Dairyland Power Cooperative

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Electric generation and transmission cooperative.

Lobbying Interests:
All areas in any manner related to or affecting utilities and electric cooperatives, to include rural development, economic and rural development, energy and environmental matters, highways, and natural resources.

CEO Name:
William Berg
Vice President - External and Member Relations

Contact
BR
Brian Rude
P O Box 817
La Crosse, WI 54602-0817
(608) 787-1320
(608) 787-1420
bdr@dairynet.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Brian Rude Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Nathan Franklin Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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

Other
Notification Date
2/22/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 106
Assembly Bill 106
Relating to: municipal utility customer information.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 25

For
Notification Date
4/30/2013
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.
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 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
9/25/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 463
Assembly Bill 463
Relating to: nitrogen oxide emission standards for certain simple cycle combustion turbines. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
11/12/2013
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
DPC supports AB506 with AA3 as adopted in committee.
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
11/18/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 594
Assembly Bill 594
Relating to: renewable energy portfolio standards.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 290

None
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
1/6/2014
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 596
Assembly Bill 596
Relating to: renewable resource credits, removal of certain natural gas service laterals, natural gas public utility service in municipalities, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 300

None
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 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 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
2/21/2014
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 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

Other
Notification Date
2/22/2013
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.
Senate Bill 71
Senate Bill 71
Relating to: limiting the regulation of wind energy systems by local governments. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Senate Bill 103
Senate Bill 103
Relating to: municipal utility customer information.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/30/2013
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.
Senate Bill 167
Senate Bill 167
Relating to: actions for damages caused by wind energy systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Senate Bill 371
Senate Bill 371
Relating to: nitrogen oxide emission standards for certain simple cycle combustion turbines. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 91

Other
Notification Date
11/12/2013
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

Other
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
DPC will support SB394 if SA3 is adopted.
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 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
2/21/2014
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
2/26/2014
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Facilities Management and Facilities Development
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Facilities Management and Facilities Development

Notification Date
4/2/2013
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.

Natural Resources: Environmental Quality
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Environmental Quality

Notification Date
4/2/2013
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.

Revenue: Agencywide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Agencywide

Notification Date
5/8/2013
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments

Notification Date
5/9/2013
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

State plan on EPA's Clean Power Proposal
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State plan on EPA's Clean Power Proposal

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/25/2014
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.

Energy efficiency and renewable resource programs, goals, and studies of energy utilities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Energy efficiency and renewable resource programs, goals, and studies of energy utilities.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/26/2014
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.

Surveyor qualifications
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Surveyor qualifications

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/12/2013
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.

Taxation of spent nuclear fuel storage facilities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Taxation of spent nuclear fuel storage facilities

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/12/2013
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.

Development and drafting of a proposal relating to transmission system reliability and changes to the transmission approval process.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development and drafting of a proposal relating to transmission system reliability and changes to the transmission approval process.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/19/2013
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 the appointment of Ellen Nowak to the Public Service Commission.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support the appointment of Ellen Nowak to the Public Service Commission.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/25/2013
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$63,654.75
2013
July - December
$79,514.81
2014
January - June
$37,131.64
2014
July - December
$26,972.56
Total $207,273.77
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
54.50
2013
July - December
64.50
2014
January - June
63.00
2014
July - December
60.50
Total 242.50
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
218.00
2013
July - December
171.00
2014
January - June
180.00
2014
July - December
152.50
Total 721.50

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
20 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
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
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: installation of smart meters by certain public utilities and cooperative associations. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: nitrogen oxide emission standards for certain simple cycle combustion turbines. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: dry cask storage of spent fuel from nuclear power plants 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
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: indemnification provisions in contracts for the sale of services.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
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)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
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
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
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)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: procedures for utility projects that require a permit from the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
60 %
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 17 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %

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
50 %
2013
July - December
50 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 26 %

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
20 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
15 %
Total 21 %

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
2014
July - December
75 %
Total 17 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures