Wisconsin BioFuels Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Producers of Ethanol and other biofuels

Lobbying Interests:
Policies and regulations affecting biofuels plant operation Policies and regulation affecting the sales and distribution of biodiesel, ethanol, distillers grain and other co-products Policies and regulation affecting corn production

CEO Name:
Erik Huschitt

Contact
RW
Robert Welch
16 North Carroll Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 819-0150
bob@thewelchgroup.org
http://wibiofuels.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 141
Assembly Bill 141
Relating to: restriction on the sale or use of a device based on its energy source.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/12/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 142
Assembly Bill 142
Relating to: restrictions on use or sale of motor vehicles based on power source.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/5/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 244
Assembly Bill 244
Relating to: an agricultural roads improvement grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/6/2023
First Communication Date
5/4/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 419
Assembly Bill 419
Relating to: creating an online, interactive carbon calculator for farmers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/22/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 455
Assembly Bill 455
Relating to: creating fuel blend requirements for new gas stations, providing grants for fuel blend compatibility improvements, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/4/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 212
Senate Bill 212
Relating to: restrictions on use or sale of motor vehicles based on power source.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/5/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 213
Senate Bill 213
Relating to: restriction on the sale or use of a device based on its energy source.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/12/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 247
Senate Bill 247
Relating to: an agricultural roads improvement grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 13

For
Notification Date
5/6/2023
First Communication Date
5/4/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 409
Senate Bill 409
Relating to: creating an online, interactive carbon calculator for farmers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/22/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 454
Senate Bill 454
Relating to: creating fuel blend requirements for new gas stations, providing grants for fuel blend compatibility improvements, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/4/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Central Administrative Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Central Administrative Services

Notification Date
2/23/2023
First Communication Date
2/16/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Any proposal related to agricultural carbon
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal related to agricultural carbon

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/30/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

All matters related to funding and regulatory changes in response to COVID 19
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
All matters related to funding and regulatory changes in response to COVID 19

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2023
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.

All matters related to funding and regulation of biofuels
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
All matters related to funding and regulation of biofuels

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Any proposal affecting environmental regulation of manufacturing facilities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal affecting environmental regulation of manufacturing facilities

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Proposals related to the construction and placement of fuel pumps and tanks
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals related to the construction and placement of fuel pumps and tanks

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Regulation of fuel.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of fuel.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

The Confirmation of Randy J. Romanski of Madison, as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The Confirmation of Randy J. Romanski of Madison, as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$18,000.00
2023
July - December
$18,000.00
Total $36,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
48.00
2023
July - December
54.00
Total 102.00
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
38.00
2023
July - December
38.00
Total 76.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: creating an online, interactive carbon calculator for farmers. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5%
Relating to: creating an online, interactive carbon calculator for farmers. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5%
Relating to: creating fuel blend requirements for new gas stations, providing grants for fuel blend compatibility improvements, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
30%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 16%
Relating to: creating fuel blend requirements for new gas stations, providing grants for fuel blend compatibility improvements, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
30%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 16%

Budget Bill Subjects

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
40%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 19%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
30%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 14%

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
20%
2023
July - December
20%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 20%

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures