Customers First! Coalition

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Alliance of consumer organizations, municipal electric utilities, rural electric cooperatives, wholesale electric suppliers, an investor owned utility, renewable energy advocates, and labor organizations.

Lobbying Interests:
Seek to influence legislation and rules relating to the restructuring or deregulation of Wisconsin's electric utility industry.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
SB
Sarah Barry
14 W Mifflin Street, Ste 310
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 286-0784
(608) 286-6174
sbarry@customersfirst.org
http://www.customersfirst.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Matt Bromley Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/30/2014 Withdrawn On 12/7/2015
Jordan Lamb Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/19/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Sarah Barry Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 9/19/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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

Other
Notification Date
1/20/2016
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
20160126_CFC Position Note (01227432x9CDD3).pdf

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

Other
Notification Date
1/20/2016
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
20160126_CFC Position Note (01227432x9CDD3).pdf

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: General Agency Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: General Agency Provisions

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

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

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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

PSC funding in 2017-19 Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC funding in 2017-19 Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/27/2016
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.

2017-19 State Budget Bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2017-19 State Budget Bill

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/25/2016
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.

Electric Energy Regulation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Electric Energy Regulation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/24/2016
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.

Appointment of Michael Huebsch as Commissioner of the Public Service Commission
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointment of Michael Huebsch as Commissioner of the Public Service Commission

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/24/2015
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.

Focus on Energy program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Focus on Energy program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/19/2015
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 Biennial Budget Bill provisions related to the Public Service Commission
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2015-2017 Biennial Budget Bill provisions related to the Public Service Commission

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/19/2015
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
$2,822.71
2015
July - December
$1,032.59
2016
January - June
$831.00
2016
July - December
$1,898.95
Total $6,585.25
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
3.75
2015
July - December
1.00
2016
January - June
1.10
2016
July - December
6.95
Total 12.80
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
27.00
2015
July - December
10.25
2016
January - June
1.65
2016
July - December
14.98
Total 53.88

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
100 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
14 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 9 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
34 %
2015
July - December
44 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 25 %

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
6 %
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
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 13 %
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 3 %
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 3 %
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
50 %
Total 16 %

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
2016
July - December
Total 3 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
56 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 19 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures