Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
MMSD is a municipal corporation which provides planning, construction, operations and maintenance of a sewerage treatment system along with flood management services, water quality research, household hazardous waste collection, pharmaceutical collection, industrial waste monitoring, laboratory services, planning and engineering services and production of a fertilizer, Milorganite.

Lobbying Interests:
Any matter affecting the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District in any way by any state agency or the legislature.

Title:
Director of Legal Services

Contact
KL
Katherine Lazarski
260 W Seeboth St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 225-2103
(414) 225-0167
klazarski@mmsd.com
http://www.mmsd.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Katherine Lazarski Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/17/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Susan B Anthony Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On 1/15/2020
Timothy Hoven Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Erik Kanter Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Katie White Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 3/26/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Steve Jacquart Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
AJ Wilson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Kevin Shafer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 113
Assembly Bill 113
Relating to: buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/29/2020
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 285
Assembly Bill 285
Relating to: bidding procedures for highway improvements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/18/2019
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
Support raising the bidding threshold in Chapter 200.4(2)(a) from $20,000 to $50,000.
Assembly Bill 321
Assembly Bill 321
Relating to: setting standards for certain contaminants, providing information relating to off-site disposal of certain waste, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-maki...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
7/17/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 521
Assembly Bill 521
Relating to: additional local sales and use tax for Milwaukee County. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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: bid requirements for public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/24/2020
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 762
Assembly Bill 762
Relating to: creating a fee schedule for certain laboratories.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2020
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 797
Assembly Bill 797
Relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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 820
Assembly Bill 820
Relating to: requirements for design-build transportation projects, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/19/2020
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 842
Assembly Bill 842
Relating to: providing funding related to PFAS programs and positions, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/11/2020
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 843
Assembly Bill 843
Relating to: PFAS standards and grant programs, providing blood testing for certain individuals, requiring a cancer cluster study, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting r...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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
The District is in support of the bill with the inclusion of amendment LRBa1146/1.
Senate Bill 91
Senate Bill 91
Relating to: buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 151

For
Notification Date
3/14/2019
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.
Senate Bill 109
Senate Bill 109
Relating to: state health-based groundwater quality standards for certain groundwater contaminants.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/27/2019
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.
Senate Bill 284
Senate Bill 284
Relating to: bidding procedures for highway improvements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/18/2019
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
Support raising the bidding threshold in Chapter 200.4(2)(a) from $20,000 to $50,000.
Senate Bill 302
Senate Bill 302
Relating to: setting standards for certain contaminants, providing information relating to off-site disposal of certain waste, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-maki...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
7/17/2019
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.
Senate Bill 471
Senate Bill 471
Relating to: additional local sales and use tax for Milwaukee County. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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 559
Senate Bill 559
Relating to: bid requirements for public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/24/2020
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 700
Senate Bill 700
Relating to: creating a fee schedule for certain laboratories.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 169

For
Notification Date
1/20/2020
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 716
Senate Bill 716
Relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/27/2020
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 772
Senate Bill 772
Relating to: PFAS standards and grant programs, providing blood testing for certain individuals, requiring a cancer cluster study, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting r...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 773
Senate Bill 773
Relating to: providing funding related to PFAS programs and positions, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/11/2020
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

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

Notification Date
4/8/2019
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.

Supporting Documentation
20190516_CWF 05.10.19-JFC CWF Loans.pdf

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

Notification Date
4/3/2019
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

MMSD's participation in financing and construction of the Area of Concern's Dredge Material Management Facility (DMMF.)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
MMSD's participation in financing and construction of the Area of Concern's Dredge Material Management Facility (DMMF.)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/22/2020
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.

COVID-19
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
COVID-19

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/24/2020
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.

Water Quality Task Force
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Water Quality Task Force

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/3/2019
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.

The legislation related to the buying and selling of water pollution credits.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The legislation related to the buying and selling of water pollution credits.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/21/2019
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.

Wastewater management practices related to MMSD's deep tunnel system, combined sewerage systems, separated sewerage systems, treatment plants, waterways, downspouts, and lateral pipes.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wastewater management practices related to MMSD's deep tunnel system, combined sewerage systems, separated sewerage systems, treatment plants, waterways, downspouts, and lateral pipes.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/14/2019
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.

CWF Loan Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CWF Loan Program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/14/2019
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.

2019-20 State Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2019-20 State Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/14/2019
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.

Issues relating to public bidding.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to public bidding.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/14/2019
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$37,404.25
2019
July - December
$21,209.01
2020
January - June
$22,126.50
2020
July - December
$14,430.21
Total $95,169.97
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
59.75
2019
July - December
30.00
2020
January - June
16.25
2020
July - December
2.00
Total 108.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
240.00
2019
July - December
123.50
2020
January - June
150.00
2020
July - December
110.00
Total 623.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: bidding procedures for highway improvements. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: bidding procedures for highway improvements. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: providing funding related to PFAS programs and positions, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: PFAS standards and grant programs, providing blood testing for certain individuals, requiring a cancer cluster study, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: PFAS standards and grant programs, providing blood testing for certain individuals, requiring a cancer cluster study, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: providing funding related to PFAS programs and positions, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
35 %
2020
July - December
Total 8 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
80 %
Total 12 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 4 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
60 %
2019
July - December
55 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
15 %
Total 38 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures