Wisconsin Beer Distributors Association Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Represents Wisconsin-permitted beer distribution companies.

Lobbying Interests:
Policies, statutes or regulations affecting the production, distribution, sale and consumption of beverage alcohol, as well as general business issues.

CEO Name:
Nels Rude

Contact
NR
Nels Rude
44 E. Mifflin Street, Suite 305
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 512-1280
nr@thekammergroup.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Bryan Brooks Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/6/2023 Withdrawn On N/A
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/6/2023 Withdrawn On N/A
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/6/2023 Withdrawn On N/A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
11/13/2023
First Communication Date
11/10/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
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
6/12/2023
First Communication Date
6/8/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 988
Assembly Bill 988
Relating to: eliminating minimum markup requirements and the prohibition on sales below cost. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/30/2024
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.
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
3/15/2023
First Communication Date
3/7/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
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
11/10/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
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
6/15/2023
First Communication Date
6/14/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
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

General Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Unfair Sales Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Unfair Sales Act

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Brewery, brewpub and winery licensing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Brewery, brewpub and winery licensing

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Interaction between and regulation of brewers, beer distributors and alcohol retailers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Interaction between and regulation of brewers, beer distributors and alcohol retailers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$26,362.50
2023
July - December
$22,312.50
Total $48,675.00
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
76.75
2023
July - December
56.25
Total 133.00
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
99.00
2023
July - December
92.50
Total 191.50

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
5%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
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
5%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
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
20%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 28%
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
20%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 28%
Relating to: Department of Revenue enforcement and providing a penalty. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
40%
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
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5%

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
5%
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%

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
5%
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures