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

Contact
JF
Joel Frank
P.O. Box 620710
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 836-6000
joelfrank@frankliquor.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Kyle Christianson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/3/2023 Withdrawn On N/A
Eric J Petersen Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/3/2023 Withdrawn On N/A

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

Against
Notification Date
4/4/2023
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 273
Assembly Bill 273
Relating to: Department of Revenue enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/15/2023
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.
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
6/9/2023
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

Against
Notification Date
4/4/2023
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 268
Senate Bill 268
Relating to: Department of Revenue enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 73

For
Notification Date
11/13/2023
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 332
Senate Bill 332
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
6/16/2023
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 888
Senate Bill 888
Relating to: eliminating minimum markup requirements and the prohibition on sales below cost. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/11/2024
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/16/2023
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

Regulation and Enforcement of Alcohol Industry
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation and Enforcement of Alcohol Industry

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/9/2023
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.

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
12/30/2022
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.

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
12/30/2022
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.

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
12/30/2022
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.

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
12/30/2022
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2022
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$92,118.73
2023
July - December
$99,845.43
Total $191,964.16
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
76.50
2023
July - December
68.25
Total 144.75
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
239.00
2023
July - December
225.00
Total 464.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
35%
2023
July - December
35%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 35%
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
40%
2023
July - December
35%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 38%

Budget Bill Subjects

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

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
15%
2023
July - December
30%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 22%

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures