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:
Joel Frank
President

Contact
JF
Joel Frank
P.O. Box 620710
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 836-6000
(608) 836-1140
joelfrank@frankliquor.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Eric J Petersen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Robert Welch Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
William J McCoshen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 18
Assembly Bill 18
Relating to: taste samples of intoxicating liquor provided on certain retail licensed premises.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 10

For
Notification Date
1/30/2015
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 21
Assembly Bill 21
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2015 legislature.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/12/2015
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 286
Assembly Bill 286
Relating to: closing hours for retail sales by wineries.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/30/2015
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 317
Assembly Bill 317
Relating to: retail licenses held by wineries.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/30/2015
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 320
Assembly Bill 320
Relating to: temporary alcohol beverage retail licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/27/2015
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 452
Assembly Bill 452
Relating to: the minimum price of merchandise sold at wholesale or retail. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/2/2015
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 642
Assembly Bill 642
Relating to: retail licenses held by wineries.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/12/2016
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 16
Senate Bill 16
Relating to: taste samples of intoxicating liquor provided on certain retail licensed premises.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/5/2015
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.
Senate Bill 21
Senate Bill 21
Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2015 legislature.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 55

None
Notification Date
2/12/2015
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.
Senate Bill 212
Senate Bill 212
Relating to: closing hours for retail sales by wineries.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/26/2015
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.
Senate Bill 223
Senate Bill 223
Relating to: retail licenses held by wineries.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/26/2015
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.
Senate Bill 236
Senate Bill 236
Relating to: temporary alcohol beverage retail licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 62

None
Notification Date
8/26/2015
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.
Senate Bill 283
Senate Bill 283
Relating to: authorized activities of Class A beer retailers and of brewers.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/13/2015
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.

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
5/21/2015
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
5/21/2015
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.

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

Notification Date
3/13/2015
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.

Revenue: Lottery Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Lottery Administration

Notification Date
3/13/2015
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.

Revenue: Tax Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Tax Administration

Notification Date
3/13/2015
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

Franchise protection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Franchise protection

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/21/2015
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.

Liquor taxation and regulation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Liquor taxation and regulation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/28/2015
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.

legislation affecting Wisconsin's dealership law and all areas of franchise legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
legislation affecting Wisconsin's dealership law and all areas of franchise legislation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2014
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.

legislation relating to the three-tier distribution system.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
legislation relating to the three-tier distribution system.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2014
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$54,303.25
2015
July - December
$47,986.25
2016
January - June
$22,607.25
2016
July - December
$29,881.75
Total $154,778.50
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
15.75
2015
July - December
11.50
2016
January - June
2.75
2016
July - December
6.00
Total 36.00
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
16.50
2015
July - December
17.50
2016
January - June
22.00
2016
July - December
29.50
Total 85.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: taste samples of intoxicating liquor provided on certain retail licensed premises.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: taste samples of intoxicating liquor provided on certain retail licensed premises.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: closing hours for retail sales by wineries.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: retail licenses held by wineries.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: temporary alcohol beverage retail licenses. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the minimum price of merchandise sold at wholesale or retail. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: closing hours for retail sales by wineries.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: retail licenses held by wineries.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: temporary alcohol beverage retail licenses. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: authorized activities of Class A beer retailers and of brewers.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: retail licenses held by wineries.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 9 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

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
20 %
2015
July - December
12 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 14 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
30 %
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 16 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 6 %

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
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures