill 357
Relating to: allowing members of a dairy cooperative to claim the dairy manufacturing facility investment credit in the next taxable year.

Bill Text and History

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.
Assembly Bill 463
Assembly Bill 463
Relating to: permits for discharges into wetlands; wetland mitigation; wetland mapping and delineation; fees for permits and other authorizations or determinations by the Department of Natural Resources relating to structures, deposits, and other activitie...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/11/2012
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
1/27/2012
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 585
Assembly Bill 585
Relating to: the waiver of requirements related to the discharge of water pollution for certain research projects.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/22/2012
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
1/24/2011
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

Other
Notification Date
3/2/2011
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 108
Senate Bill 108
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms.

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.
Senate Bill 119
Senate Bill 119
Relating to: the appointment and term of service of the secretary of natural resources and vacancies on the Natural Resources Board.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/17/2011
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 138
Senate Bill 138
Relating to: the regulation of emissions of hazardous air contaminants associated with agricultural waste and the partial suspension of rules promulgated by the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 122

For
Notification Date
6/30/2011
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
9/26/2011
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 223
Senate Bill 223
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 56

For
Notification Date
10/31/2011
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.
Senate Bill 260
Senate Bill 260
Relating to: allowing members of a dairy cooperative to claim the dairy manufacturing facility investment credit in the next taxable year.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 237

For
Notification Date
12/6/2011
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 368
Senate Bill 368
Relating to: permits for discharges into wetlands; wetland mitigation; wetland mapping and delineation; fees for permits and other authorizations or determinations by the Department of Natural Resources relating to structures, deposits, and other activitie...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 118

For
Notification Date
1/11/2012
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 402
Senate Bill 402
Relating to: the waiver of requirements related to the discharge of water pollution for certain research projects.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 188

For
Notification Date
1/27/2012
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
2/6/2012
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 11
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 11
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/31/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 24
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 24
Relating to: the issuance of, and exemptions from, certain individual permits, contracts, and general permits for structures, deposits, and other activities in or near navigable waters; areas of significant scientific value that are areas of special natura...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/27/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 24
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 24
Relating to: the issuance of, and exemptions from, certain individual permits, contracts, and general permits for structures, deposits, and other activities in or near navigable waters; areas of significant scientific value that are areas of special natura...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/27/2011
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/30/2011
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
Working Lands Initiative

Natural Resources: Air, Waste, and Contaminated Land
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Air, Waste, and Contaminated Land

Notification Date
6/15/2011
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.

Comments
Support the inclusion of language to exempt research and development projects for nutrient management tools and precision agriculture.

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

Notification Date
3/30/2011
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
Local road maintenance funding

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

Notification Date
6/15/2011
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.

Comments
Support additional funding for local road maintenance for town and county governments.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

ATCP 99, agricultural producer security.
Agency Name
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Subject
ATCP 99, agricultural producer security.

Register Number: 614 (3/1/2007)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 07-073
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.

ATCP 29 and 40, the Agricultural Chemical Cleanup Program.
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
ATCP 29 and 40, the Agricultural Chemical Cleanup Program.

Register Number: 612 (1/1/2007)
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.

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.

Register Number: 617 (6/1/2007)
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.

ATCP 51, livestock facility siting.
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
ATCP 51, livestock facility siting.

Register Number: 658 (10/15/2010)
Other
Notification Date
1/18/2011
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.

NR 102 and 217, phosphorus water quality standards criteria and related WPDES permit limitations and procedures.
Agency Name
Natural Resources

Subject
NR 102 and 217, phosphorus water quality standards criteria and related WPDES permit limitations and procedures.

Wisconsin Administrative Register
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-035
None
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.

NR 142 and creates Chapters NR 850, 854, 856, 858, 860 and 864, the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.
Agency Name
Natural Resources

Subject
NR 142 and creates Chapters NR 850, 854, 856, 858, 860 and 864, the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact.

Register Number: 652 (5/1/2010)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-059
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.

NR 150, the Department’s implementation of the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA) and s. 1.11, Wis. Stats.
Agency Name
Natural Resources

Subject
NR 150, the Department’s implementation of the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA) and s. 1.11, Wis. Stats.

Register Number: 657 (9/15/2010)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 13-022
None
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

Nutrient Pollutant Trading
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Nutrient Pollutant Trading

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/19/2012
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.

Nutrient Pollutant Trading
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Nutrient Pollutant Trading

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
11/19/2012
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.

Legislation on animal cruelty
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation on animal cruelty

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2012
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.

LRB 2803/1 permits for discharges into wetlands; wetland mitigation; wetland mapping and delineation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2803/1 permits for discharges into wetlands; wetland mitigation; wetland mapping and delineation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2012
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.

Seasonal exemption of the road weight limits for the transportation of manure
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Seasonal exemption of the road weight limits for the transportation of manure

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2012
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.

NR 445 -- control of hazardous pollutants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
NR 445 -- control of hazardous pollutants

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
6/17/2011
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.

Support for the appointment of William Bruins to the Natural Resources Board.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for the appointment of William Bruins to the Natural Resources Board.

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.

Immigration legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Immigration legislation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/30/2011
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.

sale of raw milk
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
sale of raw milk

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/18/2011
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.

LRB -0796/P1 relating to a personal property tax exemption for manure digesters
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB -0796/P1 relating to a personal property tax exemption for manure digesters

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.

Support the appointment of Cathy Stepp as the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support the appointment of Cathy Stepp as the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.

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.

Support the appointment of Mike Huebsch as Secretary of the Department of Administration.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support the appointment of Mike Huebsch as Secretary of the Department of Administration.

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.

Support the appointment of Paul Jadin as Secretary of the Department of Commerce.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support the appointment of Paul Jadin as Secretary of the Department of Commerce.

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.

Support the appointment of Ben Brancel as the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support the appointment of Ben Brancel as the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/24/2011
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.

Regulatory Reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulatory Reform

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/18/2011
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.

2011-2012 Biennial Budget in the areas of DATCP, DNR and Commerce
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2011-2012 Biennial Budget in the areas of DATCP, DNR and Commerce

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.

CAFO fees
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CAFO fees

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.

Economic Development - Cheese Infrastructure Modernization
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Economic Development - Cheese Infrastructure Modernization

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.

Great Lakes Compact and its impact on the Wisconsin dairy industry.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Great Lakes Compact and its impact on the Wisconsin dairy industry.

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.

Incentives For Producers / Green Tier Advancement Project
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Incentives For Producers / Green Tier Advancement Project

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.

Karst / land use restriction legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Karst / land use restriction legislation

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.

LRB 09-3242/3 Topic: Allow sale of raw milk to consumers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 09-3242/3 Topic: Allow sale of raw milk to consumers

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.

LRB 09-4258/1 Dairy investment Tax credit
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 09-4258/1 Dairy investment Tax credit

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.

LRB 3207/P7 Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 3207/P7 Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact

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.

LRB 3607/1; relating to making companies that hire illegal aliens ineligible for certain tax exemptions, governmental contracts, grants, and loans, granting rule-making authority, and providing penalties
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 3607/1; relating to making companies that hire illegal aliens ineligible for certain tax exemptions, governmental contracts, grants, and loans, granting rule-making authority, and providing penalties

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.

LRB 4264/1 KARST legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 4264/1 KARST legislation

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.

LRB 4342/1 -in support of- which pertains to determining the size of a livestock operation for the applicability of the livestock facility siting law.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 4342/1 -in support of- which pertains to determining the size of a livestock operation for the applicability of the livestock facility siting law.

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.

LRB-3677/1 relating to: the issuance of driver cards and driver card instruction permits by the Department of Transportation to those who do not provide documentary proof of legal status
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-3677/1 relating to: the issuance of driver cards and driver card instruction permits by the Department of Transportation to those who do not provide documentary proof of legal status

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.

NR 217 EFFLUENT STANDARDS AND LIMITATIONS
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
NR 217 EFFLUENT STANDARDS AND LIMITATIONS

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.

Office of Energy Independence anaerobic digesters & development of biogas.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Office of Energy Independence anaerobic digesters & development of biogas.

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: Advanced renewable tarrif
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC: Advanced renewable tarrif

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.

TMDL’s for Total Phosphorus and Total Suspended Solids -- DNR
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
TMDL’s for Total Phosphorus and Total Suspended Solids -- DNR

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$104,871.53
2011
July - December
$31,432.59
2012
January - June
$67,428.94
2012
July - December
$57,355.59
Total $261,088.64
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
137.10
2011
July - December
35.75
2012
January - June
59.30
2012
July - December
54.75
Total 286.90
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
848.35
2011
July - December
176.20
2012
January - June
354.85
2012
July - December
226.05
Total 1605.45

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the authority of a state agency to promulgate rules interpreting the provisions of a statute enforced or administered by the agency and to implement or enforce any standard, requirement, or threshold as a term or condition of a license issued by the state agency; gubernatorial approval of proposed administrative rules; economic impact analyses of proposed rules and emergency rules; and venue in a declaratory judgment action seeking judicial review of the validity of an administrative rule and in an action in which the sole defendant is the state.
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: the dairy and livestock farm investment credits.
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: local ordinances, determining the lawful presence of a person arrested for or charged with a crime or certain civil violations, and providing a penalty.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
5 %
2011
July - December
20 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
15 %
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural crops.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for certain overweight vehicles or vehicle combinations transporting agricultural products.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
30 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: permits for discharges into wetlands; wetland mitigation; wetland mapping and delineation; fees for permits and other authorizations or determinations by the Department of Natural Resources relating to structures, deposits, and other activities in or near navigable waters; making appropriations; 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
5 %
2012
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the waiver of requirements related to the discharge of water pollution for certain research projects.
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: seasonal weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting manure.
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 2 %
Relating to: permits for discharges into wetlands; wetland mitigation; wetland mapping and delineation; fees for permits and other authorizations or determinations by the Department of Natural Resources relating to structures, deposits, and other activities in or near navigable waters; making appropriations; 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
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the waiver of requirements related to the discharge of water pollution for certain research projects.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
20 %
2012
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the regulation of emissions of hazardous air contaminants associated with agricultural waste and the partial suspension of rules promulgated by the Department of Natural Resources.
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%

Budget Bill Subjects

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
10 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
Total 6 %
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 5 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
20 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 13 %
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 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
20 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 10 %
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
7 %
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
7 %
Total 1 %

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 3 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
27 %
Total 5 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
16 %
Total 3 %
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
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
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
8 %
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
9 %
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
11 %
Total 2 %

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
5 %
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
5 %
Total 6 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures