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
(608) 837-6693
(608) 837-6693
jhertel@escapetowisconsin.com
http://www.escapetowisconsin.com/about

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Rebecca Hogan Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/2/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Catherine McDermott Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/2/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Julia Hertel Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/10/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

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
3/11/2019
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

Other
Notification Date
9/25/2019
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
1/7/2020
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
2/13/2020
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
2/12/2020
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 895
Assembly Bill 895
Relating to: construction of or improvements to indoor, athletic or aquatic athletic facilities, granting bonding authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2020
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 82
Senate Bill 82
Relating to: creative economy development initiative grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/11/2019
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

Other
Notification Date
9/25/2019
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
1/30/2020
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
2/13/2020
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

Tourism: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tourism: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/11/2019
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
3/11/2019
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

Policy as a result of COVID-19
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Policy as a result of COVID-19

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/24/2020
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.

The appointment of Sara Meaney as Secretary of the Department of Tourism
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The appointment of Sara Meaney as Secretary of the Department of Tourism

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/22/2019
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.

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
12/27/2018
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.

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
12/27/2018
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.

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
12/27/2018
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$28,123.38
2019
July - December
$22,420.56
2020
January - June
$22,312.86
2020
July - December
$22,330.00
Total $95,186.80
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
21.25
2019
July - December
8.75
2020
January - June
17.00
2020
July - December
11.75
Total 58.75
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
164.00
2019
July - December
130.25
2020
January - June
226.50
2020
July - December
154.75
Total 675.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: creative economy development initiative grants and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: creative economy development initiative grants and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
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
20 %
2020
July - December
Total 7 %

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 3 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 5 %

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
2019
July - December
10 %
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
10 %
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
25 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
30 %
Total 15 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 9 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 10 %

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
10 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 8 %

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
50 %
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
30 %
Total 32 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures