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.

CEO Name:
Tracy Hames
Executive Director

Contact
TH
Tracy Hames
214 N. Hamilton St, Ste 201
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 250-9971
(608) 287-1179
tracy.hames@wisconsinwetlands.org
http://www.wisconsinwetlands.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Tracy Hames Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/22/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Erin O'Brien Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/30/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20130205_122600_WWA Testimony on SB 1.pdf

Assembly Bill 75
Assembly Bill 75
Relating to: the applicability of a county shoreland zoning ordinance in a shoreland area annexed by, or incorporated as, a city or village.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/17/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
By removing county protections, this bill creates an incentive for development in sensitive shoreland areas, including wetlands and floodplains. There are substantial ecological, economic, and public safety costs associated with such development.
Assembly Bill 679
Assembly Bill 679
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/31/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 1

Against
Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Supporting Documentation
20130205_122727_WWA Testimony on SB 1.pdf

Senate Bill 183
Senate Bill 183
Relating to: the applicability of a county shoreland zoning ordinance in a shoreland area annexed by, or incorporated as, a city or village.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 80

Against
Notification Date
6/10/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 278
Senate Bill 278
Relating to: public access to managed forest land that is located in a proposed mining site. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 81

Against
Notification Date
9/4/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Bill over reaches in an effort to address safety concerns at mine site. It will limit peer review of environmental research and will hinder the exchange of information between experts, regulatory agencies and the mining company.
http://www.thewheelerreport.com/wheeler_docs/files/0904wwa.pdf
Senate Bill 302
Senate Bill 302
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/31/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 349
Senate Bill 349
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining; local regulation of air quality; local regulation of water quality; local regulation of the use of explosives in mining, quarrying, and related activities; highway use contracts by local governments; and...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/25/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
6/3/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
6/3/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Assessment of agricultural property.
Agency Name
Revenue

Subject
Assessment of agricultural property.

Register Number: 691 (8/1/2013)
Other
Notification Date
1/31/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Department of Revenue proposed rule related to assessment of agricultural property. SS 084-13
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Department of Revenue proposed rule related to assessment of agricultural property. SS 084-13

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
9/4/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$853.45
2013
July - December
$5,086.70
2014
January - June
$1,756.20
2014
July - December
$288.99
Total $7,985.34
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
10.75
2013
July - December
39.00
2014
January - June
18.02
2014
July - December
2.00
Total 69.77
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
9.00
2013
July - December
42.50
2014
January - June
19.00
2014
July - December
4.00
Total 74.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the applicability of a county shoreland zoning ordinance in a shoreland area annexed by, or incorporated as, a city or village.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the applicability of a county shoreland zoning ordinance in a shoreland area annexed by, or incorporated as, a city or village.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
46 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
46 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining; local regulation of air quality; local regulation of water quality; local regulation of the use of explosives in mining, quarrying, and related activities; highway use contracts by local governments; and local regulation of borrow sites and material disposal sites for transportation projects of the Department of Transportation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
4 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
96 %
2014
January - June
99 %
2014
July - December
100 %
Total 84 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures