Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Tourism attractions.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters affecting Tourism Attractions, especially related to tourism promotion funding and the school opening date. Room tax.

CEO Name:
Tom Diehl

Contact
TD
Tom Diehl
560 WI Dells Pkwy
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 254-2525
tom@tommybartlett.com
http://wiattraction.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Eric Thomas Knight Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/15/2022 Withdrawn On N/A
Jeffery P Knight Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/15/2022 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 2
Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/8/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 5
Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: the regulation of pools located at short-term rentals and the partial suspension of rules promulgated by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/30/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 23
Assembly Bill 23
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
2/16/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 155
Assembly Bill 155
Relating to: the sale or rental of soda water beverage equipment and coin-operated vending machines. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/13/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 245
Assembly Bill 245
Relating to: county and municipal aid; imposing a city sales tax and an additional county sales tax to pay the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of city and county retirement systems; requiring newly hired city and county employees of certain city agenc...

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 12

Other
Notification Date
6/13/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
AWTA supports the personal property tax portion of this bill.
Assembly Bill 435
Assembly Bill 435
Relating to: the commencement of the school term for public schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/13/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 438
Assembly Bill 438
Relating to: baseball park district administration and funding for improvement of professional baseball park facilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 40

For
Notification Date
10/4/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 439
Assembly Bill 439
Relating to: funding for improvement of baseball park facilities and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 41

For
Notification Date
10/5/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 449
Assembly Bill 449
Relating to: rural creative economy grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/13/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 461
Assembly Bill 461
Relating to: allowing certain municipalities to increase the rate of the premier resort area tax. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/17/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 486
Assembly Bill 486
Relating to: outdoor advertising signs that do not conform to local ordinances and that are affected by certain transportation-related projects. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/4/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 2
Senate Bill 2
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 3
Senate Bill 3
Relating to: the regulation of pools located at short-term rentals and the partial suspension of rules promulgated by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/3/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 36
Senate Bill 36
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

2023 Wisconsin Act 7

For
Notification Date
2/16/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 148
Senate Bill 148
Relating to: the sale or rental of soda water beverage equipment and coin-operated vending machines. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/5/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 301
Senate Bill 301
Relating to: county and municipal aid; imposing a city sales tax and an additional county sales tax to pay the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of city and county retirement systems; requiring newly hired city and county employees of certain city agenc...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/13/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
AWTA supports the personal property tax portion of this bill.
Senate Bill 429
Senate Bill 429
Relating to: the commencement of the school term for public schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/13/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 448
Senate Bill 448
Relating to: rural creative economy grant program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/13/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 451
Senate Bill 451
Relating to: allowing certain municipalities to increase the rate of the premier resort area tax. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/22/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 467
Senate Bill 467
Relating to: outdoor advertising signs that do not conform to local ordinances and that are affected by certain transportation-related projects. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/4/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 482
Senate Bill 482
Relating to: funding for improvement of baseball park facilities and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/23/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 483
Senate Bill 483
Relating to: baseball park district administration and funding for improvement of professional baseball park facilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/25/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief

Notification Date
3/2/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

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

Notification Date
2/28/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Tourism: Tourism Development and Promotion
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Tourism: Tourism Development and Promotion

Notification Date
2/28/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Safety, maintenance, and operation of public pools and water attractions
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
Safety, maintenance, and operation of public pools and water attractions
Scope Statement
SS 005_20
For
Notification Date
2/20/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Premier Resort Tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Premier Resort Tax

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/30/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Personal Property Tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Personal Property Tax

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/11/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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.

Department of Tourism Funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Department of Tourism Funding

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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.

School Start Date
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
School Start Date

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/15/2022
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2023
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$24,028.43
Total $24,028.43
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
62.50
Total 62.50
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
76.00
Total 76.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the regulation of pools located at short-term rentals and the partial suspension of rules promulgated by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2 %
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.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the sale or rental of soda water beverage equipment and coin-operated vending machines. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the regulation of pools located at short-term rentals and the partial suspension of rules promulgated by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2 %
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.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the sale or rental of soda water beverage equipment and coin-operated vending machines. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: county and municipal aid; imposing a city sales tax and an additional county sales tax to pay the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of city and county retirement systems; requiring newly hired city and county employees of certain city agencies and counties to be enrolled in the Wisconsin Retirement System; fire and police commissions of first class cities; eliminating the personal property tax; reporting certain crimes and other incidents that occur on school property or school transportation; advisory referenda; local health officers; local public protection services; exceptions to local levy limits; local regulation of certain quarry operations; emergency services; local approval of projects and activities under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson Stewardship 2000 Program; requiring a referendum; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: county and municipal aid; imposing a city sales tax and an additional county sales tax to pay the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of city and county retirement systems; requiring newly hired city and county employees of certain city agencies and counties to be enrolled in the Wisconsin Retirement System; fire and police commissions of first class cities; eliminating the personal property tax; reporting certain crimes and other incidents that occur on school property or school transportation; advisory referenda; local health officers; local public protection services; exceptions to local levy limits; local regulation of certain quarry operations; emergency services; local approval of projects and activities under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson Stewardship 2000 Program; requiring a referendum; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5 %
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
9 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 9 %
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
14 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 14 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2 %
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2 %
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
6 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
6 %
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures