Wisconsin Wine and Spirit Institute

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Wine and spirit wholesalers.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and administrative rules affecting the sale of wine and spirits in Wisconsin.

CEO Name:
G. Morley Smith
President

Contact
GMS
G. Morley Smith
22 N Carroll Street, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-5223
(608) 256-3493

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Eric J Petersen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
William J McCoshen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Robert Welch Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A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

Other
Notification Date
2/10/2009
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 252
Assembly Bill 252
Relating to: prohibiting smoking in indoor areas, in sports arenas, and in public conveyances and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
8/26/2009
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 253
Assembly Bill 253
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

Other
Notification Date
5/6/2009
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 283
Assembly Bill 283
Relating to: operating a vehicle while intoxicated, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/15/2009
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
8/26/2009
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.
Senate Bill 30
Senate Bill 30
Relating to: underage persons possessing, consuming, or being provided alcohol beverages on licensed premises when accompanied by a parent, guardian, or spouse.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/10/2009
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.
Senate Bill 33
Senate Bill 33
Relating to: purchasing or leasing a motor vehicle after a violation relating to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/10/2009
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.
Senate Bill 36
Senate Bill 36
Relating to: motor vehicle operating privilege suspensions for controlled substance violations.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 8

Other
Notification Date
2/10/2009
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.
Senate Bill 66
Senate Bill 66
Relating to: operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 100

Against
Notification Date
10/15/2009
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.
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
5/6/2009
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.
Senate Bill 209
Senate Bill 209
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
8/26/2009
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.
Senate Bill 537
Senate Bill 537
Relating to: the issuance of temporary alcohol beverages licenses to nonprofit organizations authorizing the sale of beer or wine at fund-raising events.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/22/2010
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Legislation effecting Wisconsin's Dealership Law and all areas of franchise legislation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation effecting Wisconsin's Dealership Law and all areas of franchise legislation.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
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.

Legislation relating to the three-tier distribution system. LRB 0713/1 and LRB 1775/1
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation relating to the three-tier distribution system. LRB 0713/1 and LRB 1775/1

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2009
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$67,068.80
2009
July - December
$163,567.74
2010
January - June
$12,156.00
2010
July - December
$0.00
Total $242,792.54
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
21.00
2009
July - December
23.50
2010
January - June
0.00
2010
July - December
0.00
Total 44.50
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
42.00
2009
July - December
15.75
2010
January - June
3.00
2010
July - December
0.00
Total 60.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
100 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 37 %

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
3 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
60 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
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
1 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%

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
36 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
100 %
2010
July - December
Total 24 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures