Scenic Wisconsin (formerly Citizens for a Scenic Wisconsin)

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
CSW is a statewide organization dedicated to education and advocacy in the following areas: historic barn preservation, enhancing state rustic road operations, promoting scenic by-way programs, regulations of off premise billboards.. and this year we have added agricultural tourism to our mission statement.

Lobbying Interests:
CSW will comment and advocate in all areas of legislative and administration actions involving, rustic roads, scenic by-ways, billboard blight, historic barn preservation and agricultural tourism.

CEO Name:
Charles Mitchell
Legislative Director

Contact
GRG
Gary R. Goyke
130 Lakewood Blvd.
Madison, Wi 53703
(608) 219-5237
gary.goyke@gmail.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Gary R Goyke Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/11/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 131
Assembly Bill 131
Relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/25/2021
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.
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
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.
Comments
Complicated but important matter. Scenic Wisconsin commends these efforts and is supporting the legislation.
Assembly Bill 269
Assembly Bill 269
Relating to: waiver of fees for admission to state parks on Earth Day. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/7/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 301
Assembly Bill 301
Relating to: loan to the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitor Bureau for the construction of a visitor information and education center.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/9/2021
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 375
Assembly Bill 375
Relating to: fee waivers for state park vehicle admission receipts to pupils with Every Kid Outdoors passes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/7/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 397
Assembly Bill 397
Relating to: the use of billboards to recruit Department of Corrections employees. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
9/13/2021
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.
Comments
Scenic Wis does not oppose this legislation. We would ask that if the DOC were to rent billboards that they not place information on current non-conforming billboards. The law was the result of private laundries completing with DOC prison laundries.
Assembly Bill 509
Assembly Bill 509
Relating to: modifying the Department of Tourism's reporting duties and repealing requirements to distribute cheese, submit a financial statement, and use famous residents in marketing.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/13/2021
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 776
Assembly Bill 776
Relating to: damage or graffiti to certain historical property and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/1/2022
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.
Comments
We will for now research other state laws in this matter and ask municipalities we work with for further direction. To be determined.
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
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.
Senate Bill 399
Senate Bill 399
Relating to: the use of billboards to recruit Department of Corrections employees. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 145

Other
Notification Date
6/17/2021
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.
Comments
Scenic Wisconsin will offer some context on how this current prohibition was enacted. Scenic Wisconsin is not opposed to the bill and will offer a little history when the public hearing is held. It is very interesting and involves Prison Industries.
Senate Bill 505
Senate Bill 505
Relating to: modifying the Department of Tourism's reporting duties and repealing requirements to distribute cheese, submit a financial statement, and use famous residents in marketing.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/13/2021
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.
Senate Bill 751
Senate Bill 751
Relating to: damage or graffiti to certain historical property and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/19/2022
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.
Comments
Scenic Wisconsin will continue to research laws in other states. We will also ask Wisconsin Municipalities we work with for further direction on what the bill would accomplish. Position to be determined.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Attached Divisions and Other Bodies
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Attached Divisions and Other Bodies

Notification Date
3/14/2021
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.

Board of Commissioners of Public Lands
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands

Notification Date
3/14/2021
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.

Historical Society
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Historical Society

Notification Date
3/14/2021
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.

Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board

Notification Date
3/14/2021
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.

Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Notification Date
3/14/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
3/14/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
3/14/2021
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.

Veterans Affairs: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Veterans Affairs: Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Notification Date
3/14/2021
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Scenic Wisconsin will work with local units of government throughout the state to eventually amend some WDOT rules and procedures dealing with non confirming billboards.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Scenic Wisconsin will work with local units of government throughout the state to eventually amend some WDOT rules and procedures dealing with non confirming billboards.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/12/2021
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.

CSW will work with the DATCP to help expand economic opportunities for additional sustainable farming in rural Wisconsin. We also will increase support for programs that promote agricultural tourism.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CSW will work with the DATCP to help expand economic opportunities for additional sustainable farming in rural Wisconsin. We also will increase support for programs that promote agricultural tourism.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/7/2021
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.

We will begin to explore the idea of what might be called "Habitat Highways"...re-purposing some right of ways on the Wisconsin State Highway System. Just a concept for now but will begin doing research.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
We will begin to explore the idea of what might be called "Habitat Highways"...re-purposing some right of ways on the Wisconsin State Highway System. Just a concept for now but will begin doing research.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/7/2021
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$1,450.00
2021
July - December
$1,250.00
Total $2,700.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
14.00
2021
July - December
19.00
Total 33.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
22.00
2021
July - December
24.00
Total 46.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: fee waivers for state park vehicle admission receipts to pupils with Every Kid Outdoors passes. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: prohibiting the sale and use of coal tar-based sealants and high PAH sealant products. (FE)
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 %
Relating to: waiver of fees for admission to state parks on Earth Day. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the use of billboards to recruit Department of Corrections employees. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: loan to the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitor Bureau for the construction of a visitor information and education center.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
3 %
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
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
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
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
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: the use of billboards to recruit Department of Corrections employees. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: damage or graffiti to certain historical property and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: damage or graffiti to certain historical property and providing a penalty.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: modifying the Department of Tourism's reporting duties and repealing requirements to distribute cheese, submit a financial statement, and use famous residents in marketing.
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 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 %
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 %
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 5 %
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 %
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 %
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 5 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 10 %

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
20 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 15 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %

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
10 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %

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
20 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 11 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures