Distilled Spirits Council of the United States

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
All issues affecting distilled spirits

Lobbying Interests:
All issues affecting distilled spirits.

CEO Name:
Peter H Cressy
Vice President of the Central Region

Contact
DS
Dale Szyndrowski
1250 I Street NW Ste 400
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 682-8802
(202) 682-8849
dszyndrowski@discus.org
http://www.discus.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
George Klaetsch Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/31/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 5/13/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
AJ Wilson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 5/13/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Bill Neville Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 5/13/2015 Withdrawn On 10/11/2016
Dale Szyndrowski Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 6/4/2015 Withdrawn On N/A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
2/3/2015
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 624
Assembly Bill 624
Relating to: retaining invoices for the sale of malt beverages and intoxicating liquors and the local option for issuing liquor licenses. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 372

For
Notification Date
1/7/2016
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 223
Senate Bill 223
Relating to: retail licenses held by wineries.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/11/2015
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

General Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
5/6/2015
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
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/13/2015
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.

Taste sampling of distilled spirits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Taste sampling of distilled spirits

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/31/2014
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.

Taxation of alcoholic beverages
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Taxation of alcoholic beverages

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/31/2014
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
$41,532.66
2015
July - December
$26,859.13
2016
January - June
$24,999.96
2016
July - December
$24,996.00
Total $118,387.74
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
95.25
2015
July - December
8.00
2016
January - June
0.00
2016
July - December
1.00
Total 104.25
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
130.00
2015
July - December
13.00
2016
January - June
7.00
2016
July - December
15.50
Total 165.50

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
15 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 13 %
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
15 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 13 %
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
10 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: retaining invoices for the sale of malt beverages and intoxicating liquors and the local option for issuing liquor licenses. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
25 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
70 %
2015
July - December
70 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 64 %

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
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
40 %
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
10 %
Total < 1%

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
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 2 %

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
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
40 %
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures