Wisconsin Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Tourism and hospitality.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and rules relating to tourism promotional expenditures, Department of Tourism, room tax, and economic development.

CEO Name:
Julia Hertel
Executive Director

Contact
JH
Julia Hertel
P.O. Box 393
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(609) 837-6693
(608) 837-6693
jhertel@escapetowisconsin.com
http://www.escapetowisconsin.com/about

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Catherine McDermott Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Rebecca Hogan Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Julia Hertel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 103
Assembly Bill 103
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/26/2018
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 Bill 393
Assembly Bill 393
Relating to: creative economy development initiative grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/6/2017
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 610
Assembly Bill 610
Relating to: authorizing La Crosse County to become a premier resort area. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/8/2017
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.
Comments
The intent of the premier resort area tax law is to help fund infrastructure projects for municipalities with small residential populations that are significantly impacted by large numbers of tourists. This bill does not match the intent of the law.
Assembly Bill 811
Assembly Bill 811
Relating to: talent attraction and retention initiatives and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 318

For
Notification Date
1/10/2018
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 Bill 883
Assembly Bill 883
Relating to: the creation of a local exposition district by the City of Superior or the City of Eau Claire. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/5/2018
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.
Senate Bill 96
Senate Bill 96
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/26/2018
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.
Senate Bill 284
Senate Bill 284
Relating to: creative economy development initiative grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/6/2017
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 493
Senate Bill 493
Relating to: authorizing La Crosse County to become a premier resort area. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/8/2017
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.
Comments
The intent of the premier resort area tax law is to help fund infrastructure projects for municipalities with small residential populations that are significantly impacted by large numbers of tourists. This bill does not match the intent of the law.
Senate Bill 679
Senate Bill 679
Relating to: talent attraction and retention initiatives and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/10/2018
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.
Senate Bill 727
Senate Bill 727
Relating to: the creation of a local exposition district by the City of Superior or the City of Eau Claire. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/26/2018
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.
Comments
With the adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 2 to Senate Bill 727, WACVB will be neutral on the bill.

Budget Bill Subjects

Tourism
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tourism

Notification Date
4/13/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
9/28/2017
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Short term rentals
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Short term rentals

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/21/2017
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.

Room tax reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Room tax reform

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/23/2017
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.

Legislation that would make changes to the September 1 school start date
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation that would make changes to the September 1 school start date

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/4/2017
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
$49,700.03
2017
July - December
$39,016.54
2018
January - June
$41,414.82
2018
July - December
$39,131.34
Total $169,262.73
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
15.50
2017
July - December
6.25
2018
January - June
7.25
2018
July - December
3.50
Total 32.50
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
207.75
2017
July - December
151.25
2018
January - June
180.50
2018
July - December
154.50
Total 694.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: creative economy development initiative grants and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: authorizing La Crosse County to become a premier resort area. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: creative economy development initiative grants and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: authorizing La Crosse County to become a premier resort area. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: talent attraction and retention initiatives and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: talent attraction and retention initiatives and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the creation of a local exposition district by the City of Superior or the City of Eau Claire. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the creation of a local exposition district by the City of Superior or the City of Eau Claire. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 11 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 8 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
20 %
Total 4 %

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
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
45 %
2017
July - December
45 %
2018
January - June
50 %
2018
July - December
50 %
Total 47 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures