Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Wisconsin residents interested in the protection of wetland resources including wetland landowners, hunters, anglers, wetland professionals, scientists, and students.

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
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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Erin O'Brien Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/19/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Tracy Hames Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/19/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 371
Assembly Bill 371
Relating to: comprehensive planning and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/19/2015
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 477
Assembly Bill 477
Relating to: approvals for high capacity wells, designation of sensitive resource areas, providing exemptions from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/4/2016
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 582
Assembly Bill 582
Relating to: government actions affecting rights to real property; the regulation of shoreland zoning; the substitution of hearing examiners in contested cases; and the property tax treatment of unoccupied property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 391

None
Notification Date
1/14/2016
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 600
Assembly Bill 600
Relating to: the regulation of navigable waters and wetlands. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/4/2016
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 640
Assembly Bill 640
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/14/2016
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 653
Assembly Bill 653
Relating to: drainage districts and regulating the removal of material from certain drainage ditches. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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
Still trying to understand implications of Section 1 (7) & Section 22 (posted 2/8/16).
Senate Bill 266
Senate Bill 266
Relating to: comprehensive planning and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/19/2015
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 291
Senate Bill 291
Relating to: approvals for high capacity wells, designation of sensitive resource areas, providing exemptions from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/16/2015
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
We support regional groundwater management but have significant concerns with specific measures in the version of the bill discussed at the October 13th public hearing.
Senate Bill 459
Senate Bill 459
Relating to: the regulation of navigable waters and wetlands. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 387

Against
Notification Date
1/14/2016
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 464
Senate Bill 464
Relating to: government actions affecting rights to real property; the regulation of shoreland zoning; the substitution of hearing examiners in contested cases; and the property tax treatment of unoccupied property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/14/2016
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 493
Senate Bill 493
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/14/2016
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
3/2/2015
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
3/2/2015
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)
For
Notification Date
1/30/2015
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
As it pertains to proposed rule CR 13-102.

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
12/19/2014
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$1,130.61
2015
July - December
$2,399.60
2016
January - June
$6,115.00
2016
July - December
$1,098.50
Total $10,743.71
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
9.25
2015
July - December
17.50
2016
January - June
56.50
2016
July - December
8.00
Total 91.25
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
15.00
2015
July - December
30.75
2016
January - June
70.00
2016
July - December
14.00
Total 129.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the regulation of navigable waters and wetlands. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
43 %
2016
January - June
27 %
2016
July - December
Total 25 %
Relating to: approvals for high capacity wells, designation of sensitive resource areas, providing exemptions from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
57 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: drainage districts and regulating the removal of material from certain drainage ditches. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
100 %
Total 16 %
Relating to: the regulation of navigable waters and wetlands. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
18 %
2016
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
35 %
2016
July - December
Total 20 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
96 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 10 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
4 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%

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