Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Lodging industry throughout Wisconsin.

Lobbying Interests:
Any areas affecting the lodging and tourism industries 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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Trisha Pugal Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/29/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Kathleen Kilgore Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/29/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Jeff M Fitzgerald Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/12/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 27
Assembly Bill 27
Relating to: the maximum speed limit on freeways and expressways. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 19

For
Notification Date
2/27/2015
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 121
Assembly Bill 121
Relating to: standards for the construction and inspection of camping units; for installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical wiring in camping units; and for plumbing in camping units; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granti...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/30/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 144
Assembly Bill 144
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/2/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 174
Assembly Bill 174
Relating to: immunity of private campgrounds.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 293

Other
Notification Date
6/8/2015
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 212
Assembly Bill 212
Relating to: acts of concealment and misrepresentations in filing for or claiming unemployment insurance benefits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/8/2015
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 578
Assembly Bill 578
Relating to: exclusion of a franchisor as the employer of a franchisee or of an employee of a franchisee. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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 583
Assembly Bill 583
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. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/15/2015
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
WH&LA is neutral on AB 583 contingent upon Assembly Amendment 1's inclusion, and no additional amendments without consideration.
Assembly Bill 612
Assembly Bill 612
Relating to: municipal quotas for retail intoxicating liquor licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 286

For
Notification Date
1/5/2016
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 647
Assembly Bill 647
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/26/2016
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 655
Assembly Bill 655
Relating to: changing the permitted uses of room tax revenues. (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 714
Assembly Bill 714
Relating to: changes affecting tourism entities under the room tax.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 301

For
Notification Date
1/15/2016
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 798
Assembly Bill 798
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/4/2016
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.
Senate Bill 26
Senate Bill 26
Relating to: the maximum speed limit on freeways and expressways. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/27/2015
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 94
Senate Bill 94
Relating to: standards for the construction and inspection of camping units; for installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical wiring in camping units; and for plumbing in camping units; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granti...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 49

Against
Notification Date
3/30/2015
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.
Senate Bill 131
Senate Bill 131
Relating to: immunity of private campgrounds.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/8/2015
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 140
Senate Bill 140
Relating to: acts of concealment and misrepresentations in filing for or claiming unemployment insurance benefits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/8/2015
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 422
Senate Bill 422
Relating to: exclusion of a franchisor as the employer of a franchisee or of an employee of a franchisee. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 203

For
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 446
Senate Bill 446
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. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/15/2015
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
WH&LA is neutral on SB 446 and Senate Amendment 2 contingent upon Senate Amendment 1's inclusion and no additional amendments without consideration.
Senate Bill 516
Senate Bill 516
Relating to: changing the permitted uses of room tax revenues. (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.
Senate Bill 519
Senate Bill 519
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/26/2016
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 578
Senate Bill 578
Relating to: changes affecting tourism entities under the room tax.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/18/2016
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 674
Senate Bill 674
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/4/2016
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

Health Services: Public Health and Other Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Public Health and Other Programs

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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: Parks and Forestry
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Parks and Forestry

Notification Date
5/11/2015
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.

Revenue: Tax Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Tax Administration

Notification Date
6/24/2015
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.

Sports and Entertainment District
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Sports and Entertainment District

Notification Date
4/7/2015
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.

Tourism
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tourism

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

Transportation: Finance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Finance

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

FMLA
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
FMLA

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/24/2015
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.

Regarding state lodging per diem rate in the 2015-17 State Compensation Plan
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regarding state lodging per diem rate in the 2015-17 State Compensation Plan

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

changes to DHS 178 relating to campgrounds
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
changes to DHS 178 relating to campgrounds

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

Legislation regarding a special dwelling code for "camping units" at campgrounds
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation regarding a special dwelling code for "camping units" at campgrounds

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/29/2014
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.

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
12/29/2014
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/29/2014
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.

2013-2015 State Compensation Plan Section F 4.02 (1) relating to in-state meal reimbursement rates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2013-2015 State Compensation Plan Section F 4.02 (1) relating to in-state meal reimbursement rates

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/29/2014
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.

Uniform school start date for K-12 public schools
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Uniform school start date for K-12 public schools

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/29/2014
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
$83,741.03
2015
July - December
$38,381.59
2016
January - June
$44,363.14
2016
July - December
$33,686.89
Total $200,172.65
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
158.10
2015
July - December
83.75
2016
January - June
59.40
2016
July - December
26.95
Total 328.20
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
695.70
2015
July - December
342.75
2016
January - June
439.85
2016
July - December
237.65
Total 1715.95

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: standards for the construction and inspection of camping units; for installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical wiring in camping units; and for plumbing in camping units; providing an exemption 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
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: standards for the construction and inspection of camping units; for installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical wiring in camping units; and for plumbing in camping units; providing an exemption 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
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: changing the permitted uses of room tax revenues. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: changes affecting tourism entities under the room tax.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
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. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: changing the permitted uses of room tax revenues. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
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. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
15 %
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 7 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 7 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
55 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 23 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 1 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
15 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 9 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
35 %
2016
January - June
50 %
2016
July - December
35 %
Total 26 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures