Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging 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.org
http://www.wisconsinlodging.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Kathleen Kilgore Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Trisha Pugal Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 31
Assembly Bill 31
Relating to: allowing retailers the ability to offer discounts equal to the state and local sales taxes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/31/2011
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 35
Assembly Bill 35
Relating to: culling of bass in a fishing tournament.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 24

For
Notification Date
5/10/2011
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 41
Assembly Bill 41
Relating to: preemption of city, village, town, or county ordinances requiring employers to provide employees with leave from employment to deal with family, medical, or health issues.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/29/2011
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 48
Assembly Bill 48
Relating to: information about land acquired with stewardship funding.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 95

For
Notification Date
6/24/2011
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 73
Assembly Bill 73
Relating to: the deadline for registering certain piers and wharves with the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/10/2011
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 106
Assembly Bill 106
Relating to: increasing the jurisdictional amount in and the filing fee for small claims actions.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/9/2011
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 107
Assembly Bill 107
Relating to: a property tax credit for business expansion and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/27/2011
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 124
Assembly Bill 124
Relating to: theft of certain services and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/2/2011
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 125
Assembly Bill 125
Relating to: membership on the State Trails Council.

Bill Text and History

For
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.
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

Other
Notification Date
6/2/2011
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 205
Assembly Bill 205
Relating to: a tax credit for hospitality business advertising.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/4/2011
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 216
Assembly Bill 216
Relating to: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 230

For
Notification Date
3/20/2012
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.
Assembly Bill 289
Assembly Bill 289
Relating to: elimination of compensatory and punitive damages for acts of employment discrimination or unfair honesty or genetic testing.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/28/2011
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 563
Assembly Bill 563
Relating to: changes to the local room tax and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/16/2012
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.
Assembly Bill 617
Assembly Bill 617
Relating to: lodging establishments and restricting a local government's ability to prohibit or restrict a person from renting out of the person's residential dwelling.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/5/2012
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.
Assembly Joint Resolution 31
Assembly Joint Resolution 31
Relating to: creation of a department of transportation, creation of a transportation fund, and deposit of funds into the transportation fund (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/26/2011
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.
Senate Bill 12
Senate Bill 12
Relating to: allowing retailers the ability to offer discounts equal to the state and local sales taxes.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 18

For
Notification Date
3/31/2011
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.
Senate Bill 23
Senate Bill 23
Relating to: preemption of city, village, town, or county ordinances requiring employers to provide employees with leave from employment to deal with family, medical, or health issues.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 16

For
Notification Date
3/29/2011
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.
Senate Bill 59
Senate Bill 59
Relating to: the deadline for registering certain piers and wharves with the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 25

For
Notification Date
5/10/2011
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.
Senate Bill 60
Senate Bill 60
Relating to: a property tax credit for business expansion and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/27/2011
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.
Senate Bill 62
Senate Bill 62
Relating to: culling of bass in a fishing tournament.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/10/2011
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.
Senate Bill 77
Senate Bill 77
Relating to: membership on the State Trails Council.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 104

For
Notification Date
6/24/2011
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.
Senate Bill 85
Senate Bill 85
Relating to: theft of certain services and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 110

For
Notification Date
5/24/2011
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.
Senate Bill 93
Senate Bill 93
Relating to: going armed with weapons, possessing or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow under certain circumstances, disorderly conduct limitations, and electric weapons.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 35

Other
Notification Date
5/25/2011
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
Concerns about size/color of signage requirement and requests clarification that a person carrying a firearm in a building with appropriate signage should be in violation of Trespass Law.
Supporting Documentation
20110525_122604_SB93 Memo Conceal Carry 05-11.pdf

Senate Bill 202
Senate Bill 202
Relating to: elimination of compensatory and punitive damages for acts of employment discrimination or unfair honesty or genetic testing.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 219

For
Notification Date
10/19/2011
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.
Senate Bill 207
Senate Bill 207
Relating to: permitting an employer to refuse to employ or to bar or terminate from employment an individual who has been convicted of a felony and who has not been pardoned for that felony and preempting cities, villages, towns, and counties from adopting...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/19/2011
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.
Senate Bill 438
Senate Bill 438
Relating to: changes to the local room tax and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/16/2012
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 482
Senate Bill 482
Relating to: lodging establishments and restricting a local government's ability to prohibit or restrict an individual from renting his or her home.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/22/2012
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 490
Senate Bill 490
Relating to: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/20/2012
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 Joint Resolution 23
Senate Joint Resolution 23
Relating to: creation of a department of transportation, creation of a transportation fund, and deposit of funds into the transportation fund (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/10/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
Relating to: the film production services tax credit application fee.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/19/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 3
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 3
Relating to: the film production services tax credit application fee.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 67

For
Notification Date
10/19/2011
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Tourism
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tourism

Notification Date
4/26/2011
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
WH&LA supports the increased funding for tourism promotion

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
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.

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
1/1/2011
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Confirmation of Department of Tourism Secretary
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Confirmation of Department of Tourism Secretary

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/5/2011
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.

Relating to room tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to room tax

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/1/2011
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.

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

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.

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
1/1/2011
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.

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
1/1/2011
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 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
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.

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

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
$38,665.21
2011
July - December
$35,543.13
2012
January - June
$39,751.62
2012
July - December
$34,075.62
Total $148,035.58
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
82.95
2011
July - December
24.40
2012
January - June
87.40
2012
July - December
21.65
Total 216.40
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
342.90
2011
July - December
290.10
2012
January - June
432.45
2012
July - December
242.30
Total 1307.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: lodging establishments and restricting a local government's ability to prohibit or restrict a person from renting out of the person's residential dwelling.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: changes to the local room tax and providing a penalty.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
55 %
2012
July - December
Total 19 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
65 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 18 %

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
15 %
2011
July - December
85 %
2012
January - June
15 %
2012
July - December
80 %
Total 41 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
15 %
Total 3 %

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
20 %
2011
July - December
15 %
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
5 %
Total 13 %

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
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
10 %
2012
July - December
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures