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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Garth Alston Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/14/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/14/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/14/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Steven M Foti Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Tyler J Foti Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 159
Assembly Bill 159
Relating to: policies regulating the use of electronic smoking devices on school district property.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/29/2017
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 225
Assembly Bill 225
Relating to: placement of cigarettes, nicotine products, or tobacco products by retailers and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/23/2017
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 359
Assembly Bill 359
Relating to: regulating the sale of prescription drugs and other merchandise below cost. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/29/2017
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 773
Assembly Bill 773
Relating to: discovery of information in court proceedings; procedural requirements relating to class actions; consumer lawsuit lending; the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; agreements by the secretary of revenue to allow third-party audit...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 235

For
Notification Date
2/12/2018
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 263
Senate Bill 263
Relating to: regulating the sale of prescription drugs and other merchandise below cost. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/29/2017
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 645
Senate Bill 645
Relating to: discovery of information in court proceedings; procedural requirements relating to class actions; consumer lawsuit lending; the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; agreements by the secretary of revenue to allow third-party audit...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2018
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
5/23/2017
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
Monitoring and general interest at this time.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$66,312.20
2017
July - December
$62,892.48
2018
January - June
$78,751.63
2018
July - December
$87,141.14
Total $295,097.45
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
4.25
2017
July - December
31.75
2018
January - June
12.25
2018
July - December
4.00
Total 52.25
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
149.00
2017
July - December
251.50
2018
January - June
167.75
2018
July - December
136.65
Total 704.90

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: regulating the sale of prescription drugs and other merchandise below cost. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
1 %
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: policies regulating the use of electronic smoking devices on school district property.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2 %
2017
July - December
8 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: placement of cigarettes, nicotine products, or tobacco products by retailers and providing a penalty.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2 %
2017
July - December
8 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: discovery of information in court proceedings; procedural requirements relating to class actions; consumer lawsuit lending; the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; agreements by the secretary of revenue to allow third-party audits related to unclaimed property; interest rates for overdue insurance claims; and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
4 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: discovery of information in court proceedings; procedural requirements relating to class actions; consumer lawsuit lending; the statute of limitations for certain civil actions; agreements by the secretary of revenue to allow third-party audits related to unclaimed property; interest rates for overdue insurance claims; and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
4 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
6 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
17 %
2018
July - December
18 %
Total 12 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
4 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
4 %
Total 2 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
85 %
2017
July - December
73 %
2018
January - June
75 %
2018
July - December
78 %
Total 77 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures