Wisconsin Hemp Alliance

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The promotion of a robust industrial hemp industry in Wisconsin under the state's industrial hemp program, both under the state's current pilot program and as expanded by potential future changes in federal law.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and administrative rules related to industrial hemp and products that may be derived from this plant.

CEO Name:
Larry Konopacki
General Counsel

Contact
LAK
Larry A Konopacki
PO Box 1784
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 358-4500
lkonopacki@staffordlaw.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Larry A Konopacki Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/17/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 206
Assembly Bill 206
Relating to: regulating hemp, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

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.
Assembly Bill 430
Assembly Bill 430
Relating to: including crop insurance proceeds in the manufacturing and agricultural tax credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/22/2020
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.
Assembly Bill 556
Assembly Bill 556
Relating to: recognizing teaching hours for providing certain extension services of the University of Wisconsin System. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/22/2020
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.
Assembly Bill 627
Assembly Bill 627
Relating to: funding for certain extension services of the University of Wisconsin System and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2020
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 873
Assembly Bill 873
Relating to: an income tax credit for the property taxes paid on agricultural buildings and improvements and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2020
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 874
Assembly Bill 874
Relating to: requiring a study by the University of Wisconsin System of agricultural programs and issues. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2020
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 188
Senate Bill 188
Relating to: regulating hemp, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 68

For
Notification Date
5/1/2019
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.
Senate Bill 387
Senate Bill 387
Relating to: including crop insurance proceeds in the manufacturing and agricultural tax credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 167

For
Notification Date
1/22/2020
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.
Senate Bill 497
Senate Bill 497
Relating to: recognizing teaching hours for providing certain extension services of the University of Wisconsin System. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/22/2020
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.
Senate Bill 563
Senate Bill 563
Relating to: funding for certain extension services of the University of Wisconsin System and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2020
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 817
Senate Bill 817
Relating to: a Wisconsin hemp fiber innovation and technology accelerator in the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2020
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Industrial hemp
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
Industrial hemp
Scope Statement
SS 027_18
For
Notification Date
12/19/2018
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.

Comments
Support of industrial hemp in Wisconsin.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

The promotion and regulation of industrial hemp in Wisconsin.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The promotion and regulation of industrial hemp in Wisconsin.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2018
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
$0.00
2019
July - December
$0.00
2020
January - June
$0.00
2020
July - December
$0.00
Total $0.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
28.70
2019
July - December
5.60
2020
January - June
0.00
2020
July - December
0.00
Total 34.30
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
11.30
2019
July - December
3.10
2020
January - June
0.00
2020
July - December
0.00
Total 14.40

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: regulating hemp, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, 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
22 %
2019
July - December
100 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 37 %

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
78 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 64 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

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
100 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures