Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Membership is comprised of county supervisors on the land conservation committee and their county land conservation department staff.

Lobbying Interests:
Issues pertaining to county land and water conservation department interests, such as protecting water quality and quantity, soil conservation, wetland protection, invasive species control and mitigation, land use planning, and budget matters related to funding county departments.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
JV
James VandenBrook
131 West Wilson Street, Suite 601
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 441-2677
(608) 441-2676
jim@wisconsinlandwater.org
http://wisconsinlandwater.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Shawn W Pfaff Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/8/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Jim VandenBrook Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 7/19/2017 Withdrawn On 7/28/2018
Matt Krueger Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/17/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 384
Assembly Bill 384
Relating to: the expiration of administrative rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Comments
Having written or amended DATCP administrative rules for over 20 years, the consequence that any publicly necessary but privately inconvenient provision could needlessly open full rules is a recipe for agency gridlock. - Jim VandenBrook, Exec. Dir.
Assembly Bill 479
Assembly Bill 479
Relating to: limiting the authority of local governments to regulate development on substandard lots and require the merging of lots; requiring a political subdivision to issue a conditional use permit under certain circumstances; standards for granting ce...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 67

Against
Notification Date
11/5/2017
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 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
11/5/2017
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 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
11/5/2017
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
Very recent research from Minnesota confirms the important role of wetlands, including so called, "isolated" wetlands, in reducing nitrate contamination of waters. See the results here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180129150002.htm
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
2/19/2018
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 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
2/17/2018
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
We encourage DATCP to fund those underfunded requests it has for 2018 to the extent appropriate, and utilize the balance to fund groundwater quality studies, as allowed under this program, in karst areas of the state currently with poor information.
Senate Bill 387
Senate Bill 387
Relating to: limiting the authority of local governments to regulate development on substandard lots and require the merging of lots; requiring a political subdivision to issue a conditional use permit under certain circumstances; standards for granting ce...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/5/2017
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 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
11/5/2017
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 600
Senate Bill 600
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

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.
Comments
This bill, meant to deal with limited concerns about small wetlands, will affect far too many wetlands which are in fact, not isolated from Wisconsin's waters and perform valuable water purifying functions that we all rely on.
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
2/19/2018
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.
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
2/17/2018
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
We encourage DATCP to fund those underfunded requests it has for 2018 to the extent appropriate, and utilize the balance to fund groundwater quality studies, as allowed under this program, in karst areas of the state currently with poor information.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
1/24/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Supporting funding of county staffing and support grants in the DATCP budget

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

Notification Date
1/24/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Supporting adequate funding of the nonpoint source pollution program.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

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

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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

The ATCP 50 Rulemaking Process
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The ATCP 50 Rulemaking Process

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/8/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Biennial Budget 2017-2019
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Biennial Budget 2017-2019

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/8/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$5,000.00
2017
July - December
$7,340.65
2018
January - June
$9,754.75
2018
July - December
$5,400.61
Total $27,496.01
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
17.00
2017
July - December
0.00
2018
January - June
31.00
2018
July - December
10.50
Total 58.50
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
35.00
2017
July - December
47.00
2018
January - June
61.00
2018
July - December
57.00
Total 200.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: limiting the authority of local governments to regulate development on substandard lots and require the merging of lots; requiring a political subdivision to issue a conditional use permit under certain circumstances; standards for granting certain zoning variances; local ordinances related to repair, rebuilding, and maintenance of certain nonconforming structures; shoreland zoning of, and the removal of material from the bed of, certain small, private ponds; inverse condemnation proceedings; and the right to display the flag of the United States. (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 < 1%
Relating to: the regulation of nonferrous metallic mining, prospecting, exploration, and bulk sampling, repealing administrative rules relating to wetlands, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
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)
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 < 1%
Relating to: limiting the authority of local governments to regulate development on substandard lots and require the merging of lots; requiring a political subdivision to issue a conditional use permit under certain circumstances; standards for granting certain zoning variances; local ordinances related to repair, rebuilding, and maintenance of certain nonconforming structures; shoreland zoning of, and the removal of material from the bed of, certain small, private ponds; inverse condemnation proceedings; and the right to display the flag of the United States. (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 < 1%
Relating to: the regulation of nonferrous metallic mining, prospecting, exploration, and bulk sampling, repealing administrative rules relating to wetlands, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
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)
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 2 %
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 2 %
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
5 %
Total 3 %
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 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 3 %
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
65 %
Total 17 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
85 %
2018
July - December
15 %
Total 38 %

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
100 %
2017
July - December
40 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 27 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

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
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures