Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Radio and television broadcasters.

Lobbying Interests:
Open meetings, open records, taxation policy, broadcast tower regulations, small business concerns, campaign finance issues, information technology, advertising related issues, sales and use tax, ad tax

CEO Name:
Michelle Vetterkind
President & CEO

Contact
MV
Michelle Vetterkind
44 E Mifflin St, Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-2600
mvetterkind@wi-broadcasters.org
http://www.wi-broadcasters.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michelle Vetterkind Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/18/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Michelle Kussow Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/21/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Brandon Scholz Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/29/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 191
Assembly Bill 191
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/24/2021
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 371
Assembly Bill 371
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/5/2021
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
Neutral
Assembly Bill 465
Assembly Bill 465
Relating to: requiring the use of body cameras by law enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
8/4/2021
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
Neutral
Assembly Bill 573
Assembly Bill 573
Relating to: broadband mapping and the use of certain federal funds for wireless broadband and cellular service expansion grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/7/2022
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 641
Assembly Bill 641
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/22/2021
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
20211022_PPT Coalition Response to Gov Bill.pdf

Assembly Bill 762
Assembly Bill 762
Relating to: creating a tax credit for local media advertising. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/10/2021
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 2
Senate Bill 2
Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/5/2021
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 189
Senate Bill 189
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/24/2021
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 365
Senate Bill 365
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/27/2021
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
Neutral
Senate Bill 623
Senate Bill 623
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/22/2021
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
20211022_PPT Coalition Response to Gov Bill.pdf

Senate Bill 834
Senate Bill 834
Relating to: creating a tax credit for local media advertising. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2022
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

Broadcast streaming/exclusive rights
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Broadcast streaming/exclusive rights

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/4/2021
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.

Body Cams
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Body Cams

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/5/2021
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.

Broadband
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Broadband

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/17/2021
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.

Non-Competes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Non-Competes

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/11/2021
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.

Legal Notices
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legal Notices

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/25/2021
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.

Tax Credits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tax Credits

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/14/2021
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.

Body Cameras
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Body Cameras

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/10/2020
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.

Sales Tax Exemption
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sales Tax Exemption

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/10/2020
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.

Broadcasters Sales Tax Exemption
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Broadcasters Sales Tax Exemption

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/10/2020
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
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/10/2020
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.

Revenue
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revenue

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/10/2020
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.

General Business Issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
General Business Issues

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/10/2020
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.

Personnel & Workforce Issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Personnel & Workforce Issues

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/10/2020
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.

Transportation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Transportation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/10/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$21,151.00
2021
July - December
$22,976.00
2022
January - June
$21,655.00
Total $65,782.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
4.75
2021
July - December
29.00
2022
January - June
9.75
Total 43.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
148.00
2021
July - December
113.75
2022
January - June
78.00
Total 339.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: various changes to the laws administered and enforced by the Department of Revenue. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
30 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 16 %
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
30 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 12 %
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: requiring the use of body cameras by law enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: creating a tax credit for local media advertising. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
60 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 22 %
Relating to: creating a tax credit for local media advertising. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

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

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures