Wisconsin Environment, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
environmental advocacy, clean water, clean air, global warming, conservation

Lobbying Interests:
climate, clean energy, clean water, clean air, wetlands preservation, safe drinking water, environmental protection, toxic waste, public health

Title:
State Director

Contact
MS
Megan Severson
912 Williamson St, 2nd Floor
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-1918
megan@wisconsinenvironment.org
http://www.wisconsinenvironment.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Megan Severson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 177
Assembly Bill 177
Relating to: local regulation of certain containers.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/13/2019
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 226
Assembly Bill 226
Relating to: prohibiting food and beverages from being served in foam polystyrene packaging and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/13/2019
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 475
Assembly Bill 475
Relating to: testing for lead in drinking water in facilities used for recreational and educational camps and child care. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Comments
As written, AB475 requires action when levels exceed “a concentration considered safe for drinking.” We don't support ASA1, which ties the definition of lead contamination to the fed. action level, currently too high to protect children from exposure
Assembly Bill 476
Assembly Bill 476
Relating to: lead testing of potable water sources in certain schools; providing loans for lead remediation in certain schools; and providing an exception to referendum restrictions for lead remediation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Comments
As written, AB476 requires action when levels exceed “a concentration considered safe for drinking.” We don't support ASA1, which ties the definition of lead contamination to the fed. action level, currently too high to protect children from exposure
Assembly Bill 574
Assembly Bill 574
Relating to: creating a task force on native pollinator health. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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
2/3/2020
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.
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
2/14/2020
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.
Senate Bill 210
Senate Bill 210
Relating to: prohibiting food and beverages from being served in foam polystyrene packaging and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/13/2019
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 252
Senate Bill 252
Relating to: a flood risk reduction pilot project and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 157

For
Notification Date
6/13/2019
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 423
Senate Bill 423
Relating to: lead testing of potable water sources in certain schools; providing loans for lead remediation in certain schools; and providing an exception to referendum restrictions for lead remediation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/4/2019
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 424
Senate Bill 424
Relating to: testing for lead in drinking water in facilities used for recreational and educational camps and child care. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/4/2019
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 617
Senate Bill 617
Relating to: creating a task force on native pollinator health. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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 772
Senate Bill 772
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

For
Notification Date
2/7/2020
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 773
Senate Bill 773
Relating to: providing funding related to PFAS programs and positions, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2020
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
2/14/2020
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Environmental Improvement Program
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Environmental Improvement Program

Notification Date
3/21/2019
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

The prevention and removal of lead contamination in drinking water in schools and communities in Wisconsin.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The prevention and removal of lead contamination in drinking water in schools and communities in Wisconsin.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/18/2019
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.

Promoting clean energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Wisconsin.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Promoting clean energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Wisconsin.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/15/2019
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$1,422.70
2019
July - December
$3,150.00
2020
January - June
$450.00
2020
July - December
$1,520.00
Total $6,542.70
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
2.00
2019
July - December
14.00
2020
January - June
15.00
2020
July - December
0.00
Total 31.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
44.00
2019
July - December
112.00
2020
January - June
40.00
2020
July - December
38.00
Total 234.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: local regulation of certain containers.
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: prohibiting food and beverages from being served in foam polystyrene packaging and providing a penalty. (FE)
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: lead testing of potable water sources in certain schools; providing loans for lead remediation in certain schools; and providing an exception to referendum restrictions for lead remediation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: creating a task force on native pollinator health. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
60 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 31 %
Relating to: testing for lead in drinking water in facilities used for recreational and educational camps and child care. (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 1 %
Relating to: creating a task force on native pollinator health. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
40 %
2020
July - December
Total 8 %

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
25 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
40 %
2020
July - December
100 %
Total 32 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
75 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 20 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures