River Alliance of Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
To protect and restore Wisconsin's river systems. We represent anglers, paddlers, recreation oriented businesses, Wisconsin citizens; financial support also comes from foundation grants.

Lobbying Interests:
State legislation and administrative rules relative to the use, management and protection of Wisconsin's rivers and streams.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
DC
Denny Caneff
306 E Wilson St, Ste 2W
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-2424
(608) 260-9799
dcaneff@wisconsinrivers.org
http://www.wisconsinrivers.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Helen Sarakinos Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/4/2014 Withdrawn On 8/8/2016
Denny Caneff Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/4/2014 Withdrawn On 7/25/2016
Scott Froehlke Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/28/2015 Withdrawn On 7/29/2015

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 105
Assembly Bill 105
Relating to: groundwater management, approval of high capacity wells, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/23/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 323
Assembly Bill 323
Relating to: prohibiting certain mining and drilling activities that cause the destruction or filling in of a lake bed, reservoir, or flowage or that cause the withdrawal of water from a reservoir or flowage.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/23/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 436
Assembly Bill 436
Relating to: the regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/23/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 477
Assembly Bill 477
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

Against
Notification Date
12/23/2015
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.
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
12/23/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 598
Assembly Bill 598
Relating to: lake monitoring and protection grants and contracts and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/11/2016
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 600
Assembly Bill 600
Relating to: the regulation of navigable waters and wetlands. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/23/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 603
Assembly Bill 603
Relating to: restrictions in a county shoreland zoning ordinance on activities within the shoreland setback area.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 167

Against
Notification Date
12/23/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 640
Assembly Bill 640
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/21/2016
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 874
Assembly Bill 874
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/11/2016
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 239
Senate Bill 239
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/17/2015
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 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

None
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 307
Senate Bill 307
Relating to: standards and ordinances regulating shoreland zoning. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/23/2015
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.
Senate Bill 346
Senate Bill 346
Relating to: publication of certain proposed rules and changes to existing rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/11/2016
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
12/23/2015
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.
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
12/23/2015
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.
Senate Bill 477
Senate Bill 477
Relating to: restrictions in a county shoreland zoning ordinance on activities within the shoreland setback area.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/21/2016
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 493
Senate Bill 493
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/21/2016
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 567
Senate Bill 567
Relating to: the review of water quality standards and variances to water quality standards by the Department of Natural Resources and exempting certain actions of the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Administration from the requiremen...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 205

Other
Notification Date
1/21/2016
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.
Supporting Documentation
20160121_River Alliance of Wisconsin MDV hearing testimony_Jan 19 2016.pdf

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/1/2015
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.

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

Notification Date
3/1/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$21,275.70
2015
July - December
$7,865.20
2016
January - June
$4,657.40
2016
July - December
$0.00
Total $33,798.30
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
28.00
2015
July - December
18.00
2016
January - June
19.00
2016
July - December
0.00
Total 65.00
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
486.00
2015
July - December
171.00
2016
January - June
101.00
2016
July - December
0.00
Total 758.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: prohibiting certain mining and drilling activities that cause the destruction or filling in of a lake bed, reservoir, or flowage or that cause the withdrawal of water from a reservoir or flowage.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the review of water quality standards and variances to water quality standards by the Department of Natural Resources and exempting certain actions of the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Administration from the requirement to promulgate rules relating to the statewide water quality variance for phosphorus. (FE)
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%
Relating to: restrictions in a county shoreland zoning ordinance on activities within the shoreland setback area.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms. (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 2 %
Relating to: the regulation of navigable waters and wetlands. (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: restrictions in a county shoreland zoning ordinance on activities within the shoreland setback area.
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: groundwater management, approval of high capacity wells, 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
10 %
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
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
10 %
2016
January - June
10 %
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
60 %
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
Total 17 %
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
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
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.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: standards and ordinances regulating shoreland zoning. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
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
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
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
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 13 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
70 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 44 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

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
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures