Wisconsin Dairy Alliance

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The financial support is provided by Members and Allied Industry Professionals in the dairy industry.

Lobbying Interests:
Environmental regulations and policy and other policy matters that impact the growth and expansion of the Wisconsin dairy industry.

CEO Name:
Cindy Leitner
President

Contact
CL
Cindy Leitner
946 Progress Way
Chilton, WI 53014
(920) 366-1880 x_____
laurie@lauriefischergroup.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Cynthia Leitner Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 6/24/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Kim L Bremmer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 4/1/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
William J McCoshen Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 3/25/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Laurie Fischer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 3/6/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 69
Assembly Bill 69
Relating to: permit fees for concentrated animal feeding operations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/28/2019
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 148
Assembly Bill 148
Relating to: nitrate testing pilot program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/7/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 321
Assembly Bill 321
Relating to: setting standards for certain contaminants, providing information relating to off-site disposal of certain waste, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-maki...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/15/2019
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 432
Assembly Bill 432
Relating to: overweight permits for vehicles or vehicle combinations with six or more axles. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/19/2019
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 515
Assembly Bill 515
Relating to: labeling food as a type of dairy product or as a dairy ingredient and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/4/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 516
Assembly Bill 516
Relating to: labeling a food product as a type of milk and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/4/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 518
Assembly Bill 518
Relating to: labeling a food product as meat and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/4/2019
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.
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

Against
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.
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

Against
Notification Date
2/11/2020
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.
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

Against
Notification Date
2/11/2020
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.
Assembly Bill 894
Assembly Bill 894
Relating to: livestock facility siting and expansion and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/21/2020
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 31
Senate Bill 31
Relating to: permit fees for concentrated animal feeding operations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/20/2019
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.
Senate Bill 91
Senate Bill 91
Relating to: buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 151

For
Notification Date
3/20/2019
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.
Senate Bill 137
Senate Bill 137
Relating to: nitrate testing pilot program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/3/2019
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 302
Senate Bill 302
Relating to: setting standards for certain contaminants, providing information relating to off-site disposal of certain waste, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-maki...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/15/2019
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 404
Senate Bill 404
Relating to: overweight permits for vehicles or vehicle combinations with six or more axles. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/7/2019
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.
Senate Bill 463
Senate Bill 463
Relating to: labeling food as a type of dairy product or as a dairy ingredient and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/23/2019
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 464
Senate Bill 464
Relating to: labeling a food product as meat and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/23/2019
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 466
Senate Bill 466
Relating to: labeling a food product as a type of milk and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/23/2019
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 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

Against
Notification Date
2/11/2020
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.
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

Against
Notification Date
2/11/2020
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.
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
2/11/2020
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.
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
2/11/2020
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.
Senate Bill 808
Senate Bill 808
Relating to: livestock facility siting and expansion and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/21/2020
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

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

Notification Date
3/20/2019
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.

Comments
water quality

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

Notification Date
3/20/2019
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.

Comments
Water Quality

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

Notification Date
3/20/2019
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.

Comments
Increase on CAFO Fees

Natural Resources: Environmental Management
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Environmental Management

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.

Natural Resources: Environmental Management
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Environmental Management

Notification Date
3/20/2019
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.

Comments
Water Quality

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Livestock facility siting
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
Livestock facility siting
Scope Statement
SS 012_16
Against
Notification Date
7/10/2019
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.

Numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater
Scope Statement
SS 090_19
Other
Notification Date
9/19/2019
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.

Surface water quality criteria and analytical methods for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including PFOS, PFOA, and any other PFAS for the purpose of protecting public health, and the procedures in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination S...
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Surface water quality criteria and analytical methods for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including PFOS, PFOA, and any other PFAS for the purpose of protecting public health, and the procedures in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination S...
Scope Statement
SS 091_19
Other
Notification Date
9/19/2019
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 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)
Scope Statement
SS 089_19
Other
Notification Date
9/19/2019
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

Issues related to Governor Evers' Public Health Emergency Declaration and COVID-19 Response
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to Governor Evers' Public Health Emergency Declaration and COVID-19 Response

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/24/2020
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.

Relating to livestock facility siting and expansion.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to livestock facility siting and expansion.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Labeling of plant-based products as a dairy product.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Labeling of plant-based products as a dairy product.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/19/2019
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.

Regulation of nitrates in surface and groundwater.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of nitrates in surface and groundwater.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/19/2019
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.

Targeted performance standards to address nitrate contamination in areas with susceptible soil (NR151, ATCP50).
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Targeted performance standards to address nitrate contamination in areas with susceptible soil (NR151, ATCP50).

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
9/19/2019
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.

Person who commits an act of animal abuse is guilty of a class one felony.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Person who commits an act of animal abuse is guilty of a class one felony.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/19/2019
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.

Ground water standards for substances that pose a public health concern. This topic may become an emergency rule. DHS and DNR.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Ground water standards for substances that pose a public health concern. This topic may become an emergency rule. DHS and DNR.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/15/2019
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.

Creating and funding a University of Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub and making an appropriation. LRB-2324/1
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creating and funding a University of Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub and making an appropriation. LRB-2324/1

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/27/2019
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 2324/1 and 2904/1: relating to creating and funding a University of Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2324/1 and 2904/1: relating to creating and funding a University of Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/27/2019
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-0400/P2 - overweight permits for vehicles or vehicle combinations with six or more axles.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-0400/P2 - overweight permits for vehicles or vehicle combinations with six or more axles.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/16/2019
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.

ATCP51 Siting of Livestock Facilities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
ATCP51 Siting of Livestock Facilities

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/27/2019
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.

Reviewing and researching the work of the DATCP Livestock Siting Technical Expert Committee
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Reviewing and researching the work of the DATCP Livestock Siting Technical Expert Committee

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/27/2019
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.

Speaker Vos Water Quality Task Force
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Speaker Vos Water Quality Task Force

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.

LRB 1244 Allows a market to form which is an economically stable mechanism to implement water quality improvements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1244 Allows a market to form which is an economically stable mechanism to implement water quality improvements

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.

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
$2,000.00
2020
July - December
$6,000.00
Total $8,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
60.50
2019
July - December
72.50
2020
January - June
43.75
2020
July - December
44.75
Total 221.50
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
212.25
2019
July - December
465.00
2020
January - June
376.00
2020
July - December
50.00
Total 1103.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. (FE)
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 2 %
Relating to: permit fees for concentrated animal feeding operations. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: notifying counties of certain water pollution violations, 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
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
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
25 %
2020
July - December
Total 8 %
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
25 %
2020
July - December
Total 8 %

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
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
40 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 16 %

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
10 %
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 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 7 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
25 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
11 %
Total 9 %
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
Total 7 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
60 %
Total 7 %
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
12 %
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
15 %
2019
July - December
30 %
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
17 %
Total 21 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures