American Heart Association

Registered Principal Details

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

Lobbying Interests:
nutrition, physical activity, tobacco control, CPR, 911, EMS, healthcare, health insurance, and systems of care for stroke, STEMI and sudden cardiac arrest patients.

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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/10/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Nicole Hudzinski Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/10/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Katie White Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/10/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/10/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
AJ Wilson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/10/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Daniel Romportl Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 2/8/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/6/2021
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
AHA supports the provision regarding civil liability exemption; exposure to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19
Assembly Bill 82
Assembly Bill 82
Relating to: information about sudden cardiac arrest during youth athletic activities.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 210

For
Notification Date
2/24/2021
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.
Comments
AHA supports the bill as amended by AA1
Assembly Bill 212
Assembly Bill 212
Relating to: short-term health coverage duration.

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Assembly Bill 348
Assembly Bill 348
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
6/25/2021
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.
Comments
AHA supports the bill as amended by AA1.
Assembly Bill 348
Assembly Bill 348
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

Other
Notification Date
6/25/2021
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.
Comments
AHA supports raising the minimum sales age for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21 years old. Currently we have concerns with the definition of "vapor product' included in the bill.
Assembly Bill 592
Assembly Bill 592
Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/7/2021
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 95
Senate Bill 95
Relating to: information about sudden cardiac arrest during youth athletic activities.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/24/2021
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.
Comments
support bill as amended by SA1
Senate Bill 247
Senate Bill 247
Relating to: short-term health coverage duration.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/26/2021
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 355
Senate Bill 355
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
6/25/2021
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.
Comments
AHA supports the bill as amended by senate amendment 2.
Senate Bill 562
Senate Bill 562
Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/7/2021
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 Joint Resolution 3
Senate Joint Resolution 3
Relating to: terminating the COVID-19 public health emergency, including all emergency orders and actions taken pursuant to declaration of the public health emergency.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/28/2021
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Children and Families: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/24/2021
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.

Comments
childcare stabilization fund, changes to WI Shares subsidy and a pilot program for infant and toddler care

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

Notification Date
2/24/2021
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.

Comments
Support healthy food incentives program and various tobacco prevention initiatives

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

Notification Date
2/24/2021
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.

Comments
Grant program for water filling stations in schools & increased reimbursement rate for school breakfast program

Revenue: Collection of Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Collection of Taxes

Notification Date
2/24/2021
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.

Comments
various tobacco taxes, including e-cigarette taxes, and vape shop licensure

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

information about sudden cardiac arrest during youth athletic activities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
information about sudden cardiac arrest during youth athletic activities

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/10/2021
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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
12/9/2020
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/9/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$34,362.18
2021
July - December
$13,469.66
2022
January - June
$9,723.90
Total $57,555.74
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
97.00
2021
July - December
46.25
2022
January - June
32.25
Total 175.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
327.75
2021
July - December
142.00
2022
January - June
107.75
Total 577.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: information about sudden cardiac arrest during youth athletic activities.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (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 3 %
Relating to: terminating the COVID-19 public health emergency, including all emergency orders and actions taken pursuant to declaration of the public health emergency.
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 3 %
Relating to: short-term health coverage duration.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 11 %
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 14 %
Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
50 %
2022
July - December
Total 9 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
3 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%

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
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
8 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
13 %
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
34 %
2021
July - December
40 %
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 33 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures