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:
Nels Rude
Executive Director

Contact
NR
Nels Rude
1 S. Pinckney Street, Suite 318
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 512-1280
nr@thekammergroup.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Bryan Brooks Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/17/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/17/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/17/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Eric Jensen Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/18/2018 Withdrawn On 9/13/2019

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 362
Assembly Bill 362
Relating to: remote orders for the sale of alcohol beverages to be picked up on retail licensed premises.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/7/2019
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 363
Assembly Bill 363
Relating to: alcohol beverages delivery and the face-to-face requirement for retail sales of alcohol beverages.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/7/2019
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 571
Assembly Bill 571
Relating to: credit transactions between beer retailers and beer wholesalers.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/28/2019
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 869
Assembly Bill 869
Relating to: creating a private event venue permit issued by the Department of Revenue; the issuance by the Department of Revenue of retail alcohol beverage permits for motor vehicle racetrack grounds and for the state fair park; authorizing caterers to ma...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/24/2020
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 450
Senate Bill 450
Relating to: alcohol beverages delivery and the face-to-face requirement for retail sales of alcohol beverages.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/7/2019
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 544
Senate Bill 544
Relating to: credit transactions between beer retailers and beer wholesalers.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/1/2019
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

Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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 Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.

Health Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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
3/4/2019
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

Responding to Administrative, legislative and regulatory changes caused by COVID-19 including essential business designation and gathering restrictions.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Responding to Administrative, legislative and regulatory changes caused by COVID-19 including essential business designation and gathering restrictions.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/24/2020
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.

Legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/29/2019
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
12/17/2018
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.

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
12/17/2018
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.

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
12/17/2018
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$97,532.61
2019
July - December
$29,150.00
2020
January - June
$21,700.00
2020
July - December
$14,100.00
Total $162,482.61
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
11.50
2019
July - December
22.25
2020
January - June
12.50
2020
July - December
8.75
Total 55.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
65.75
2019
July - December
75.50
2020
January - June
96.00
2020
July - December
85.25
Total 322.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: remote orders for the sale of alcohol beverages to be picked up on retail licensed premises.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: alcohol beverages delivery and the face-to-face requirement for retail sales of alcohol beverages.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: alcohol beverages delivery and the face-to-face requirement for retail sales of alcohol beverages.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: credit transactions between beer retailers and beer wholesalers.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: credit transactions between beer retailers and beer wholesalers.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: creating a private event venue permit issued by the Department of Revenue; the issuance by the Department of Revenue of retail alcohol beverage permits for motor vehicle racetrack grounds and for the state fair park; authorizing caterers to make retail sales of alcohol beverages on racetrack grounds; closing hours for certain alcohol beverage retailers and wineries and hours for retail sales by brewers; and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
Total 7 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
6 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
28 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
33 %
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
25 %
Total 19 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 4 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
40 %
2020
July - December
50 %
Total 24 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
28 %
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 11 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures