Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Trade association representing truck and bus companies (owners and officers).

Lobbying Interests:
Rules governing the administration and operation of the Department of Transportation, including Division of Motor Vehicles; Rules governing taxation in the Dept. of Revenue; Rules governing environmental regulations (clean air, water, stormwater runoff, etc.) within the Dept. of Natural Resources; Rules governing apprenticeship or other training requirements; workers' compensation & unemployment compensation; Rules governing the transportation of hazardous materials.

CEO Name:
Thomas Howells
President

Contact
TAH
Thomas A Howells
PO Box 44849
Madison, WI 53744-4849
(608) 833-8200
(608) 833-2875
thowells@witruck.org
http://www.witruck.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Thomas A Howells Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2013 Withdrawn On 8/16/2014
Marc S Bentley Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Neal J Kedzie Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 9/16/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 27
Assembly Bill 27
Relating to: state agencies entering into contracts for legal services on a contingent fee basis. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 105

For
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.
Assembly Bill 29
Assembly Bill 29
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/15/2013
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 183
Assembly Bill 183
Relating to: miscellaneous provisions related to rental and vehicle towing practices and eviction proceedings, prohibitions on enacting ordinances that place certain limitations or requirements on landlords, providing an exemption from emergency rule proce...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/11/2013
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 258
Assembly Bill 258
Relating to: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 231

For
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.
Assembly Bill 389
Assembly Bill 389
Relating to: the maximum speed limit on freeways and expressways. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/7/2013
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 704
Assembly Bill 704
Relating to: state highway funding and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 141

For
Notification Date
2/15/2014
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 711
Assembly Bill 711
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/15/2014
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 22
Senate Bill 22
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/15/2013
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 179
Senate Bill 179
Relating to: miscellaneous provisions related to rental and vehicle towing practices and eviction proceedings, prohibitions on enacting ordinances that place certain limitations or requirements on landlords, providing an exemption from emergency rule proce...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 76

None
Notification Date
6/11/2013
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 304
Senate Bill 304
Relating to: safety belts on certain school buses that are purchased or sold and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/29/2013
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.
Senate Bill 550
Senate Bill 550
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/15/2014
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.
January 2014 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
January 2014 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: reducing the lowest individual income tax rate; providing technical college property tax relief aid; establishing a technical college district revenue limit; the carry-back of net operating losses; the sales and use tax exemption for commercia...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2014
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.
January 2014 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
January 2014 Special Session Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: workforce training grants to technical colleges, workforce training grants for collaborative projects among school districts, technical colleges, and businesses, workforce training grants and services to enhance employment opportunities for pe...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 139

For
Notification Date
2/15/2014
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

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

Notification Date
3/19/2013
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Revise Chapters Trans 254 and 255, relating to single trip and multiple trip permits for oversize or overweight vehicles or loads.
Agency Name
Department of Transportation (Trans)

Subject
Revise Chapters Trans 254 and 255, relating to single trip and multiple trip permits for oversize or overweight vehicles or loads.

Register Number: 683 (12/1/2012)
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
We support the rule with some changes.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB 3988/2 Workforce Development Grants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 3988/2 Workforce Development Grants

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2014
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.

Sales Tax - Common and Contract Carrier Exemption
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sales Tax - Common and Contract Carrier Exemption

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/17/2013
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.

Speed limits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Speed limits

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/17/2013
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.

Workforce Development Grant Program-Fast Forward
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Workforce Development Grant Program-Fast Forward

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/17/2013
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.

Transportation Finance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Transportation Finance

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/17/2013
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.

Workers Comp Reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Workers Comp Reform

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/27/2013
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
$34,326.69
2013
July - December
$36,961.32
2014
January - June
$34,672.04
2014
July - December
$31,288.53
Total $137,248.58
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
108.00
2013
July - December
87.00
2014
January - June
93.50
2014
July - December
89.50
Total 378.00
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
104.50
2013
July - December
122.00
2014
January - June
200.00
2014
July - December
190.00
Total 616.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: miscellaneous provisions related to rental and vehicle towing practices and eviction proceedings, prohibitions on enacting ordinances that place certain limitations or requirements on landlords, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, 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: miscellaneous provisions related to rental and vehicle towing practices and eviction proceedings, prohibitions on enacting ordinances that place certain limitations or requirements on landlords, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, 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
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: safety belts on certain school buses that are purchased or sold and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the maximum speed limit on freeways and expressways. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
15 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: state highway funding and making an appropriation. (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: workforce training grants to technical colleges, workforce training grants for collaborative projects among school districts, technical colleges, and businesses, workforce training grants and services to enhance employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, and making an appropriation. (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: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 6 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
80 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
40 %
Total 28 %

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
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
Total 10 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
40 %
Total 22 %
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
5 %
Total 1 %

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
15 %
2013
July - December
15 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 12 %

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
5 %
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures