Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Municipally owned electric utilities

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and administrative rules that affect the operation of municipally owned electric utilities and local governmental operations including but not limited to rules before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and the DNR.

CEO Name:
Tim Heinrich
Executive Director

Contact
TH
Tim Heinrich
725 Lois Dr
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(608) 837-2263
theinrich@meuw.org
http://meuw.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/30/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/30/2020 Withdrawn On N/A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.
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
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.
Assembly Bill 251
Assembly Bill 251
Relating to: impersonating a public officer, public employee, or employee of a utility and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 263

For
Notification Date
4/20/2021
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

Against
Notification Date
9/28/2021
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.
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

For
Notification Date
10/18/2021
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.
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
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.
Senate Bill 257
Senate Bill 257
Relating to: impersonating a public officer, public employee, or employee of a utility and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/7/2021
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.
Senate Bill 490
Senate Bill 490
Relating to: authorizing community solar programs and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/28/2021
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.
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

For
Notification Date
10/18/2021
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.
Senate Bill 702
Senate Bill 702
Relating to: exemption from public utility regulation regarding renewable electricity. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/23/2021
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 838
Senate Bill 838
Relating to: an incumbent transmission facility owner's right to construct, own, and maintain certain transmission facilities.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2022
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

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

Notification Date
3/9/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
3/9/2021
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Deregulation of the electric utility industry.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Deregulation of the electric utility industry.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/12/2021
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.

Production and distribution of energy.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Production and distribution of energy.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/12/2021
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.

Covid vaccination implementation phases.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Covid vaccination implementation phases.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/28/2021
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.

Renewable energy rebates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Renewable energy rebates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Safety standards when excavating with power equipment near municipal electric wires
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Safety standards when excavating with power equipment near municipal electric wires

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Administrative, regulatory or legislative actions in response to the COVID-19
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Administrative, regulatory or legislative actions in response to the COVID-19

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Utility Regulation and Taxation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Utility Regulation and Taxation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$10,500.00
2021
July - December
$10,812.50
2022
January - June
$12,950.00
Total $34,262.50
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
10.00
2021
July - December
6.50
2022
January - June
10.50
Total 27.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
48.00
2021
July - December
36.75
2022
January - June
54.25
Total 139.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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)
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 8 %
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
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
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
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: an incumbent transmission facility owner's right to construct, own, and maintain certain transmission facilities.
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 4 %
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
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
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
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
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
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
25 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9 %

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
20 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9 %

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
30 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 15 %

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
20 %
2021
July - December
25 %
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 21 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures