Cigar Association of America Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Industry trade association of cigar manufacturers, importers, and suppliers.

Lobbying Interests:
Issues affecting cigars and pipe tobacco.

CEO Name:
Craig Williamson
Vice President - State Relations

Contact
CSN
Chris S Newbry
818 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 223-8204
(202) 833-0379
cnewbry@cigarassociation.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Thomas E Moore Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
12/10/2013
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.

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
4/30/2013
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.

Comments
oppose OTP tax increases

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

OTP tax application on various products
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
OTP tax application on various products

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/20/2014
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.

LRB 0574/1 - tobacco tax increases and retail placement restrictions - oppose
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 0574/1 - tobacco tax increases and retail placement restrictions - oppose

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/23/2013
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.

OTP tax issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
OTP tax issues

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2013
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.

Tobacco flavoring
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tobacco flavoring

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2013
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
$31,000.00
2013
July - December
$27,900.00
2014
January - June
$29,925.00
2014
July - December
$29,450.00
Total $118,275.00
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
11.00
2013
July - December
11.00
2014
January - June
5.00
2014
July - December
10.00
Total 37.00
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
15.00
2013
July - December
6.00
2014
January - June
1.00
2014
July - December
7.00
Total 29.00

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
35 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 11 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
85 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 33 %

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
5 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 7 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
30 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 8 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
80 %
Total 21 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
90 %
2014
July - December
20 %
Total 20 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures