Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Tourism attractions.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters affecting Tourism Attractions, especially related to tourism promotion funding and the school opening date. Room tax.

CEO Name:
Tom Diehl
President

Contact
TD
Tom Diehl
560 WI Dells Pkwy
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 254-2525
(608) 254-6103
tom@tommybartlett.com
http://wiattraction.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Chet Gerlach Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/1/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Eric Thomas Knight Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 7/1/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 16
Assembly Bill 16
Relating to: a tax credit for hospitality business advertising. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/14/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 258
Assembly Bill 258
Relating to: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 231

For
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.
Assembly Bill 267
Assembly Bill 267
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/7/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 385
Assembly Bill 385
Relating to: changes to the local room tax. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/4/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 411
Assembly Bill 411
Relating to: limitation of a property owner's liability when lands are used for noncommercial aviation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/12/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 438
Assembly Bill 438
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for aircraft parts, maintenance, and labor. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/12/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 711
Assembly Bill 711
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 749
Assembly Bill 749
Relating to: number of school days and hours of instruction held in a school year and state aid for summer classes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 760
Assembly Bill 760
Relating to: a grant program to support creative industries, job creation, or economic development in this state and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2014
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 228
Senate Bill 228
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/7/2013
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 301
Senate Bill 301
Relating to: changes to the local room tax. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/4/2013
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.
Senate Bill 348
Senate Bill 348
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for aircraft parts, maintenance, and labor. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 185

For
Notification Date
11/12/2013
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 550
Senate Bill 550
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2014
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 562
Senate Bill 562
Relating to: closing hours for retail sales by wineries.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2014
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 568
Senate Bill 568
Relating to: a grant program to support creative industries, job creation, or economic development in this state and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2014
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 589
Senate Bill 589
Relating to: number of school days and hours of instruction held in a school year and state aid for summer classes.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 257

For
Notification Date
2/18/2014
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Tourism
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tourism

Notification Date
5/14/2013
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
All matters relating to the Department of Tourism Budget and the tourism promotion portion of the budget.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

All matters relating to the room tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
All matters relating to the room tax

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/11/2013
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.

all matters relating to funding for tourism promotion
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
all matters relating to funding for tourism promotion

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/11/2013
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
$22,591.00
2013
July - December
$21,201.00
2014
January - June
$17,289.55
2014
July - December
$14,290.00
Total $75,371.55
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
16.75
2013
July - December
49.00
2014
January - June
3.00
2014
July - December
9.25
Total 78.00
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
102.25
2013
July - December
60.25
2014
January - June
41.25
2014
July - December
84.25
Total 288.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: changes to the local room tax. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
30 %
2014
July - December
20 %
Total 12 %
Relating to: changes to the local room tax. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
30 %
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
30 %
Total 19 %
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
30 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
30 %
Total 17 %
Relating to: maintenance and removal of vegetation obstructing the view of outdoor advertising signs along highways under the jurisdiction 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
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: limitation of a property owner's liability when lands are used for noncommercial aviation.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for aircraft parts, maintenance, and labor. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: number of school days and hours of instruction held in a school year and state aid for summer classes.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: a grant program to support creative industries, job creation, or economic development in this state and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
80 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 26 %

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
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 9 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 9 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures