RAI Services Company (formerly Reynolds American Inc.)

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Tobacco manufacturer.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation impacting RAI Services Company.; tobacco issues. Topics: Tax of tobacco products Regulation of internet tobacco sales Statewide smoking policies Tax Stamp Study The electronic cigarette Budget Bill Subjects: Dept. of Revenue

CEO Name:
Guy Meldrum
Senior Regional Director, State Government Relations

Contact
SK
Steve Kottak
401 North Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27102
(336) 741-3372
(336) 728-7552
woodt@rjrt.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Jeff M Fitzgerald Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/12/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Eric J Petersen Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/12/2021 Withdrawn On N/A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
9/7/2021
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
9/7/2021
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

Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Central Administrative Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Central Administrative Services

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.

Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Food Safety and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Food Safety and Consumer Protection

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Revenue: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Departmentwide

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.

Revenue: State and Local Finance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: State and Local Finance

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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

The electronic cigarette
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The electronic cigarette

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Tax Stamp Study
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tax Stamp Study

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Statewide smoking policies.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Statewide smoking policies.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Regulation of internet tobacco sales.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of internet tobacco sales.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Tax of tobacco products.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tax of tobacco products.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

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.

Issues related to Governor Evers' Public Health Emergency Declaration and COVID-19 Response.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to Governor Evers' Public Health Emergency Declaration and COVID-19 Response.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$82,057.80
2021
July - December
$83,115.61
2022
January - June
$81,352.60
Total $246,526.02
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
11.00
2021
July - December
5.00
2022
January - June
6.00
Total 22.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
32.50
2021
July - December
43.00
2022
January - June
24.00
Total 99.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 16 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 16 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 17 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 17 %

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
15 %
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 18 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 18 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures