Wisconsin Amusement and Music Operators

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Education, promotion and protection of the coin-operated recreational industry.

Lobbying Interests:
Matters affecting the music and games sector and customers including regulation and taxes.

CEO Name:
Mary Lavine

Contact
RW
Roger Westmont
P.O. Box 620830
Middleton, WI 53562-0830
(608) 223-9399
roger@modernspecialty.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Anthony Driessen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Thomas Fonfara Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 75
Assembly Bill 75
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2009 legislature.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 28

Other
Notification Date
2/25/2009
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.
Comments
Tobacco Regulation Provisions
Assembly Bill 252
Assembly Bill 252
Relating to: prohibiting smoking in indoor areas, in sports arenas, and in public conveyances and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/12/2009
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 253
Assembly Bill 253
Relating to: prohibiting smoking in indoor areas, in sports arenas, in public conveyances, and at certain outdoor locations and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/6/2009
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 287
Assembly Bill 287
Relating to: increasing the tax on fermented malt beverages to fund law enforcement grants and alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/8/2009
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 720
Assembly Bill 720
Relating to: repealing, consolidating, renumbering, amending, and revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors, supplying omissions, correcting and clarifying references, eliminating defects, anachronisms, conflicts, amb...

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 276

Other
Notification Date
5/4/2010
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 66
Senate Bill 66
Relating to: operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 100

Other
Notification Date
6/8/2009
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 181
Senate Bill 181
Relating to: prohibiting smoking in indoor areas, in sports arenas, in public conveyances, and at certain outdoor locations and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 12

Against
Notification Date
5/6/2009
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 190
Senate Bill 190
Relating to: renewals and extensions of business contracts.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 192

Other
Notification Date
7/27/2009
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 209
Senate Bill 209
Relating to: increasing the tax on fermented malt beverages to fund law enforcement grants and alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/26/2009
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 465
Senate Bill 465
Relating to: the safe-ride grant program administered by the Department of Transportation.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 263

Other
Notification Date
3/24/2010
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

Sales and use tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sales and use tax

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/4/2010
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.

Wisconsin Department of Commerce - Rules regarding smoking restrictions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Department of Commerce - Rules regarding smoking restrictions

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
5/4/2010
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.

Licensing and regulation of video gaming
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Licensing and regulation of video gaming

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
6/8/2009
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.

beer tax increase - opposed
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
beer tax increase - opposed

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
4/20/2009
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.

Beer tax increase (oppose)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Beer tax increase (oppose)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
5/18/2007
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.

Legislation relating to Indian gaming
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation relating to Indian gaming

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/15/2007
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.

Legalizing video gaming
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legalizing video gaming

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/4/2007
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.

Comments
Wisconsin Amusement and Music Operators

Legislation related to smoking restrictions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation related to smoking restrictions

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/4/2007
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.

Possible Constitutional change regarding video gaming
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Possible Constitutional change regarding video gaming

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/4/2007
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.

To legalize, tax and regulate video gaming machines.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
To legalize, tax and regulate video gaming machines.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/4/2007
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$19,552.64
2009
July - December
$12,683.96
2010
January - June
$30,333.19
2010
July - December
$17,318.50
Total $79,888.29
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
8.10
2009
July - December
1.75
2010
January - June
3.40
2010
July - December
13.60
Total 26.85
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
42.65
2009
July - December
34.90
2010
January - June
41.45
2010
July - December
34.35
Total 153.35

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: increasing the tax on fermented malt beverages to fund law enforcement grants and alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
15 %
2010
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: increasing the tax on fermented malt beverages to fund law enforcement grants and alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
15 %
2010
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2009 legislature.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: prohibiting smoking in indoor areas, in sports arenas, in public conveyances, and at certain outdoor locations and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
15 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: prohibiting smoking in indoor areas, in sports arenas, in public conveyances, and at certain outdoor locations and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
25 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: renewals and extensions of business contracts.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the safe-ride grant program administered by the Department of Transportation.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: repealing, consolidating, renumbering, amending, and revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors, supplying omissions, correcting and clarifying references, eliminating defects, anachronisms, conflicts, ambiguities, and obsolete provisions, reconciling conflicts, and repelling unintended repeals (Correction Bill).
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %

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

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
20 %
2010
January - June
35 %
2010
July - December
30 %
Total 22 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
15 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
15 %
Total 10 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
15 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
15 %
Total 8 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
20 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 4 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
20 %
Total 5 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures