Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The investor-owned gas and electric utilities.

Lobbying Interests:
All legislation and rules affecting investor-owned utilities including, but not limited to, tax, environment, regulation, tax reform.

CEO Name:
William Skewes
Executive Director

Contact
WS
William Skewes
44 E Mifflin Street, Suite 402
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 334-3958
(608) 257-9124
bskewes@wisconsinutilities.com
http://wiutilities.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
William Skewes Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 233
Assembly Bill 233
Relating to: charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/23/2019
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 237
Assembly Bill 237
Relating to: reimbursement grants to employers for payment of costs for certification programs in solar energy and wind energy systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2020
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 349
Assembly Bill 349
Relating to: applicability of one-call system requirements.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/20/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 426
Assembly Bill 426
Relating to: trespassing on the property of an energy provider and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 33

For
Notification Date
9/20/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 551
Assembly Bill 551
Relating to: the presumption of riparian rights on navigable waterways.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
11/26/2019
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.
Comments
With the adoption of ASA 1 to AB 551, WUA does not oppose 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
1/9/2020
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.
Comments
WUA supports this consensus package of technical proposals requested by the PSC and stakeholders.
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

None
Notification Date
2/5/2020
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 1038
Assembly Bill 1038
Relating to: state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 185

For
Notification Date
4/14/2020
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
WUA supports the provision extending the heating season year around for LIHEAP applicants.
Senate Bill 218
Senate Bill 218
Relating to: reimbursement grants to employers for payment of costs for certification programs in solar energy and wind energy systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2020
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 235
Senate Bill 235
Relating to: stalking.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/30/2019
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.
Comments
WUA has no position on this bill. It was entered in error but the system does not allow registrants to delete their interest after 24 hours of it being entered. FYI
Senate Bill 236
Senate Bill 236
Relating to: charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/4/2019
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 Bill 386
Senate Bill 386
Relating to: trespassing on the property of an energy provider and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/22/2019
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
12/18/2019
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.
Senate Bill 689
Senate Bill 689
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
1/17/2020
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

Administration: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Departmentwide

Notification Date
5/2/2019
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 Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
6/4/2019
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.

Comments
WUA supports charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles funded by $10 million of the VW Settlement funds.

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

Notification Date
5/2/2019
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

Wisconsin utilities oppose reducing safety standards when excavating with power equipment near natural gas pipelines, electric transmission and distribution wires, hazardous materials, telecommunications, cable and other critical infrastructure.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin utilities oppose reducing safety standards when excavating with power equipment near natural gas pipelines, electric transmission and distribution wires, hazardous materials, telecommunications, cable and other critical infrastructure.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2019
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.

PSC Omnibus bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC Omnibus bill

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/20/2019
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.

infrastructure protection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
infrastructure protection

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/7/2019
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.

Relating to EV charging Infrastructure.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to EV charging Infrastructure.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/2/2019
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 mandates, electric charging infrastructure, Stewardship Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Renewable energy purchase mandates, electric charging infrastructure, Stewardship Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/22/2019
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.

WUA has an interest in seeking an exemption for federal rulemakings in LRB 0042/1
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WUA has an interest in seeking an exemption for federal rulemakings in LRB 0042/1

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2018
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.

relating to: public service commission authority over leased generation contracts.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
relating to: public service commission authority over leased generation contracts.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2018
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.

Legislation relating to compliance with the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety regulations.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation relating to compliance with the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety regulations.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/18/2018
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.

PSC Reform Bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC Reform Bill

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2018
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
$5,267.96
2019
July - December
$8,444.23
2020
January - June
$9,655.09
2020
July - December
$2,234.12
Total $25,601.40
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
11.00
2019
July - December
32.00
2020
January - June
53.00
2020
July - December
0.00
Total 96.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
57.00
2019
July - December
77.00
2020
January - June
68.00
2020
July - December
28.00
Total 230.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
50 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
50 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: applicability of one-call system requirements.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: trespassing on the property of an energy provider and providing a penalty.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: trespassing on the property of an energy provider and providing a penalty.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
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
10 %
2020
January - June
40 %
2020
July - December
25 %
Total 20 %
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
10 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
15 %
Total 6 %
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)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
35 %
2020
July - December
25 %
Total 22 %
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)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
15 %
Total 10 %
Relating to: reimbursement grants to employers for payment of costs for certification programs in solar energy and wind energy systems. (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 2 %
Relating to: state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (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
20 %
Total 4 %
Relating to: reimbursement grants to employers for payment of costs for certification programs in solar energy and wind energy systems. (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 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
1 %
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
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%

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
1 %
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
1 %
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
1 %
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
1 %
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
1 %
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
1 %
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
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures