Lake States Lumber Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
All areas related to the forest products industry.

Lobbying Interests:
All areas relating to the forest products industry .

CEO Name:
Rick Degen
Chair Legislative Committee

Contact
RD
Rick Degen
PO Box 1364
Wausau, WI 54402
(715) 845-9663
(715) 842-1252
Rick@bennetthardwoods.com
http://lsla.com/

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Gunnar Bergersen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/2/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 157
Assembly Bill 157
Relating to: the appointment and term of service of the secretary of natural resources and vacancies on the Natural Resources Board.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/30/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 230
Assembly Bill 230
Relating to: fences on closed managed forest land.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/30/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 254
Assembly Bill 254
Relating to: motor vehicle data recorders and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
7/30/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 272
Assembly Bill 272
Relating to: weight limit exceptions for vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology or natural gas fuel systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/30/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 308
Assembly Bill 308
Relating to: the composition of the Council on Worker's Compensation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/30/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 338
Assembly Bill 338
Relating to: sale of public lands owned by the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands to the state; county management of certain state lands; merit scholarships for certain University of Wisconsin System students; the obligation of moneys for land acquisit...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/30/2017
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 171
Senate Bill 171
Relating to: the appointment and term of service of the secretary of natural resources and vacancies on the Natural Resources Board.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/30/2017
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 178
Senate Bill 178
Relating to: fences on closed managed forest land.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 43

For
Notification Date
7/30/2017
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 196
Senate Bill 196
Relating to: motor vehicle data recorders and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
7/30/2017
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 198
Senate Bill 198
Relating to: weight limit exceptions for vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology or natural gas fuel systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 85

For
Notification Date
7/30/2017
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 235
Senate Bill 235
Relating to: the composition of the Council on Worker's Compensation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/30/2017
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Natural Resources: Forestry, Parks and Recreation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Forestry, Parks and Recreation

Notification Date
3/16/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Forestry Mil tax elimination - oppose Move Division of Forestry to northern Wi - partially oppose

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

Notification Date
3/16/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Forestry Division relocation DNR reorganization

Transportation: Motor Vehicles
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Motor Vehicles

Notification Date
3/16/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Lighter axle Michigan configured truck routes.

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

Notification Date
3/16/2017
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Lighter weight axle forest product hauling trucks for Wisconsin highways.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lighter weight axle forest product hauling trucks for Wisconsin highways.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
9/29/2017
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.

Monitoring changes recommended by Wisconsin Council on Forestry to MFL statutes.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitoring changes recommended by Wisconsin Council on Forestry to MFL statutes.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Lighter axle weight standard for trucks hauling forest products
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lighter axle weight standard for trucks hauling forest products

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$10,000.00
2017
July - December
$20,000.00
2018
January - June
$10,150.00
2018
July - December
$10,000.00
Total $50,150.00
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
18.25
2017
July - December
6.00
2018
January - June
1.50
2018
July - December
0.00
Total 25.75
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
291.00
2017
July - December
244.00
2018
January - June
246.00
2018
July - December
184.00
Total 965.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the appointment and term of service of the secretary of natural resources and vacancies on the Natural Resources Board.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: fences on closed managed forest land.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: motor vehicle data recorders and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: weight limit exceptions for vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology or natural gas fuel systems. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the composition of the Council on Worker's Compensation.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the appointment and term of service of the secretary of natural resources and vacancies on the Natural Resources Board.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: fences on closed managed forest land.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: motor vehicle data recorders and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: weight limit exceptions for vehicles equipped with idle reduction technology or natural gas fuel systems. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the composition of the Council on Worker's Compensation.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: sale of public lands owned by the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands to the state; county management of certain state lands; merit scholarships for certain University of Wisconsin System students; the obligation of moneys for land acquisition under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson Stewardship 2000 Program; and making an appropriation (at the request of the state treasurer). (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 6 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
15 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
25 %
2018
July - December
Total 9 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
80 %
2018
January - June
75 %
2018
July - December
100 %
Total 57 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures