Distilled Spirits Council of the United States

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
All issues affecting distilled spirits

Lobbying Interests:
All issues affecting distilled spirits.

CEO Name:
Chris Swonger
Senior Director of the Central Region

Contact
KB
Kristi Brown
1250 I St NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
(901) 848-4560
(202) 682-8849
kristi.brown@distilledspirits.org
http://www.discus.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Kristi Brown Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/22/2020 Withdrawn On 7/25/2022
George Klaetsch Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/22/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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

For
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.
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

For
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

For
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.
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

For
Notification Date
1/29/2021
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.
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

For
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.
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

For
Notification Date
2/4/2021
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

Delivery of beverage alcohol
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Delivery of beverage alcohol

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.

Cocktails To Go
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cocktails To Go

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.

All topics relating to the Legislative Study Committee on Alcohol Beverages Enforcement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
All topics relating to the Legislative Study Committee on Alcohol Beverages Enforcement

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Matters relating to alcohol beverages regulation and enforcement functions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters relating to alcohol beverages regulation and enforcement functions

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Any matters relating to Distill Pubs
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any matters relating to Distill Pubs

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Three-tier regulation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Three-tier regulation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Taste sampling of distilled spirits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Taste sampling of distilled spirits

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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.

Taxation of alcoholic beverages
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Taxation of alcoholic beverages

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/22/2020
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
$24,999.99
2021
July - December
$25,000.00
2022
January - June
$25,000.00
Total $74,999.99
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
15.00
2021
July - December
13.00
2022
January - June
2.00
Total 30.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
30.00
2021
July - December
39.00
2022
January - June
13.50
Total 82.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
15 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
25 %
2022
July - December
Total 14 %
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
15 %
2021
July - December
50 %
2022
January - June
50 %
2022
July - December
Total 36 %
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
30 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 12 %
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
30 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 12 %

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

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
15 %
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
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
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
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures