Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
MMSD is a municipal corporation which provides planning, construction, operations and maintenance of a sewerage treatment system along with flood management services, water quality research, household hazardous waste collection, pharmaceutical collection, industrial waste monitoring, laboratory services, planning and engineering services and production of a fertilizer, Milorganite.

Lobbying Interests:
Any matter affecting the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District in any way by any state agency or the legislature.

Title:
Director of Legal Services

Contact
KL
Katherine Lazarski
260 W Seeboth St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 225-2103
(414) 225-0167
kbacik@mmsd.com
http://mmsd.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
John Gard Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
AJ Wilson Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Katie White Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Timothy Hoven Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Steve Jacquart Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Erik Kanter Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On 9/30/2021
Katherine Lazarski Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Kevin Shafer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Daniel Romportl Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/8/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
3/8/2021
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 140
Assembly Bill 140
Relating to: expanding the clean sweep program to include collection of certain fire fighting foams and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/8/2021
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 408
Assembly Bill 408
Relating to: authorization for metropolitan sewerage districts containing a first class city to finance and construct a dredged material management facility located in the city of Milwaukee. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/24/2021
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 152
Senate Bill 152
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
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.
Senate Bill 156
Senate Bill 156
Relating to: expanding the clean sweep program to include collection of certain fire fighting foams and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Senate Bill 424
Senate Bill 424
Relating to: authorization for metropolitan sewerage districts containing a first class city to finance and construct a dredged material management facility located in the city of Milwaukee. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/15/2021
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.
Senate Bill 425
Senate Bill 425
Relating to: authorization for metropolitan sewerage districts containing a first class city to finance and construct a dredged material management facility located in the city of Milwaukee. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 124

For
Notification Date
6/24/2021
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Environmental Improvement Program: Clean Water Fund Program Operations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Environmental Improvement Program: Clean Water Fund Program 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.

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

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

WISDOT (Wisconsin Department of Transportation) construction of infrastructure protection or barrier structures on the Hoan Bridge.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WISDOT (Wisconsin Department of Transportation) construction of infrastructure protection or barrier structures on the Hoan Bridge.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/10/2021
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.

In support of LRB 0224/1 relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
In support of LRB 0224/1 relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/4/2021
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.

Issues relating to public bidding.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to public bidding.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/7/2021
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.

Wastewater management practices related to MMSD's deep tunnel system, combined sewerage systems, separated sewerage systems, treatment plants, waterways, downspouts, and lateral pipes.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wastewater management practices related to MMSD's deep tunnel system, combined sewerage systems, separated sewerage systems, treatment plants, waterways, downspouts, and lateral pipes.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/7/2021
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.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to the 2021-23 state budget.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to the 2021-23 state budget.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/7/2021
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.

Water Quality Task Force
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Water Quality Task Force

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.

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

MMSD's participation in financing and construction of the Area of Concern's Dredge Material Management Facility (DMMF.)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
MMSD's participation in financing and construction of the Area of Concern's Dredge Material Management Facility (DMMF.)

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$64,541.50
2021
July - December
$18,884.79
2022
January - June
$11,169.00
Total $94,595.29
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
88.00
2021
July - December
36.00
2022
January - June
5.25
Total 129.25
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
333.25
2021
July - December
139.50
2022
January - June
96.25
Total 569.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: authorization for metropolitan sewerage districts containing a first class city to finance and construct a dredged material management facility located in the city of Milwaukee. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: authorization for metropolitan sewerage districts containing a first class city to finance and construct a dredged material management facility located in the city of Milwaukee. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 12 %
Relating to: authorization for metropolitan sewerage districts containing a first class city to finance and construct a dredged material management facility located in the city of Milwaukee. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
90 %
2022
January - June
70 %
2022
July - December
Total 45 %

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

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
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
25 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 17 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%

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
9 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %

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
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures