Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Protect wetland resources through educational and advocacy activities.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and administrative rules that pertain to issues that directly or indirectly impact wetland resources in Wisconsin. Wetlands conservation. Natural resources policy and state budgets.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
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Tracy Hames
222 S Hamilton St, Ste 1
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 250-9971
(608) 287-1179
tracy.hames@wisconsinwetlands.org
www.wisconsinwetlands.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Erin O'Brien Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Becky Abel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On 6/29/2011
Tracy Hames Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/11/2012 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 10
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 10
Relating to: an exemption from water quality standards for wetlands and from certain other regulatory provisions concerning water quality and surface water use that apply to a wetland area in Brown County; and review of certain changes to shoreland, wetlan...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 10
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 10
Relating to: an exemption from water quality standards for wetlands and from certain other regulatory provisions concerning water quality and surface water use that apply to a wetland area in Brown County; and review of certain changes to shoreland, wetlan...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 6

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2011
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 426
Assembly Bill 426
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/21/2012
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 463
Assembly Bill 463
Relating to: permits for discharges into wetlands; wetland mitigation; wetland mapping and delineation; fees for permits and other authorizations or determinations by the Department of Natural Resources relating to structures, deposits, and other activitie...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/10/2012
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.
Comments
We oppose the bill as drafted but would support it if several small but critical changes are made.
wisconsinwetlands.org/alert_20120106.htm
Senate Bill 368
Senate Bill 368
Relating to: permits for discharges into wetlands; wetland mitigation; wetland mapping and delineation; fees for permits and other authorizations or determinations by the Department of Natural Resources relating to structures, deposits, and other activitie...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 118

For
Notification Date
1/10/2012
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.
Comments
We oppose the bill as drafted, but will support it if several small but critical changes are made.
wisconsinwetlands.org/alert_20120106.htm
Against
Notification Date
1/10/2012
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.
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 24
September 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 24
Relating to: the issuance of, and exemptions from, certain individual permits, contracts, and general permits for structures, deposits, and other activities in or near navigable waters; areas of significant scientific value that are areas of special natura...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/27/2011
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.
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 24
September 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 24
Relating to: the issuance of, and exemptions from, certain individual permits, contracts, and general permits for structures, deposits, and other activities in or near navigable waters; areas of significant scientific value that are areas of special natura...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/27/2011
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Mining laws and approvals
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Mining laws and approvals

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
9/23/2011
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.

Reforms to wetland permitting and wetland mitigation laws/rules.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Reforms to wetland permitting and wetland mitigation laws/rules.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

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.

Exemptions from water quality certification requirements for projects with wetland fill of 3 acres or less in Brown County.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Exemptions from water quality certification requirements for projects with wetland fill of 3 acres or less in Brown County.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/13/2011
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.

Groundwater protection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Groundwater protection

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.

Wetland property tax concerns
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wetland property tax concerns

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.

Wetland restoration policy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wetland restoration policy

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.

Wetland-related concerns in state budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wetland-related concerns in state budget

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
$2,080.39
2011
July - December
$2,693.86
2012
January - June
$6,170.22
2012
July - December
$861.90
Total $11,806.37
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
28.10
2011
July - December
41.55
2012
January - June
64.50
2012
July - December
11.00
Total 145.15
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
28.00
2011
July - December
31.50
2012
January - June
41.50
2012
July - December
4.50
Total 105.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: an exemption from water quality standards for wetlands and from certain other regulatory provisions concerning water quality and surface water use that apply to a wetland area in Brown County; and review of certain changes to shoreland, wetland, and floodplain zoning ordinances that apply to a wetland area in Brown County.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
17 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: an exemption from water quality standards for wetlands and from certain other regulatory provisions concerning water quality and surface water use that apply to a wetland area in Brown County; and review of certain changes to shoreland, wetland, and floodplain zoning ordinances that apply to a wetland area in Brown County.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
27 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: the issuance of, and exemptions from, certain individual permits, contracts, and general permits for structures, deposits, and other activities in or near navigable waters; areas of significant scientific value that are areas of special natural resource interest; repair and maintenance of boathouses and fixed houseboats; information required to be published on the Department of Natural Resources Internet Web site; expedited procedures for certain plan approvals; deadlines for action on certain approval applications; and granting rule-making authority.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
11 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the issuance of, and exemptions from, certain individual permits, contracts, and general permits for structures, deposits, and other activities in or near navigable waters; areas of significant scientific value that are areas of special natural resource interest; repair and maintenance of boathouses and fixed houseboats; information required to be published on the Department of Natural Resources Internet Web site; expedited procedures for certain plan approvals; deadlines for action on certain approval applications; and granting rule-making authority.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
12 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: permits for discharges into wetlands; wetland mitigation; wetland mapping and delineation; fees for permits and other authorizations or determinations by the Department of Natural Resources relating to structures, deposits, and other activities in or near navigable waters; making appropriations; and providing penalties.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
37 %
2012
July - December
Total 16 %
Relating to: permits for discharges into wetlands; wetland mitigation; wetland mapping and delineation; fees for permits and other authorizations or determinations by the Department of Natural Resources relating to structures, deposits, and other activities in or near navigable waters; making appropriations; and providing penalties.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
60 %
2012
July - December
Total 26 %
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties.
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
16 %
Total < 1%

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
1 %
2011
July - December
40 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
84 %
Total 17 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
14 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
41 %
2011
July - December
5 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 11 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
32 %
2012
January - June
3 %
2012
July - December
Total 11 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures