Wisconsin Association of Distributors Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Tobacco and sundry wholesalers.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and administrative rules affecting the sale and regulation at wholesale in Wisconsin.

CEO Name:
Chad Owen
Chairman of the Board

Contact
CO
Chad Owens
22 N Carroll Street, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-5223
(608) 256-3493
chad@chambers-owen.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Eric J Petersen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 110
Assembly Bill 110
Relating to: a pilot program to limit foods under FoodShare and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/14/2014
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 481
Assembly Bill 481
Relating to: a minimum tax on tobacco products, placement of cigarettes or tobacco products by retailers, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/27/2013
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 762
Assembly Bill 762
Relating to: exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/17/2014
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 440
Senate Bill 440
Relating to: exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/17/2014
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

General Fund Taxes: Sales and Excise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Sales and Excise Taxes

Notification Date
4/29/2013
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.

Revenue: Agencywide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Agencywide

Notification Date
4/29/2013
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

tax stamp discount
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
tax stamp discount

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2013
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.

statewide smoking policies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
statewide smoking policies

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2013
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.

regulation of tobacco sales
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulation of tobacco sales

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2013
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.

regulation of internet tobacco sales.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulation of internet tobacco sales.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2013
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.

Excise tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Excise tax

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2013
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

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$22,500.00
2013
July - December
$22,500.00
2014
January - June
$22,500.00
2014
July - December
$0.00
Total $67,500.00
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
27.00
2013
July - December
10.25
2014
January - June
2.50
2014
July - December
0.00
Total 39.75
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
40.00
2013
July - December
21.50
2014
January - June
8.25
2014
July - December
0.00
Total 69.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: a minimum tax on tobacco products, placement of cigarettes or tobacco products by retailers, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: a pilot program to limit foods under FoodShare and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
21 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: exempting electronic smoking devices from the types of smoking devices that may not be used in certain locations.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
21 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
12 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 7 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
43 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 26 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
45 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
51 %
2014
July - December
Total 33 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
75 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 22 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures