Municipal Environmental Group - Water Division

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Represents communities operating publicly owned water supply systems.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and rules affecting municipal drinking water utilities.

Title:
President

Contact
KH
Keith Haas
PO Box 927
Madison, WI 537010927
(608) 283-1723
(608) 283-1709
cbeals@boardmanclark.com
http://megwater.org/

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Lawrie J Kobza Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/16/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Jared Smith Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/16/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 85
Assembly Bill 85
Relating to: state health-based groundwater quality standards for certain groundwater contaminants.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/17/2019
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 323
Assembly Bill 323
Relating to: regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/8/2019
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.
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
9/25/2019
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 842
Assembly Bill 842
Relating to: providing funding related to PFAS programs and positions, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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
Neutral
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

For
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 109
Senate Bill 109
Relating to: state health-based groundwater quality standards for certain groundwater contaminants.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/17/2019
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 310
Senate Bill 310
Relating to: regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 101

For
Notification Date
10/8/2019
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.
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
9/5/2019
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 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
2/6/2020
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

Other
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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
Neutral
Senate Bill 774
Senate Bill 774
Relating to: PFAS management zones, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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
Neutral
Senate Bill 775
Senate Bill 775
Relating to: providing positions and funding related to PFAS management zones, creating a municipal grant program for PFAS testing, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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
Neutral

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

The promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) including Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
The promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) including Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

SS 089_19
Other
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.

Changes to chs. PSC 113, 134 and 185 to conform with 2013 Wisconsin Act 274 and 2015 Wisconsin Act 176, regarding municipal utility collection practices
Agency Name
Public Service Commission (PSC)

Subject
Changes to chs. PSC 113, 134 and 185 to conform with 2013 Wisconsin Act 274 and 2015 Wisconsin Act 176, regarding municipal utility collection practices

SS 044_16
None
Notification Date
1/18/2019
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

PSC Docket No. 5-UI-120 Safe, Reliable and Affordable Access to Utility Services During Declared Public Health Emergency for COVID-19
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC Docket No. 5-UI-120 Safe, Reliable and Affordable Access to Utility Services During Declared Public Health Emergency for COVID-19

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
8/11/2020
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.

Lead Pipe Corrosion Control
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lead Pipe Corrosion Control

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/23/2020
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.

Water Supply Planning
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Water Supply Planning

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/23/2020
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.

Funding for Lead Service Line Replacement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for Lead Service Line Replacement

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/17/2019
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.

LRB-2726 Piping Material
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-2726 Piping Material

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/2/2019
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.

PFAS
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PFAS

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/2/2019
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.

Water Utility Rate Making
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Water Utility Rate Making

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/17/2019
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.

Smart Meter Construction Exemption
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Smart Meter Construction Exemption

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/6/2019
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.

Landlord/Tenant
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Landlord/Tenant

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/15/2019
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.

PSC Public Fire Protection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC Public Fire Protection

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/15/2019
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.

PSC Docket No. 1-AC-233 dealing with PSC 185
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC Docket No. 1-AC-233 dealing with PSC 185

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/15/2019
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.

Lead Service Line Replacement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lead Service Line Replacement

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/15/2019
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.

PSC Regulation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
PSC Regulation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/15/2019
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
$30,332.00
2019
July - December
$26,497.00
2020
January - June
$18,708.00
2020
July - December
$9,511.00
Total $85,048.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
14.90
2019
July - December
59.70
2020
January - June
9.70
2020
July - December
5.90
Total 90.20
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
119.00
2019
July - December
115.20
2020
January - June
77.70
2020
July - December
36.80
Total 348.70

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants 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
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants 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
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
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
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
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
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
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 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
8 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
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 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
14 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
29 %
2020
January - June
4 %
2020
July - December
Total 12 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
1 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%

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
2 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
21 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
67 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 20 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2 %
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
55 %
2020
January - June
47 %
2020
July - December
36 %
Total 35 %
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
7 %
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
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
35 %
Total 3 %

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
8 %
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
26 %
2020
July - December
12 %
Total 10 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures