Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Transportation construction contractors, suppliers and consultants.

Lobbying Interests:
1. Transportation legislation, including programs, financing and regulations. 2. Environmental legislation impacting transportation use and/or construction, including land use, contamination remediation, run-off, air and water quality, etc. 3. Labor; unemployment compensation and worker compensation issues, such as prevailing wage; and health and safety issues.

CEO Name:
Steve Baas
Executive Director

Contact
SB
Steve Baas
1 E. Main St, Suite 300
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-6891
(608) 256-1670
sbaas@wtba.org
http://www.wtba.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Kevin Traas Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/22/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Eric J Petersen Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/22/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Sean Stephenson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/22/2020 Withdrawn On 8/2/2021
William J McCoshen Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/22/2020 Withdrawn On 5/19/2021
Patrick Goss Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/23/2020 Withdrawn On 9/4/2021
Elise Nelson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/19/2022 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
2/11/2021
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
WTBA supports an amendment which excludes forgiven PPP loans from taxable state income and the ability to deduct qualified expenses paid for using PPP loans from their state taxable income
Assembly Bill 5
Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: facilitating and prioritizing COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/1/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 131
Assembly Bill 131
Relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/25/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 191
Assembly Bill 191
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 238
Assembly Bill 238
Relating to: allocation of federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funds for local highways and bridges.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/5/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 384
Assembly Bill 384
Relating to: petroleum products, storage of dangerous substances, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
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
2/9/2021
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
WTBA supports Senate Amendment 4 which excludes forgiven PPP loans from taxable state income and the ability to deduct qualified expenses paid for using PPP loans from their state taxable income
Senate Bill 381
Senate Bill 381
Relating to: petroleum products, storage of dangerous substances, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
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.
Senate Joint Resolution 3
Senate Joint Resolution 3
Relating to: terminating the COVID-19 public health emergency, including all emergency orders and actions taken pursuant to declaration of the public health emergency.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/1/2021
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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.

Transportation: General Transportation Operations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: General Transportation Operations

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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.

Transportation: Local Transportation Assistance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Local Transportation Assistance

Notification Date
6/29/2021
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.

Transportation: Motor Vehicle Safety and Enforcement
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Motor Vehicle Safety and Enforcement

Notification Date
6/29/2021
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.

Transportation: State Highway Facilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: State Highway Facilities

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Relating to the Wisconsin Claims Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to the Wisconsin Claims Board

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/21/2021
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 Labor Issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
General Labor Issues

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Legislation relating to apprenticeships
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation relating to apprenticeships

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Relating to issues dealing with worker misclassification
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to issues dealing with worker misclassification

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Lien Law
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lien Law

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/30/2021
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.

COVID-19 related legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
COVID-19 related legislation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/15/2021
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.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Local Zoning
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Local Zoning

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Topics related to nonmetallic mining
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Topics related to nonmetallic mining

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to worker's compensation reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to worker's compensation reform

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Topics related to tolling
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Topics related to tolling

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Topics related to the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Topics related to the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Award

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Legislation relating to compliance with the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety regulations.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation relating to compliance with the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety regulations.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

The appointment of state agency officials.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The appointment of state agency officials.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Competitive bidding requirements.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Competitive bidding requirements.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Utility location and excavation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Utility location and excavation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Expenditure of transportation moneys received from the federal government
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Expenditure of transportation moneys received from the federal government

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Alternative highway project delivery methods
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Alternative highway project delivery methods

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

2021-2023 Biennial State Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2021-2023 Biennial State Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$131,549.13
2021
July - December
$57,574.51
Total $189,123.64
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
48.50
2021
July - December
30.75
Total 79.25
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
190.25
2021
July - December
111.75
Total 302.00

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
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
8 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

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
30 %
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 26 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
52 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 33 %
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 %
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 %

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
5 %
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 14 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 11 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures