Wisconsin Wine and Spirit Institute

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Wine and spirit wholesalers.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and administrative rules affecting the sale of wine and spirits in Wisconsin.

CEO Name:
Joel Frank
President

Contact
JF
Joel Frank
P.O. Box 620710
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 836-6000
(608) 836-1140
joelfrank@frankliquor.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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On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
1/19/2021
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 32
Assembly Bill 32
Relating to: the retail sale of intoxicating liquor by the glass for consumption away from the licensed premises.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 21

Other
Notification Date
2/13/2021
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
2/23/2021
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
2/23/2021
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

None
Notification Date
4/13/2021
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 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
4/20/2021
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 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
2/8/2021
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
2/8/2021
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
2/8/2021
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

None
Notification Date
4/13/2021
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

Against
Notification Date
4/13/2021
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
2/13/2022
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

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

Notification Date
2/22/2021
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
2/22/2021
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: State and Local Finance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: State and Local Finance

Notification Date
2/22/2021
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief

Notification Date
2/22/2021
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
2/22/2021
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

Liquor control commission
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Liquor control commission

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/31/2020
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.

legislation relating to the three-tier distribution system.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
legislation relating to the three-tier distribution system.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/31/2020
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.

legislation affecting Wisconsin's dealership law and all areas of franchise legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
legislation affecting Wisconsin's dealership law and all areas of franchise legislation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/31/2020
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.

Liquor taxation and regulation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Liquor taxation and regulation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/31/2020
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.

Franchise protection
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Franchise protection

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/31/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$62,284.12
2021
July - December
$90,318.89
2022
January - June
$85,535.10
Total $238,138.11
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
17.00
2021
July - December
20.50
2022
January - June
25.00
Total 62.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
63.75
2021
July - December
123.00
2022
January - June
72.00
Total 258.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the retail sale of intoxicating liquor by the glass for consumption away from the 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 2 %
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
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
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
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
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
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
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
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
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
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

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 1 %
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 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 10 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %

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
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 9 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

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
30 %
2021
July - December
30 %
2022
January - June
30 %
2022
July - December
Total 30 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures