Wisconsin Wholesale Beer Distributors Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Provide information to members; provide legislative representation; provide meetings, conventions and educational seminars

Lobbying Interests:
Laws or regulations that affect the alcohol beverage industry.

CEO Name:
Bob Spoerl
Executive Director

Contact
EJ
Eric Jensen
16 North Carroll St, Ste 950
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-6464
(608) 255-6466
ericj@wisbeer.org
www.wisbeer.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Eric Jensen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Bryan Brooks Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
AJ Wilson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/19/2010 Withdrawn On N/A
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/19/2010 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 17
Assembly Bill 17
Relating to: requiring ignition interlock devices for certain motor vehicle violations, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/4/2009
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 242
Assembly Bill 242
Relating to: the removal of nonconforming outdoor advertising signs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/8/2009
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 287
Assembly Bill 287
Relating to: increasing the tax on fermented malt beverages to fund law enforcement grants and alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/20/2009
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 841
Assembly Bill 841
Relating to: intoxicated operation of all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, motorboats, and motor vehicles, the calculation of the amount of moneys to be expended from the snowmobile account in the conservation fund for certain activities relating to snowmobi...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/9/2010
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 181
Senate Bill 181
Relating to: prohibiting smoking in indoor areas, in sports arenas, in public conveyances, and at certain outdoor locations and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 12

Other
Notification Date
5/12/2009
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
Opposition to amendment seeking to prohibit beer distributors from selling to retail accounts that are in violation of smoking ban.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Creation of exception allowing contribution of beer to charitable organizations.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creation of exception allowing contribution of beer to charitable organizations.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
5/12/2009
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.

Interactions among brewers, beer distributors and alcohol retailers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Interactions among brewers, beer distributors and alcohol retailers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/4/2009
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.

Malt beverage excise taxes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Malt beverage excise taxes

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/4/2009
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.

Motor fuel pricing and taxation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Motor fuel pricing and taxation.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/4/2009
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.

Distribution of wine.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Distribution of wine.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
12/6/2007
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.

Legislation relating to theft of metal beer kegs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation relating to theft of metal beer kegs.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
8/29/2007
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.

Metal/Keg Theft
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Metal/Keg Theft

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
7/2/2007
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.

Brew pub legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Brew pub legislation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/18/2007
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.

Interaction of brewers, distributors and retailers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Interaction of brewers, distributors and retailers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/18/2007
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.

Provision of beer taste samples at off-premise retailers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Provision of beer taste samples at off-premise retailers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/18/2007
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.

Allowing class A licensees to provide beer samples to consumers on licensed premises.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Allowing class A licensees to provide beer samples to consumers on licensed premises.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/4/2007
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.

fermented malt beverage taxes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
fermented malt beverage taxes

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/4/2007
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.

trade practices and motor vehicle fuel
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
trade practices and motor vehicle fuel

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/4/2007
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$50,344.87
2009
July - December
$58,525.50
2010
January - June
$106,716.62
2010
July - December
$51,708.97
Total $267,295.96
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
29.25
2009
July - December
46.00
2010
January - June
59.00
2010
July - December
3.25
Total 137.50
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
107.75
2009
July - December
200.50
2010
January - June
153.25
2010
July - December
52.00
Total 513.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: prohibiting smoking in indoor areas, in sports arenas, in public conveyances, and at certain outdoor locations and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
1 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: increasing the tax on fermented malt beverages to fund law enforcement grants and alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
45 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 17 %
Relating to: intoxicated operation of all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, motorboats, and motor vehicles, the calculation of the amount of moneys to be expended from the snowmobile account in the conservation fund for certain activities relating to snowmobile trails and routes, and providing penalties.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
1 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%

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

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
19 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 4 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
26 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 5 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
49 %
2009
July - December
40 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 25 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
95 %
2010
July - December
65 %
Total 36 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
4 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 2 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
11 %
2010
January - June
4 %
2010
July - December
30 %
Total 9 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures