Altria Client Services LLC

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Tobacco-related issues for Altria Client Services LLC and its Affiliates -- Philip Morris USA Inc., John Middleton Co., U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., and Helix Innovations LLC.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters affecting the manufacturer, processing, packaging, distribution, sales, use and taxation of tobacco products.

CEO Name:
Billy Gifford
Senior Director, State Government Affairs

Contact
GA
Garth Alston
33 East Main St Suite 420
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-0195
(608) 251-0895
garth.r.alston@altria.com
http://www.altria.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Garth Alston Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/11/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/11/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/11/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Steven M Foti Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/21/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Tyler J Foti Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 12/21/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 348
Assembly Bill 348
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

For
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.
Senate Bill 355
Senate Bill 355
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

For
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/29/2021
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.

Licensing, regulation and enforcement of tobacco sales
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Licensing, regulation and enforcement of tobacco sales

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/29/2021
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.

Legal age of purchase for tobacco products
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legal age of purchase for tobacco products

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/29/2021
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
$96,632.10
2021
July - December
$105,738.42
2022
January - June
$100,162.00
Total $302,532.52
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
16.00
2021
July - December
59.50
2022
January - June
38.50
Total 114.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
133.55
2021
July - December
159.27
2022
January - June
80.99
Total 373.81

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
36 %
2021
July - December
36 %
2022
January - June
49 %
2022
July - December
Total 39 %
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)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
36 %
2021
July - December
55 %
2022
January - June
45 %
2022
July - December
Total 47 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
12 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

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
4 %
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
4 %
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
4 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
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
2 %
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
3 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

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
2 %
2021
July - December
6 %
2022
January - June
3 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures