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
44 E. Mifflin Street, Suite 305
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 512-1280
nr@thekammergroup.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/28/2021
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 5
Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: facilitating and prioritizing COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/28/2021
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 70
Assembly Bill 70
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
2/19/2021
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 71
Assembly Bill 71
Relating to: alcohol beverages delivery and the face-to-face requirement for retail sales of alcohol beverages.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/19/2021
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 231
Assembly Bill 231
Relating to: the issuance by the Department of Revenue of retail alcohol beverage permits for motor vehicle racetrack grounds and authorizing caterers to make retail sales of alcohol beverages on racetrack grounds. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/12/2021
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 250
Assembly Bill 250
Relating to: Department of Revenue enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/10/2022
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 277
Assembly Bill 277
Relating to: sales of alcohol beverages at the state fair park.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 43

Other
Notification Date
4/19/2021
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 336
Assembly Bill 336
Relating to: participation in federal unemployment benefit programs and work search requirements for unemployment insurance. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/26/2021
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 364
Assembly Bill 364
Relating to: the penalty for a retailer's purchasing or possessing of alcohol beverages from a source other than a wholesaler and credit transactions between retailers and wholesalers.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/1/2021
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 1034
Assembly Bill 1034
Relating to: the sales territories of beer wholesalers and self-distribution by brewers.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2022
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 1035
Assembly Bill 1035
Relating to: distribution of intoxicating liquor to retailers by manufacturers, rectifiers, wineries, and out-of-state shippers.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2022
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 22
Senate Bill 22
Relating to: the retail sale of intoxicating liquor by the glass for consumption away from the licensed premises.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/2/2021
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 56
Senate Bill 56
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
2/3/2021
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 57
Senate Bill 57
Relating to: alcohol beverages delivery and the face-to-face requirement for retail sales of alcohol beverages.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/3/2021
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 266
Senate Bill 266
Relating to: the issuance by the Department of Revenue of retail alcohol beverage permits for motor vehicle racetrack grounds and authorizing caterers to make retail sales of alcohol beverages on racetrack grounds. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 39

Other
Notification Date
4/12/2021
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 282
Senate Bill 282
Relating to: sales of alcohol beverages at the state fair park.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/12/2021
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
WBDA is neutral on the bill with the adoption of SSA1 in committee.
Senate Bill 285
Senate Bill 285
Relating to: Department of Revenue enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/10/2022
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 354
Senate Bill 354
Relating to: participation in federal unemployment benefit programs and work search requirements for unemployment insurance. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/26/2021
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 959
Senate Bill 959
Relating to: the sales territories of beer wholesalers and self-distribution by brewers.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2022
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 960
Senate Bill 960
Relating to: distribution of intoxicating liquor to retailers by manufacturers, rectifiers, wineries, and out-of-state shippers.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2022
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 Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
3/9/2021
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: Collection of Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Collection of Taxes

Notification Date
3/9/2021
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
3/9/2021
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.

State Fair Park Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
State Fair Park Board

Notification Date
3/9/2021
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

State government response to COVID-19 pandemic
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State government response to COVID-19 pandemic

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/5/2021
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
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/5/2021
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
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/5/2021
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.

Alcohol beverage delivery
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Alcohol beverage delivery

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/5/2021
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
1/5/2021
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
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/5/2021
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

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$16,825.00
2021
July - December
$26,937.50
2022
January - June
$14,831.00
Total $58,593.50
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
39.00
2021
July - December
23.25
2022
January - June
24.00
Total 86.25
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
117.75
2021
July - December
84.50
2022
January - June
59.25
Total 261.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: sales of alcohol beverages at the state fair park.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: sales of alcohol beverages at the state fair park.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the penalty for a retailer's purchasing or possessing of alcohol beverages from a source other than a wholesaler and credit transactions between retailers and wholesalers.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: remote orders for the sale of alcohol beverages to be picked up on retail licensed premises.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: alcohol beverages delivery and the face-to-face requirement for retail sales of alcohol beverages.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: alcohol beverages delivery and the face-to-face requirement for retail sales of alcohol beverages.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: Department of Revenue enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the sales territories of beer wholesalers and self-distribution by brewers.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: distribution of intoxicating liquor to retailers by manufacturers, rectifiers, wineries, and out-of-state shippers.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: the sales territories of beer wholesalers and self-distribution by brewers.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: distribution of intoxicating liquor to retailers by manufacturers, rectifiers, wineries, and out-of-state shippers.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
45 %
2022
January - June
30 %
2022
July - December
Total 30 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
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
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures