Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter is Wisconsin’s voice for the nation’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. We are made up of 18,000 members and supporters statewide working to expand clean energy, move beyond oil, and protect Wisconsin’s land and water resources.

Lobbying Interests:
State budget and individual bills - related to public health, environment, transportation, recycling, energy, agricultural and university research. Government reorg. DNR- land /forest management, water quality/quantity, wetlands, wildlife, mining, waste management, air, state stewardship fund, remedial response, alt. regulatory path. DATCP-pesticides, agric., food safety, animal mgmt. PSC-electric generation, mergers, energy conservation. DOT-infrastructure planning/budgt, MAP-21 implementation. DOJ-Public intervenor/enf. Commerce-PECFA and related, brownfields, econ. dev. UW Sys-Research/outreach. Campaign Finance Reform.

Title:
John Muir Chapter Conservation Programs Coordinator

Contact
EMW
Elizabeth M. Ward
754 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-0565
elizabeth.ward@sierraclub.org
http://www.sierraclub.org/wisconsin

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Bill J Davis Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/20/2018 Withdrawn On 3/29/2019
Elizabeth Malofsky Ward Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/20/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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

Against
Notification Date
10/10/2019
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 700
Assembly Bill 700
Relating to: notifying counties of certain water pollution violations, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2020
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 764
Assembly Bill 764
Relating to: creating a grant program for farmers who use certain sustainable practices, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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 765
Assembly Bill 765
Relating to: requiring a study relating to green banks and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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 766
Assembly Bill 766
Relating to: evaluating the social cost of carbon emissions. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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 767
Assembly Bill 767
Relating to: grants to school districts for weatherization projects, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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 789
Assembly Bill 789
Relating to: the well compensation grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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 790
Assembly Bill 790
Relating to: county conservation staffing and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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 791
Assembly Bill 791
Relating to: the private on-site wastewater treatment system replacement or rehabilitation grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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 793
Assembly Bill 793
Relating to: priorities and criteria for the municipal flood control and riparian restoration program and amending administrative rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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 794
Assembly Bill 794
Relating to: public notice and comment period for certain groundwater standards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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 795
Assembly Bill 795
Relating to: grants and funding for water stewardship certification, a grazing coordinator position, producer-led watershed protection grants, lake protection, soil and water conservation, and crop insurance premium rebates for cover crops; granting rule-m...

Bill Text and History

For
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 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
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 798
Assembly Bill 798
Relating to: biomanipulation projects to improve the water quality of lakes and impoundments and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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 894
Assembly Bill 894
Relating to: livestock facility siting and expansion and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2020
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 30
Senate Bill 30
Relating to: prohibiting contests for killing wild animals and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/15/2019
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 Bill 386
Senate Bill 386
Relating to: trespassing on the property of an energy provider and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/10/2019
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 632
Senate Bill 632
Relating to: notifying counties of certain water pollution violations, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2020
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 708
Senate Bill 708
Relating to: public notice and comment period for certain groundwater standards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Senate Bill 710
Senate Bill 710
Relating to: the private on-site wastewater treatment system replacement or rehabilitation grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Senate Bill 711
Senate Bill 711
Relating to: priorities and criteria for the municipal flood control and riparian restoration program and amending administrative rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Senate Bill 715
Senate Bill 715
Relating to: grants and funding for water stewardship certification, a grazing coordinator position, producer-led watershed protection grants, lake protection, soil and water conservation, and crop insurance premium rebates for cover crops; granting rule-m...

Bill Text and History

For
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.
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
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.
Senate Bill 723
Senate Bill 723
Relating to: county conservation staffing and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Senate Bill 724
Senate Bill 724
Relating to: the well compensation grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Senate Bill 725
Senate Bill 725
Relating to: biomanipulation projects to improve the water quality of lakes and impoundments and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Senate Bill 808
Senate Bill 808
Relating to: livestock facility siting and expansion and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2020
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: 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
3/8/2019
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.

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

Notification Date
3/8/2019
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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

In support of Preston Cole for Department of Natural Resources Secretary
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
In support of Preston Cole for Department of Natural Resources Secretary

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$2,766.01
2019
July - December
$3,457.97
2020
January - June
$1,167.93
2020
July - December
$0.00
Total $7,391.91
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
7.00
2019
July - December
5.00
2020
January - June
0.00
2020
July - December
0.00
Total 12.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
72.00
2019
July - December
105.25
2020
January - June
21.00
2020
July - December
0.00
Total 198.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
96 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 50 %
Relating to: grants and funding for water stewardship certification, a grazing coordinator position, producer-led watershed protection grants, lake protection, soil and water conservation, and crop insurance premium rebates for cover crops; 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
28 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: public notice and comment period for certain groundwater standards. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
29 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: livestock facility siting and expansion 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
38 %
2020
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 %
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 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
79 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
100 %
Total 29 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

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
1 %
2019
July - December
4 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

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
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures