Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Radio and television broadcasters.

Lobbying Interests:
Open meetings, open records, taxation policy, broadcast tower regulations, small business concerns, campaign finance issues, information technology, advertising related issues, sales and use tax, ad tax

CEO Name:
Michelle Vetterkind
President & CEO

Contact
MV
Michelle Vetterkind
44 E Mifflin St, Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-2600
mvetterkind@wi-broadcasters.org
http://www.wi-broadcasters.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michelle Vetterkind Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/20/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Brandon Scholz Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/20/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 277
Assembly Bill 277
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/28/2017
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 301
Assembly Bill 301
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for commercial radio and television station property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/9/2017
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 351
Assembly Bill 351
Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/9/2017
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
20171009_AB 351 Supportive Language.docx

Assembly Bill 855
Assembly Bill 855
Relating to: the operation and regulation of unmanned aircraft and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 322

Other
Notification Date
2/13/2018
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 Joint Resolution 100
Assembly Joint Resolution 100
Relating to: encouraging the use of television white space technology to increase access to the Internet.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/20/2018
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
20180220_2 20 2018 Memo to Assembly & Senate.pdf

Senate Bill 15
Senate Bill 15
Relating to: various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 57

For
Notification Date
1/31/2017
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 167
Senate Bill 167
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for commercial radio and television station property. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/28/2017
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 279
Senate Bill 279
Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/20/2017
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
20171020_SB 279 Supportive Language.docx

Senate Joint Resolution 96
Senate Joint Resolution 96
Relating to: encouraging the use of television white space technology to increase access to the Internet.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/20/2018
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
20180220_2 20 2018 Memo to Assembly & Senate.pdf

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/18/2017
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

School Safety Special Session
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
School Safety Special Session

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/15/2018
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.

Non-compete contracts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Non-compete contracts

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/26/2017
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.

REINS Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
REINS Act

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/18/2017
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.

Personal Property Tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Personal Property Tax

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/18/2017
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.

Sales Tax Exemption
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sales Tax Exemption

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/18/2017
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

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$31,726.18
2017
July - December
$24,179.06
2018
January - June
$26,216.75
2018
July - December
$18,604.18
Total $100,726.16
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
52.25
2017
July - December
19.75
2018
January - June
16.75
2018
July - December
3.00
Total 91.75
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
224.00
2017
July - December
173.50
2018
January - June
190.90
2018
July - December
42.51
Total 630.91

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
40 %
Total 18 %
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for commercial radio and television station property. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
35 %
2017
July - December
30 %
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 26 %
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for commercial radio and television station property. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
35 %
2017
July - December
30 %
2018
January - June
30 %
2018
July - December
Total 30 %
Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
13 %
2018
July - December
25 %
Total 12 %
Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
12 %
2018
July - December
25 %
Total 5 %

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

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 9 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures