Whitetails of Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Association of Wisconsin Deer Farmers and Shooting Preserves.

Lobbying Interests:
All areas of administrative, tax, regulatory, and legislative policy which affect the ownership, management, or operation of a Wisconsin Deer Farm.

CEO Name:
Richard Vojtik

Contact
JW
Jeanne Welch
16 North Carroll Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 819-0150
jeanne@thewelchgroup.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 61
Assembly Bill 61
Relating to: rules that prohibit feeding deer in certain counties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 374
Assembly Bill 374
Relating to: fence requirements for deer farms, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/7/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 416
Assembly Bill 416
Relating to: a higher wild animal protection surcharge for the unlawful taking of deer. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/4/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 455
Assembly Bill 455
Relating to: age and hunting restrictions applicable to the hunting mentorship program.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 62

For
Notification Date
8/2/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 474
Assembly Bill 474
Relating to: funding for chronic wasting disease management and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/7/2017
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.
Senate Bill 68
Senate Bill 68
Relating to: rules that prohibit feeding deer in certain counties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 41

For
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 326
Senate Bill 326
Relating to: a higher wild animal protection surcharge for the unlawful taking of deer. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/4/2017
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.
Senate Bill 362
Senate Bill 362
Relating to: age and hunting restrictions applicable to the hunting mentorship program.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/2/2017
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/29/2017
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.

Natural Resources: Forestry, Parks and Recreation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Forestry, Parks and Recreation

Notification Date
3/29/2017
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Animal disease and movement; animal markets, dealers and truckers
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Animal disease and movement; animal markets, dealers and truckers

SS 021_17
Against
Notification Date
8/27/2018
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.

Animal diseases and movement
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)

Subject
Animal diseases and movement

SS 049_18
Against
Notification Date
7/8/2018
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.

Deer carcass transportation, deer farm fencing and chronic wasting disease
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Deer carcass transportation, deer farm fencing and chronic wasting disease

SS 048_18
Against
Notification Date
7/8/2018
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Any proposal dealing with CWD.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal dealing with CWD.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/5/2016
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.

Any proposal regarding captive wildlife.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any proposal regarding captive wildlife.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/5/2016
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.

Budget Bill Subject: Revenue
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget Bill Subject: Revenue

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/5/2016
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$6,000.00
2017
July - December
$6,000.00
2018
January - June
$6,000.00
2018
July - December
$6,000.00
Total $24,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
14.00
2017
July - December
12.00
2018
January - June
28.00
2018
July - December
22.00
Total 76.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
12.00
2017
July - December
3.00
2018
January - June
11.00
2018
July - December
2.00
Total 28.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: rules that prohibit feeding deer in certain counties. (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: rules that prohibit feeding deer in certain counties. (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: fence requirements for deer farms, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
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
Total 7 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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

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 5 %
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
30 %
Total 7 %
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
40 %
Total 10 %

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
30 %
2018
January - June
70 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 38 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
30 %
2017
July - December
30 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 12 %

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
20 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
30 %
2018
July - December
Total 19 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures