Wisconsin BioFuels Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Producers of Ethanol and other biofuels

Lobbying Interests:
Policies and regulations affecting biofuels plant operation Policies and regulation affecting the sales and distribution of biodiesel, ethanol, distillers grain and other co-products Policies and regulation affecting corn production

CEO Name:
Erik Huschitt
Executive Director

Contact
RW
Robert Welch
16 North Carroll Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 819-0150
bob@thewelchgroup.org
http://wibiofuels.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Samantha Stohlman Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/14/2020 Withdrawn On 5/31/2022
Robert Welch Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/14/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

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
1/5/2021
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
Liability section
Assembly Bill 336
Assembly Bill 336
Relating to: participation in federal unemployment benefit programs and work search requirements for unemployment insurance. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/17/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 1072
Assembly Bill 1072
Relating to: the measurement of carbon emissions and carbon emission offset transactions related to animal agriculture operators, renewable natural gas and energy produced at animal agriculture facilities, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/30/2022
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.
Senate Bill 354
Senate Bill 354
Relating to: participation in federal unemployment benefit programs and work search requirements for unemployment insurance. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/17/2021
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 677
Senate Bill 677
Relating to: creating a commercial nitrogen optimization pilot program, providing crop insurance rebates for cover crops, creating a hydrogeologist position, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/10/2021
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 1054
Senate Bill 1054
Relating to: the measurement of carbon emissions and carbon emission offset transactions related to animal agriculture operators, renewable natural gas and energy produced at animal agriculture facilities, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/30/2022
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Miscellaneous Appropriations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Miscellaneous Appropriations

Notification Date
3/1/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
2/25/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
2/25/2021
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Petroleum and other liquid fuel products
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Petroleum and other liquid fuel products

SS 071_19
Other
Notification Date
2/5/2021
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

The Confirmation of Randy J. Romanski of Madison, as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The Confirmation of Randy J. Romanski of Madison, as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, to serve for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/28/2021
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.

Regulation of fuel.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of fuel.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/13/2020
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.

Any proposal affecting environmental regulation of manufacturing facilities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal affecting environmental regulation of manufacturing facilities

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/13/2020
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.

Proposals related to the construction and placement of fuel pumps and tanks
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals related to the construction and placement of fuel pumps and tanks

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/13/2020
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.

All matters related to funding and regulatory changes in response to COVID 19
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
All matters related to funding and regulatory changes in response to COVID 19

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/13/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$15,000.00
2021
July - December
$15,000.00
2022
January - June
$9,000.00
Total $39,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
56.50
2021
July - December
28.00
2022
January - June
31.00
Total 115.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
41.00
2021
July - December
55.00
2022
January - June
55.00
Total 151.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
50 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 18 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 10 %

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
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
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 3 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
40 %
2022
July - December
Total 19 %

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
20 %
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
60 %
2022
July - December
Total 36 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures