Cigar Association of America Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Industry trade association of cigar manufacturers, importers, and suppliers.

Lobbying Interests:
Issues affecting cigars and pipe tobacco.

CEO Name:
Craig Williamson
Vice President - State Relations

Contact
CSN
Chris S Newbry
1100 G Street, NW, Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 223-8204 x3
dcotter@cigarassociation.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Thomas E Moore Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/9/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 422
Assembly Bill 422
Relating to: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/4/2019
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.
Senate Bill 118
Senate Bill 118
Relating to: placement of cigarettes, nicotine products, or tobacco products by retailers and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/4/2019
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.
Senate Bill 364
Senate Bill 364
Relating to: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/4/2019
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Revenue: Collection of Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Collection of Taxes

Notification Date
3/11/2019
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.

Comments
oppose provisions modifying taxation of little cigars

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB-1230 re: sale of vapor products to minors
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-1230 re: sale of vapor products to minors

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/13/2019
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.

Legal smoking age
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legal smoking age

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/13/2019
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.

Cigar ingredients
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cigar ingredients

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/17/2019
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.

Retail product placement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Retail product placement

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/17/2019
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.

Tobacco taxation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tobacco taxation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/17/2019
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$19,650.00
2019
July - December
$24,562.00
2020
January - June
$24,563.00
2020
July - December
$21,288.00
Total $90,063.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
25.50
2019
July - December
10.50
2020
January - June
2.00
2020
July - December
0.00
Total 38.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
14.00
2019
July - December
7.00
2020
January - June
9.50
2020
July - December
12.00
Total 42.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: placement of cigarettes, nicotine products, or tobacco products by retailers and providing a penalty.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: raising the legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of cigarettes and nicotine and tobacco products, providing a legal age for sale, purchase, and possession of vapor products, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
Total 5 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
70 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 35 %

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
10 %
2019
July - December
35 %
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
15 %
Total 17 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
15 %
Total 2 %

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
5 %
2019
July - December
30 %
2020
January - June
30 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 15 %

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
10 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
60 %
Total 21 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures