Municipal Environmental Group - Water Division

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Represents communities operating publicly owned water supply systems.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and rules affecting municipal drinking water utilities.

Title:
President

Contact
KH
Keith Haas
PO Box 927
Madison, WI 537010927
(608) 283-1723
(608) 283-1709
cbeals@boardmanclark.com
http://megwater.org/

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Lawrie J Kobza Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/17/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 105
Assembly Bill 105
Relating to: groundwater management, approval of high capacity wells, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/13/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 313
Assembly Bill 313
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a local unit of government or nonprofit organization. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/1/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 327
Assembly Bill 327
Relating to: approval, reporting, and fee requirements for certain wells. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/13/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 554
Assembly Bill 554
Relating to: out-of-state sewer and water affiliates of public utility holding companies and the sale or lease of municipal water or sewer public utilities to investor-owned public utilities.

Bill Text and History

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 72
Senate Bill 72
Relating to: groundwater management, approval of high capacity wells, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/13/2015
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.
Senate Bill 227
Senate Bill 227
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a local unit of government or nonprofit organization. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 126

For
Notification Date
9/1/2015
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 239
Senate Bill 239
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/13/2015
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.
Senate Bill 243
Senate Bill 243
Relating to: approval, reporting, and fee requirements for certain wells. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 177

None
Notification Date
10/13/2015
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.
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
10/13/2015
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.
Senate Bill 432
Senate Bill 432
Relating to: out-of-state sewer and water affiliates of public utility holding companies and the sale or lease of municipal water or sewer public utilities to investor-owned public utilities.

Bill Text and History

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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Environmental Improvement Fund
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Environmental Improvement Fund

Notification Date
5/12/2015
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.

General Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
7/28/2015
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

PSC Regulation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC Regulation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/20/2016
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.

Lead Services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lead Services

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2016
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.

PSC Docket No. 1-AC-233 dealing with PSC 185
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC Docket No. 1-AC-233 dealing with PSC 185

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/21/2016
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.

DNR - Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund - Lead Service Line Replacement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DNR - Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund - Lead Service Line Replacement

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
6/3/2016
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.

PSC Public Fire Protection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC Public Fire Protection

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
6/3/2016
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.

Privatization of Water Systems (AB 554 & SB 432 - Bills now dead)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Privatization of Water Systems (AB 554 & SB 432 - Bills now dead)

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/26/2016
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.

High Capacity Wells
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
High Capacity Wells

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Revisions NR 166
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Revisions NR 166

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/17/2015
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.

PSC Docket No. 1-AC-227 dealing with parts of chs. PSC 113, 134, and 185 that deal with retention of meters
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC Docket No. 1-AC-227 dealing with parts of chs. PSC 113, 134, and 185 that deal with retention of meters

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/17/2015
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.

Frozen Water Laterals
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Frozen Water Laterals

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/17/2015
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.

Frozen Water Mains
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Frozen Water Mains

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/17/2015
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
$7,248.00
2015
July - December
$30,828.00
2016
January - June
$45,876.00
2016
July - December
$23,079.83
Total $107,031.83
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
0.80
2015
July - December
32.90
2016
January - June
113.70
2016
July - December
32.20
Total 179.60
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
29.40
2015
July - December
88.30
2016
January - June
77.15
2016
July - December
65.70
Total 260.55

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: out-of-state sewer and water affiliates of public utility holding companies and the sale or lease of municipal water or sewer public utilities to investor-owned public utilities.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for building materials that become a part of a facility for a local unit of government or nonprofit organization. (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: out-of-state sewer and water affiliates of public utility holding companies and the sale or lease of municipal water or sewer public utilities to investor-owned public utilities.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
12 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
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
14 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: groundwater management, approval of high capacity wells, 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
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%

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
2015
July - December
7 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

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
5 %
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
16 %
2015
July - December
44 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 13 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
8 %
2016
July - December
4 %
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
9 %
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
66 %
2016
July - December
29 %
Total 35 %
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
13 %
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
18 %
Total 4 %
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
18 %
Total 4 %

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
77 %
2015
July - December
17 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 10 %

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
2016
January - June
9 %
2016
July - December
18 %
Total 8 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures