Cooperative Network Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Cooperative businesses of all types.

Lobbying Interests:
Cooperative Network represents a wide range of cooperative businesses and therefore tracks and lobbies on a variety of issues, including those affecting financial institutions such as credit unions, telephone co-ops and rural electric cooperatives and energy utilities, dairy, farm supply, livestock marketing, mutual insurance and other insurance, health care and cooperative housing. Cooperative taxation issues impact all Cooperative Network members and is another area in which the Cooperative Network is involved. State agencies the Cooperative Network works most closely with include the PSC, DATCP, DNR, DFI and DSPS.

CEO Name:
William Oemichen
Vice President of Administration

Contact
PB
Patricia Berry
1 S Pinckney St, Ste. 810
Madison, WI 53703-2869
(608) 258-4400
(608) 258-4407
pat.berry@cooperativenetwork.coop

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
John Manske Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/11/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Timothy Clay Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/11/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Beata Kalies Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/11/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Sharon Brandt Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/11/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
James Rabbitt Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/14/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
David Ward Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/16/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
William L Oemichen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/1/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 35
Assembly Bill 35
Relating to: the effective date for licensing and registration requirements for electricians and electrical contractors. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 4

None
Notification Date
2/26/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 39
Assembly Bill 39
Relating to: powers and duties of an electric transmission company and certificates of public convenience and necessity and permits for certain electric generating facilities and high-voltage transmission lines.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/26/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 58
Assembly Bill 58
Relating to: bank service corporations and credit union service organizations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 22

For
Notification Date
3/20/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 140
Assembly Bill 140
Relating to: indemnification provisions in contracts for the sale of services.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/5/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 257
Assembly Bill 257
Relating to: exemption from civil liability for electric service providers.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/2/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 287
Assembly Bill 287
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/15/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 345
Assembly Bill 345
Relating to: installation of smart meters by certain public utilities and cooperative associations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/3/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 373
Assembly Bill 373
Relating to: electronic delivery by property and casualty insurers of notices and documents.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 73

For
Notification Date
10/16/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 425
Assembly Bill 425
Relating to: the maximum width of, and projecting loads on, vehicles carrying poles, pipe, girders, and similar materials.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/21/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 506
Assembly Bill 506
Relating to: professional land surveyors; the practice of professional land surveying; surveying land abutting navigable waters; various changes regarding platting, surveying, and certified survey maps; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 358

For
Notification Date
11/14/2013
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.
Comments
Support bill as amended by AA3 exempting electric co-ops and utilities.
Assembly Bill 513
Assembly Bill 513
Relating to: dry cask storage of spent fuel from nuclear power plants and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/20/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 541
Assembly Bill 541
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for equipment used in a fertilizer blending, feed milling, or grain drying operation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/6/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 595
Assembly Bill 595
Relating to: Public Service Commission certificates for certain activities; tampering with telecommunications or electric wires; regulation of pay telephone service providers and cable television telecommunications service providers; accident reporting by ...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 125

For
Notification Date
1/7/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 646
Assembly Bill 646
Relating to: motor vehicle fuel tax exemption certificates. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/27/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 648
Assembly Bill 648
Relating to: operation of agricultural vehicles on highways and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/31/2014
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.
Comments
Suggested changes to bill in memo to standing committee.
Assembly Bill 679
Assembly Bill 679
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 683
Assembly Bill 683
Relating to: licensing structure for electricians and electrical apprentices; reciprocal agreements between this state and other states relating to the regulation of electricians, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, and electrical apprentices; e...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 143

For
Notification Date
1/30/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 746
Assembly Bill 746
Relating to: limits on liability for persons offering agricultural tourism activities.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 269

For
Notification Date
3/24/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 770
Assembly Bill 770
Relating to: emergency heating assistance loan guarantees.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 175

For
Notification Date
2/24/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 774
Assembly Bill 774
Relating to: procedures for utility projects that require a permit from the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 781
Assembly Bill 781
Relating to: energy emergencies and vehicle weight limits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/24/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 803
Assembly Bill 803
Relating to: substance abuse by employees performing work on public utility projects located in public rights-of-way and passing emergency or roadside service vehicles stopped on or near the highway. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 291

For
Notification Date
3/11/2014
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.
Comments
Support with Rep. Kahl's Amendment.
Assembly Bill 842
Assembly Bill 842
Relating to: operation of agricultural vehicles on highways. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/7/2014
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.
Assembly Joint Resolution 2
Assembly Joint Resolution 2
Relating to: creation of a department of transportation, creation of a transportation fund, and deposit of funds into the transportation fund (second consideration).

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2013
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.
Assembly Joint Resolution 58
Assembly Joint Resolution 58
Relating to: declaring October 2013 Co-op Month.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/15/2013
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.
Senate Bill 35
Senate Bill 35
Relating to: powers and duties of an electric transmission company and certificates of public convenience and necessity and permits for certain electric generating facilities and high-voltage transmission lines.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 10

None
Notification Date
2/26/2013
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.
Senate Bill 36
Senate Bill 36
Relating to: the effective date for licensing and registration requirements for electricians and electrical contractors. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/26/2013
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.
Senate Bill 130
Senate Bill 130
Relating to: indemnification provisions in contracts for the sale of services.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/5/2013
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.
Senate Bill 236
Senate Bill 236
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/2/2013
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.
Senate Bill 292
Senate Bill 292
Relating to: electronic delivery by property and casualty insurers of notices and documents.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/16/2013
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.
Senate Bill 302
Senate Bill 302
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/23/2013
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.
Senate Bill 341
Senate Bill 341
Relating to: the maximum width of, and projecting loads on, vehicles carrying poles, pipe, girders, and similar materials.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 369

For
Notification Date
10/16/2013
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.
Senate Bill 394
Senate Bill 394
Relating to: professional land surveyors; the practice of professional land surveying; surveying land abutting navigable waters; various changes regarding platting, surveying, and certified survey maps; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/13/2013
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.
Comments
Support with SA 3.
Senate Bill 446
Senate Bill 446
Relating to: dry cask storage of spent fuel from nuclear power plants and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/17/2013
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.
Senate Bill 448
Senate Bill 448
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for equipment used in a fertilizer blending, feed milling, or grain drying operation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 324

For
Notification Date
1/10/2014
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.
Senate Bill 470
Senate Bill 470
Relating to: Public Service Commission certificates for certain activities; tampering with telecommunications or electric wires; regulation of pay telephone service providers and cable television telecommunications service providers; accident reporting by ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/7/2014
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.
Senate Bill 500
Senate Bill 500
Relating to: motor vehicle fuel tax exemption certificates. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 204

For
Notification Date
1/17/2014
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.
Senate Bill 509
Senate Bill 509
Relating to: operation of agricultural vehicles on highways and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 377

Other
Notification Date
1/31/2014
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.
Comments
Suggested changes to bill in memo to standing committee.
Senate Bill 545
Senate Bill 545
Relating to: licensing structure for electricians and electrical apprentices; reciprocal agreements between this state and other states relating to the regulation of electricians, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, and electrical apprentices; e...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/4/2014
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.
Senate Bill 574
Senate Bill 574
Relating to: energy emergencies and vehicle weight limits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 217

For
Notification Date
2/10/2014
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.
Senate Bill 625
Senate Bill 625
Relating to: procedures for utility projects that require a permit from the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/24/2014
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.
Senate Bill 629
Senate Bill 629
Relating to: substance abuse by employees performing work on public utility projects located in public rights-of-way and passing emergency or roadside service vehicles stopped on or near the highway. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2014
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.
Comments
Support as amended.
Senate Joint Resolution 4
Senate Joint Resolution 4
Relating to: creation of a department of transportation, creation of a transportation fund, and deposit of funds into the transportation fund (second consideration).

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2013
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/20/2013
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.

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

Notification Date
3/20/2013
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.

General Fund Taxes/Tax Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes/Tax Administration

Notification Date
3/21/2013
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.

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/21/2013
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.

Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide and Professional Regulation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide and Professional Regulation

Notification Date
3/21/2013
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.

Tax Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tax Administration

Notification Date
3/21/2013
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.

Transportation: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/21/2013
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.

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

Notification Date
3/21/2013
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Creation of ATCP 108 relating to propane contracts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creation of ATCP 108 relating to propane contracts

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
5/27/2014
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.

Relating to Liability for actions related to diseased animals.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to Liability for actions related to diseased animals.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/20/2014
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.

Relating to creating a central filing system for farm products
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to creating a central filing system for farm products

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/20/2014
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.

Authorization of incresed weight limits for trucks transporting propane.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Authorization of incresed weight limits for trucks transporting propane.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative

Notification Date
1/20/2014
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.

Increase the Departement of Revenue exemption certification expiration date related to the exempt sale of gasoline.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increase the Departement of Revenue exemption certification expiration date related to the exempt sale of gasoline.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/20/2014
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.

LRB 2913/1 relating to operation of agricultural vehicles on highways and providing a penalty.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2913/1 relating to operation of agricultural vehicles on highways and providing a penalty.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative

Notification Date
1/13/2014
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.

Support nomination of Bob Topel to Livestock Facility Siting Review Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support nomination of Bob Topel to Livestock Facility Siting Review Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2014
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.

land surveying
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
land surveying

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/22/2013
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.

dry cask storage of spent fuel from nuclear power plants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
dry cask storage of spent fuel from nuclear power plants

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/22/2013
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.

Relating to DOA study of possible consolidation of DATCP and DSPS as required by 2013 Wisconsin Act 20
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to DOA study of possible consolidation of DATCP and DSPS as required by 2013 Wisconsin Act 20

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/30/2013
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.

power line tampering
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
power line tampering

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/29/2013
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.

installation of smart meters
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
installation of smart meters

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/29/2013
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.

Regulation of propane pipelines.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of propane pipelines.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/26/2013
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.

Comments on Implements of Husbandry Study Group recommendations.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Comments on Implements of Husbandry Study Group recommendations.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/19/2013
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.

Support appointment of Senator Alberta Darling as a Public Member on the Wisconsin 529 College Savings Program Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support appointment of Senator Alberta Darling as a Public Member on the Wisconsin 529 College Savings Program Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/14/2013
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.

Suspension of certain state and local regulations in a declared emergency.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Suspension of certain state and local regulations in a declared emergency.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/25/2013
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.

General Provisions in Biennial Budget Bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
General Provisions in Biennial Budget Bill

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/21/2013
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.

Changes to pole and pipe transportation requirements.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Changes to pole and pipe transportation requirements.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/15/2013
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.

Sale of unpasteurized (raw) milk
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sale of unpasteurized (raw) milk

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/14/2013
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.

Funding for Freight Railroad Rehabilitation Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for Freight Railroad Rehabilitation Program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/14/2013
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.

PECFA Appropriation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PECFA Appropriation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/14/2013
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.

Regulation of High Capacity Wells
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of High Capacity Wells

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/14/2013
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.

Dairy Processor Grant Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Dairy Processor Grant Program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/14/2013
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.

Tax Treatment of Depreciation of Business Assets
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tax Treatment of Depreciation of Business Assets

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/14/2013
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.

2013-2015 Capital Budget Items
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2013-2015 Capital Budget Items

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/14/2013
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.

Alien and Corporate Land Ownership
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Alien and Corporate Land Ownership

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/14/2013
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.

Agricultural Producer Security Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Agricultural Producer Security Program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/14/2013
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.

Agricultural Chemical Cleanup Program and Agrichemical Management Fund
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Agricultural Chemical Cleanup Program and Agrichemical Management Fund

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/14/2013
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.

Support the nomination of Dennis Badtke to the DATCP Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support the nomination of Dennis Badtke to the DATCP Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/18/2013
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.

ATCP 106 relating to price gauging
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
ATCP 106 relating to price gauging

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/1/2013
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.

ATCP 40 relating to fertilizer
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
ATCP 40 relating to fertilizer

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/1/2013
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.

liability of utilities in regards to stray voltage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
liability of utilities in regards to stray voltage

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/24/2013
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.

electric transmission siting process
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
electric transmission siting process

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/24/2013
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.

electrical licensing and inspections
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
electrical licensing and inspections

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/24/2013
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.

Ownership of renewable energy systems by third party and rates paid by utility providers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Ownership of renewable energy systems by third party and rates paid by utility providers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/24/2013
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.

biogas equipment property tax exemption
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
biogas equipment property tax exemption

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/24/2013
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$65,536.30
2013
July - December
$49,266.92
2014
January - June
$65,848.83
2014
July - December
$98,593.84
Total $279,245.89
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
186.45
2013
July - December
116.25
2014
January - June
97.00
2014
July - December
49.40
Total 449.10
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
610.95
2013
July - December
434.30
2014
January - June
657.25
2014
July - December
337.45
Total 2039.95

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: powers and duties of an electric transmission company and certificates of public convenience and necessity and permits for certain electric generating facilities and high-voltage transmission lines.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the effective date for licensing and registration requirements for electricians and electrical contractors. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
6 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
2 %
Total 2 %
Relating to: the effective date for licensing and registration requirements for electricians and electrical contractors. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
6 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
2 %
Total 2 %
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the maximum width of, and projecting loads on, vehicles carrying poles, pipe, girders, and similar materials.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
4 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the maximum width of, and projecting loads on, vehicles carrying poles, pipe, girders, and similar materials.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: exemption from civil liability for electric service providers.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
9 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from rules and licensing and permitting requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: motor vehicle fuel tax exemption certificates. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: emergency heating assistance loan guarantees.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: energy emergencies and vehicle weight limits. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: Public Service Commission certificates for certain activities; tampering with telecommunications or electric wires; regulation of pay telephone service providers and cable television telecommunications service providers; accident reporting by telecommunications utilities; the definition of transmission facility; availability of public utility rate schedules; and rule-making procedures.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
3 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: operation of agricultural vehicles on highways. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
3 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for equipment used in a fertilizer blending, feed milling, or grain drying operation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
3 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: motor vehicle fuel tax exemption certificates. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
3 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: energy emergencies and vehicle weight limits. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
3 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: Public Service Commission certificates for certain activities; tampering with telecommunications or electric wires; regulation of pay telephone service providers and cable television telecommunications service providers; accident reporting by telecommunications utilities; the definition of transmission facility; availability of public utility rate schedules; and rule-making procedures.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: substance abuse by employees performing work on public utility projects located in public rights-of-way and passing emergency or roadside service vehicles stopped on or near the highway. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: operation of agricultural vehicles on highways and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
6 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: licensing structure for electricians and electrical apprentices; reciprocal agreements between this state and other states relating to the regulation of electricians, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, and electrical apprentices; exemptions from licensing and supervisory requirements for electricians; inspections of electrical work within certain facilities; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
8 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: operation of agricultural vehicles on highways and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
19 %
2014
July - December
22 %
Total 9 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
13 %
2013
July - December
1 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
6 %
Total 2 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
3 %
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
7 %
2014
July - December
20 %
Total 7 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
3 %
2013
July - December
4 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
1 %
Total 2 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
6 %
2013
July - December
2 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
1 %
Total 3 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
7 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
1 %
Total 2 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
11 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
15 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
23 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
4 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
4 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
7 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
20 %
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
18 %
2013
July - December
15 %
2014
January - June
3 %
2014
July - December
13 %
Total 18 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
9 %
2014
July - December
12 %
Total 5 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures