American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin (ACEC WI) represents Wisconsin’s engineering businesses. Our mission is to create a healthy environment for engineering firms to advance the prosperity and welfare of Wisconsin. ACEC WI members design roads, bridges, dams, water and wastewater facilities, buildings, recreational facilities and more.

Lobbying Interests:
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin monitors contracting issues including qualifications based selection, procurement & design-build, environmental & development issues, infrastructure, transportation and state agency funding, tort reform, licensing matters of design professionals.

CEO Name:
Chris Klein
President & Executive Director

Contact
CK
Chris Klein
316 W Washington Ave, Suite 950
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-9223
(608) 257-0009
chris@acecwi.org
http://www.acecwi.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/8/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/8/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Andrew Heidtke Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Chris Klein Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 275
Assembly Bill 275
Relating to: highway project design inventory for design-build projects. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 18

Other
Notification Date
6/20/2019
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 324
Assembly Bill 324
Relating to: registration and the scope of practice of interior designers and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
9/11/2019
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
Position is neutral with passage of Assembly Amendment 1.
Assembly Bill 450
Assembly Bill 450
Relating to: generally prohibiting local units of government from excluding from consideration certain piping materials. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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 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

For
Notification Date
1/27/2020
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 820
Assembly Bill 820
Relating to: requirements for design-build transportation projects, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/4/2020
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 303
Senate Bill 303
Relating to: registration and the scope of practice of interior designers and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
7/29/2019
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
Position is neutral with passage of Senate Amendment 1.
Senate Bill 365
Senate Bill 365
Relating to: generally prohibiting local units of government from excluding from consideration certain piping materials. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/23/2019
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.
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

For
Notification Date
1/27/2020
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 770
Senate Bill 770
Relating to: requirements for design-build transportation projects, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/4/2020
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Revisions to NR 154 Best Management Practices and Cost Share Rates
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Revisions to NR 154 Best Management Practices and Cost Share Rates

SS 040_15
Other
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.

Supporting Documentation
20190215_NR154 Memo.pdf

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Speakers Task Force to study water quality
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Speakers Task Force to study water quality

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/12/2019
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 related to tolling
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
topics related to tolling

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2019
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.

topics related to alternative delivery methods of public projects
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
topics related to alternative delivery methods of public projects

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2019
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.

appointment of state agency officials
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
appointment of state agency officials

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2019
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.

development, drafting or introduction of a proposal related to the Urban Nonpoint Source Grant program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
development, drafting or introduction of a proposal related to the Urban Nonpoint Source Grant program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2019
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.

development, drafting or introduction of a proposal related to the Municipal Flood Control Grant program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
development, drafting or introduction of a proposal related to the Municipal Flood Control Grant program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2019
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.

Increase the amount of grant money provided in the Environmental Improvement Fund
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increase the amount of grant money provided in the Environmental Improvement Fund

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2019
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.

The use of plastics in construction or public works project
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The use of plastics in construction or public works project

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/8/2019
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: Transportation Finance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Transportation: Transportation Finance

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/8/2019
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.

Building Commission Activities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Building Commission Activities

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/8/2019
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.

Contracting with the private sector for professional services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Contracting with the private sector for professional services

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/8/2019
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.

Recommendations relating to state building projects and procedures
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Recommendations relating to state building projects and procedures

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/8/2019
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
$49,340.16
2019
July - December
$54,528.26
2020
January - June
$40,563.00
2020
July - December
$32,858.50
Total $177,289.92
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
68.75
2019
July - December
100.90
2020
January - June
41.50
2020
July - December
38.50
Total 249.65
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
583.75
2019
July - December
469.25
2020
January - June
330.50
2020
July - December
100.50
Total 1484.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: registration and the scope of practice of interior designers 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
20 %
2020
January - June
30 %
2020
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: generally prohibiting local units of government from excluding from consideration certain piping materials. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
30 %
2020
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: priorities and criteria for the municipal flood control and riparian restoration program and amending administrative rules. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
30 %
2020
July - December
Total 6 %

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
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
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
65 %
2019
July - December
30 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
30 %
Total 37 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
25 %
Total 9 %
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
10 %
Total < 1%
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
15 %
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
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 7 %

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
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures