Altria Client Services LLC

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Altria Client Serivces LLC and its affiliates - Philip Morris U.S.A. Inc., John Middleton Co., US Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC, and Nu Mark LLC- involved in the manufacturing and selling of tobacco products.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters affecting the manufacture, processing, packaging, distribution, sales, use and taxation of tobacco products.

CEO Name:
Marty Barrington
District Director, State Government Affairs

Contact
GA
Garth Alston
33 East Main St Suite 420
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-0195
(608) 251-0895
garth.r.alston@altria.com
http://www.altria.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Tyler Foti Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/17/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Steven Foti Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/17/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Heather Berlinski Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/17/2014 Withdrawn On 9/3/2015
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/17/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Garth Alston Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/18/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/26/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 95
Assembly Bill 95
Relating to: interest rates on judgments in small claims actions.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/26/2016
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 502
Assembly Bill 502
Relating to: regulation of liquid nicotine packaging, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
12/22/2015
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
Neutral. No position.
Assembly Bill 539
Assembly Bill 539
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
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 628
Assembly Bill 628
Relating to: suspending, revoking, or refusing to renew cigarette and tobacco products retailer licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 275

None
Notification Date
1/19/2016
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 76
Senate Bill 76
Relating to: interest rates on judgments in small claims actions.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/26/2016
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 405
Senate Bill 405
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/16/2015
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
Support of SB405z

Budget Bill Subjects

General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes

Notification Date
6/4/2015
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.

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

Notification Date
6/4/2015
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

Matters relating to the use of vapor products.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters relating to the use of vapor products.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/11/2015
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

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$88,221.79
2015
July - December
$82,695.55
2016
January - June
$81,537.72
2016
July - December
$75,835.59
Total $328,290.65
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
31.75
2015
July - December
27.00
2016
January - June
67.75
2016
July - December
7.00
Total 133.50
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
209.75
2015
July - December
188.50
2016
January - June
162.50
2016
July - December
126.25
Total 687.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: regulation of liquid nicotine packaging, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
14 %
2016
January - June
16 %
2016
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: suspending, revoking, or refusing to renew cigarette and tobacco products retailer licenses. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
69 %
2016
July - December
28 %
Total 24 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
70 %
2015
July - December
42 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 32 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
29 %
2016
January - June
9 %
2016
July - December
3 %
Total 14 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
7 %
2016
January - June
6 %
2016
July - December
69 %
Total 18 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures