Lake States Lumber Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
All areas related to the forest products industry.

Lobbying Interests:
All areas relating to the forest products industry .

CEO Name:
Rick Degen
Chair Legislative Committee

Contact
RD
Rick Degen
PO Box 1364
Wausau, WI 54402-1364
(715) 845-9663
(715) 842-1252
Rick@bennetthardwoods.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Gunnar Bergersen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/21/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 559
Assembly Bill 559
Relating to: eliminating the restriction on leasing managed forest land.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/22/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 561
Assembly Bill 561
Relating to: taxes on managed forest lands, eligibility for the managed forest land program, management plans for managed forest land, sale or transfer of managed forest land, productivity of managed forest land, closed managed forest land, forest producti...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/22/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 580
Assembly Bill 580
Relating to: the width and weight limits of certain motor vehicles operated on a highway. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 171

For
Notification Date
12/22/2015
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.
Senate Bill 44
Senate Bill 44
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

2015 Wisconsin Act 1

For
Notification Date
2/26/2015
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Natural Resources: Parks and Forestry
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Parks and Forestry

Notification Date
5/7/2015
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.

Comments
Amendments to Managed Forest Law

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Lighter axle weight standard for trucks hauling forest products
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lighter axle weight standard for trucks hauling forest products

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/21/2015
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.

Monitoring changes recommended by Wisconsin Council on Forestry to MFL statutes.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitoring changes recommended by Wisconsin Council on Forestry to MFL statutes.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/21/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$20,100.00
2015
July - December
$10,250.00
2016
January - June
$10,150.00
2016
July - December
$20,250.00
Total $60,750.00
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
8.75
2015
July - December
14.50
2016
January - June
8.25
2016
July - December
0.00
Total 31.50
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
241.75
2015
July - December
228.20
2016
January - June
308.00
2016
July - December
272.00
Total 1049.95

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: taxes on managed forest lands, eligibility for the managed forest land program, management plans for managed forest land, sale or transfer of managed forest land, productivity of managed forest land, closed managed forest land, forest production areas, natural heritage inventory, wildlife action plans, providing an exemption 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
75 %
2016
January - June
75 %
2016
July - December
Total 39 %
Relating to: eliminating the restriction on leasing managed forest land.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
25 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %

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
25 %
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
50 %
Total 28 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
50 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
50 %
Total 24 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures