American Heart Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Heart disease and stroke survivors and loved ones; health care provider groups, including hospitals, and other business.

Lobbying Interests:
obesity prevention, tobacco control, CPR, 911, EMS, and systems of care for stroke, STEMI and sudden cardiac arrest victims.

Title:
Government Relations Director

Contact
NH
Nicole Hudzinski
2850 Dairy Dr, Suite 130
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 225-4042
nicole.hudzinski@heart.org
http://www.heart.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Nicole Hudzinski Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/3/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/3/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
AJ Wilson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/3/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/3/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Katie White Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/7/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Jessica Nolan Spinner Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 6/30/2019 Withdrawn On 10/14/2019

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 65
Assembly Bill 65
Relating to: prohibiting the sale of vapor products to minors and the purchase of those products by minors. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/23/2019
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 126
Assembly Bill 126
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain expenses incurred by a family caregiver to assist a qualified family member. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/23/2019
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 132
Assembly Bill 132
Relating to: electric bicycles and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 34

For
Notification Date
4/22/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 242
Assembly Bill 242
Relating to: establishing a Palliative Care Council. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/24/2019
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 422
Assembly Bill 422
Relating to: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/20/2019
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.
Comments
We support AB 422 as originally drafted. We opposed it as amended by assembly substitute amendment 1. We once again support it as amended by amendment 3 to ASA 1 to AB 422.
Assembly Bill 469
Assembly Bill 469
Relating to: a nonrefundable volunteer fire fighters and emergency responders tax credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/13/2020
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.
Senate Bill 73
Senate Bill 73
Relating to: prohibiting the sale of vapor products to minors and the purchase of those products by minors. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/23/2019
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 118
Senate Bill 118
Relating to: placement of cigarettes, nicotine products, or tobacco products by retailers and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/2/2019
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 126
Senate Bill 126
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain expenses incurred by a family caregiver to assist a qualified family member. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/23/2019
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 129
Senate Bill 129
Relating to: electric bicycles and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/22/2019
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.
Senate Bill 225
Senate Bill 225
Relating to: establishing a Palliative Care Council. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/24/2019
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 245
Senate Bill 245
Relating to: applying the indoor smoking ban to vapor products and marijuana.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/27/2019
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 364
Senate Bill 364
Relating to: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/23/2019
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.
Comments
While there are some components of the proposal we would like to see strengthened, we support the bill and see it as a definite step in the right direction. We look forward to working with the legislature on this issue.
Senate Bill 423
Senate Bill 423
Relating to: lead testing of potable water sources in certain schools; providing loans for lead remediation in certain schools; and providing an exception to referendum restrictions for lead remediation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/1/2019
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.

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
4/23/2019
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.

General Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
4/23/2019
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.

Comments
Local government healthy food procurement preemption

Health Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
4/23/2019
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.

Comments
Increase funding for the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program at DHS; increase EMS FAP funding; dispatcher CPR program funding

Health Services: Medicaid Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services

Notification Date
4/23/2019
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.

Public Instruction: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Departmentwide

Notification Date
4/23/2019
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.

Comments
Funding for water filling stations in shools

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

liability protection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
liability protection

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/1/2020
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.

Raising the legal purchase age to 21 for all tobacco and nicotine products
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Raising the legal purchase age to 21 for all tobacco and nicotine products

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/23/2019
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.

Expanding Clean Indoor Air law
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Expanding Clean Indoor Air law

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/23/2019
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.

Eminent domain
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Eminent domain

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/23/2019
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.

Cardiac Emergency Response Plans in Schools
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cardiac Emergency Response Plans in Schools

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/23/2019
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.

School breakfast reimbursement rate
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
School breakfast reimbursement rate

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/15/2019
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.

procurement policies for local government
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
procurement policies for local government

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/15/2019
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.

water bottle refilling stations in schools
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
water bottle refilling stations in schools

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/15/2019
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.

prohibiting the sale of vapor products to minors and the purchase of those products by minors
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
prohibiting the sale of vapor products to minors and the purchase of those products by minors

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/15/2019
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.

prohibiting the sale of vapor products to minors and the purchase of those products by minors
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
prohibiting the sale of vapor products to minors and the purchase of those products by minors

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/15/2019
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.

prohibiting the sale of vapor products to minors and the purchase of those products by minors
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
prohibiting the sale of vapor products to minors and the purchase of those products by minors

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/15/2019
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.

prohibiting the sale of vapor products to minors and the purchase of those products by minors
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
prohibiting the sale of vapor products to minors and the purchase of those products by minors

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/15/2019
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.

stroke systems of care
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
stroke systems of care

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

Access to health food options
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Access to health food options

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

School nutrition
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
School nutrition

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

A policy regarding the purchase of tobacco products
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
A policy regarding the purchase of tobacco products

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

LRB 1116/5: Preempting Municipal Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1116/5: Preempting Municipal Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

911 dispatcher assisted CPR
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
911 dispatcher assisted CPR

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

CPR in Schools
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CPR in Schools

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

STEMI systems of care, including placing 12 lead EKGs in ambulances statewide
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
STEMI systems of care, including placing 12 lead EKGs in ambulances statewide

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

School lunch program, including incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into school meals
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
School lunch program, including incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into school meals

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

Safe Routes to Schools, including creating opportunities for kids to safely walk and bike to school
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Safe Routes to Schools, including creating opportunities for kids to safely walk and bike to school

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

Tobacco - budget and regulation (TPCP funding, OTP placement, little cigar loophole)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tobacco - budget and regulation (TPCP funding, OTP placement, little cigar loophole)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

Physical Education in Schools
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Physical Education in Schools

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

Medicaid/BadgerCare Reform Waiver
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medicaid/BadgerCare Reform Waiver

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

FoodShare Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
FoodShare Program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2019
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$36,963.62
2019
July - December
$36,287.10
2020
January - June
$28,728.12
2020
July - December
$22,328.00
Total $124,306.84
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
98.75
2019
July - December
118.75
2020
January - June
95.00
2020
July - December
22.75
Total 335.25
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
407.00
2019
July - December
349.75
2020
January - June
219.25
2020
July - December
209.75
Total 1185.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: prohibiting the sale of vapor products to minors and the purchase of those products by minors. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
1 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain expenses incurred by a family caregiver to assist a qualified family member. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: electric bicycles and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: establishing a Palliative Care Council. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: placement of cigarettes, nicotine products, or tobacco products by retailers and providing a penalty.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
3 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
1 %
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: applying the indoor smoking ban to vapor products and marijuana.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: a nonrefundable volunteer fire fighters and emergency responders tax credit. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %
Relating to: lead testing of potable water sources in certain schools; providing loans for lead remediation in certain schools; and providing an exception to referendum restrictions for lead remediation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %
Relating to: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
57 %
2020
January - June
60 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 31 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 5 %
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
25 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 8 %

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
1 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
3 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 5 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
6 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 7 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 9 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
6 %
2020
July - December
37 %
Total 7 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
2 %
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
5 %
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
25 %
Total 4 %

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
1 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures