Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Tourism attractions.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters affecting Tourism Attractions, especially related to tourism promotion funding and the school opening date.

CEO Name:
Tom Diehl
President

Contact
TD
Tom Diehl
560 WI Dells Pkwy
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 254-2525
(608) 254-6103
tom@tommybartlett.com
wiattraction.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Chet Gerlach Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 40
Assembly Bill 40
Relating to: the filing of a wage claim or the bringing of a wage claim action by a collective bargaining representative on behalf of an employee and the priority of a wage claim lien over a prior lien of a commercial lending institution and over the right...

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Assembly Bill 41
Assembly Bill 41
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
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.
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

For
Notification Date
7/30/2009
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.
Comments
Movie Tax Credit - The Movie Tax Credit adopted by the Legislature last session has had a very positive impact on tourism and job creation in Wisconsin. Though some modifications may be justifiable, our association supports the credit.
Assembly Bill 94
Assembly Bill 94
Relating to: issuing annual vehicle admission receipts for motor buses for entry to state parks and other vehicle admission areas under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/28/2009
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.
Assembly Bill 125
Assembly Bill 125
Relating to: commencement of the school term in public schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/5/2009
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 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

For
Notification Date
5/4/2009
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.
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
1/30/2009
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 2
Senate Bill 2
Relating to: the filing of a wage claim or the bringing of a wage claim action by a collective bargaining representative on behalf of an employee and the priority of a wage claim lien over a prior lien of a commercial lending institution and over the right...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2009
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.
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
3/9/2009
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 38
Senate Bill 38
Relating to: issuing annual vehicle admission receipts for motor buses for entry to state parks and other vehicle admission areas under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 70

For
Notification Date
2/19/2009
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
3/12/2009
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.
Senate Bill 399
Senate Bill 399
Relating to: authorizing two or more cities, villages, towns, or counties, or a combination of such political subdivisions, to create a commission to issue conduit revenue bonds and exercise eminent domain authority and exempting from taxation interest on ...

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 205

For
Notification Date
2/12/2010
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

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

Notification Date
6/18/2009
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.

Comments
We are opposed to the minimum wage provisions included in the Senate version of AB 75

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

All legislation relating to the application and use of the auto rental tax to fund the KRM transit system.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
All legislation relating to the application and use of the auto rental tax to fund the KRM transit system.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/31/2010
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.

all matters relating to signage
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
all matters relating to signage

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/13/2009
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.

All matters relating to tourism promotion.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
All matters relating to tourism promotion.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2009
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$21,981.00
2009
July - December
$20,590.00
2010
January - June
$25,685.00
2010
July - December
$25,533.00
Total $93,789.00
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
15.10
2009
July - December
16.00
2010
January - June
4.20
2010
July - December
10.50
Total 45.80
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
115.90
2009
July - December
79.50
2010
January - June
68.30
2010
July - December
115.50
Total 379.20

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: issuing annual vehicle admission receipts for motor buses for entry to state parks and other vehicle admission areas under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 5 %
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
20 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
15 %
2010
July - December
Total 9 %
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
20 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 6 %
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
20 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 6 %

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
2009
July - December
50 %
2010
January - June
65 %
2010
July - December
90 %
Total 49 %

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
20 %
2009
July - December
20 %
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 12 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
20 %
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 12 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures