Retail Services & Systems, Inc. d/b/a Total Wine & More

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Retailer of wine, spirits, fermented malt beverages and cigars.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation related to alcohol beverage retailers and licensing

CEO Name:
Kevin Peters

Contact
EC
Edward Cooper
6600 Rockledge Drive, Suite 150
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 547-0807
ecooper@totalwine.com
http://www.totalwine.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 127
Assembly Bill 127
Relating to: the face-to-face requirement for retail sales of alcohol beverages and remote orders for the sale of alcohol beverages to be delivered or picked up on retail licensed premises. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/6/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 304
Assembly Bill 304
Relating to: creating the Division of Alcohol Beverages attached to the Department of Revenue; the regulation of alcohol beverages and enforcement of alcohol beverage laws; interest restrictions relating to, and authorized activities of, brewers, brewpubs,...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/13/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 130
Senate Bill 130
Relating to: the face-to-face requirement for retail sales of alcohol beverages and remote orders for the sale of alcohol beverages to be delivered or picked up on retail licensed premises. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/15/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/20/2022
First Communication Date
1/4/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Issues relating to Class B licenses.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to Class B licenses.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/20/2022
First Communication Date
1/4/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$30,000.00
2023
July - December
$30,000.00
Total $60,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
17.50
2023
July - December
2.00
Total 19.50
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
54.50
2023
July - December
57.25
Total 111.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the face-to-face requirement for retail sales of alcohol beverages and remote orders for the sale of alcohol beverages to be delivered or picked up on retail licensed premises. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
17%
2023
July - December
30%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 23%
Relating to: creating the Division of Alcohol Beverages attached to the Department of Revenue; the regulation of alcohol beverages and enforcement of alcohol beverage laws; interest restrictions relating to, and authorized activities of, brewers, brewpubs, wineries, manufacturers, rectifiers, wholesalers, and retailers; shipping alcohol beverages by means of fulfillment houses and common carriers; the consumption of alcohol beverages in a public place; creating a no-sale event venue permit; creating an operator's permit; liquor licenses transferred from one municipality to another; retailers' authorized activities; liquor license quotas; the safe ride program; the presence of underage persons and conduct of other business on licensed premises; the occupational tax on alcohol beverages; repealing a rule promulgated by the Department of Revenue; granting rule-making authority; and providing a penalty. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
24%
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 18%

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
22%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 12%

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
1%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total < 1%

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
36%
2023
July - December
60%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 47%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures