Wisconsin Railroad Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Freight rail transportation

Lobbying Interests:
Rail freight transportation, industrial & economic development, grade crossing safety, environmental regulations applicable to rail operations.

CEO Name:
Kevin Soucie

Contact
PK
Peter Kammer
44 E. Mifflin Street, Suite 305
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 512-1280
pk@thekammergroup.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Heather Berlinski Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2015 Withdrawn On 9/11/2015
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 9/15/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 21
Assembly Bill 21
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2015 legislature.

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Assembly Bill 552
Assembly Bill 552
Relating to: preparation and response required by railroad corporations in the event of discharge of transported materials and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/7/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 876
Assembly Bill 876
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

Against
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 21
Senate Bill 21
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2015 legislature.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 55

Other
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.
Senate Bill 427
Senate Bill 427
Relating to: preparation and response required by railroad corporations in the event of discharge of transported materials and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/7/2015
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.
Senate Bill 734
Senate Bill 734
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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.

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

Notification Date
6/24/2015
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.

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

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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Creating a complaint process for railroad police
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creating a complaint process for railroad police

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/7/2016
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.

Subjecting railroad police to open records requirements for trespassing citations and arrests
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Subjecting railroad police to open records requirements for trespassing citations and arrests

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/7/2016
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.

Eliminating police powers for railway companies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Eliminating police powers for railway companies

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/7/2016
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 appointment of Yash Wadhwa to Wisconsin Commissioner of Railroads.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support appointment of Yash Wadhwa to Wisconsin Commissioner of Railroads.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Trespass on railroad property
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Trespass on railroad property

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/24/2015
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.

Office of the Commissioner of Railroads
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Office of the Commissioner of Railroads

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.

Railroad crossing safety
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Railroad crossing safety

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.

Freight Rail
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Freight Rail

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$11,550.00
2015
July - December
$11,000.00
2016
January - June
$13,200.00
2016
July - December
$11,500.00
Total $47,250.00
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
26.75
2015
July - December
36.00
2016
January - June
32.50
2016
July - December
21.50
Total 116.75
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
89.75
2015
July - December
110.75
2016
January - June
91.25
2016
July - December
102.75
Total 394.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2015 legislature.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2015 legislature.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: preparation and response required by railroad corporations in the event of discharge of transported materials and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: preparation and response required by railroad corporations in the event of discharge of transported materials and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
50 %
2016
July - December
Total 12 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
40 %
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
15 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
80 %
Total 26 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %

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
45 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
25 %
2016
July - December
Total 16 %

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
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 10 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures