Wisconsin Farmers Union

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Agriculture, rural, healthcare, and alternative energy.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters affecting agriculture, including farming, land use planning, property taxes, the environment, water quality and health insurance. Also, we expect to focus on transportation, the UW system and campaign finance reform.

CEO Name:
Tom Quinn
Government Relations Director

Contact
KO
Kara O'Connor
108 South Webster St. Suite 201
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 514-4541
(715) 723-7011
koconnor@wisconsinfarmersunion.com
http://www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
David M Wright Racette Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/12/2014 Withdrawn On 4/19/2016
Zachary B Herrnstadt Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/12/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Kara O'Connor Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/12/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 61
Assembly Bill 61
Relating to: prohibiting as a condition of employment membership in a labor organization or payments to a labor organization and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/5/2015
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.
Supporting Documentation
20150305_2015-02-25 WFU on Right to Work.pdf

Assembly Bill 101
Assembly Bill 101
Relating to: premium and cost-sharing assistance for health plans through the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2015
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 113
Assembly Bill 113
Relating to: operating implements of husbandry and agricultural commercial motor vehicles on highways and transporting implements of husbandry by trailer on highways. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 15

For
Notification Date
4/9/2015
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 149
Assembly Bill 149
Relating to: county authority relating to exploration for a type of industrial sand. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2015
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 150
Assembly Bill 150
Relating to: listing frac sand mining as a conditional or prohibited use in certain types of zoning ordinances. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2015
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 151
Assembly Bill 151
Relating to: notice requirements for zoning actions related to frac sand mining. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2015
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 152
Assembly Bill 152
Relating to: disclosure of contracts for frac sand mining on neighboring properties.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2015
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 176
Assembly Bill 176
Relating to: reporting of the principal place of employment of certain individuals who make political contributions.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/22/2015
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 292
Assembly Bill 292
Relating to: a Grow Wisconsin pilot program providing benefits to FoodShare recipients for purchasing Wisconsin-grown foods and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/30/2015
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 293
Assembly Bill 293
Relating to: political disbursements and obligations by corporations, cooperative associations, and labor organizations and the scope of regulated activity and reporting of certain activity under the campaign finance law.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/30/2015
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 328
Assembly Bill 328
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/8/2015
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 329
Assembly Bill 329
Relating to: legislative consideration of nonfiscal policy items in the biennial budget bill.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/8/2015
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 371
Assembly Bill 371
Relating to: comprehensive planning and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/2/2015
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
From 1992 to 2010, Wisconsin lost a total of 396,583 acres of farmland to urban development. Thoughtful growth through comprehensive planning helps preserve prime farmland.
Assembly Bill 417
Assembly Bill 417
Relating to: the sale of homemade baked goods and homemade canned goods.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/20/2015
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.
Supporting Documentation
20151119_Cookie Bill Testimony - WFU.pdf

Assembly Bill 481
Assembly Bill 481
Relating to: limitations on borrowing by school districts and the use by school districts of resolutions and referenda to authorize bonding for capital projects or increase revenue limits and scheduling of school district referendums to exceed revenue limi...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/16/2015
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 518
Assembly Bill 518
Relating to: lines transporting manure within highway rights-of-way and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/9/2016
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 554
Assembly Bill 554
Relating to: out-of-state sewer and water affiliates of public utility holding companies and the sale or lease of municipal water or sewer public utilities to investor-owned public utilities.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2016
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 582
Assembly Bill 582
Relating to: government actions affecting rights to real property; the regulation of shoreland zoning; the substitution of hearing examiners in contested cases; and the property tax treatment of unoccupied property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 391

Against
Notification Date
12/16/2015
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 644
Assembly Bill 644
Relating to: regulation of establishments where animals are slaughtered or meat is processed, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/23/2016
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
This bill will create beneficial new market opportunities for bison ranchers. However, it may have unintended negative consequences for direct sellers of rabbits.
Assembly Bill 804
Assembly Bill 804
Relating to: one-call system violations; sulfur dioxide compliance plans; assessment authority of the Public Service Commission; funding for statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource programs; public utility contracts with affiliated interests; lo...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 299

Against
Notification Date
2/22/2016
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
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes reduction in funding for Focus on Energy program.
Assembly Bill 874
Assembly Bill 874
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2016
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 913
Assembly Bill 913
Relating to: creating a program for reimbursing the higher education debt of small farm operators, creating an individual income tax deduction for certain amounts received from such a program, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and pr...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/14/2016
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 8
Assembly Joint Resolution 8
Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/23/2015
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.
Supporting Documentation
20150223_2014 WFU Special Order of Business - Campaign Finance Reform.pdf

Senate Bill 44
Senate Bill 44
Relating to: prohibiting as a condition of employment membership in a labor organization or payments to a labor organization and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 1

Against
Notification Date
3/5/2015
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.
Supporting Documentation
20150305_2015-02-25 WFU on Right to Work.pdf

Senate Bill 58
Senate Bill 58
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/22/2015
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 68
Senate Bill 68
Relating to: premium and cost-sharing assistance for health plans through the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2015
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 83
Senate Bill 83
Relating to: operating implements of husbandry and agricultural commercial motor vehicles on highways and transporting implements of husbandry by trailer on highways. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/9/2015
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 98
Senate Bill 98
Relating to: disclosure of contracts for frac sand mining on neighboring properties.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2015
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 99
Senate Bill 99
Relating to: county authority relating to exploration for a type of industrial sand. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2015
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 100
Senate Bill 100
Relating to: listing frac sand mining as a conditional or prohibited use in certain types of zoning ordinances. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2015
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 101
Senate Bill 101
Relating to: notice requirements for zoning actions related to frac sand mining. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/14/2015
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 214
Senate Bill 214
Relating to: a Grow Wisconsin pilot program providing benefits to FoodShare recipients for purchasing Wisconsin-grown foods and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/20/2015
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 239
Senate Bill 239
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/3/2015
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.
Supporting Documentation
20150903_WFU Statement on SB 239.pdf

Senate Bill 266
Senate Bill 266
Relating to: comprehensive planning and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/2/2015
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
From 1992 to 2010, Wisconsin lost a total of 396,583 acres of farmland to urban development. Thoughtful growth through comprehensive planning helps preserve prime farmland.
Supporting Documentation
20151119_SB 266 - Comprehensive Planning - WFU Testimony.pdf

Senate Bill 291
Senate Bill 291
Relating to: approvals for high capacity wells, designation of sensitive resource areas, providing exemptions from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/12/2015
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 330
Senate Bill 330
Relating to: the sale of homemade baked goods and homemade canned goods.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/15/2015
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 355
Senate Bill 355
Relating to: limitations on borrowing by school districts and the use by school districts of resolutions and referenda to authorize bonding for capital projects or increase revenue limits and scheduling of school district referendums to exceed revenue limi...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/12/2016
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 390
Senate Bill 390
Relating to: lines transporting manure within highway rights-of-way and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 231

Other
Notification Date
1/9/2016
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 432
Senate Bill 432
Relating to: out-of-state sewer and water affiliates of public utility holding companies and the sale or lease of municipal water or sewer public utilities to investor-owned public utilities.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2016
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 464
Senate Bill 464
Relating to: government actions affecting rights to real property; the regulation of shoreland zoning; the substitution of hearing examiners in contested cases; and the property tax treatment of unoccupied property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/9/2016
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 513
Senate Bill 513
Relating to: regulation of establishments where animals are slaughtered or meat is processed, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 243

Other
Notification Date
2/23/2016
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
This bill will create beneficial new market opportunities for bison ranchers. However, it may have unintended negative consequences for direct sellers of rabbits.
Senate Bill 654
Senate Bill 654
Relating to: one-call system violations; sulfur dioxide compliance plans; assessment authority of the Public Service Commission; funding for statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource programs; public utility contracts with affiliated interests; lo...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/22/2016
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
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes reduction in funding for Focus on Energy program.
Senate Bill 706
Senate Bill 706
Relating to: creating a program for reimbursing the higher education debt of small farm operators, creating an individual income tax deduction for certain amounts received from such a program, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and pr...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2016
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 Joint Resolution 12
Senate Joint Resolution 12
Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/23/2015
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.
Supporting Documentation
20150223_2014 WFU Special Order of Business - Campaign Finance Reform.pdf

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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
oppose removal of DATCP board's decision-making authority

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

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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
oppose removal of DNR Board's decision-making authority

Public Instruction: Categorical Aids
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Categorical Aids

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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 sparsity and transportation aids to rural school districts

Public Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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
oppose decrease in per-pupil funding

Public Service Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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 additional funding for broadband expansion grants

University of Wisconsin System: Delete Current Law Related to the UW System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System: Delete Current Law Related to the UW System

Notification Date
4/14/2015
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

Use of PSC Focus on Energy funds to support broadband-related energy efficiency projects
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Use of PSC Focus on Energy funds to support broadband-related energy efficiency projects

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
11/2/2016
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 adequate funding for rural high-speed internet in the 2017-2019 state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support adequate funding for rural high-speed internet in the 2017-2019 state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/19/2016
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 adequate funding for rural schools in the 2017-2019 state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support adequate funding for rural schools in the 2017-2019 state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/19/2016
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 adequate funding for rural roads in the 2017-2019 state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support adequate funding for rural roads in the 2017-2019 state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/19/2016
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 accepting federal Medicaid dollars in the 2017-2019 budget to offset the state's expenditures on Medicaid
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support accepting federal Medicaid dollars in the 2017-2019 budget to offset the state's expenditures on Medicaid

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/19/2016
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.

opposing inclusion of central ag lien filing provision in the 2017-2019 state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
opposing inclusion of central ag lien filing provision in the 2017-2019 state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/19/2016
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 55, relating to meat processing. WFU is concerned about the effect that rule changes will have on rabbit producers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
ATCP 55, relating to meat processing. WFU is concerned about the effect that rule changes will have on rabbit producers.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/19/2016
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 4210 relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 4210 relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/19/2016
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.

WFU supports legislation limiting "balloon-on-a-string" annexation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WFU supports legislation limiting "balloon-on-a-string" annexation.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/20/2015
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 1006 (in support of) - A proposal to offer temporary drivers licenses to noncitizens
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1006 (in support of) - A proposal to offer temporary drivers licenses to noncitizens

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/7/2015
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.

permitting and regulation of high-capacity wells
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
permitting and regulation of high-capacity wells

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/31/2015
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 Cottage Foods
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulation of Cottage Foods

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/30/2015
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-2546/5, relating to legislative consideration of nonfiscal policy items in the biennial budget bill, (support)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-2546/5, relating to legislative consideration of nonfiscal policy items in the biennial budget bill, (support)

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/7/2015
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 2283/1, relating to a Grow Wisconsin pilot program providing benefits to FoodShare recipients for purchasing Wisconsin-grown foods and making an appropriation. WFU supports this proposal.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2283/1, relating to a Grow Wisconsin pilot program providing benefits to FoodShare recipients for purchasing Wisconsin-grown foods and making an appropriation. WFU supports this proposal.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/16/2015
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 99 and 100 Processor Licensing Fees Emergency Rules
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
ATCP 99 and 100 Processor Licensing Fees Emergency Rules

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
4/14/2015
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-4098/1, Grants to increase number of foot patrol officers. WFU is concerned with language in the cosponsorship memo that proposes cuts to the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin program to pay for this bill.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-4098/1, Grants to increase number of foot patrol officers. WFU is concerned with language in the cosponsorship memo that proposes cuts to the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin program to pay for this bill.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/14/2015
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-0776/1 and LRB-1687/1, relating to public meetings and zoning for non-metallic mines
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-0776/1 and LRB-1687/1, relating to public meetings and zoning for non-metallic mines

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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-0759/1 and LRB-1661/1, relating to registration and bonding for companies conducting exploration for non-metallic mining
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-0759/1 and LRB-1661/1, relating to registration and bonding for companies conducting exploration for non-metallic mining

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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-0757/1 and LRB-1666/1, relating to information about proposed sand mining activities on real estate property disclosure form
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-0757/1 and LRB-1666/1, relating to information about proposed sand mining activities on real estate property disclosure form

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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-0777/1 and LRB-1688/1, relating to public notice of a proposed non-metallic mine
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-0777/1 and LRB-1688/1, relating to public notice of a proposed non-metallic mine

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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.

renewable energy financing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
renewable energy financing

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/23/2015
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.

reporting of animal husbandry violations to authorities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
reporting of animal husbandry violations to authorities

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/23/2015
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 for rural schools
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support for rural schools

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/6/2015
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.

Supporting Documentation
20150206_2014 Rural Schools one-pager.pdf


improving high-speed internet in rural areas
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
improving high-speed internet in rural areas

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/6/2015
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.

Supporting Documentation
20150206_2014 Rural Broadband one-pager.pdf


LRB 1446, Relating to permits for high-capacity wells
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1446, Relating to permits for high-capacity wells

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/6/2015
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.

Supporting Documentation
20150206_2015-02-06 WFU statement on LRB 1446.pdf


LRB-1446-Replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-1446-Replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/3/2015
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.

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2015
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.

School Accountability Programs
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
School Accountability Programs

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2015
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.

2015-2017 State Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2015-2017 State Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2014
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.

support for rural broadband service.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support for rural broadband service.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/2/2014
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
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support funding for rural schools
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support funding for rural schools

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/2/2014
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.

Concerns regarding the transportation of agricultural commodities by rail
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Concerns regarding the transportation of agricultural commodities by rail

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/2/2014
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.

Proposed revisions to Chapter ATCP 60 regarding the inspection of dairy farms
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed revisions to Chapter ATCP 60 regarding the inspection of dairy farms

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
12/2/2014
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.

composition of Joint Finance Committee
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
composition of Joint Finance Committee

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/2/2014
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$28,582.97
2015
July - December
$14,607.36
2016
January - June
$15,932.71
2016
July - December
$5,227.17
Total $64,350.21
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
54.00
2015
July - December
29.75
2016
January - June
22.75
2016
July - December
14.00
Total 120.50
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
576.75
2015
July - December
315.00
2016
January - June
314.50
2016
July - December
94.25
Total 1300.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: prohibiting as a condition of employment membership in a labor organization or payments to a labor organization and providing a penalty.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: prohibiting as a condition of employment membership in a labor organization or payments to a labor organization and providing a penalty.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
4 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: a Grow Wisconsin pilot program providing benefits to FoodShare recipients for purchasing Wisconsin-grown foods and making an appropriation.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: comprehensive planning and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the sale of homemade baked goods and homemade canned goods.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
6 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: limitations on borrowing by school districts and the use by school districts of resolutions and referenda to authorize bonding for capital projects or increase revenue limits and scheduling of school district referendums to exceed revenue limits. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
6 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: lines transporting manure within highway rights-of-way and providing a penalty. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: comprehensive planning and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: limitations on borrowing by school districts and the use by school districts of resolutions and referenda to authorize bonding for capital projects or increase revenue limits and scheduling of school district referendums to exceed revenue limits. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: government actions affecting rights to real property; the regulation of shoreland zoning; the substitution of hearing examiners in contested cases; and the property tax treatment of unoccupied property. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
6 %
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: the sale of homemade baked goods and homemade canned goods.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
6 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: lines transporting manure within highway rights-of-way and providing a penalty. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
6 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: government actions affecting rights to real property; the regulation of shoreland zoning; the substitution of hearing examiners in contested cases; and the property tax treatment of unoccupied property. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
8 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: approvals for high capacity wells, designation of sensitive resource areas, providing exemptions from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
15 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: regulation of establishments where animals are slaughtered or meat is processed, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creating a program for reimbursing the higher education debt of small farm operators, creating an individual income tax deduction for certain amounts received from such a program, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: regulation of establishments where animals are slaughtered or meat is processed, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
4 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
7 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
8 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
12 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 9 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 9 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
4 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
6 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures