Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Radio and television broadcasters.

Lobbying Interests:
Open meetings, open records, taxation policy, broadcast tower regulations, small business concerns, campaign finance issues, information technology, advertising related issues.

CEO Name:
Michelle Vetterkind
President & CEO

Contact
MV
Michelle Vetterkind
44 E Mifflin St, Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-2600
(608) 256-3986
mvetterkind@wi-broadcasters.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michelle Vetterkind Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 89
Assembly Bill 89
Relating to: application of the open meetings law to legislative party caucuses.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/20/2011
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 126
Assembly Bill 126
Relating to: carrying a concealed weapon; licenses authorizing persons to carry concealed weapons; possessing or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow under certain circumstances; disorderly conduct limitations; photographic identification cards for for...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/13/2011
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 WBA opposes sealing the identity of the license holder. We believe the identities of the license holders should be made public.
Assembly Bill 666
Assembly Bill 666
Relating to: sales and property tax exemptions for property used by commercial radio and television stations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/8/2012
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 90
Senate Bill 90
Relating to: carrying a concealed weapon; licenses authorizing persons to carry concealed weapons; possessing or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow under certain circumstances; disorderly conduct limitations; photographic identification cards for for...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/1/2011
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 WBA opposes sealing the identity of the license holder. We believe the identities of the license holders should be made public.
Senate Bill 527
Senate Bill 527
Relating to: sales and property tax exemptions for property used by commercial radio and television stations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/1/2012
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 Tax Issue for Broadcasters
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sales Tax Issue for Broadcasters

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/30/2011
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.

Allowing Video Franchises in Wisconsin
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Allowing Video Franchises in Wisconsin

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Amber Alert System and any proposed changes to the EAS system
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Amber Alert System and any proposed changes to the EAS system

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Any matters dealing with open records or open meetings
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any matters dealing with open records or open meetings

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Any proposals dealing with direct to consumer advertising
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposals dealing with direct to consumer advertising

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Any proposals dealing with taxation of advertising
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposals dealing with taxation of advertising

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

GAB 4.07
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
GAB 4.07

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Proposals dealing with campaign finance reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals dealing with campaign finance reform

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Proposals which prohibit non-compete clauses for on-air broadcasters
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals which prohibit non-compete clauses for on-air broadcasters

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Reporter Shield Law - in favor
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Reporter Shield Law - in favor

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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 Amber Alert System in Wisconsin
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The Amber Alert System in Wisconsin

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$3,263.39
2011
July - December
$3,449.29
2012
January - June
$7,964.97
2012
July - December
$1,225.25
Total $15,902.90
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
6.25
2011
July - December
2.05
2012
January - June
32.25
2012
July - December
5.75
Total 46.30
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
41.00
2011
July - December
40.45
2012
January - June
49.00
2012
July - December
6.75
Total 137.20

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: application of the open meetings law to legislative party caucuses.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
5 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: carrying a concealed weapon; licenses authorizing persons to carry concealed weapons; possessing or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow under certain circumstances; disorderly conduct limitations; photographic identification cards for former law enforcement officers; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; making appropriations; and providing penalties.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
19 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: carrying a concealed weapon; licenses authorizing persons to carry concealed weapons; possessing or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow under certain circumstances; disorderly conduct limitations; photographic identification cards for former law enforcement officers; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; making appropriations; and providing penalties.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
19 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: sales and property tax exemptions for property used by commercial radio and television stations.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
42 %
2012
July - December
50 %
Total 22 %
Relating to: sales and property tax exemptions for property used by commercial radio and television stations.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
43 %
2012
July - December
50 %
Total 22 %

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

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
3 %
2011
July - December
65 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 16 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 7 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
15 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
5 %
2012
July - December
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
31 %
2011
July - December
10 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 10 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
23 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 6 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures