Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Wisconsin citizens interested in the protection, restoration, and management of wetland resources.

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
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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Erin O'Brien Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Tracy Hames Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Brian Vigue Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

August 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
August 2017 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: authorizing the creation of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone, making changes to the enterprise zone tax credit program, authorizing limited use of the design-build construction process, granting contingent highway b...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 58

Against
Notification Date
8/4/2017
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.
Comments
Attached position states WWA's position on the legislation as written and potential recommendations.
August 2017 Special Session Senate Bill 1
August 2017 Special Session Senate Bill 1
Relating to: authorizing the creation of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone, making changes to the enterprise zone tax credit program, authorizing limited use of the design-build construction process, granting contingent highway b...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/12/2017
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
Attached position states WWA's position on the legislation as written and potential recommendations similar to those submitted with SS AB 1.
Assembly Bill 63
Assembly Bill 63
Relating to: exempting utility activities in a highway right-of-way from wetland permitting requirements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/21/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 160
Assembly Bill 160
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 21

Other
Notification Date
4/6/2017
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 246
Assembly Bill 246
Relating to: drainage districts and regulating the removal of material from certain drainage ditches. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
9/29/2017
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 388
Assembly Bill 388
Relating to: the discharge of dredged or fill material into artificial wetlands and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/21/2017
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.
Comments
We support adoption of the pending amendment to AB 388, and, if adopted, subsequent committee passage of the amended legislation.
Assembly Bill 479
Assembly Bill 479
Relating to: limiting the authority of local governments to regulate development on substandard lots and require the merging of lots; requiring a political subdivision to issue a conditional use permit under certain circumstances; standards for granting ce...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 67

None
Notification Date
9/12/2017
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 497
Assembly Bill 497
Relating to: mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 118

Against
Notification Date
10/16/2017
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 547
Assembly Bill 547
Relating to: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 183

Against
Notification Date
10/19/2017
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 956
Assembly Bill 956
Relating to: requirements for siting wetland mitigation, wetland mitigation banks, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/19/2018
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
Comments on Assembly Amendment 2 attached.
Supporting Documentation
20180227_AB 956 registration.docx

Senate Bill 95
Senate Bill 95
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/9/2017
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.
Senate Bill 177
Senate Bill 177
Relating to: drainage districts and regulating the removal of material from certain drainage ditches. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 115

Other
Notification Date
9/29/2017
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 320
Senate Bill 320
Relating to: the discharge of dredged or fill material into artificial wetlands and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/13/2017
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.
Comments
We support adoption of the pending amendment to SB 320, and, if adopted, subsequent committee passage of the amended legislation.
Senate Bill 387
Senate Bill 387
Relating to: limiting the authority of local governments to regulate development on substandard lots and require the merging of lots; requiring a political subdivision to issue a conditional use permit under certain circumstances; standards for granting ce...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
9/12/2017
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 395
Senate Bill 395
Relating to: the regulation of nonferrous metallic mining, prospecting, exploration, and bulk sampling, repealing administrative rules relating to wetlands, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/12/2017
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 406
Senate Bill 406
Relating to: mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/17/2017
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
20171017_SB 406 testimony.pdf

Senate Bill 600
Senate Bill 600
Relating to: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/15/2017
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 816
Senate Bill 816
Relating to: requirements for siting wetland mitigation, wetland mitigation banks, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/19/2018
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
Will oppose if the companion bill amendment (A 2 to AB 956) which passed the Assembly is added to this bill.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Restoring natural Infrastructure to reduce flood risks and damages.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Restoring natural Infrastructure to reduce flood risks and damages.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/30/2018
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.

Modernizing wetland mapping standards and giving the public free access to the data.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Modernizing wetland mapping standards and giving the public free access to the data.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/30/2018
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.

Streamlining regulatory approvals for wetland restoration and enhancement and other aquatic habitat improvements.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Streamlining regulatory approvals for wetland restoration and enhancement and other aquatic habitat improvements.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/30/2018
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.

LRB-4115/1 & LRB-4410/1: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-4115/1 & LRB-4410/1: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/2/2017
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.

LRB-3174 and LRB-4175, relating to mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-3174 and LRB-4175, relating to mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/29/2017
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.

the regulation of nonferrous metallic mining, prospecting, exploration, and bulk sampling, repealing administrative rules relating to wetlands, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
the regulation of nonferrous metallic mining, prospecting, exploration, and bulk sampling, repealing administrative rules relating to wetlands, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/24/2017
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.

Mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/24/2017
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.

Wetland policy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wetland policy

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/31/2017
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.

Regulation of aquaculture and fish farms, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of aquaculture and fish farms, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/7/2017
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.

Drainage districts and regulating the removal of material from certain drainage ditches.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Drainage districts and regulating the removal of material from certain drainage ditches.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2017
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.

Relating to wetland general permits for construction or maintenance activities in a drainage ditch in a highway right-of-way.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to wetland general permits for construction or maintenance activities in a drainage ditch in a highway right-of-way.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2017
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.

The discharge of dredged or fill material into artificial wetlands.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The discharge of dredged or fill material into artificial wetlands.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2017
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
$1,739.01
2017
July - December
$9,867.80
2018
January - June
$1,617.53
2018
July - December
$1,461.32
Total $14,685.66
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
23.75
2017
July - December
86.35
2018
January - June
13.25
2018
July - December
24.50
Total 147.85
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
66.50
2017
July - December
102.00
2018
January - June
19.75
2018
July - December
0.00
Total 188.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: exempting utility activities in a highway right-of-way from wetland permitting requirements. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the discharge of dredged or fill material into artificial wetlands and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
35 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: regulation of aquaculture and fish farms, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
35 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: mitigation requirements applicable to wetland individual permits. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the discharge of dredged or fill material into artificial wetlands and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the regulation of nonferrous metallic mining, prospecting, exploration, and bulk sampling, repealing administrative rules relating to wetlands, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
4 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: authorizing the creation of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone, making changes to the enterprise zone tax credit program, authorizing limited use of the design-build construction process, granting contingent highway bonding authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
8 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: authorizing the creation of an electronics and information technology manufacturing zone, making changes to the enterprise zone tax credit program, authorizing limited use of the design-build construction process, granting contingent highway bonding authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
8 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
78 %
2018
July - December
Total 22 %
Relating to: permitting and mitigation requirements for nonfederal and artificial wetlands and state assumption of the federal regulatory program governing the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
7 %
2018
July - December
Total 15 %
Relating to: requirements for siting wetland mitigation, wetland mitigation banks, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
6 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requirements for siting wetland mitigation, wetland mitigation banks, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
9 %
2018
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%

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

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
33 %
Total 19 %
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
22 %
Total 2 %
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
22 %
Total 2 %
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
22 %
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures