Greater Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. DBA VISIT Milwaukee

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
We operate as a convention and visitors bureau, or trade association for the convention and leisure tourism industry. Our members represent restaurants, hotels, attractions, and other businesses that service the convention and tourism industry.

Lobbying Interests:
Matters relating to legislative changes to allow an increased tax assessment on visitor spending – hotel lodging, F&B, for the purpose of funding a convention center infrastructure improvement.

CEO Name:
Peggy Williams-Smith

Contact
PW
Peggy Williams-Smith
648 N Plankinton Avenue, Ste 220
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 287-4233
PWilliamsSmith@milwaukee.org
http://www.visitmilwaukee.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Buddy Julius Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Ryan Murray Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 188
Assembly Bill 188
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/13/2021
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 189
Assembly Bill 189
Relating to: expanding applicability of the room tax, making substantive and technical changes to the local room tax, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/13/2021
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 737
Assembly Bill 737
Relating to: requirements for and insurance related to peer-to-peer motor vehicle sharing programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/16/2021
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 182
Senate Bill 182
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/15/2021
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
As we ease out of the pandemic, travelers will come from inside the state as much, if not more than outside the state. The beginning of school signifies end of summer & therefore the end of travel. We need as many weekends as possible for recovery.
Senate Bill 198
Senate Bill 198
Relating to: expanding applicability of the room tax, making substantive and technical changes to the local room tax, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 55

For
Notification Date
3/15/2021
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 783
Senate Bill 783
Relating to: requirements for and insurance related to peer-to-peer motor vehicle sharing programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/26/2022
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

Peer to Peer Car Sharing Regulations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Peer to Peer Car Sharing Regulations

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
11/15/2021
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.

Rental Car Taxes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rental Car Taxes

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
11/15/2021
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$30,000.00
2021
July - December
$30,000.00
2022
January - June
$30,000.00
Total $90,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
12.00
2021
July - December
4.00
2022
January - June
10.00
Total 26.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
48.00
2021
July - December
48.00
2022
January - June
48.00
Total 144.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
50 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 18 %
Relating to: expanding applicability of the room tax, making substantive and technical changes to the local room tax, and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
50 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 18 %
Relating to: requirements for and insurance related to peer-to-peer motor vehicle sharing programs. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
100 %
2022
January - June
50 %
2022
July - December
Total 48 %
Relating to: requirements for and insurance related to peer-to-peer motor vehicle sharing programs. (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 17 %

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

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures