Wisconsin Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Tourism and hospitality.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and rules relating to tourism promotional expenditures, Department of Tourism, room tax, and economic development.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
JH
Julia Hertel
P.O. Box 393
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(609) 837-6693
(608) 837-6693
jhertel@escapetowisconsin.com
www.escapetowisconsin.com/aboutus

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Julia Hertel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/12/2005 Withdrawn On N/A
Amy Boyer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/12/2005 Withdrawn On N/A
Andrew Franken Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/12/2005 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 20
Assembly Bill 20
relating to: displaying attractions on highway specific information signs.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 136

For
Notification Date
2/25/2005
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.
Assembly Bill 49
Assembly Bill 49
relating to: preemption of city, village, town, or county living wage ordinances.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 12

For
Notification Date
4/25/2005
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.
Assembly Bill 55
Assembly Bill 55
relating to: immunity of private campground owners and operators.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/25/2005
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.
Assembly Bill 169
Assembly Bill 169
relating to: operation of double-decked buses on highways.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 11

For
Notification Date
3/16/2005
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.
Assembly Bill 298
Assembly Bill 298
relating to: tourism promotion and development under room tax law.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 135

For
Notification Date
4/12/2005
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.
Assembly Bill 414
Assembly Bill 414
relating to: smoking in restaurants and bowling centers and the regulation of smoking by counties, cities, villages, and towns.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/5/2005
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.
Assembly Bill 867
Assembly Bill 867
relating to: various changes in the unemployment insurance law, authorized positions for the department of justice, making appropriations, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/13/2005
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.
Assembly Bill 967
Assembly Bill 967
relating to: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation and an audit of a program of the Department of Transportation.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 465

For
Notification Date
2/7/2006
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.
Assembly Joint Resolution 77
Assembly Joint Resolution 77
relating to: creating a revenue limit for the state and local governmental units, depositing excess revenue into an emergency reserve, returning excess revenue to taxpayers, elector approval for exceeding the revenue limit, state and local governmental app...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
9/14/2006
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.
Senate Bill 77
Senate Bill 77
relating to: prohibiting the erection of certain new off-premises outdoor advertising signs along interstate and federal-aid primary highways.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/25/2005
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.
Senate Bill 147
Senate Bill 147
relating to: preemption of city, village, town, or county living wage ordinances.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/11/2005
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.
Senate Bill 426
Senate Bill 426
relating to: various changes in the unemployment insurance law, authorized positions for the department of justice, making appropriations, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 86

For
Notification Date
12/13/2005
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.
Senate Bill 563
Senate Bill 563
relating to: creating income and franchise tax credits for expenses related to film production services and for capital investments made by a film production company, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 483

For
Notification Date
2/7/2006
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Division of Gaming
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Division of Gaming

Notification Date
4/12/2005
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.

Natural Resources: Forestry and Parks
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Forestry and Parks

Notification Date
2/25/2005
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.

Tourism
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tourism

Notification Date
2/25/2005
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.

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

Notification Date
4/12/2005
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

NR 20, fishing regulations on inland waters, and ch. NR 21, pertaining to Wisconsin−Minnesota boundary waters.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
NR 20, fishing regulations on inland waters, and ch. NR 21, pertaining to Wisconsin−Minnesota boundary waters.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 611 (11/15/2006)
Other
Notification Date
1/29/2007
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.

Trans 200, displaying “Attractions” on highway specific information signs.
Agency Name
Transportation
Subject
Trans 200, displaying “Attractions” on highway specific information signs.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 604 (5/1/2006)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 06-103
Other
Notification Date
9/14/2006
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Department of Tourism budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Department of Tourism budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/29/2007
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.

Attraction Signage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Attraction Signage

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/29/2006
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.

Taxpayer Protection Amendment
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Taxpayer Protection Amendment

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/29/2006
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 4176/1 creating income and franchise tax credits for expenses related to film production services and for capital investments made by a film production company, requiring the exercise of rule−making authority, and making an appropriation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 4176/1 creating income and franchise tax credits for expenses related to film production services and for capital investments made by a film production company, requiring the exercise of rule−making authority, and making an appropriation.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/2/2006
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.

mimimum wage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
mimimum wage

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
6/14/2005
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2005
January - June
$11,990.15
2005
July - December
$13,162.35
2006
January - June
$12,132.48
2006
July - December
$14,800.00
Total $52,084.98
Total Hours Communicating 2005
January - June
32.50
2005
July - December
31.85
2006
January - June
59.75
2006
July - December
20.00
Total 144.10
Total Hours Other 2005
January - June
86.10
2005
July - December
39.00
2006
January - June
97.10
2006
July - December
81.25
Total 303.45

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

relating to: preemption of city, village, town, or county living wage ordinances.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: prohibiting the erection of certain new off-premises outdoor advertising signs along interstate and federal-aid primary highways.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2 %
2005
July - December
3 %
2006
January - June
1 %
2006
July - December
Total 1 %
relating to: operation of double-decked buses on highways.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
3 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: preemption of city, village, town, or county living wage ordinances.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
3 %
2005
July - December
3 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 1 %
relating to: displaying attractions on highway specific information signs.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
5 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
5 %
2006
July - December
Total 3 %
relating to: tourism promotion and development under room tax law.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
50 %
2005
July - December
85 %
2006
January - June
80 %
2006
July - December
Total 55 %
relating to: smoking in restaurants and bowling centers and the regulation of smoking by counties, cities, villages, and towns.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: various changes in the unemployment insurance law, authorized positions for the department of justice, making appropriations, and providing penalties.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
3 %
2006
January - June
1 %
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: various changes in the unemployment insurance law, authorized positions for the department of justice, making appropriations, and providing penalties.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
4 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation and an audit of a program of the Department of Transportation.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
1 %
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: creating income and franchise tax credits for expenses related to film production services and for capital investments made by a film production company, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
5 %
2006
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
35 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 9 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
35 %
Total 8 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
10 %
Total 2 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
20 %
Total 5 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
10 %
Total 2 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
7 %
2006
July - December
20 %
Total 7 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures