Cooperative Network Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Cooperative businesses of all types, including credit unions and mutual insurance companies.

Lobbying Interests:
Cooperative Network represents a wide range of cooperative businesses and therefore tracks and lobbies on a variety of issues, including those affecting financial institutions, telephone and rural electric cooperative utilities, dairy, farm supply, livestock marketing, insurance, health care and cooperative housing. Cooperative taxation issues impact all Cooperative Network mbrs and is another area in which the Federation is involved. State agencies the Cooperative Network works most closely with include but are not limited to the PSC, Dept of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, DNR, Dept of Financial Institutions and Dept of Commerce.

CEO Name:
Tom Liebe
President and CEO

Contact
TL
Thomas Liebe
1 S Pinckney St, Ste. 810
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 258-4413
(608) 258-4407
tom.liebe@cooperativenetwork.coop
http://www.cooperativenetwork.coop

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Beata Wierzba Kalies Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/5/2015 Withdrawn On 7/5/2016
Timothy Clay Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/5/2015 Withdrawn On 7/5/2016
Sharon Brandt Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/5/2015 Withdrawn On 7/13/2015
John Manske Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/5/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
William L Oemichen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/5/2015 Withdrawn On 7/17/2015
David Ward Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/5/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Stephen J Freese Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 7/23/2015 Withdrawn On 7/5/2016
Thomas Liebe Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 11/13/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 23
Assembly Bill 23
Relating to: prohibiting certain actions against financial institutions for offers, promises, agreements, or commitments that are not in writing.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 120

For
Notification Date
2/16/2015
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.
Comments
Support with amendment adding farm credit institutions to bill
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

None
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.
Assembly Bill 66
Assembly Bill 66
Relating to: creating the Wisconsin Renewable Energy Development Authority to participate in and guarantee certain energy-related loans, implement other energy-related programs, and make certain grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/2/2015
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.
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
4/8/2015
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 122
Assembly Bill 122
Relating to: exempting certain vehicles of utilities from class B highway weight limitations and certain special or seasonal weight limitations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 44

For
Notification Date
3/31/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 143
Assembly Bill 143
Relating to: regulation of transportation network companies, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 16

Against
Notification Date
4/8/2015
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 163
Assembly Bill 163
Relating to: elimination of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Department of Financial Institutions; elimination of the Educational Approval Board; creation of the Department of Financial Institutions and Professional Standards; tra...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/27/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 190
Assembly Bill 190
Relating to: continuing education requirements for persons who perform electrical work, licensing and registration requirements for certain experienced electricians, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/24/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 384
Assembly Bill 384
Relating to: requirements for approval of construction of nuclear power plants and changes to the state's energy priorities policy.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 344

For
Notification Date
10/21/2015
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 392
Assembly Bill 392
Relating to: methods of voting by members of a cooperative.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 87

For
Notification Date
10/21/2015
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 394
Assembly Bill 394
Relating to: review of proposed changes to public employee group health insurance programs.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 119

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.
Assembly Bill 405
Assembly Bill 405
Relating to: exemptions from certain taxes and other requirements for work performed by persons from outside the state during a state of emergency declared by the governor. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 84

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.
Assembly Bill 413
Assembly Bill 413
Relating to: liability for damages caused by dogs, court orders to kill a dog, and providing a penalty. (FE)

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.
Assembly Bill 420
Assembly Bill 420
Relating to: various miscellaneous changes to the insurance statutes and granting rule-making authority.

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.
Assembly Bill 452
Assembly Bill 452
Relating to: the minimum price of merchandise sold at wholesale or retail. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/26/2015
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

None
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.
Assembly Bill 520
Assembly Bill 520
Relating to: authority of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection regarding motor vehicle fueling facilities.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2016
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 547
Assembly Bill 547
Relating to: trespass and damage to property owned or used by an energy provider and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 158

For
Notification Date
11/30/2015
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 560
Assembly Bill 560
Relating to: disconnection devices for distributed generation facilities.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/9/2015
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.
Comments
Support as amended.
Assembly Bill 564
Assembly Bill 564
Relating to: implements of husbandry and agricultural commercial motor vehicles operated or transported on highways.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/28/2015
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 611
Assembly Bill 611
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2016
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 646
Assembly Bill 646
Relating to: penalties for violating commercial feed requirements and providing a criminal penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2016
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 675
Assembly Bill 675
Relating to: agricultural loan guarantee programs administered by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 676
Assembly Bill 676
Relating to: Agricultural Producer Security Council members, expenses for inspection and certification of grain, the American Society for Testing and Materials, service of process for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, eliminatin...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 186

For
Notification Date
1/14/2016
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 Bill 697
Assembly Bill 697
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk and unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/14/2016
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 Bill 796
Assembly Bill 796
Relating to: the apprenticeship completion award program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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 797
Assembly Bill 797
Relating to: funding for the rural physician residency assistance program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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 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

None
Notification Date
1/26/2016
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 807
Assembly Bill 807
Relating to: credit union operations and modifying rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 304

For
Notification Date
1/27/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 820
Assembly Bill 820
Relating to: duties of the Public Service Commission under the broadband expansion grant program and certification of political subdivisions under that program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 278

For
Notification Date
2/2/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 874
Assembly Bill 874
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)

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 Bill 80
Senate Bill 80
Relating to: exempting certain vehicles of utilities from class B highway weight limitations and certain special or seasonal weight limitations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
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
3/27/2015
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.
Senate Bill 106
Senate Bill 106
Relating to: regulation of transportation network companies, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/8/2015
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.
Senate Bill 119
Senate Bill 119
Relating to: elimination of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Department of Financial Institutions; elimination of the Educational Approval Board; creation of the Department of Financial Institutions and Professional Standards; tra...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/27/2015
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.
Senate Bill 158
Senate Bill 158
Relating to: commercial driver licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 123

Other
Notification Date
5/19/2015
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.
Senate Bill 239
Senate Bill 239
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/5/2015
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.
Senate Bill 284
Senate Bill 284
Relating to: methods of voting by members of a cooperative.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/1/2015
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.
Senate Bill 286
Senate Bill 286
Relating to: liability for damages caused by dogs, court orders to kill a dog, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 112

For
Notification Date
10/6/2015
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.
Senate Bill 287
Senate Bill 287
Relating to: various miscellaneous changes to the insurance statutes and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 90

For
Notification Date
10/6/2015
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.
Senate Bill 288
Senate Bill 288
Relating to: requirements for approval of construction of nuclear power plants and changes to the state's energy priorities policy.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/21/2015
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
10/14/2015
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 312
Senate Bill 312
Relating to: review of proposed changes to public employee group health insurance programs.

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.
Senate Bill 334
Senate Bill 334
Relating to: exemptions from certain taxes and other requirements for work performed by persons from outside the state during a state of emergency declared by the governor. (FE)

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.
Senate Bill 371
Senate Bill 371
Relating to: the minimum price of merchandise sold at wholesale or retail. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/11/2015
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 392
Senate Bill 392
Relating to: authority of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection regarding motor vehicle fueling facilities.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 247

For
Notification Date
1/5/2016
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 457
Senate Bill 457
Relating to: trespass and damage to property owned or used by an energy provider and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/21/2015
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 474
Senate Bill 474
Relating to: grants to support donation of farm and food products to food banks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2016
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 514
Senate Bill 514
Relating to: penalties for violating commercial feed requirements and providing a criminal penalty.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 244

For
Notification Date
1/8/2016
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 519
Senate Bill 519
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/11/2016
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 580
Senate Bill 580
Relating to: disconnection devices for certain distributed generation facilities.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/18/2016
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 690
Senate Bill 690
Relating to: credit union operations and modifying rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2016
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 721
Senate Bill 721
Relating to: the sale of unpasteurized milk and unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2016
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

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.

Financial Institutions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Financial Institutions

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Safety and Professional Services: Program Transfers
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Program Transfers

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.

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

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.

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
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Dairy plants, and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Dairy plants, and affecting small business.

Register Number: 694 (11/1/2013)
For
Notification Date
1/13/2016
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.

Dairy plants, and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Dairy plants, and affecting small business.

Register Number: 694 (11/1/2013)
For
Notification Date
1/13/2016
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.

Milk haulers and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Milk haulers and affecting small business.

Register Number: 690 (7/1/2013)
For
Notification Date
1/13/2016
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.

Revises Chapter ATCP 40, relating to fertilizer mislabeling. SS 124-14
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Revises Chapter ATCP 40, relating to fertilizer mislabeling. SS 124-14

Register Number: 707 (12/1/2014)
For
Notification Date
2/16/2015
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Changes to the Wisconsin Utility Accommodation Policy.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Changes to the Wisconsin Utility Accommodation Policy.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
3/17/2016
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.

Funding alternatives for the Agricultural Chemical Cleanup Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding alternatives for the Agricultural Chemical Cleanup Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/1/2016
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.

Raw Milk, opposition
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Raw Milk, opposition

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
11/19/2015
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.

Package of technical fixes and reforms relating to utility issues suggested by the Public Service Commission.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Package of technical fixes and reforms relating to utility issues suggested by the Public Service Commission.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/13/2015
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.

support LRB-3720. Trespass and damage to property owned or used by an energy provider and providing a criminal penalty.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support LRB-3720. Trespass and damage to property owned or used by an energy provider and providing a criminal penalty.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/13/2015
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.

Exemptions from certain fees, taxes and other requirements for disaster recovery work during a state of emergency.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Exemptions from certain fees, taxes and other requirements for disaster recovery work during a state of emergency.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/25/2015
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.

adjustments to statute governing electronic voting for cooperatives
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
adjustments to statute governing electronic voting for cooperatives

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/9/2015
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.

Seasonal weight restrictions for utility vehicles
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Seasonal weight restrictions for utility vehicles

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/16/2015
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.

Net metering, interconnection and third party ownership policies for renewable energy projects
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Net metering, interconnection and third party ownership policies for renewable energy projects

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/10/2015
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.

Potential amendments to the agricultural producer security program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Potential amendments to the agricultural producer security program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/9/2015
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.

The possible creation of a centralized agricultural products lien filing system.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The possible creation of a centralized agricultural products lien filing system.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/9/2015
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.

Regulation of high capacity wells.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of high capacity wells.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/9/2015
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.

The regulation of implements of husbandry and agricultural commercial motor vehicles.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The regulation of implements of husbandry and agricultural commercial motor vehicles.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/9/2015
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.

Licensing electricians and corresponding exemptions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Licensing electricians and corresponding exemptions

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/27/2015
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.

State implementation of EPA's Clean Power Plan
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State implementation of EPA's Clean Power Plan

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/27/2015
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.

Confirmation Hearing for DATCP Secretary Ben Brancel
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Confirmation Hearing for DATCP Secretary Ben Brancel

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/22/2015
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.

Energy Emergency declaration related to heating fuel supply constraints.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Energy Emergency declaration related to heating fuel supply constraints.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/22/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$76,650.47
2015
July - December
$45,221.96
2016
January - June
$62,684.44
2016
July - December
$892.96
Total $185,449.83
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
113.00
2015
July - December
88.40
2016
January - June
95.00
2016
July - December
12.50
Total 308.90
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
774.15
2015
July - December
422.00
2016
January - June
640.50
2016
July - December
160.25
Total 1996.90

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: commercial driver licenses. (FE)
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 certain actions against financial institutions for offers, promises, agreements, or commitments that are not in writing.
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: operating implements of husbandry and agricultural commercial motor vehicles on highways and transporting implements of husbandry by trailer on highways. (FE)
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: elimination of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Department of Financial Institutions; elimination of the Educational Approval Board; creation of the Department of Financial Institutions and Professional Standards; transfer of the Veterinary Examining Board to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and making appropriations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
4 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: elimination of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Department of Financial Institutions; elimination of the Educational Approval Board; creation of the Department of Financial Institutions and Professional Standards; transfer of the Veterinary Examining Board to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and making appropriations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
6 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: continuing education requirements for persons who perform electrical work, licensing and registration requirements for certain experienced electricians, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
12 %
2015
July - December
7 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: exempting certain vehicles of utilities from class B highway weight limitations and certain special or seasonal weight limitations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
13 %
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: requirements for approval of construction of nuclear power plants and changes to the state's energy priorities policy.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: exempting certain vehicles of utilities from class B highway weight limitations and certain special or seasonal weight limitations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the minimum price of merchandise sold at wholesale or retail. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: exemptions from certain taxes and other requirements for work performed by persons from outside the state during a state of emergency declared by the governor. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: authority of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection regarding motor vehicle fueling facilities.
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: implements of husbandry and agricultural commercial motor vehicles operated or transported on highways.
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: requirements for approval of construction of nuclear power plants and changes to the state's energy priorities policy.
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: exemptions from certain taxes and other requirements for work performed by persons from outside the state during a state of emergency declared by the governor. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: trespass and damage to property owned or used by an energy provider and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
4 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the minimum price of merchandise sold at wholesale or retail. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: trespass and damage to property owned or used by an energy provider and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
4 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: disconnection devices for distributed generation facilities.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: methods of voting by members of a cooperative.
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%
Relating to: methods of voting by members of a cooperative.
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%
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
4 %
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
9 %
2016
January - June
8 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: penalties for violating commercial feed requirements and providing a criminal penalty.
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: agricultural loan guarantee programs administered by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.
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: duties of the Public Service Commission under the broadband expansion grant program and certification of political subdivisions under that program. (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: authority of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection regarding motor vehicle fueling facilities.
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: penalties for violating commercial feed requirements and providing a criminal penalty.
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: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)
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: the sale of unpasteurized milk and unpasteurized milk products and an exemption from requirements for certain dairy farms. (FE)
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: 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
4 %
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: regulation of transportation network companies, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, 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
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: credit union operations and modifying rules promulgated by the Department of Financial Institutions.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
7 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
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
7 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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
3 %
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
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
11 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
6 %
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
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 %

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
6 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
7 %
2015
July - December
9 %
2016
January - June
4 %
2016
July - December
Total 6 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
11 %
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
2015
July - December
3 %
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
6 %
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 3 %
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
25 %
Total 3 %
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
20 %
Total 3 %

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
2 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %

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
4 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 4 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures