Ducks Unlimited

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Ducks Unlimited's interest is to conserve wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. DU will achieve our vision through diverse public and private partnerships to address the full range of factors that continue to erode waterfowl habitat across North America.

Lobbying Interests:
Ducks Unlimited plans to engage in lobbying activities when proposed legislation has a direct impact to the conservation and management of Wisconsin's wetland habitats or that impacts the ability for people to hunt waterfowl. The organization will also engage in lobbying if legislation is proposed that impacts charitable gaming laws in a way that will affect the organization's fundraising methods.

Title:
Acting Regional Director of Public Policy

Contact
KR
Kyle Rorah
7322 Newman Blvd., Building 1
Dexter, MI 48130
(734) 623-2000
krorah@ducks.org
http://www.ducks.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Kyle Rorah Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 5/20/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 266
Assembly Bill 266
Relating to: a flood risk reduction pilot project and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/3/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 543
Assembly Bill 543
Relating to: increasing the waterfowl hunting stamp fee. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/18/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 701
Assembly Bill 701
Relating to: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/3/2020
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 855
Assembly Bill 855
Relating to: the ending date of the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson Stewardship 2000 Program and granting bonding authority. (FE)

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 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
6/10/2019
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.
Senate Bill 611
Senate Bill 611
Relating to: increasing the waterfowl hunting stamp fee. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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 631
Senate Bill 631
Relating to: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/3/2020
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.
Senate Bill 723
Senate Bill 723
Relating to: county conservation staffing and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/13/2020
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
6/10/2019
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.

Comments
Ducks Unlimited is interested in the reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program as well as an increase in the state waterfowl stamp fee.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program reauthorization
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program reauthorization

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/11/2020
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.

Increasing the fees for the Wisconsin waterfowl stamp.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increasing the fees for the Wisconsin waterfowl stamp.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/11/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$1,485.00
2019
July - December
$2,653.20
2020
January - June
$237.98
2020
July - December
$0.00
Total $4,376.18
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
10.75
2019
July - December
12.50
2020
January - June
4.50
2020
July - December
0.00
Total 27.75
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
5.75
2019
July - December
7.50
2020
January - June
0.00
2020
July - December
0.00
Total 13.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: a flood risk reduction pilot project and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a flood risk reduction pilot project and making an appropriation. (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: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.
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: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: increasing the waterfowl hunting stamp fee. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
90 %
2020
January - June
50 %
2020
July - December
Total 49 %
Relating to: increasing the waterfowl hunting stamp fee. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
50 %
2020
July - December
Total 5 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
99 %
2019
July - December
4 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 41 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

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
2020
July - December
100 %
Total < 1%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures