Wisconsin Innkeepers Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Lodging industry.

Lobbying Interests:
Any areas affecting the lodging industry as businesses and employers providing lodging services in Wisconsin to the public.

CEO Name:
Trisha Pugal
President & CEO

Contact
TP
Trisha Pugal
1025 S Moorland Rd, Suite 200
Brookfield, WI 53005-6956
(262) 782-2851
(262) 782-0550
pugal@wisconsinlodging.info
www.wisconsinlodging.info

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Trisha Pugal Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Kathleen Kilgore Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 31
Assembly Bill 31
Relating to: authorizing the circuit court to order a person who engages in discrimination in employment to pay compensatory and punitive damages and a surcharge and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/3/2009
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 125
Assembly Bill 125
Relating to: commencement of the school term in public schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/1/2009
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 215
Assembly Bill 215
Relating to: determining the value of billboards for personal property tax purposes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/18/2010
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.
Assembly Bill 242
Assembly Bill 242
Relating to: the removal of nonconforming outdoor advertising signs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/8/2009
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 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

Other
Notification Date
5/13/2009
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
10/13/2009
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 295
Assembly Bill 295
Relating to: the designation of smoking rooms in lodging establishments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/5/2009
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 326
Assembly Bill 326
Relating to: committing fraud on certain service providers and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2010
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.
Assembly Bill 546
Assembly Bill 546
Relating to: requiring governmental bodies of certain political subdivisions to post meeting notices and minutes on their Web sites.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/20/2010
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.
Assembly Bill 638
Assembly Bill 638
Relating to: the format and fees for obtaining copies of public records.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 370

For
Notification Date
4/20/2010
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.
Assembly Bill 649
Assembly Bill 649
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/18/2010
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.
Comments
Against the low carbon fuel standard
Assembly Bill 723
Assembly Bill 723
Relating to: the southeastern regional transit authority, the creation of interim regional transit authorities in southeast Wisconsin, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2010
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.
Comments
Against the use of room tax as a funding source
Assembly Bill 831
Assembly Bill 831
Relating to: prohibiting discrimination against an employee who declines to attend an employer-sponsored meeting or to participate in any communication with the employer or with an agent, representative, or designee of the employer, the primary purpose of ...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/5/2010
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.
Assembly Bill 853
Assembly Bill 853
Relating to: tax benefits for hiring new employees and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/20/2010
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.
Assembly Bill 885
Assembly Bill 885
Relating to: creation of a wage council to study and make recommendations concerning increases in the living wage, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/5/2010
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.
Assembly Bill 950
Assembly Bill 950
Relating to: eligibility for grant funding under a maintenance program that applies to private sewage systems.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 392

For
Notification Date
4/20/2010
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 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: a state minimum wage, permitting the enactment of local living wage ordinances, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/28/2009
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 12
Senate Bill 12
Relating to: the operation of motorboats, other than personal watercraft, at slow-no-wake speed within a given distance of the shoreline of a lake.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 31

For
Notification Date
3/11/2009
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 20
Senate Bill 20
Relating to: authorizing the circuit court to order a person who engages in discrimination in employment to pay compensatory and punitive damages and a surcharge and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 20

Against
Notification Date
6/30/2009
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 62
Senate Bill 62
Relating to: state finances and appropriations and making diverse other changes in the statutes.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 2

Other
Notification Date
2/18/2009
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 109
Senate Bill 109
Relating to: commencement of the school term in public schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/1/2009
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 173
Senate Bill 173
Relating to: the removal of nonconforming outdoor advertising signs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/27/2009
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 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

Other
Notification Date
5/13/2009
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 426
Senate Bill 426
Relating to: the format and fees for obtaining copies of public records.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/20/2010
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 450
Senate Bill 450
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/18/2010
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.
Comments
Against the low carbon fuel standard
Senate Bill 511
Senate Bill 511
Relating to: the southeastern regional transit authority, the creation of interim regional transit authorities in southeast Wisconsin, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2010
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.
Comments
Against the use of room tax as a funding source
Senate Bill 537
Senate Bill 537
Relating to: the issuance of temporary alcohol beverages licenses to nonprofit organizations authorizing the sale of beer or wine at fund-raising events.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/10/2010
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 585
Senate Bill 585
Relating to: prohibiting discrimination against an employee who declines to attend an employer-sponsored meeting or to participate in any communication with the employer or with an agent, representative, or designee of the employer, the primary purpose of ...

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 290

Against
Notification Date
4/20/2010
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 621
Senate Bill 621
Relating to: tax benefits for hiring new employees and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/20/2010
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 687
Senate Bill 687
Relating to: eligibility for grant funding under a maintenance program that applies to private sewage systems.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/20/2010
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Commerce: Departmentwide and Economic Development
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Commerce: Departmentwide and Economic Development

Notification Date
4/1/2009
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.

General Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
4/1/2009
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.

Health and Family Services: Health
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health and Family Services: Health

Notification Date
4/1/2009
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.

Natural Resources: Air, Waste and Contaminated Land
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Air, Waste and Contaminated Land

Notification Date
6/30/2009
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.

Tourism
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tourism

Notification Date
4/1/2009
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.

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

Notification Date
4/1/2009
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.

Workforce Development: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Departmentwide

Notification Date
6/30/2009
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Comm 21.095 and 62.1200, relating to carbon monoxide alarms.
Agency Name
Commerce

Subject
Comm 21.095 and 62.1200, relating to carbon monoxide alarms.

Register Number: 633 (10/1/2008)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 08-085
None
Notification Date
2/4/2009
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.

DHS 195, relating to hotels, motels, and tourist rooming houses and Chapter DHS 197 relating to bed and breakfast establishments to incorporate rules for department inspections for carbon monoxide emissions from sealed combustions units.
Agency Name
Health Services

Subject
DHS 195, relating to hotels, motels, and tourist rooming houses and Chapter DHS 197 relating to bed and breakfast establishments to incorporate rules for department inspections for carbon monoxide emissions from sealed combustions units.

Register Number: 632 (8/15/2008)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-015
None
Notification Date
1/1/2009
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Tourism promotion funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tourism promotion funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/1/2010
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.

The use of room taxes to fund SERTA and other RTA projects
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The use of room taxes to fund SERTA and other RTA projects

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/10/2009
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.

2009-2011 State Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2009-2011 State Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/28/2009
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.

Combined reporting
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Combined reporting

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/28/2009
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.

State enforcement of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act and state fees associated with compliance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State enforcement of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act and state fees associated with compliance

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/28/2009
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.

Carbon monoxide detectors
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Carbon monoxide detectors

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
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.

Regulation of gift cards and gift certificates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of gift cards and gift certificates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
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.

Taxation of beer
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Taxation of beer

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$60,194.07
2009
July - December
$41,374.45
2010
January - June
$39,589.34
2010
July - December
$29,497.01
Total $170,654.87
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
105.20
2009
July - December
81.95
2010
January - June
85.75
2010
July - December
35.65
Total 308.55
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
392.45
2009
July - December
277.55
2010
January - June
357.40
2010
July - December
149.85
Total 1177.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: authorizing the circuit court to order a person who engages in discrimination in employment to pay compensatory and punitive damages and a surcharge and making an appropriation.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: commencement of the school term in public schools.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: a state minimum wage, permitting the enactment of local living wage ordinances, and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 8 %
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
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
20 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: the designation of smoking rooms in lodging establishments.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
50 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 12 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 %
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 %
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 %

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
15 %
2009
July - December
25 %
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 15 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
20 %
2010
July - December
Total 8 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
20 %
2010
July - December
70 %
Total 15 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
40 %
2010
July - December
20 %
Total 19 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures