Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Trade association representing truck and bus companies (owners and officers).

Lobbying Interests:
Rules governing the administration and operation of the Department of Transportation, including Division of Motor Vehicles; Rules governing taxation in the Dept. of Revenue; Rules governing environmental regulations (clean air, water, stormwater runoff, etc.) within the Dept. of Natural Resources; Rules governing apprenticeship or other training requirements; workers' compensation & unemployment compensation; Rules governing the transportation of hazardous materials.

CEO Name:
Neal Kedzie
President

Contact
NK
Neal Kedzie
PO Box 44849
Madison, WI 53744-4849
(608) 833-8200
(608) 833-2875
nkedzie@witruck.org
http://www.witruck.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Marc S Bentley Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/20/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Neal J Kedzie Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/27/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Dan Johnson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/2/2015 Withdrawn On N/A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

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 27
Assembly Bill 27
Relating to: the maximum speed limit on freeways and expressways. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 19

Other
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.
Comments
Neutral
Assembly Bill 209
Assembly Bill 209
Relating to: commercial driver licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/24/2015
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 210
Assembly Bill 210
Relating to: an additional local sales and use tax for maintenance of streets and highways and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/14/2015
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.
Comments
Rep. Knutson
Assembly Bill 326
Assembly Bill 326
Relating to: requiring approval by a municipal governing body before construction of highway roundabouts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/30/2015
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.
Comments
Requires approval of local unit of govt. before DOT may install a roundabout. Further definition of process needed ie. timeline, shared jurisdicition, passive review, etc.
Assembly Bill 330
Assembly Bill 330
Relating to: prohibiting the Department of Transportation from installing certain equipment on highways. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/30/2015
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.
Comments
Prohibits DOT from installing certain devices on highways (electronic messaging signs). WMCA and WTA opposed. Messaging "Move Over Law" critical to the Towing Asscociation safety of tow operators assisting drivers on state highways.
Assembly Bill 424
Assembly Bill 424
Relating to: applying motor carrier regulations to motor carriers operating in intrastate commerce. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 135

For
Notification Date
10/30/2015
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.
Comments
Companion bill to SB 321 clarifying current law re. DOT regulatory authority over interstate and intrastate motor carriers.
Assembly Bill 426
Assembly Bill 426
Relating to: transport of radiological materials and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 137

For
Notification Date
10/30/2015
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.
Comments
Companion bill SB 320. Requires DOT permit for carrying radiological materials on state highways with an escort by state police.
Assembly Bill 451
Assembly Bill 451
Relating to: right-of-way in roundabouts.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 139

For
Notification Date
10/30/2015
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.
Comments
Yielding to large CMVs in Roundabouts.
Assembly Bill 501
Assembly Bill 501
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/14/2015
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.
Comments
Rep. Spiros
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
12/14/2015
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 629
Assembly Bill 629
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for federal excise tax imposed on a sale of a heavy truck or trailer. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 361

For
Notification Date
1/25/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 724
Assembly Bill 724
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 180

For
Notification Date
1/22/2016
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.
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

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.
Senate Bill 26
Senate Bill 26
Relating to: the maximum speed limit on freeways and expressways. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
Neutral
Senate Bill 158
Senate Bill 158
Relating to: commercial driver licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 123

For
Notification Date
9/24/2015
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 168
Senate Bill 168
Relating to: various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures; time limits for emergency rules; and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

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.
Senate Bill 320
Senate Bill 320
Relating to: transport of radiological materials and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/30/2015
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.
Comments
Companion bill AB 426. Requires DOT permit for carrying radiological materials on state highways with an escort by state police.
Senate Bill 321
Senate Bill 321
Relating to: applying motor carrier regulations to motor carriers operating in intrastate commerce. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/30/2015
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.
Comments
Clarifies DOT regulatory authority over interstate motor carriers and applies to motor carriers engaged in intrastate commerce. Companion bill AB 424.
Senate Bill 405
Senate Bill 405
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/29/2016
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
(Kapenga/Kuglitsch) Collateral Source/Phantom Damages.
Senate Bill 411
Senate Bill 411
Relating to: funding for the Department of Transportation and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/14/2015
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 456
Senate Bill 456
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (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.
Comments
Stroebel/Spiros
Senate Bill 506
Senate Bill 506
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for federal excise tax imposed on a sale of a heavy truck or trailer. (FE)

Bill Text and History

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.
Senate Bill 536
Senate Bill 536
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/22/2016
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

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.

Comments
Extend funding of Truck Idling Grant Program

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

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.

Workforce Development: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Departmentwide

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.

Comments
Extension of Fast Forward Training Program for truck drivers and diesel mechanics training.

Workforce Development: Worker's Compensation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Worker's Compensation

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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Creates Chapter Trans 319, relating to towing of vehicles. SS 064-14
Agency Name
Department of Transportation (Trans)

Subject
Creates Chapter Trans 319, relating to towing of vehicles. SS 064-14

Register Number: 703 (7/15/2014)
Other
Notification Date
9/24/2015
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.

Supporting Documentation
20150924_WTA Testimony on Trans 319 - September 17 2015.pdf

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB-3907 Sales and Use Tax Exemption (Bernier) A sales and use tax exemption for federal excise tax imposed on a sale of a heavy truck or trailer.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-3907 Sales and Use Tax Exemption (Bernier) A sales and use tax exemption for federal excise tax imposed on a sale of a heavy truck or trailer.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

EPA Ozone Standard
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
EPA Ozone Standard

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Truck Idling Emisssions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Truck Idling Emisssions

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$31,289.49
2015
July - December
$29,766.08
2016
January - June
$25,502.09
2016
July - December
$26,681.80
Total $113,239.46
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
140.00
2015
July - December
55.50
2016
January - June
77.00
2016
July - December
62.25
Total 334.75
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
213.50
2015
July - December
189.00
2016
January - June
107.50
2016
July - December
113.25
Total 623.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the maximum speed limit on freeways and expressways. (FE)
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 %
Relating to: the maximum speed limit on freeways and expressways. (FE)
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 2 %
Relating to: an additional local sales and use tax for maintenance of streets and highways and making an appropriation. (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: funding for the Department of Transportation and making an appropriation. (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: right-of-way in roundabouts.
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: applying motor carrier regulations to motor carriers operating in intrastate commerce. (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: 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
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: commercial driver licenses. (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: prohibiting the Department of Transportation from installing certain equipment on highways. (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: applying motor carrier regulations to motor carriers operating in intrastate commerce. (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: 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
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: commercial driver licenses. (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: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for federal excise tax imposed on a sale of a heavy truck or trailer. (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: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, 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
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for federal excise tax imposed on a sale of a heavy truck or trailer. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
35 %
Total 10 %
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, 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
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 5 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
4 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
30 %
2016
July - December
Total 10 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
60 %
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
30 %
2016
July - December
40 %
Total 37 %
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%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

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 %

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
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
15 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %
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 %

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
3 %
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

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
2 %
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures