Dairyland Power Cooperative

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Electric generation and transmission cooperative.

Lobbying Interests:
All areas in any manner related to or affecting utilities and electric cooperatives, to include rural development, economic and rural development, energy and environmental matters, highways, and natural resources.

CEO Name:
Barbara Nick
Vice President - External and Member Relations

Contact
BDR
Brian D Rude
P O Box 817
La Crosse, WI 54602
(608) 787-1320
(608) 787-1420
bdr@dairynet.com
http://www.dairynet.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Brian D Rude Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/3/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Nathan Franklin Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/3/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 42
Assembly Bill 42
Relating to: various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/3/2017
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 63
Assembly Bill 63
Relating to: exempting utility activities in a highway right-of-way from wetland permitting requirements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/21/2017
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 198
Assembly Bill 198
Relating to: public service commission authority over leased generation contracts.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/5/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 348
Assembly Bill 348
Relating to: limiting the authority of the state and political subdivisions to regulate wireless facilities and authorizing political subdivisions to impose setback requirements for certain mobile service support structures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/26/2017
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
Dairyland Power supports AB 348 with the substitute amendment.
Assembly Bill 353
Assembly Bill 353
Relating to: the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit by electric cooperatives.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 76

For
Notification Date
6/1/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 384
Assembly Bill 384
Relating to: the expiration of administrative rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/14/2017
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 497
Assembly Bill 497
Relating to: mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 118

For
Notification Date
10/3/2017
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 583
Assembly Bill 583
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for services performed during a disaster period by electric cooperatives or telecommunications utilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 290

For
Notification Date
10/25/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 600
Assembly Bill 600
Relating to: allowing the Town of Cable in Bayfield County to create a tax incremental district in the same manner as a city or village. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 292

For
Notification Date
12/15/2017
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 760
Assembly Bill 760
Relating to: authorizing a city, village, town, or county to restrict placement of a wind energy system. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/20/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 880
Assembly Bill 880
Relating to: deference by courts to agency interpretations of law, notice and comment requirements for guidance documents issued by agencies, and agency rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/14/2018
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

Other
Notification Date
12/4/2018
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 Joint Resolution 13
Assembly Joint Resolution 13
Relating to: honoring the life and public service of Representative Thomas Larson.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/2/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Rep. Larson was committed to the people of rural Wisconsin--we appreciate his dedication and service.
Assembly Joint Resolution 24
Assembly Joint Resolution 24
Relating to: recognition of the importance of calling 811 prior to excavation and declaring April 2017 as Safe Digging Month.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/28/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 15
Senate Bill 15
Relating to: various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 57

None
Notification Date
5/3/2017
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.
Senate Bill 115
Senate Bill 115
Relating to: public service commission authority over leased generation contracts.

Bill Text and History

Against
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 281
Senate Bill 281
Relating to: the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit by electric cooperatives.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/5/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 295
Senate Bill 295
Relating to: the expiration of administrative rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/14/2017
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 406
Senate Bill 406
Relating to: mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/3/2017
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.
Senate Bill 501
Senate Bill 501
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for services performed during a disaster period by electric cooperatives or telecommunications utilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/30/2017
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 505
Senate Bill 505
Relating to: allowing the Town of Cable in Bayfield County to create a tax incremental district in the same manner as a city or village. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/15/2017
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 745
Senate Bill 745
Relating to: deference by courts to agency interpretations of law, notice and comment requirements for guidance documents issued by agencies, and agency rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/14/2018
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 25
Senate Joint Resolution 25
Relating to: recognition of the importance of calling 811 prior to excavation and declaring April 2017 as Safe Digging Month.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: General Agency Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: General Agency Provisions

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.

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

Notification Date
3/17/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

General Fund Taxes: Other Tax Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Other Tax Provisions

Notification Date
3/17/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

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

Notification Date
3/17/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Taxation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Taxation

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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Regulation of the electric utility industry
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of the electric utility industry

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/21/2017
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.

State plan on EPA's Clean Power Proposal
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State plan on EPA's Clean Power Proposal

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.

Matters relating to nuclear energy or spent fuel.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters relating to nuclear energy or spent fuel.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$37,406.99
2017
July - December
$45,933.23
2018
January - June
$31,996.54
2018
July - December
$34,134.59
Total $149,471.36
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
62.00
2017
July - December
54.50
2018
January - June
45.00
2018
July - December
45.50
Total 207.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
155.00
2017
July - December
171.50
2018
January - June
175.50
2018
July - December
132.50
Total 634.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: allowing the Town of Cable in Bayfield County to create a tax incremental district in the same manner as a city or village. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

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
40 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
30 %
2018
July - December
25 %
Total 29 %

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
60 %
2017
July - December
50 %
2018
January - June
60 %
2018
July - December
75 %
Total 60 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures