Wisconsin Rural Water Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Provide training/technical assistance and advocacy for small water and wastewater public systems.

Lobbying Interests:
Represent the interests of public water supply and wastewater utilities on issues such as water quality regulations, operation and maintenance requirements, funding sources, source water protection, billing and water rate setting. Involved in seeking state funding from state budget through state agencies.

CEO Name:
David Lawrence
Executive Director

Contact
DL
David Lawrence
350 Water Way
Plover, WI 54467
(715) 344-7778
(715) 344-5555
dlawrence@wrwa.org
http://www.wrwa.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Catherine McDermott Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/6/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Robert I Fassbender Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/6/2017 Withdrawn On 2/5/2018
David Lawrence Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/18/2017 Withdrawn On 7/24/2018
Christopher J Groh Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 11/17/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 78
Assembly Bill 78
Relating to: lead service line replacements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/22/2017
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.
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

Other
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.
Assembly Bill 226
Assembly Bill 226
Relating to: local assistance for remediating contaminated wells and failing wastewater treatment systems and award limits for contaminated well grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 69

For
Notification Date
5/11/2017
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 298
Assembly Bill 298
Relating to: testing for lead in drinking water in buildings used for child care and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
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.
Assembly Bill 499
Assembly Bill 499
Relating to: the regulation of nonferrous metallic mining, prospecting, exploration, and bulk sampling, repealing administrative rules relating to wetlands, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 134

Other
Notification Date
10/11/2017
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 532
Assembly Bill 532
Relating to: one-call system enforcement and other requirements, Public Service Commission authority regarding state energy policy, settlements between parties in Public Service Commission dockets, various public utility regulatory requirements, the regula...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 136

Other
Notification Date
10/24/2017
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 857
Assembly Bill 857
Relating to: the authority of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands to make trust fund loans and delegate authority to invest trust fund moneys, the use of common school fund income moneys, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/26/2018
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 48
Senate Bill 48
Relating to: lead service line replacements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 137

For
Notification Date
2/22/2017
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.
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

Other
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.
Senate Bill 168
Senate Bill 168
Relating to: local assistance for remediating contaminated wells and failing wastewater treatment systems and award limits for contaminated well grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/11/2017
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 176
Senate Bill 176
Relating to: prohibiting sales or leases of municipal water or sewer utilities to investor-owned utilities.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/19/2017
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 190
Senate Bill 190
Relating to: increasing the minimum retirement age under the Wisconsin Retirement System and determining final average earnings for the purpose of calculating Wisconsin Retirement System annuities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/9/2017
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 395
Senate Bill 395
Relating to: the regulation of nonferrous metallic mining, prospecting, exploration, and bulk sampling, repealing administrative rules relating to wetlands, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/6/2017
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.
Senate Bill 421
Senate Bill 421
Relating to: amounts obligated under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson Stewardship 2000 Program for water infrastructure projects in state parks. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 71

For
Notification Date
10/6/2017
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.
Senate Bill 475
Senate Bill 475
Relating to: one-call system enforcement and other requirements, Public Service Commission authority regarding state energy policy, settlements between parties in Public Service Commission dockets, various public utility regulatory requirements, the regula...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/24/2017
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 713
Senate Bill 713
Relating to: the authority of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands to make trust fund loans and delegate authority to invest trust fund moneys, the use of common school fund income moneys, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/26/2018
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 Joint Resolution 67
Senate Joint Resolution 67
Relating to: proclaiming October 22, 2017, to October 28, 2017, as National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Wisconsin.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/21/2017
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/10/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
3/10/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
3/16/2017
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Local Revenue Options
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Local Revenue Options

Notification Date
5/11/2017
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

PSC 185, water utility service rules.
Agency Name
Public Service Commission (PSC)

Subject
PSC 185, water utility service rules.

Register Number: 654 (7/1/2010)
None
Notification Date
11/22/2017
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

water meter projects
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
water meter projects

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/5/2018
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/3/2017
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.

Lead Service Line Replacement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lead Service Line Replacement

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/3/2017
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 establishment of water quality regulations and criteria, billing and water rate setting, wastewater treatment systems, public water systems, and other matters relating to water utilities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
the establishment of water quality regulations and criteria, billing and water rate setting, wastewater treatment systems, public water systems, and other matters relating to water utilities.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/6/2017
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$29,155.47
2017
July - December
$27,361.04
2018
January - June
$26,496.43
2018
July - December
$29,801.18
Total $112,814.11
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
52.75
2017
July - December
18.70
2018
January - June
3.00
2018
July - December
3.25
Total 77.70
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
275.00
2017
July - December
226.15
2018
January - June
65.00
2018
July - December
81.50
Total 647.65

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: lead service line replacements. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 10 %
Relating to: lead service line replacements. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
30 %
2017
July - December
40 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 27 %
Relating to: the regulation of nonferrous metallic mining, prospecting, exploration, and bulk sampling, repealing administrative rules relating to wetlands, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: one-call system enforcement and other requirements, Public Service Commission authority regarding state energy policy, settlements between parties in Public Service Commission dockets, various public utility regulatory requirements, the regulation of utility facilities under a county construction site erosion control and storm water management zoning ordinance, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
14 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: the authority of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands to make trust fund loans and delegate authority to invest trust fund moneys, the use of common school fund income moneys, 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
5 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the authority of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands to make trust fund loans and delegate authority to invest trust fund moneys, the use of common school fund income moneys, 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
5 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

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
Total 3 %
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
Total 3 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
20 %
Total 7 %

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
6 %
2017
July - December
6 %
2018
January - June
35 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 9 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
7 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
15 %
Total 5 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
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
25 %
Total 3 %

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
10 %
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 12 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 7 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures