Wisconsin Beer Distributors Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Represents Wisconsin-permitted beer distribution companies.

Lobbying Interests:
Policies, statutes or regulations affecting the production, distribution, sale and consumption of beverage alcohol, as well as general business issues.

CEO Name:
Jeff Lindemann
Executive Director

Contact
EJ
Eric Jensen
1 South Pinckney Street, Suite 318
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 287-3282
(608) 287-3301
eric@wisbeer.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Bryan Brooks Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Heather Berlinski Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2015 Withdrawn On 2/3/2016
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Eric Jensen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/7/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 279
Assembly Bill 279
Relating to: constructing a sports and entertainment arena and related facilities and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/13/2015
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.
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
12/2/2015
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.
Senate Bill 209
Senate Bill 209
Relating to: constructing a sports and entertainment arena and related facilities and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 60

For
Notification Date
7/13/2015
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.
Senate Bill 212
Senate Bill 212
Relating to: closing hours for retail sales by wineries.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/2/2015
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.
Senate Bill 223
Senate Bill 223
Relating to: retail licenses held by wineries.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/2/2015
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.
Senate Bill 371
Senate Bill 371
Relating to: the minimum price of merchandise sold at wholesale or retail. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/2/2015
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Unfair Sales Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Unfair Sales Act

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/15/2015
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.

Filling and sale of "growlers" at grocery stores.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Filling and sale of "growlers" at grocery stores.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a transportation fuel and state policies related to its infrastructure and development.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a transportation fuel and state policies related to its infrastructure and development.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Cider sampling at wineries.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cider sampling at wineries.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Interaction between and regulation of brewers, beer distributors and alcohol retailers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Interaction between and regulation of brewers, beer distributors and alcohol retailers

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/7/2015
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.

Brewery, brewpub and winery licensing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Brewery, brewpub and winery licensing

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/7/2015
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.

Wisconsin Beer Commission
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Beer Commission

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/7/2015
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
$77,913.13
2015
July - December
$91,697.18
2016
January - June
$77,733.74
2016
July - December
$89,383.38
Total $336,727.42
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
14.00
2015
July - December
22.00
2016
January - June
15.00
2016
July - December
12.75
Total 63.75
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
106.75
2015
July - December
129.25
2016
January - June
103.25
2016
July - December
94.90
Total 434.15

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
2016
January - June
13 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

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
9 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
25 %
2015
July - December
4 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 7 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
43 %
2015
July - December
66 %
2016
January - June
31 %
2016
July - December
26 %
Total 43 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
3 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
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
3 %
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %

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
20 %
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
54 %
2016
July - December
69 %
Total 40 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures