Wisconsin Farmers Union

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
All matters affecting agriculture, including farming, land use planning, property taxes, rural infrastructure, agri-tourism, farm-based renewable energy, water quality, and access to health care for farmers and rural residents. Also campaign finance reform and nonpartisan redistricting.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters affecting agriculture, including farming, land use planning, property taxes, rural infrastructure, agri-tourism, farm-based renewable energy, water quality, and access to health care for farmers and rural residents. Also campaign finance reform and nonpartisan redistricting.

CEO Name:
Tom Quinn
Government Relations Director

Contact
KO
Kara O'Connor
108 South Webster St. Suite 201
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 514-4541
(715) 723-7011
koconnor@wisconsinfarmersunion.com
http://www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Kara OConnor Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/31/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Nicholas B Levendofsky Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/2/2017 Withdrawn On 7/31/2018

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 44
Assembly Bill 44
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2017
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 49
Assembly Bill 49
Relating to: definition of tetrahydrocannabinols and the use of cannabidiol.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/15/2017
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 53
Assembly Bill 53
Relating to: time periods for the abatement of late blight of potatoes.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/15/2017
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
2/15/2017
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
3/23/2017
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
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes the bill as written, but would support if certain amendments were made: periodic review of all high-capacity well permits, expansion of groundwater study area, and requiring same or similar use upon permit transfer.
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
3/21/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 183
Assembly Bill 183
Relating to: growing and processing industrial hemp, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/17/2017
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 190
Assembly Bill 190
Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, provi...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/10/2017
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.
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
5/16/2017
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 268
Assembly Bill 268
Relating to: school board referendums to exceed revenue limit applicable to a school district. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/15/2017
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 269
Assembly Bill 269
Relating to: scheduling of school district referendums to exceed revenue limits.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/15/2017
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 282
Assembly Bill 282
Relating to: consideration of resolution to issue bond by common and union high school districts and prohibiting voting on a resolution to exceed the revenue limit of a school district at a special meeting.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/15/2017
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
5/24/2017
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 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

Against
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.
Comments
WFU opposes the bill as written due to the provisions that would allow coops to give voting rights to outside/appointed board members, and would allow coop holding companies to assign voting rights based on patronage instead of one member, one vote.
Assembly Bill 360
Assembly Bill 360
Relating to: the sale of homemade baked goods and homemade canned goods.

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
Wisconsin Farmers will support this bill provided that the gross income cap is increased to $25,000, to match SB 271. This would be more in line with neighboring states, and provide a more meaningful opportunity to cottage food entrepreneurs.
Assembly Bill 412
Assembly Bill 412
Relating to: the regulation of bakeries and the sale of baked goods. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
7/3/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 433
Assembly Bill 433
Relating to: closing hours for retail sales by wineries.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
9/1/2017
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.
Comments
changed from support to monitoring due to amendment
Assembly Bill 449
Assembly Bill 449
Relating to: BadgerCare Plus and assistance for childless adults demonstration project purchase options. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/14/2017
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

Against
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 509
Assembly Bill 509
Relating to: taste samples of fermented apple or pear cider provided by a winery.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/10/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 509
Assembly Bill 509
Relating to: taste samples of fermented apple or pear cider provided by a winery.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/10/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 523
Assembly Bill 523
Relating to: state agency goals for the generation or purchase of electric energy derived from renewable resources. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union supports renewable energy as an additional income stream for farmers, and as a means for combating climate change. State agencies should be leaders in renewable energy adoption.
Assembly Bill 545
Assembly Bill 545
Relating to: condemnation authority for certain railroad projects.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/7/2017
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 547
Assembly Bill 547
Relating to: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 183

Against
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.
Comments
Wetlands, including state wetlands, are important for water quality and flood prevention on farmland.
Assembly Bill 686
Assembly Bill 686
Relating to: testing of private wells, compensation for well contamination and abandonment, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2018
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 835
Assembly Bill 835
Relating to: sparsity aid, the revenue limit ceiling for school districts, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 141

For
Notification Date
2/6/2018
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 881
Assembly Bill 881
Relating to: notifying well owners and counties of certain water pollution violations, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2018
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 908
Assembly Bill 908
Relating to: state contracts for broadband Internet access service. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2018
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 909
Assembly Bill 909
Relating to: requirements and prohibited practices for Internet service providers and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2018
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 912
Assembly Bill 912
Relating to: rural economic development programs administered by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, grants to other authorities and state agencies for purposes of rural economic development, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
WEDC is not best-suited to administer programs tailored to the needs of rural areas. The top economic development need in rural Wisconsin is broadband expansion. Funds would be better-utilized by the PSC or local economic development authorities.
Assembly Bill 938
Assembly Bill 938
Relating to: grants to the Center for Suicide Awareness, Inc., and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 1070
Assembly Bill 1070
Relating to: legislative powers and duties, state agency and authority composition and operations, and administrative rule-making process. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/10/2018
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.
Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes the manner in which this legislation was introduced and lack of meaningful deliberation on changes of this magnitude.
Assembly Bill 1071
Assembly Bill 1071
Relating to: holding the presidential preference primary on the second Tuesday in March; applying for an absentee ballot in-person; and absentee ballots cast by overseas and military voters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/10/2018
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.
Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes the manner in which this legislation was introduced and lack of meaningful deliberation on changes of this magnitude.
Assembly Bill 1072
Assembly Bill 1072
Relating to: federal government waivers and other requests for federal approval; public assistance programs; waivers from work search and registration requirements for certain unemployment insurance benefit claimants; granting rule-making authority; and ma...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/10/2018
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.
Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes the manner in which this legislation was introduced and lack of meaningful deliberation on changes of this magnitude.
Assembly Bill 1073
Assembly Bill 1073
Relating to: legislative power and duties, state agency and authority composition and operations, administrative rule-making process, federal government waivers and approvals, unemployment insurance work search and registration requirements, and making an ...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/10/2018
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.
Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes the manner in which this legislation was introduced and lack of meaningful deliberation on changes of this magnitude.
Assembly Joint Resolution 53
Assembly Joint Resolution 53
Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Bill Text and History

For
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 Joint Resolution 100
Assembly Joint Resolution 100
Relating to: encouraging the use of television white space technology to increase access to the Internet.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2018
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 10
Senate Bill 10
Relating to: definition of tetrahydrocannabinols and the use of cannabidiol.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 4

For
Notification Date
2/15/2017
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 13
Senate Bill 13
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2017
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.
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

Other
Notification Date
2/15/2017
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
2/15/2017
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
2/23/2017
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 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
3/1/2017
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.
Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes the bill as written, but would support if certain amendments were made: periodic review of all high-capacity well permits, expansion of groundwater study area, and requiring same or similar use upon permit transfer.
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

For
Notification Date
4/17/2017
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
5/16/2017
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 191
Senate Bill 191
Relating to: consideration of resolution to issue bond by common and union high school districts and prohibiting voting on a resolution to exceed the revenue limit of a school district at a special meeting.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/15/2017
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 195
Senate Bill 195
Relating to: school board referendums to exceed revenue limit applicable to a school district. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/15/2017
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 214
Senate Bill 214
Relating to: creating a program for reimbursing the higher education debt of small farm operators, creating an individual income tax deduction for certain amounts received from such a program, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and pr...

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.
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
5/24/2017
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 271
Senate Bill 271
Relating to: the sale of homemade baked goods and homemade canned goods.

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.
Senate Bill 275
Senate Bill 275
Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, provi...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/10/2017
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.
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

Against
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.
Comments
WFU opposes the bill as written, due to the provisions that would allow coops to give voting rights to outside/appointed board members, and would allow coop holding companies to assign voting rights based on patronage instead of one member, one vote.
Senate Bill 311
Senate Bill 311
Relating to: closing hours for retail sales by wineries.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/1/2017
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 363
Senate Bill 363
Relating to: BadgerCare Plus and assistance for childless adults demonstration project purchase options. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/14/2017
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

Against
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 409
Senate Bill 409
Relating to: taste samples of fermented apple or pear cider provided by a winery.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/10/2017
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.
Senate Bill 434
Senate Bill 434
Relating to: state agency goals for the generation or purchase of electric energy derived from renewable resources. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union supports renewable energy as an additional income stream for farmers, and as a means for combating climate change. State agencies should be leaders in renewable energy adoption.
Senate Bill 690
Senate Bill 690
Relating to: sparsity aid, the revenue limit ceiling for school districts, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2018
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 739
Senate Bill 739
Relating to: notifying well owners and counties of certain water pollution violations, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2018
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 740
Senate Bill 740
Relating to: state contracts for broadband Internet access service. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2018
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 743
Senate Bill 743
Relating to: requirements and prohibited practices for Internet service providers and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2018
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 769
Senate Bill 769
Relating to: rural economic development programs administered by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, grants to other authorities and state agencies for purposes of rural economic development, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Comments
WEDC is not best-suited to administer programs tailored to the needs of rural areas. The top economic development need in rural Wisconsin is broadband expansion. Funds would be better-utilized by the PSC or local economic development authorities.
Senate Bill 787
Senate Bill 787
Relating to: grants to the Center for Suicide Awareness, Inc., and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Senate Bill 884
Senate Bill 884
Relating to: legislative powers and duties, state agency and authority composition and operations, and administrative rule-making process. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 369

Against
Notification Date
12/10/2018
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.
Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes the manner in which this legislation was introduced and lack of meaningful deliberation on changes of this magnitude.
Senate Bill 885
Senate Bill 885
Relating to: holding the presidential preference primary on the second Tuesday in March; applying for an absentee ballot in-person; and absentee ballots cast by overseas and military voters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/10/2018
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.
Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes the manner in which this legislation was introduced and lack of meaningful deliberation on changes of this magnitude.
Senate Bill 886
Senate Bill 886
Relating to: federal government waivers and other requests for federal approval; public assistance programs; waivers from work search and registration requirements for certain unemployment insurance benefit claimants; granting rule-making authority; and ma...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 370

Against
Notification Date
12/10/2018
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.
Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes the manner in which this legislation was introduced and lack of meaningful deliberation on changes of this magnitude.
Senate Bill 887
Senate Bill 887
Relating to: legislative power and duties, state agency and authority composition and operations, administrative rule-making process, federal government waivers and approvals, unemployment insurance work search and registration requirements, and making an ...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/10/2018
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.
Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes the manner in which this legislation was introduced and lack of meaningful deliberation on changes of this magnitude.
Senate Joint Resolution 54
Senate Joint Resolution 54
Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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 Joint Resolution 96
Senate Joint Resolution 96
Relating to: encouraging the use of television white space technology to increase access to the Internet.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2018
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
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.

Comments
support restoration of funding for Farm to School coordinator in the state budget. Restore funding for Land and Water Conservation county staffing grants back to pre-recession funding levels.

Public Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits

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.

Comments
support increases in categorical aids for rural schools and an increase in the per-pupil funding formula for public schools.

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

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.

Comments
support maintaining or expanding funding for Broadband Expansion Grant program.

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

Notification Date
9/1/2017
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.

Comments
Wisconsin Farmers Union opposes any broad preemption of local control over mining operations being inserted into the budget. WFU supports local control. Non-fiscal items should be addressed in separate legislation.

Supporting Documentation
20170901_WFU letter to legislators opposing mining preemption in budget.pdf
20170901_2013 WFU Special Order of Business - Frac Sand mining.pdf

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

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.

Comments
supporting adequate funding for rural roads via gas tax, vehicle registration fees, local wheel taxes, or GPR.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Livestock facility siting
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Livestock facility siting

SS 012_16
None
Notification Date
6/13/2017
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

SS 064_16
For
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

budget and policy priorities: rural roads, schools, broadband, soil and water conservation, farmland preservation, industrial hemp, Farm to School, Buy Local, Buy WI, nonpartisan redistricting, campaign finance, antitrust, food enterprise/agritourism
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
budget and policy priorities: rural roads, schools, broadband, soil and water conservation, farmland preservation, industrial hemp, Farm to School, Buy Local, Buy WI, nonpartisan redistricting, campaign finance, antitrust, food enterprise/agritourism

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/13/2018
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.

Wisconsin Monarch Collaborative recommendations.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Monarch Collaborative recommendations.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
10/29/2018
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.

Dairy Task Force 2.0
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Dairy Task Force 2.0

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/2/2018
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.

the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's definition of "milk"
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's definition of "milk"

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/2/2018
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.

implementation of dig-once policies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
implementation of dig-once policies

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/6/2018
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.

removing barriers to municipal broadband service
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
removing barriers to municipal broadband service

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/6/2018
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.

training requirements for Dicamba herbicide application
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
training requirements for Dicamba herbicide application

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

energy efficiency incentives for farmers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
energy efficiency incentives for farmers

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/5/2017
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.

clarifying inspection and processing rules for rabbits.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
clarifying inspection and processing rules for rabbits.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/13/2017
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 strengthening Wisconsin's anti-corporate farming laws.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support for strengthening Wisconsin's anti-corporate farming laws.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/13/2017
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-3142, adding baked goods to Wisconsin's cottage food law.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support for LRB-3142, adding baked goods to Wisconsin's cottage food law.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Wisconsin Farmers Union supports LRB-176 and LRB-1138, resolutions that would create a statewide referendum asking voters if they support putting limits on corporate campaign contributions.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Farmers Union supports LRB-176 and LRB-1138, resolutions that would create a statewide referendum asking voters if they support putting limits on corporate campaign contributions.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Wisconsin Farmers Union supports establishing a veterans farmer assistance and outreach program and creating a veterans farmer logo.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Farmers Union supports establishing a veterans farmer assistance and outreach program and creating a veterans farmer logo.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

avenues to assist farmers whose contracts were cancelled by Grassland.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
avenues to assist farmers whose contracts were cancelled by Grassland.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/17/2017
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.

Wisconsin Farmers Union supports LRB-0840: Industrial hemp, granting rule-making authority, and making a appropriation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Farmers Union supports LRB-0840: Industrial hemp, granting rule-making authority, and making a appropriation.

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.

Industrial Hemp Wisconsin Farmers Union supports: LRB-1117 & LRB-2273 Industrial Hemp - Growing and processing industrial hemp, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Industrial Hemp Wisconsin Farmers Union supports: LRB-1117 & LRB-2273 Industrial Hemp - Growing and processing industrial hemp, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/24/2017
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.

support for student loan forgiveness for beginning farmers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support for student loan forgiveness for beginning farmers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/20/2017
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.

driver cards for immigrant workers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
driver cards for immigrant workers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/15/2017
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.

supporting funding for a Farm to School position in the state budget.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
supporting funding for a Farm to School position in the state budget.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/15/2017
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.

regulation of Cottage Foods
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulation of Cottage Foods

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/2/2017
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.

permitting and regulation of high-capacity wells
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
permitting and regulation of high-capacity wells

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/2/2017
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.

ATCP 55, relating to meat processing. WFU is concerned about the effect that rule changes will have on rabbit producers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
ATCP 55, relating to meat processing. WFU is concerned about the effect that rule changes will have on rabbit producers.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/2/2017
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.

opposing inclusion of central ag lien filing provision in the 2017-2019 state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
opposing inclusion of central ag lien filing provision in the 2017-2019 state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/2/2017
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.

support accepting federal Medicaid dollars in the 2017-2019 budget to offset the state's expenditures on Medicaid
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support accepting federal Medicaid dollars in the 2017-2019 budget to offset the state's expenditures on Medicaid

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/2/2017
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.

support adequate funding for rural roads in the 2017-2019 state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support adequate funding for rural roads in the 2017-2019 state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/2/2017
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.

support adequate funding for rural schools in the 2017-2019 state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support adequate funding for rural schools in the 2017-2019 state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/2/2017
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.

support adequate funding for rural high-speed internet in the 2017-2019 state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
support adequate funding for rural high-speed internet in the 2017-2019 state budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/2/2017
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.

Use of PSC Focus on Energy funds to support broadband-related energy efficiency projects
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Use of PSC Focus on Energy funds to support broadband-related energy efficiency projects

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/2/2017
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$23,757.63
2017
July - December
$18,235.29
2018
January - June
$12,664.79
2018
July - December
$4,963.73
Total $59,621.44
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
17.25
2017
July - December
55.00
2018
January - June
8.75
2018
July - December
19.50
Total 100.50
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
450.25
2017
July - December
380.00
2018
January - June
317.50
2018
July - December
83.50
Total 1231.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2 %
2017
July - December
2 %
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
2 %
2017
July - December
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
2 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
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
2 %
2017
July - December
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
2 %
2017
July - December
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
2 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
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
2 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creating a program for reimbursing the higher education debt of small farm operators, creating an individual income tax deduction for certain amounts received from such a program, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. (FE)
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
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
2 %
2017
July - December
2 %
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
3 %
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
3 %
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the sale of homemade baked goods and homemade canned goods.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
3 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the sale of homemade baked goods and homemade canned goods.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
30 %
2018
July - December
Total 9 %
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
8 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
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
8 %
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 11 %
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
8 %
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 11 %
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
12 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: closing hours for retail sales by wineries.
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
Total 2 %
Relating to: taste samples of fermented apple or pear cider provided by a winery.
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
Total 2 %
Relating to: closing hours for retail sales by wineries.
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
Total 2 %
Relating to: taste samples of fermented apple or pear cider provided by a winery.
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
Total 2 %
Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
4 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
4 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: growing and processing industrial hemp, 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
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: growing and processing industrial hemp, 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
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: state contracts for broadband Internet access service. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requirements and prohibited practices for Internet service providers 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
2018
January - June
2 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: state contracts for broadband Internet access service. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requirements and prohibited practices for Internet service providers 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
2018
January - June
2 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: encouraging the use of television white space technology to increase access to the Internet.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: testing of private wells, compensation for well contamination and abandonment, 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
2018
January - June
5 %
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
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: notifying well owners and counties of certain water pollution violations, 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
2018
January - June
5 %
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
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: notifying well owners and counties of certain water pollution violations, 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
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %

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
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
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
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
12 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
4 %
2017
July - December
8 %
2018
January - June
1 %
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
1 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
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
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
4 %
2017
July - December
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
5 %
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
5 %
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
2 %
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
2 %
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
10 %
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
80 %
Total 6 %

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
4 %
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
4 %
2018
July - December
6 %
Total 4 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures