Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association is a trade organization that represents all 25 electric cooperatives operating in Wisconsin. Collectively, Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives provide electricity to more than 500,000 Wisconsin residents.

Lobbying Interests:
WECA represents electric cooperatives and works on issues relating to generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. Main areas of interest are topics associated with or affecting energy and utilities, electricity and renewable energy, rural areas, and the cooperative business model.

CEO Name:
Steve Freese
Vice President of Operations

Contact
TC
Tim Clay
222 West Washington Ave Ste 680
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 467-4650
tim@weca.coop
http://www.weca.coop

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Timothy Clay Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/10/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Stephen J Freese Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/10/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Rob L Richard Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/25/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 45
Assembly Bill 45
Relating to: creating individual and corporate income and franchise tax deductions for tuition paid for apprenticeship programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/3/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 233
Assembly Bill 233
Relating to: charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/29/2019
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
WECA is generally supportive of utilizing VW funds for EV charging stations. We will continue to monitor as the legislation moves forward.
Assembly Bill 234
Assembly Bill 234
Relating to: limiting the authority of the state and political subdivisions to regulate certain wireless facilities and authorizing political subdivisions to impose setback requirements for certain mobile service support structures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/29/2019
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 344
Assembly Bill 344
Relating to: telephone company tax exemption for property used to provide broadband service. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 128

For
Notification Date
8/8/2019
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 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
11/13/2019
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 746
Assembly Bill 746
Relating to: traffic violations when emergency or roadside response vehicles are present and providing a penalty. (FE)

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 829
Assembly Bill 829
Relating to: grants to map, control, eradicate, monitor, and minimize the spread of wild parsnip, funding for the Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/31/2020
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 1027
Assembly Bill 1027
Relating to: disaster assistance payments and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/30/2020
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 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
8/26/2019
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.
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 45
Senate Bill 45
Relating to: creating individual and corporate income and franchise tax deductions for tuition paid for apprenticeship programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/3/2019
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.
Senate Bill 236
Senate Bill 236
Relating to: charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/29/2019
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
WECA is generally supportive of utilizing VW funds for EV charging stations. We will continue to monitor as the legislation moves forward.
Senate Bill 239
Senate Bill 239
Relating to: limiting the authority of the state and political subdivisions to regulate certain wireless facilities and authorizing political subdivisions to impose setback requirements for certain mobile service support structures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 14

Other
Notification Date
5/29/2019
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 321
Senate Bill 321
Relating to: telephone company tax exemption for property used to provide broadband service. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/8/2019
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 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
11/13/2019
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 674
Senate Bill 674
Relating to: traffic violations when emergency or roadside response vehicles are present and providing a penalty. (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.
Senate Bill 761
Senate Bill 761
Relating to: grants to map, control, eradicate, monitor, and minimize the spread of wild parsnip, funding for the Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

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.
Senate Bill 901
Senate Bill 901
Relating to: disaster assistance payments and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/25/2020
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 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
8/15/2019
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.
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

Military Affairs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Military Affairs

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Consideration of the state's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Consideration of the state's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
11/6/2020
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.

The application of the gross receipts tax on retail electric cooperatives during a declared public health emergency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The application of the gross receipts tax on retail electric cooperatives during a declared public health emergency

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/9/2020
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.

Emergency Guidance on Annual Meeting Requirements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Emergency Guidance on Annual Meeting Requirements

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/3/2020
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.

Governor Evers second package of comprehensive legislative proposals providing COVID-19 relief and support - BILL PROVISION: Provide PSC with the authority to apply emergency orders to unregulated utility cooperatives and propane suppliers during a P
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Governor Evers second package of comprehensive legislative proposals providing COVID-19 relief and support - BILL PROVISION: Provide PSC with the authority to apply emergency orders to unregulated utility cooperatives and propane suppliers during a P

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/3/2020
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.

Easement reform to accommodate broadband service lines.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Easement reform to accommodate broadband service lines.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/3/2020
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.

Creation of a program to help map and eradicate Wild Parsnip.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creation of a program to help map and eradicate Wild Parsnip.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/3/2020
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.

The membership make-up of the one-call system
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The membership make-up of the one-call system

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/13/2019
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.

Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection board confirmation hearing for Dan Smith.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection board confirmation hearing for Dan Smith.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/18/2019
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.

State variance request to the US EPA.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State variance request to the US EPA.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/30/2019
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.

LRB-3150 Relating to liability of owners of vehicles involved in violations in highway work zones
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-3150 Relating to liability of owners of vehicles involved in violations in highway work zones

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/14/2019
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.

LRB-1923. Wisconsin Disaster Fund Eligibility
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-1923. Wisconsin Disaster Fund Eligibility

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/1/2019
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.

Approval of the Nemadji Trail Energy Center.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Approval of the Nemadji Trail Energy Center.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
3/29/2019
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.

13.10 Request for disaster assistance funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
13.10 Request for disaster assistance funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/6/2019
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.

Small Wireless Attachments
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Small Wireless Attachments

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/1/2019
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.

Assistance with disaster funding - WI Emergency Management
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Assistance with disaster funding - WI Emergency Management

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/6/2018
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.

Eligibility for the Wisconsin Disaster Fund.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Eligibility for the Wisconsin Disaster Fund.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/6/2018
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$38,767.97
2019
July - December
$16,388.86
2020
January - June
$15,802.60
2020
July - December
$7,524.24
Total $78,483.67
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
51.50
2019
July - December
13.50
2020
January - June
35.00
2020
July - December
7.75
Total 107.75
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
241.75
2019
July - December
166.25
2020
January - June
244.25
2020
July - December
138.25
Total 790.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: telephone company tax exemption for property used to provide broadband service. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
12 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: telephone company tax exemption for property used to provide broadband service. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
12 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
55 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 18 %

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
39 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 13 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
14 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
58 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 12 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
19 %
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
21 %
2020
July - December
Total 7 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
23 %
2020
July - December
25 %
Total 11 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
37 %
2020
July - December
72 %
Total 23 %
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
3 %
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
6 %
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures