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:
Brent Ridge
Government Relations Manager

Contact
JKS
Jennifer K Shilling
P O Box 817
La Crosse, WI 54602
(608) 787-1556
Jennifer.Shilling@DairylandPower.com
http://www.dairylandpower.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Brian D Rude Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/14/2018 Withdrawn On 8/13/2020
Nathan Franklin Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/19/2018 Withdrawn On 1/17/2020
Jennifer K Shilling Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 7/29/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 57
Assembly Bill 57
Relating to: youth apprenticeship programs and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/5/2019
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 233
Assembly Bill 233
Relating to: charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/24/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 545
Assembly Bill 545
Relating to: impersonating a public officer, public employee, or employee of a utility and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/8/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 551
Assembly Bill 551
Relating to: the presumption of riparian rights on navigable waterways.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/21/2020
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
With amendment now neutral on the bill
Assembly Bill 712
Assembly Bill 712
Relating to: making various changes to statutes administered by the Public Service Commission and requiring investor-owned energy utilities to fund a consumer advocate. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/10/2020
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 Joint Resolution 38
Assembly Joint Resolution 38
Relating to: the Mississippi River System.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/15/2019
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
Dairyland Power barges fuel to our power plant in Genoa, WI and with our local cooperatives serve much of the Mississippi River "coast" in Wis., Min., Iowa, and Ill., & we understand the value of the river to those communities and the whole Midwest.
Assembly Joint Resolution 78
Assembly Joint Resolution 78
Relating to: commending emergency response personnel across the state for their work during the July 2019 severe weather incidents.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/4/2019
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 Joint Resolution 81
Assembly Joint Resolution 81
Relating to: honoring the life and public service of Representative Edward A. Brooks.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/6/2019
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 88
Senate Bill 88
Relating to: youth apprenticeship programs and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/8/2019
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.
Senate Bill 157
Senate Bill 157
Relating to: the creation of a local exposition district by the City of Superior. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/13/2020
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 236
Senate Bill 236
Relating to: charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/24/2019
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.
Senate Bill 501
Senate Bill 501
Relating to: the presumption of riparian rights on navigable waterways.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/21/2020
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
With amendment now neutral on the bill
Senate Bill 525
Senate Bill 525
Relating to: impersonating a public officer, public employee, or employee of a utility and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/8/2019
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.
Senate Joint Resolution 33
Senate Joint Resolution 33
Relating to: the Mississippi River System.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/15/2019
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
Dairyland Power barges fuel to our power plant in Genoa, WI and with our local cooperatives serve much of the Mississippi River "coast" in Wis., Min., Iowa, and Ill., understand the value of the river to those communities and the whole Midwest.
Senate Joint Resolution 60
Senate Joint Resolution 60
Relating to: commending emergency response personnel across the state for their work during the July 2019 severe weather incidents.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/4/2019
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 Joint Resolution 62
Senate Joint Resolution 62
Relating to: honoring the life and public service of Representative Edward A. Brooks.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/6/2019
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Utility Public Benefits and Air Quality Improvement
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Utility Public Benefits and Air Quality Improvement

Notification Date
3/5/2019
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.

Board of Commissioners of Public Lands
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands

Notification Date
3/5/2019
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.

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

Notification Date
3/5/2019
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.

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

Notification Date
3/5/2019
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.

Kickapoo Reserve Management Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Kickapoo Reserve Management Board

Notification Date
3/5/2019
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.

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

Notification Date
3/5/2019
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.

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

Notification Date
3/5/2019
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.

Technical College System Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Technical College System Board

Notification Date
3/5/2019
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Fee for monitoring radiation emissions in the vicinity of nuclear power plants
Agency Name
Department of Health Services (DHS)

Subject
Fee for monitoring radiation emissions in the vicinity of nuclear power plants

SS 002_18
For
Notification Date
1/11/2019
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

Support Tyler Huebner appointment to the Wisconsin PSC
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support Tyler Huebner appointment to the Wisconsin PSC

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/27/2020
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.

Wisconsin gross receipts tax in a public health emergency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin gross receipts tax in a public health emergency

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/15/2020
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.

Wisconsin statutory provisions for electric cooperative annual meetings in an emergency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin statutory provisions for electric cooperative annual meetings in an emergency

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/15/2020
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.

Possible mandatory disconnection policies impacting rural electric cooperatives
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Possible mandatory disconnection policies impacting rural electric cooperatives

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/15/2020
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.

Support nomination of David Maxwell to the Kickapoo Reserve Management Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support nomination of David Maxwell to the Kickapoo Reserve Management Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/13/2020
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.

Support nomination of Marcy West to DNR Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support nomination of Marcy West to DNR Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/13/2020
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.

Lobbying to insure legislation does not reduce safety standards when excavating with power equipment near natural gas pipelines, electric transmission and distribution wires.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lobbying to insure legislation does not reduce safety standards when excavating with power equipment near natural gas pipelines, electric transmission and distribution wires.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/31/2019
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.

Broadband deployment along utility rights of way
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Broadband deployment along utility rights of way

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/20/2019
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.

Carbon pricing strategies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Carbon pricing strategies

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/20/2019
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.

Support nomination of Brad Pfaff to role of Secretary of DATCP.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support nomination of Brad Pfaff to role of Secretary of DATCP.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/4/2019
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.

Renewable energy purchase programs, electric charging infrastructure, & energy workforce programs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Renewable energy purchase programs, electric charging infrastructure, & energy workforce programs.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/26/2019
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.

Appointment of Rebecca Cameron Valcq to the Public Service Commission
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointment of Rebecca Cameron Valcq to the Public Service Commission

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/8/2019
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.

Policy, regulation, and/or taxation of electric utilities, especially electric cooperative utilities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Policy, regulation, and/or taxation of electric utilities, especially electric cooperative utilities.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/11/2019
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
$38,990.45
2019
July - December
$29,337.80
2020
January - June
$31,915.75
2020
July - December
$1,020.00
Total $101,264.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
105.00
2019
July - December
46.50
2020
January - June
24.00
2020
July - December
1.00
Total 176.50
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
189.00
2019
July - December
193.00
2020
January - June
98.00
2020
July - December
9.75
Total 489.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the presumption of riparian rights on navigable waterways.
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 %

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

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
75 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 33 %
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
10 %
2020
July - December
33 %
Total 2 %
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
33 %
Total 2 %
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
34 %
Total < 1%

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
10 %
2019
July - December
100 %
2020
January - June
50 %
2020
July - December
Total 50 %

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
15 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 8 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures