Wisconsin & Southern Railroad L.L.C.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Freight Railroad Company

Lobbying Interests:
Railroad Crossing Safety, Advance Warning Devices, Track & Structure Capital Funding, Freight Railroad Preservation Program, Freight Railroad Infrastructure Improvement Program, Railroad equipment.

CEO Name:
Joe Via
Director of Government Relations

Contact
KL
Kenneth Lucht
1890 E. Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53704
(414) 438-8820 x4207
(608) 243-9225
klucht@watcocompanies.com
http://www.watcocompanies.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Kenneth Lucht Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/30/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 738
Assembly Bill 738
Relating to: requiring the Department of Transportation to award a grant to Wisconsin River Rail Transit Commission for certain bridge repairs and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

None
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 876
Assembly Bill 876
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2016
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.
Supporting Documentation
20160215_AB-876 WSOR Opposition.pdf

Senate Bill 734
Senate Bill 734
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2016
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.
Supporting Documentation
20160218_WSOR Opposition to SB-734.pdf

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Freight Railroad Preservation Program (FRPP), funding levels, continued improvements to publicly-owned freight railroad infrastructure.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Freight Railroad Preservation Program (FRPP), funding levels, continued improvements to publicly-owned freight railroad infrastructure.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/30/2015
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.

Approval and funding of appropriate FTE positions at Office of the Commissioner of Railroads
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Approval and funding of appropriate FTE positions at Office of the Commissioner of Railroads

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/30/2015
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.

To provide regulation and a penalty for pedestrians at railroad crossings.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
To provide regulation and a penalty for pedestrians at railroad crossings.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/30/2015
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.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Safe railroad walkways for working and inspections
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Safe railroad walkways for working and inspections

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/30/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$4,106.70
2015
July - December
$2,535.00
2016
January - June
$338.00
2016
July - December
$1,352.00
Total $8,331.70
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
34.00
2015
July - December
15.00
2016
January - June
5.00
2016
July - December
7.00
Total 61.00
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
20.00
2015
July - December
9.50
2016
January - June
0.00
2016
July - December
9.50
Total 39.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: requiring the Department of Transportation to award a grant to Wisconsin River Rail Transit Commission for certain bridge repairs and making an appropriation.
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
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

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
10 %
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
95 %
2015
July - December
100 %
2016
January - June
80 %
2016
July - December
90 %
Total 95 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures