Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Trade association representing truck, tow ,milk hauler, motor coach and moving companies (owners and officers).

Lobbying Interests:
Rules governing the administration and operation of the Department of Transportation, including Division of Motor Vehicles; Rules governing taxation in the Dept. of Revenue; Rules governing environmental regulations (clean air, water, stormwater runoff, etc.) within the Dept. of Natural Resources; Rules governing apprenticeship or other training requirements; workers' compensation & unemployment compensation; Rules governing the transportation of hazardous materials.

CEO Name:
Neal Kedzie
President

Contact
NJK
Neal J. Kedzie
PO Box 44849
Madison, WI 53744
(608) 833-8200 x160
(608) 833-2875
nkedzie@witruck.org
http://www.witruck.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, 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

For
Notification Date
1/7/2021
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
COVID liability protections.
Assembly Bill 2
Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 1

Other
Notification Date
1/27/2021
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
Interested in seeing bill amended to have WI tax code conform to Federal tax code regarding tax exemption for federal PPP loans received by Wisconsin businesses.
Assembly Bill 200
Assembly Bill 200
Relating to: depositing sales tax revenue from the sale of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts, accessories, and services into the transportation fund. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/9/2021
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
Percentage of sales tax revenue from the sale of motor vehicles, parts and service into the transportation fund.
Assembly Bill 338
Assembly Bill 338
Relating to: the use of a portable wireless communication device while driving and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/15/2021
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
Prohibits the use of a portable wireless communication device while driving except for certain hands-free use, public safety workers or certain use related to an emergency.
Assembly Bill 655
Assembly Bill 655
Relating to: entry-level training requirements for applicants for commercial driver licenses and certain endorsements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/6/2021
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
Entry level CDL training requirements placed into statute.
Assembly Bill 655
Assembly Bill 655
Relating to: entry-level training requirements for applicants for commercial driver licenses and certain endorsements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/6/2021
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
Entry level CDL training requirements placed into statute.
Assembly Bill 691
Assembly Bill 691
Relating to: classification of motor vehicle operators as independent contractors or employees.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/6/2021
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
Independent contractor legislation. Requiring safety equipment of an IC is not employer-like control and does not make them an employee vs. an IC.
Assembly Bill 858
Assembly Bill 858
Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2022
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 932
Assembly Bill 932
Relating to: requiring certain efforts to expand and promote the apprenticeship and youth apprenticeship programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2022
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
Promoting apprenticeships and youth apprenticeships.
Assembly Bill 941
Assembly Bill 941
Relating to: a commercial driver recruitment program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2022
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
Commercial driver CDL scholarships and grants for employer training and recruitment. Program administered by WisDOT
Senate Bill 2
Senate Bill 2
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/27/2021
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
Interested in seeing the bill amended to have WI tax code conform with Federal tax code regarding tax exemption for federal PPP loans received by Wisconsin businesses.
Senate Bill 217
Senate Bill 217
Relating to: depositing sales tax revenue from the sale of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts, accessories, and services into the transportation fund. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/17/2021
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 311
Senate Bill 311
Relating to: traffic violations when emergency or roadside response vehicles are present and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/29/2021
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
Emergency responder including tow trucks. Increase fines for certain violations.
Senate Bill 348
Senate Bill 348
Relating to: the use of a portable wireless communication device while driving and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/15/2021
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
Same as AB 338. Prohibits using a portable wireless communications device while driving except for certain hands-free use, safety workers or certain use related to an emergency.
Senate Bill 642
Senate Bill 642
Relating to: entry-level training requirements for applicants for commercial driver licenses and certain endorsements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 152

For
Notification Date
12/6/2021
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
Entry level CDL training requirements placed in statute.
Senate Bill 703
Senate Bill 703
Relating to: classification of motor vehicle operators as independent contractors or employees.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/6/2021
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
Independent contractor bill (same as AB 691)
Senate Bill 842
Senate Bill 842
Relating to: consumer lawsuit lending and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2022
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
Companion bill AB 858
Senate Bill 929
Senate Bill 929
Relating to: a commercial driver recruitment program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2022
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
Companion bill to AB 941 Commercial driver CDL scholarships and grants for employer training and recruitment. Program administered by WisDOT

Budget Bill Subjects

Transportation: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/22/2021
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
Budget Bill AB68/SB111: Transportation

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB-5690: Establish a tuition scholarship award for CDL students up of up to 50% of cost of CDL school and establish a driver/employer grant program awarding $500 each.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-5690: Establish a tuition scholarship award for CDL students up of up to 50% of cost of CDL school and establish a driver/employer grant program awarding $500 each.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/14/2022
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-1561: Reimbursement cost of CDL training by the driver to the carrier employer if the driver leaves employment of the carrier prior to the agreed upon time in their contract with the company.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-1561: Reimbursement cost of CDL training by the driver to the carrier employer if the driver leaves employment of the carrier prior to the agreed upon time in their contract with the company.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/14/2022
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 1380: An operator of a vehicle used for a motor carrier that requires certain safety equipment on the vehicle does not make the operator (driver) an employee of the motor carrier versus being an independent contractor.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1380: An operator of a vehicle used for a motor carrier that requires certain safety equipment on the vehicle does not make the operator (driver) an employee of the motor carrier versus being an independent contractor.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/2/2021
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- 1805 Diesel Idling Technology Tax Credit
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB- 1805 Diesel Idling Technology Tax Credit

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/18/2021
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 2843: Emergency responder- Increases the penalties for certain traffic violations within 500 ft. of an authorized emergency vehicle including tow trucks.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2843: Emergency responder- Increases the penalties for certain traffic violations within 500 ft. of an authorized emergency vehicle including tow trucks.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/9/2021
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 0217/P1: Commercial driver's license fee reduction for instruction in preventing human trafficking.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 0217/P1: Commercial driver's license fee reduction for instruction in preventing human trafficking.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/22/2021
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

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$507.44
2021
July - December
$531.83
2022
January - June
$1,378.86
Total $2,418.13
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
1.00
2021
July - December
1.50
2022
January - June
6.00
Total 8.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
6.00
2021
July - December
5.75
2022
January - June
9.75
Total 21.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: classification of motor vehicle operators as independent contractors or employees.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
50 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 17 %
Relating to: a commercial driver recruitment program. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: requiring certain efforts to expand and promote the apprenticeship and youth apprenticeship programs. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: a commercial driver recruitment program. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: classification of motor vehicle operators as independent contractors or employees.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %

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

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
30 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 12 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
40 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 13 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures