Cooperative Network

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Cooperative businesses of all types, including farm supply, farm credit, credit union, dairy, healthcare, electric utility, housing, consumer, worker-owned, telecommunications/technology, testing and breeding, food, purchasing and mutual insurance.

Lobbying Interests:
Cooperative Network represents a wide range of cooperative businesses and therefore tracks and lobbies on a wide range of issues, including those affecting financial institutions, telephone and rural electric utilities, dairy, farm supply, livestock marketing, insurance, consumer, purchasing, worker-owned, healthcare and housing. State agencies Cooperative Network works with routinely include, but are not limited to the PSC, DATCP, DNR, DFI, OCU, OCI, Commerce, DSPS, DWD, DHS, and DOT.

CEO Name:
Daniel Smith
President & CEO

Contact
DS
Daniel Smith
16 North Carroll Street, Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 258-4390
(608) 258-4413
daniel.smith@cooperativenetwork.coop
http://www.cooperativenetwork.coop

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
John T Manske Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Thomas Liebe Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2017 Withdrawn On 9/29/2017
David Ward Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Ethan Giebel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2017 Withdrawn On 9/26/2018

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 53
Assembly Bill 53
Relating to: time periods for the abatement of late blight of potatoes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/31/2017
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 54
Assembly Bill 54
Relating to: seed potato certification and use and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/31/2017
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 105
Assembly Bill 105
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well, recommendation of special groundwater measures by the Department of Natural Resources, and metering requirements and grants for certain high capacity wells.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/2/2017
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 123
Assembly Bill 123
Relating to: the information technology block grant program, the broadband expansion grant program, waiving certain fees and appraisals, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/7/2017
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 196
Assembly Bill 196
Relating to: possession of or use of a credit card scanner, providing civil immunity for sellers or distributors of fuel for scanners installed on pumps, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/16/2017
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 272
Assembly Bill 272
Relating to: weight limit exceptions for vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology or natural gas fuel systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/25/2017
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 277
Assembly Bill 277
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/25/2017
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 278
Assembly Bill 278
Relating to: sales and use tax exemptions for beekeeping. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/6/2017
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 280
Assembly Bill 280
Relating to: incorporating financial literacy into the curriculum of public schools.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 94

For
Notification Date
5/23/2017
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 283
Assembly Bill 283
Relating to: authorizing financial institutions to conduct savings promotion prize programs.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 72

For
Notification Date
5/19/2017
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 302
Assembly Bill 302
Relating to: establishing a veteran farmer assistance and outreach program and creating a veteran farmer logotype. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/5/2017
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 353
Assembly Bill 353
Relating to: the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit by electric cooperatives.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 76

For
Notification Date
6/1/2017
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 359
Assembly Bill 359
Relating to: regulating the sale of prescription drugs and other merchandise below cost. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/24/2017
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 480
Assembly Bill 480
Relating to: review by the Department of Safety and Professional Services of the state electrical wiring code applicable to one-family and two-family dwellings; the legal description required for recording an easement for the construction, operation, or ma...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 68

For
Notification Date
10/16/2017
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
Support the provision exempting certain vehicles delivering propane from class B highway weight limitations and certain special or seasonal weight limitations.
Assembly Bill 546
Assembly Bill 546
Relating to: insurance requirements for intrastate motor carriers of passengers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 224

For
Notification Date
1/23/2018
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 583
Assembly Bill 583
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for services performed during a disaster period by electric cooperatives or telecommunications utilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 290

For
Notification Date
1/8/2018
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 698
Assembly Bill 698
Relating to: various changes to the Agricultural Producer Security Program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/11/2017
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 765
Assembly Bill 765
Relating to: administration of the livestock premises registration program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/20/2017
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 822
Assembly Bill 822
Relating to: confidentiality of financial institution information maintained by the Department of Financial Institutions; periodic examinations of financial institutions; savings bank loan limitations; interest on residential mortgage loan escrow accounts;...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 340

For
Notification Date
1/22/2018
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 827
Assembly Bill 827
Relating to: grants for obtaining farm tractor rollover protective structures and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2018
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 918
Assembly Bill 918
Relating to: regulation of taxicab companies and taxicab dispatch services, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a criminal penalty. (FE...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/20/2018
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 946
Assembly Bill 946
Relating to: producer led watershed protection grants and transferring moneys within the environmental fund. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 196

For
Notification Date
2/15/2018
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 15
Senate Bill 15
Relating to: various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 57

None
Notification Date
4/26/2017
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 20
Senate Bill 20
Relating to: time periods for the abatement of late blight of potatoes.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 45

For
Notification Date
5/31/2017
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 23
Senate Bill 23
Relating to: seed potato certification and use and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 46

For
Notification Date
5/31/2017
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 49
Senate Bill 49
Relating to: the information technology block grant program, the broadband expansion grant program, waiving certain fees and appraisals, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/1/2017
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 76
Senate Bill 76
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well, recommendation of special groundwater measures by the Department of Natural Resources, and metering requirements and grants for certain high capacity wells.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 10

For
Notification Date
3/1/2017
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 100
Senate Bill 100
Relating to: expiration of statements of scope for administrative rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 39

None
Notification Date
4/26/2017
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 119
Senate Bill 119
Relating to: growing and processing industrial hemp, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 100

Other
Notification Date
3/28/2017
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 133
Senate Bill 133
Relating to: possession of or use of a credit card scanner, providing civil immunity for sellers or distributors of fuel for scanners installed on pumps, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 54

For
Notification Date
5/9/2017
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 198
Senate Bill 198
Relating to: weight limit exceptions for vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology or natural gas fuel systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 85

For
Notification Date
4/25/2017
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 212
Senate Bill 212
Relating to: incorporating financial literacy into the curriculum of public schools.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/23/2017
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 213
Senate Bill 213
Relating to: authorizing financial institutions to conduct savings promotion prize programs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/19/2017
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 218
Senate Bill 218
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/16/2017
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 224
Senate Bill 224
Relating to: establishing a veteran farmer assistance and outreach program and creating a veteran farmer logotype. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 121

For
Notification Date
6/8/2017
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 263
Senate Bill 263
Relating to: regulating the sale of prescription drugs and other merchandise below cost. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/24/2017
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 281
Senate Bill 281
Relating to: the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit by electric cooperatives.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/5/2017
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 388
Senate Bill 388
Relating to: review by the Department of Safety and Professional Services of the state electrical wiring code applicable to one-family and two-family dwellings; the legal description required for recording an easement for the construction, operation, or ma...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/16/2017
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
Support the provision exempting certain vehicles delivering propane from class B highway weight limitations and certain special or seasonal weight limitations.
Senate Bill 489
Senate Bill 489
Relating to: insurance requirements for intrastate motor carriers of passengers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/23/2018
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 501
Senate Bill 501
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for services performed during a disaster period by electric cooperatives or telecommunications utilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/16/2018
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 599
Senate Bill 599
Relating to: various changes to the Agricultural Producer Security Program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 155

For
Notification Date
12/11/2017
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 667
Senate Bill 667
Relating to: administration of the livestock premises registration program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 210

For
Notification Date
12/28/2017
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 686
Senate Bill 686
Relating to: confidentiality of financial institution information maintained by the Department of Financial Institutions; periodic examinations of financial institutions; savings bank loan limitations; interest on residential mortgage loan escrow accounts;...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/22/2018
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 759
Senate Bill 759
Relating to: regulation of taxicab companies and taxicab dispatch services, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a criminal penalty. (FE...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/20/2018
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 796
Senate Bill 796
Relating to: producer led watershed protection grants and transferring moneys within the environmental fund. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2018
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

Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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
Support RevEx provisions dealing with ACM and ACCP funds and programs

Budget Management and Compensation Reserves
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Budget Management and Compensation Reserves

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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.

Financial Institutions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Financial Institutions

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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.

Insurance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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.

Natural Resources: Environmental Quality
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Environmental Quality

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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.

Natural Resources: Reorganization
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Reorganization

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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.

Public Service Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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.

Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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.

Transportation: Local Transportation Assistance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Local Transportation Assistance

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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.

University of Wisconsin System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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

Grain dealers and grain warehouse keepers; milk contractors; vegetable contractors
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
Grain dealers and grain warehouse keepers; milk contractors; vegetable contractors
Scope Statement
SS 005_17
For
Notification Date
3/1/2017
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.

Grain dealers, milk contractors, and vegetable contractors
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
Grain dealers, milk contractors, and vegetable contractors
Scope Statement
SS 124_17
For
Notification Date
12/18/2017
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.

Livestock facility siting
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
Livestock facility siting
Scope Statement
SS 012_16
None
Notification Date
3/1/2017
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.

Runoff management and nonpoint source performance standards and concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) rule revisions to incorporate by reference those performance standards
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Runoff management and nonpoint source performance standards and concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) rule revisions to incorporate by reference those performance standards
Scope Statement
SS 064_16
Other
Notification Date
12/18/2017
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.

Runoff management and nonpoint source performance standards and concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) rule revisions to incorporate by reference those performance standards
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Runoff management and nonpoint source performance standards and concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) rule revisions to incorporate by reference those performance standards
Scope Statement
SS 064_16
Other
Notification Date
12/18/2017
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

Relating to the feed sampling program at DATCP.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to the feed sampling program at DATCP.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/31/2019
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.

Custom farming
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Custom farming

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/22/2017
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.

Support for LRB 0502/1, relating to the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit by electric cooperatives.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for LRB 0502/1, relating to the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit by electric cooperatives.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/16/2017
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.

The inclusion of farm credit institutions under chapter 706.11, priority of certain mortgages, trust funds
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The inclusion of farm credit institutions under chapter 706.11, priority of certain mortgages, trust funds

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/22/2017
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.

Support for appointment of Jay Risch as Secretary of Department of Financial Institutions.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for appointment of Jay Risch as Secretary of Department of Financial Institutions.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/9/2017
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.

Opposition to elimination of Unfair Sales Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Opposition to elimination of Unfair Sales Act

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/1/2017
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.

Personal Property Tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Personal Property Tax

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/9/2017
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.

Chapter 185 Modernization
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Chapter 185 Modernization

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/9/2017
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.

Support for the appointment of Kurt Hallstrand to Board of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for the appointment of Kurt Hallstrand to Board of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/9/2017
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.

Support for Appointments of Sherri Stumpf and Chris Butler to Credit Union Review Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Appointments of Sherri Stumpf and Chris Butler to Credit Union Review Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/8/2017
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.

Raw Milk, opposition
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Raw Milk, opposition

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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.

Funding alternatives for the Agricultural Chemical Cleanup Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding alternatives for the Agricultural Chemical Cleanup Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$2,312.22
2017
July - December
$1,181.39
2018
January - June
$523.49
2018
July - December
$440.17
Total $4,457.28
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
94.00
2017
July - December
151.50
2018
January - June
71.25
2018
July - December
54.05
Total 370.80
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
539.10
2017
July - December
443.25
2018
January - June
387.50
2018
July - December
95.24
Total 1465.09

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the information technology block grant program, the broadband expansion grant program, waiving certain fees and appraisals, and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: authorizing financial institutions to conduct savings promotion prize programs.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the information technology block grant program, the broadband expansion grant program, waiving certain fees and appraisals, and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well, recommendation of special groundwater measures by the Department of Natural Resources, and metering requirements and grants for certain high capacity wells.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: authorizing financial institutions to conduct savings promotion prize programs.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: replacement, reconstruction, and transfer of an approved high capacity well, recommendation of special groundwater measures by the Department of Natural Resources, and metering requirements and grants for certain high capacity wells.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit by electric cooperatives.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
7 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit by electric cooperatives.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
7 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: time periods for the abatement of late blight of potatoes.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: seed potato certification and use and providing penalties. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: possession of or use of a credit card scanner, providing civil immunity for sellers or distributors of fuel for scanners installed on pumps, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: sales and use tax exemptions for beekeeping. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: insurance requirements for intrastate motor carriers of passengers. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for services performed during a disaster period by electric cooperatives or telecommunications utilities. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
4 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: confidentiality of financial institution information maintained by the Department of Financial Institutions; periodic examinations of financial institutions; savings bank loan limitations; interest on residential mortgage loan escrow accounts; capital of state banks; security provided by public depositories; insurance company liquidation proceedings; and modifying an administrative rule of the Department of Workforce Development related to an exemption from overtime pay requirements for outside salespersons.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: time periods for the abatement of late blight of potatoes.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: seed potato certification and use and providing penalties. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: possession of or use of a credit card scanner, providing civil immunity for sellers or distributors of fuel for scanners installed on pumps, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: weight limit exceptions for vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology or natural gas fuel systems. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: establishing a veteran farmer assistance and outreach program and creating a veteran farmer logotype. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: review by the Department of Safety and Professional Services of the state electrical wiring code applicable to one-family and two-family dwellings; the legal description required for recording an easement for the construction, operation, or maintenance of sewer lines or facilities; expanding the use of tax incremental financing for workforce housing development and allowing a reduction in the amount of certain impact fees; effect of changes in requirements for development-related permits or authorizations on persons who apply for the permits or authorizations; exempting certain vehicles delivering propane from class B highway weight limitations and certain special or seasonal weight limitations; elimination of the forestation state property tax; reviews of and reports on bills and proposed administrative rules that affect housing; general permits to place riprap on the bed of a navigable water; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: insurance requirements for intrastate motor carriers of passengers. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: confidentiality of financial institution information maintained by the Department of Financial Institutions; periodic examinations of financial institutions; savings bank loan limitations; interest on residential mortgage loan escrow accounts; capital of state banks; security provided by public depositories; insurance company liquidation proceedings; and modifying an administrative rule of the Department of Workforce Development related to an exemption from overtime pay requirements for outside salespersons.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: weight limit exceptions for vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology or natural gas fuel systems. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: review by the Department of Safety and Professional Services of the state electrical wiring code applicable to one-family and two-family dwellings; the legal description required for recording an easement for the construction, operation, or maintenance of sewer lines or facilities; expanding the use of tax incremental financing for workforce housing development and allowing a reduction in the amount of certain impact fees; effect of changes in requirements for development-related permits or authorizations on persons who apply for the permits or authorizations; exempting certain vehicles delivering propane from class B highway weight limitations and certain special or seasonal weight limitations; elimination of the forestation state property tax; reviews of and reports on bills and proposed administrative rules that affect housing; general permits to place riprap on the bed of a navigable water; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: incorporating financial literacy into the curriculum of public schools.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: administration of the livestock premises registration program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: incorporating financial literacy into the curriculum of public schools.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: establishing a veteran farmer assistance and outreach program and creating a veteran farmer logotype. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: various changes to the Agricultural Producer Security Program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: regulating the sale of prescription drugs and other merchandise below cost. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: various changes to the Agricultural Producer Security Program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: administration of the livestock premises registration program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: regulating the sale of prescription drugs and other merchandise below cost. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: regulation of taxicab companies and taxicab dispatch services, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
4 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for services performed during a disaster period by electric cooperatives or telecommunications utilities. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
4 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: producer led watershed protection grants and transferring moneys within the environmental fund. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
8 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: grants for obtaining farm tractor rollover protective structures and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: regulation of taxicab companies and taxicab dispatch services, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
9 %
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
12 %
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
7 %
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
7 %
Total < 1%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
9 %
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
5 %
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
9 %
Total < 1%

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
6 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
41 %
Total 5 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures