Wisconsin Ski Industries Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Skiing

Lobbying Interests:
All matters relating to taxation, liability, and items affecting the ability of ski hill owners to operate profitably.

CEO Name:
Jim Engel
President

Contact
JE
Jim Engel
8355 Prospect Drive
Kewaskum, WI 53040
(262) 626-8406
jim@skisunburst.com
www.skiingwisconsin.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Chet Gerlach Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/30/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
4/10/2009
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.
Assembly Bill 800
Assembly Bill 800
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for tangible personal property and taxable services purchased by a skiing facility and used to make the facility more energy efficient.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/17/2010
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 801
Assembly Bill 801
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for electricity used to make snow.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/17/2010
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 802
Assembly Bill 802
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for snowmaking and snow-grooming machines and equipment.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/17/2010
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 803
Assembly Bill 803
Relating to: exempting from the state minimum wage law an individual engaged on a seasonal basis in performing services for a ski resort that are directly related to skiing.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/17/2010
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
4/17/2009
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Circuit Courts
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Circuit Courts

Notification Date
4/2/2009
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
WSIA is opposed to changes in the current law relating to Comparative Negligence

Notification Date
4/2/2009
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
WSIA is opposed to provisions relating to contibutory negligence.

Notification Date
4/2/2009
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
The wisconsin ski Industries Association is opposed to language in the budget bill relating to contributory negligence.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$4,044.00
2009
July - December
$6,188.00
2010
January - June
$6,098.00
2010
July - December
$5,690.00
Total $22,020.00
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
21.50
2009
July - December
2.50
2010
January - June
8.70
2010
July - December
6.85
Total 39.55
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
72.50
2009
July - December
49.00
2010
January - June
38.55
2010
July - December
26.75
Total 186.80

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
40 %
2010
January - June
20 %
2010
July - December
Total 17 %
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for tangible personal property and taxable services purchased by a skiing facility and used to make the facility more energy efficient.
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
20 %
Total 7 %
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for electricity used to make snow.
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
20 %
Total 7 %
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for snowmaking and snow-grooming machines and equipment.
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
20 %
Total 7 %
Relating to: exempting from the state minimum wage law an individual engaged on a seasonal basis in performing services for a ski resort that are directly related to skiing.
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
20 %
Total 7 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
90 %
2009
July - December
40 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 47 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

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
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 1 %

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
2009
July - December
20 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures