RENEW Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Issues affecting renewable energy and related subjects such as wind energy, solar energy, bioenergy, hydropower, geothermal, biomass, biogas, energy storage, battery storage, electric vehicles, utilities, the electric grid, and workforce training.

Lobbying Interests:
Issues affecting renewable energy such as wind, solar, bioenergy, and energy-related issues such as electric generation and transmission, utilities, Focus on Energy, energy storage, electric vehicles, and workforce training.

Title:
Director of Government Affairs

Contact
JB
JIm Boullion
214 N. Hamilton Street Suite 300
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-4044 x4
jim@renewwisconsin.org
http://www.renewwisconsin.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Jim A Boullion Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/30/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 27
Assembly Bill 27
Relating to: making various changes to statutes administered by the Public Service Commission and requiring investor-owned energy utilities to fund a consumer advocate. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 24

For
Notification Date
2/23/2021
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 439
Assembly Bill 439
Relating to: ownership, control, or operation of a motor vehicle dealership and performance of motor vehicle warranty service. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/27/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 489
Assembly Bill 489
Relating to: changing the phase-out of utility aid payments for decommissioned power plants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/8/2021
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 527
Assembly Bill 527
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/14/2021
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 588
Assembly Bill 588
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/5/2021
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
RENEW supports clarifying that EV charging stations can assess a fee based on kWh's, but we can not support the current bill language because it would prohibit or severely restrict EV charging station owners from using on-site solar PV.
Assembly Bill 695
Assembly Bill 695
Relating to: a charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/17/2022
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 710
Assembly Bill 710
Relating to: modifying the sales and use tax exemption for renewable energy property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/18/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 719
Assembly Bill 719
Relating to: loans and repayment assistance by a political subdivision for certain improvements to properties and collection of the debt by special charge.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/17/2022
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 731
Assembly Bill 731
Relating to: exemption from public utility regulation regarding renewable electricity. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/4/2021
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
3/10/2022
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 47
Senate Bill 47
Relating to: making various changes to statutes administered by the Public Service Commission and requiring investor-owned energy utilities to fund a consumer advocate. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/23/2021
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 462
Senate Bill 462
Relating to: ownership, control, or operation of a motor vehicle dealership and performance of motor vehicle warranty service. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/27/2021
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.
Senate Bill 468
Senate Bill 468
Relating to: changing the phase-out of utility aid payments for decommissioned power plants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/8/2021
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 490
Senate Bill 490
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/6/2021
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.
Senate Bill 573
Senate Bill 573
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/15/2021
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
RENEW supports clarifying that EV charging stations can assess a fee based on kWh's, but we can not support the current bill language because it would prohibit or severely restrict EV charging station owners from using on-site solar PV.
Senate Bill 663
Senate Bill 663
Relating to: a charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/4/2021
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 672
Senate Bill 672
Relating to: modifying the sales and use tax exemption for renewable energy property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/4/2021
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 692
Senate Bill 692
Relating to: loans and repayment assistance by a political subdivision for certain improvements to properties and collection of the debt by special charge.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 175

For
Notification Date
1/17/2022
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 702
Senate Bill 702
Relating to: exemption from public utility regulation regarding renewable electricity. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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
3/10/2022
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

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

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Agricultural Resource Management
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Agricultural Resource Management

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

Building Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Building Commission

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

General Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

Public Service Commission: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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
2/19/2021
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.

Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

Technical College System Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Technical College System Board

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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
2/19/2021
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.

University of Wisconsin System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

Workforce Development: Workforce Development
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Workforce Development

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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

Commercial building code
Agency Name
Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS)

Subject
Commercial building code

SS 149_20
None
Notification Date
2/10/2021
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.

Electrical
Agency Name
Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS)

Subject
Electrical

SS 052_12
None
Notification Date
7/12/2021
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.

Electrical code
Agency Name
Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS)

Subject
Electrical code

SS 053_15
None
Notification Date
7/12/2021
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.

Electrical code
Agency Name
Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS)

Subject
Electrical code

SS 124_15
None
Notification Date
7/12/2021
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.

General Part 1, Chs. 301—319 Revises Chapters SPS 302, 305, and 316, relating to Wisconsin's electrical code. SS 041-14
Agency Name
Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS)

Subject
General Part 1, Chs. 301—319 Revises Chapters SPS 302, 305, and 316, relating to Wisconsin's electrical code. SS 041-14

Wisconsin Administrative Register
None
Notification Date
7/12/2021
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.

One- and two-family dwellings.
Agency Name
Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS)

Subject
One- and two-family dwellings.

Register Number: 695 (11/15/2013)
None
Notification Date
7/12/2021
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.

The Wisconsin Commercial Building Code and affecting small business
Agency Name
Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS)

Subject
The Wisconsin Commercial Building Code and affecting small business

SS 043_15
None
Notification Date
7/12/2021
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.

Update to Uniform Dwelling (One-and 2-family dwellings) Code and manufactured home communities
Agency Name
Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS)

Subject
Update to Uniform Dwelling (One-and 2-family dwellings) Code and manufactured home communities

SS 028_19
None
Notification Date
7/12/2021
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.

Rules for interconnecting distributed generation facilities
Agency Name
Public Service Commission (PSC)

Subject
Rules for interconnecting distributed generation facilities

SS 013_21
None
Notification Date
2/16/2021
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

Electric Vehicle Charging Statutes and Regulations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Electric Vehicle Charging Statutes and Regulations

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/28/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Legislative Council Study Committee - the Commercial Building Permitting Process
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council Study Committee - the Commercial Building Permitting Process

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/13/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

LRB 1550/1 - Use of VW Settlement Money for EV Charging Grants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1550/1 - Use of VW Settlement Money for EV Charging Grants

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/15/2021
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.

LRB-1513- Battery Storage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-1513- Battery Storage

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/15/2021
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.

Legislation expanding the availability of electric vehicle charging stations.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation expanding the availability of electric vehicle charging stations.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/7/2021
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.

Support legislation to allow the direct purchase of electric vehicles online or from manufacturer-owned dealerships.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support legislation to allow the direct purchase of electric vehicles online or from manufacturer-owned dealerships.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/4/2021
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.

Tyler Huebner, of Madison, as a Commissioner on the Public Service Commission, to serve for the term ending March 1, 2027.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tyler Huebner, of Madison, as a Commissioner on the Public Service Commission, to serve for the term ending March 1, 2027.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Workforce training for renewable energy industry
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Workforce training for renewable energy industry

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

2021-22 Budget Bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2021-22 Budget Bill

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/26/2021
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.

Updating regulations impacting battery storage equipment.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Updating regulations impacting battery storage equipment.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/25/2021
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.

Updates to statutes affecting solar energy facilities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Updates to statutes affecting solar energy facilities.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/25/2021
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$11,927.84
2021
July - December
$14,675.00
2022
January - June
$6,729.80
Total $33,332.64
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
39.00
2021
July - December
49.00
2022
January - June
21.00
Total 109.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
205.00
2021
July - December
245.50
2022
January - June
100.50
Total 551.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: a charging facility grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: modifying the sales and use tax exemption for renewable energy property. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: allowing persons to charge fees for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging stations by the Department of Transportation or a political subdivision.
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 4 %
Relating to: exemption from public utility regulation regarding renewable electricity. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: exemption from public utility regulation regarding renewable electricity. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 10 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

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
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
35 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 13 %

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
35 %
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
55 %
2022
July - December
Total 32 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures