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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Lawrie J Kobza Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/9/2017 Withdrawn On N/A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
3/6/2017
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 307
Assembly Bill 307
Relating to: competitive bidding thresholds and requiring school districts to utilize competitive bidding. (FE)

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.
Assembly Bill 456
Assembly Bill 456
Relating to: alternative highway project delivery methods; prevailing wage for public works projects; municipal approval of highway roundabouts; local referendum imposing a wheel tax; funding for and audit of the Department of Transportation; granting rule...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/5/2017
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.
Comments
MEG - Water support the alternatives to competitive bidding and are not taking a position on the other provisions of the bill.
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
10/26/2017
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.
Comments
Oppose extension of advertising prohibition to water utilities without including specific exceptions, like those provided for electric utilities, for customer and public education materials provided by water utilities.
Supporting Documentation
20171026_Assembly Energy Utilities Committee ltr re AB 532 (A2929236x9DEB4).pdf

Senate Bill 48
Senate Bill 48
Relating to: lead service line replacements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 137

For
Notification Date
3/6/2017
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 236
Senate Bill 236
Relating to: competitive bidding thresholds and requiring school districts to utilize competitive bidding. (FE)

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 374
Senate Bill 374
Relating to: alternative highway project delivery methods; prevailing wage for public works projects; municipal approval of highway roundabouts; local referendum imposing a wheel tax; funding for and audit of the Department of Transportation; granting rule...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/5/2017
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.
Comments
MEG - Water support the alternatives to competitive bidding and are not taking a position on the other provisions of the bill.
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
10/26/2017
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.
Comments
Oppose extension of advertising prohibition to water utilities without including specific exceptions, like those provided for electric utilities, for customer and public education materials provided by water utilities.
Supporting Documentation
20171026_Senate Elections Utilities Comm ltr opposing SB 475 (A2929494x9DEB4).pdf

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
7/25/2017
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.

Comments
Safe Drinking Water Loans

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
3/23/2017
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.

Comments
Public Fire Protection

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Landlord/Tenant
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Landlord/Tenant

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/1/2017
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.

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
2/1/2017
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.

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
1/9/2017
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.

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
1/9/2017
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.

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
1/9/2017
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/9/2017
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/9/2017
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$18,910.50
2017
July - December
$31,197.00
2018
January - June
$4,431.00
2018
July - December
$3,960.00
Total $58,498.50
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
29.50
2017
July - December
53.70
2018
January - June
2.70
2018
July - December
5.30
Total 91.20
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
49.20
2017
July - December
75.60
2018
January - June
13.20
2018
July - December
11.20
Total 149.20

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
19 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: lead service line replacements. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
29 %
2017
July - December
6 %
2018
January - June
62 %
2018
July - December
Total 17 %
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
16 %
2018
January - June
16 %
2018
July - December
Total 10 %
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
19 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 10 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 3 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

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
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
9 %
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
35 %
2017
July - December
42 %
2018
January - June
6 %
2018
July - December
32 %
Total 37 %

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
12 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
18 %
Total 10 %

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
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
16 %
2018
July - December
41 %
Total 4 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures