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:
Bill Elliott
President & CEO

Contact
BE
Bill Elliott
1025 S Moorland Rd, Suite 200
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 782-2851
(262) 782-0550
belliott@wisconsinlodging.org
http://www.wisconsinlodging.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Kathleen Kilgore Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Trisha Pugal Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/13/2018 Withdrawn On 6/30/2020
Kirsten L Villegas Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 5/23/2019 Withdrawn On 1/15/2020

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 66
Assembly Bill 66
Relating to: creative economy development initiative grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/15/2019
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 72
Assembly Bill 72
Relating to: requiring certain occupational areas to be included in the youth apprenticeship program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/24/2019
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 167
Assembly Bill 167
Relating to: the creation of a local exposition district by the City of Superior. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/27/2019
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 216
Assembly Bill 216
Relating to: issuance by municipalities of alcohol beverage operator's licenses.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/16/2019
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 251
Assembly Bill 251
Relating to: requiring marketplace providers to collect and remit sales tax from third parties and reducing individual income tax rates based on the collection of sales and use tax from out-of-state retailers and marketplace providers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 10

For
Notification Date
6/3/2019
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 683
Assembly Bill 683
Relating to: expanding applicability of the room tax, making substantive and technical changes to the local room tax, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/6/2020
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 787
Assembly Bill 787
Relating to: loan to the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitor Bureau for the construction of a visitor information and education center and authorizing general fund supported borrowing to fund the loan. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2020
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 840
Assembly Bill 840
Relating to: counting of tips for tipped employees and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/11/2020
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 869
Assembly Bill 869
Relating to: creating a private event venue permit issued by the Department of Revenue; the issuance by the Department of Revenue of retail alcohol beverage permits for motor vehicle racetrack grounds and for the state fair park; authorizing caterers to ma...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/11/2020
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 1038
Assembly Bill 1038
Relating to: state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 185

None
Notification Date
4/14/2020
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 72
Senate Bill 72
Relating to: requiring certain occupational areas to be included in the youth apprenticeship program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 171

For
Notification Date
9/24/2019
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 82
Senate Bill 82
Relating to: creative economy development initiative grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/15/2019
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 157
Senate Bill 157
Relating to: the creation of a local exposition district by the City of Superior. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/27/2019
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 203
Senate Bill 203
Relating to: issuance by municipalities of alcohol beverage operator's licenses.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 166

For
Notification Date
9/16/2019
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 243
Senate Bill 243
Relating to: requiring marketplace providers to collect and remit sales tax from third parties and reducing individual income tax rates based on the collection of sales and use tax from out-of-state retailers and marketplace providers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/28/2019
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 257
Senate Bill 257
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/13/2019
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 646
Senate Bill 646
Relating to: expanding applicability of the room tax, making substantive and technical changes to the local room tax, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/9/2020
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 721
Senate Bill 721
Relating to: loan to the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitor Bureau for the construction of a visitor information and education center and authorizing general fund supported borrowing to fund the loan. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2020
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 758
Senate Bill 758
Relating to: counting of tips for tipped employees and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/11/2020
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 932
Senate Bill 932
Relating to: state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/14/2020
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

General Fund Taxes: Sales and Excise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Sales and Excise Taxes

Notification Date
3/19/2019
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: Collection of Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Collection of Taxes

Notification Date
3/19/2019
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/19/2019
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: State and Local Finance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: State and Local Finance

Notification Date
3/19/2019
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Local Revenue Options
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Local Revenue Options

Notification Date
3/19/2019
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Taxation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Taxation

Notification Date
3/19/2019
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tourism: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/19/2019
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: Support Arts Projects
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tourism: Support Arts Projects

Notification Date
3/19/2019
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: Tourism Development and Promotion
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tourism: Tourism Development and Promotion

Notification Date
3/19/2019
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: General Transportation Operations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: General Transportation Operations

Notification Date
3/19/2019
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: State Highway Facilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: State Highway Facilities

Notification Date
3/19/2019
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

All matters related to funding and regulatory changes in response to COVID-19
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
All matters related to funding and regulatory changes in response to COVID-19

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/8/2020
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.

Tip declaration
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tip declaration

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/27/2020
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.

Extended closing time for DNC
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Extended closing time for DNC

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/27/2020
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.

human trafficking awareness
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
human trafficking awareness

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/10/2019
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.

human trafficking awareness
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
human trafficking awareness

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/10/2019
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.

human trafficking awareness
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
human trafficking awareness

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/10/2019
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.

Lodging marketplaces
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lodging marketplaces

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/28/2019
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
12/11/2018
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.

room tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
room tax

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/11/2018
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.

school start date
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
school start date

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/11/2018
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.

state lodging per diem rate
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
state lodging per diem rate

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/11/2018
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.

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
12/11/2018
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.

transportation funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
transportation funding

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/11/2018
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.

personal property tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
personal property tax

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/11/2018
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.

Issues related to commercial property assessment
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to commercial property assessment

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/11/2018
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.

Local tax options, such as premier resort taxes, expo taxes, new sales taxes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Local tax options, such as premier resort taxes, expo taxes, new sales taxes

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/11/2018
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.

collect of state sales/use taxes from remote sellers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
collect of state sales/use taxes from remote sellers

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/11/2018
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.

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
12/11/2018
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$42,816.98
2019
July - December
$30,402.94
2020
January - June
$38,159.03
2020
July - December
$44,448.55
Total $155,827.50
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
160.05
2019
July - December
41.60
2020
January - June
92.55
2020
July - December
23.65
Total 317.85
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
645.85
2019
July - December
272.15
2020
January - June
697.40
2020
July - December
272.80
Total 1888.20

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: requiring marketplace providers to collect and remit sales tax from third parties and reducing individual income tax rates based on the collection of sales and use tax from out-of-state retailers and marketplace providers. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: requiring marketplace providers to collect and remit sales tax from third parties and reducing individual income tax rates based on the collection of sales and use tax from out-of-state retailers and marketplace providers. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: creating a private event venue permit issued by the Department of Revenue; the issuance by the Department of Revenue of retail alcohol beverage permits for motor vehicle racetrack grounds and for the state fair park; authorizing caterers to make retail sales of alcohol beverages on racetrack grounds; closing hours for certain alcohol beverage retailers and wineries and hours for retail sales by brewers; and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: expanding applicability of the room tax, making substantive and technical changes to the local room tax, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: expanding applicability of the room tax, making substantive and technical changes to the local room tax, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
Total 9 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 7 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 8 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
35 %
2020
July - December
50 %
Total 19 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 11 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
30 %
Total 14 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures