Water Quality Association of Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Water Quality Association of Wisconsin represents manufacturers, suppliers, and retail distributors of water treatment devices, replacement chemicals, filter cartridges, and bottled water. Manufacture and distribution of water treatment appliances and products. Retail sale and rental of water treatment appliances, including installation and products. Delivery of sale, bottled water and other water treatment chemicals and supplies. Repair and programming of water treatment appliances. Water analysis.

Lobbying Interests:
The Water Quality Association of Wisconsin may enter comment on matters of water quality, pluming code, DNR code, licensing and registrations, marketing rules, transportation rules and fees, and small business regulations. Plumbing rule changes, POWTS discharge rules groundwater quality parameters, shipping restrictions, transportation fees, tax increases, no-call list registration.

CEO Name:
Sam Baron
President

Contact
SB
Sam Baron
10 W. Mifflin St., Ste 205
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 244-8460
(608) 244-9030
michelle@capgroupwi.com
http://www.wqaw.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michelle Kussow Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/29/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Brandon Scholz Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/29/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 152
Assembly Bill 152
Relating to: examination of building plans for public buildings, public structures, and places of employment, and examination of plumbing plans. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2021
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.
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
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 392
Assembly Bill 392
Relating to: creating a PFAS municipal grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/16/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 641
Assembly Bill 641
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/22/2021
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.
Supporting Documentation
20211022_PPT Coalition Response to Gov Bill.pdf

Senate Bill 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: modifications to the tax treatment of tax-option corporations that elect to pay tax at the entity level. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/24/2021
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 189
Senate Bill 189
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/23/2021
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 361
Senate Bill 361
Relating to: regulating and addressing PFAS, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/26/2021
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.
Senate Bill 623
Senate Bill 623
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/22/2021
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.
Supporting Documentation
20211022_PPT Coalition Response to Gov Bill.pdf

Senate Bill 678
Senate Bill 678
Relating to: nitrates under the well compensation program; eligibility for producer-led watershed, lake, and river protection grants; and the annual allocation plan for county conservation grants. (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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Revisions to ch. NR 809 related to the promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for 12 additional Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and combined standards for 4 PFAS
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Revisions to ch. NR 809 related to the promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for 12 additional Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and combined standards for 4 PFAS

SS 030_21
None
Notification Date
3/4/2022
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

well contamination grant program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
well contamination grant program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/28/2020
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.

water quality issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
water quality issues

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/28/2020
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
$9,000.00
2022
January - June
$9,000.00
Total $33,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
22.00
2021
July - December
8.25
2022
January - June
3.25
Total 33.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
69.50
2021
July - December
31.25
2022
January - June
23.75
Total 124.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
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 %
Relating to: regulating and addressing PFAS, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
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 %

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
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
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
20 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
50 %
2022
July - December
Total 23 %

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
70 %
2021
July - December
80 %
2022
January - June
50 %
2022
July - December
Total 69 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures