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:
Angela Bowe
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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/19/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Bryan Brooks Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/19/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/19/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Eric Jensen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/19/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 262
Assembly Bill 262
Relating to: interest restrictions between brewers and retailers, and authorized activities of brewers, in connection with a certain redevelopment project in the city of Milwaukee.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/25/2017
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 433
Assembly Bill 433
Relating to: closing hours for retail sales by wineries.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/5/2018
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.
Assembly Bill 492
Assembly Bill 492
Relating to: creating a distillpub permit authorizing the manufacture, rectification, and sale of distilled spirits; retail interests relating to distillpubs and brewpubs; quotas for retail intoxicating liquor licenses; location and production limits on br...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/13/2017
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 505
Assembly Bill 505
Relating to: the source of supply for temporary retail alcohol beverage licensees.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/21/2017
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 185
Senate Bill 185
Relating to: interest restrictions between brewers and retailers, and authorized activities of brewers, in connection with a certain redevelopment project in the city of Milwaukee.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/24/2017
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 263
Senate Bill 263
Relating to: regulating the sale of prescription drugs and other merchandise below cost. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/15/2018
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 418
Senate Bill 418
Relating to: creating a distillpub permit authorizing the manufacture, rectification, and sale of distilled spirits; retail interests relating to distillpubs and brewpubs; quotas for retail intoxicating liquor licenses; location and production limits on br...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/19/2017
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 428
Senate Bill 428
Relating to: the source of supply for temporary retail alcohol beverage licensees.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/19/2017
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 801
Senate Bill 801
Relating to: creating a resort manufacturer permit authorizing the production and sale of intoxicating liquor, and activities and retail interests of resort manufacturers; creating an Office of Alcohol Beverages Enforcement attached to the Department of Re...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/14/2018
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

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

Notification Date
4/24/2017
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Creation of Distillpub Permit (LRB-3969)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creation of Distillpub Permit (LRB-3969)

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/17/2017
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.

LRB-3614 - "Distill pubs" and changes to alcohol regulation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-3614 - "Distill pubs" and changes to alcohol regulation.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/10/2017
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.

LRB-3352/1 -- retail-to-retail alcohol sales for temporary retail license holders
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-3352/1 -- retail-to-retail alcohol sales for temporary retail license holders

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/10/2017
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.

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
1/19/2017
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.

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
1/19/2017
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.

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
1/19/2017
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.

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
1/19/2017
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$106,365.37
2017
July - December
$97,286.84
2018
January - June
$94,541.24
2018
July - December
$81,810.54
Total $380,003.99
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
29.00
2017
July - December
44.00
2018
January - June
19.00
2018
July - December
11.50
Total 103.50
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
168.75
2017
July - December
140.75
2018
January - June
73.25
2018
July - December
67.00
Total 449.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: creating a distillpub permit authorizing the manufacture, rectification, and sale of distilled spirits; retail interests relating to distillpubs and brewpubs; quotas for retail intoxicating liquor licenses; location and production limits on brewpubs; retail sales of intoxicating liquor by brewers; retail licenses held by wineries and closing hours for retail sales by wineries; small winery cooperative wholesalers; minimum customer requirements for alcohol beverage wholesalers; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
9 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: creating a resort manufacturer permit authorizing the production and sale of intoxicating liquor, and activities and retail interests of resort manufacturers; creating an Office of Alcohol Beverages Enforcement attached to the Department of Revenue and transferring alcohol beverages regulation and enforcement functions to this office; and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
6 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
50 %
2017
July - December
11 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 22 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
8 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
27 %
2017
July - December
21 %
2018
January - June
48 %
2018
July - December
90 %
Total 37 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
6 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
18 %
2018
January - June
17 %
2018
July - December
Total 9 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
22 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 7 %

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
5 %
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
14 %
2018
July - December
Total 5 %

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
10 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 11 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures