•The name and address of the consignee of the shipment.
•The date of the shipment.
•The quantity of the beer or liquor shipped to the consignee.
•The parcel tracking number, waybill number, or other identifying number for
The reporting requirement created by the bill first applies to shipments of alcohol
beverages into the state occurring on the first day of the 3rd month after the bill takes
effect. If a common carrier fails to submit a report required under the bill, then the
common carrier will be subject to a forfeiture of not more than $2,000.
The name and address of the consignee of the shipment reported by a common
carrier must be kept confidential by DOR and is not subject to public copying or inspection
under the public records law. The bill also specifies all other information in the reports
submitted by common carriers are not confidential and are subject to the public records
Any common carrier required to submit reports under the bill must maintain for
3 years all records related to the reports, as well as any other record required to be kept
under current law related to the purchase, sale, production, storage, warehousing,
importation, or transportation of alcohol beverages. The bill also requires DOR to retain
for 3 years all reports submitted under the bill and all records received by it relating to
The bill specifies that nothing in the bill alters the requirement that a person
shipping alcohol beverages into this state obtain all required permits under ch. 125,
stats., (the Alcohol Beverages Chapter) prior to shipment, including any direct wine
shippers' permit. The provisions created under the bill also do not grant a manufacturer,
rectifier, or shipper of alcohol beverages, including a winery, authority to ship alcohol
beverages into this state. Lastly, the bill specifies that nothing in the bill alters the
face-to-face sales requirement found in the Alcohol Beverages Chapter.
125.02 (4r) of the statutes is created to read:
“Common carrier" means any of the following:
(a) “Common carrier” as defined in 15 USC 375
(b) Every railroad company, express company, common or contract carrier, and 5
every firm or corporation, that brings, carries, or transports into this state alcohol 6
beverages from outside this state.
125.20 of the statutes is created to read:
8125.20 Common carrier shipments into state. (1)
No later than the 15th 9
day of each month, any common carrier that transports into and delivers within this
state any alcohol beverages shall submit a verified report to the department, in the 2
form and manner prescribed by the department, that includes all of the following 3
information for each shipment of alcohol beverages during the preceding month:
(a) The name and address of the person that manufactured or rectified the 5
(b) The name and address of the consignor of the shipment, if different from the 7
person that manufactured or rectified the alcohol beverages.
(c) The name and address of the consignee of the shipment.
(d) The date of the shipment.
(e) The type and quantity of alcohol beverages shipped to the consignee.
(f) The parcel tracking number, waybill number, or other identifying number 12
for the shipment.
The department shall keep confidential the information under sub. (1) (c) 14
and (f), and this information is not subject to public copying or inspection under s. 15
19.35 (1), but all other information included in a report under sub. (1) is subject to 16
public copying and inspection under s. 19.35 (1) and may not be treated by the 17
department as confidential under any provision of s. 71.78, 71.83, or 139.11 (4).
If a common carrier fails to submit a report required under sub. (1), the 19
common carrier is subject to a forfeiture of not more than $2,000.
Nothing in this section alters the requirement that a person shipping 21
alcohol beverages into this state obtain all required permits under this chapter prior 22
to shipment, including any permit under s. 125.535. Nothing in this section grants 23
a manufacturer, rectifier, or shipper of alcohol beverages, including a winery, 24
authority to ship alcohol beverages into this state. Nothing in this section alters the 25
face-to-face sales requirement in ss. 125.272 and 125.51 (6).
139.08 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
139.08 (5) Retention of certain records.
Notwithstanding any retention 3
schedule established for the department's records under s. 16.61, the department 4
shall retain for 3 years after receipt by the department all reports submitted to the 5
department under s. 125.20 (1) and all records received by the department relating 6
to these reports.
139.11 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
139.11 (1) Preservation of records.
Every person who manufactures, 9
rectifies, distributes, imports, transports, stores, warehouses, or sells intoxicating 10
liquor or fermented malt beverages shall keep complete and accurate records of all 11
such liquor or malt beverages purchased, sold, manufactured, rectified, brewed, 12
fermented, distilled, produced, stored, warehoused, imported, or transported within 13
this state. Such records shall be of a kind and in the form prescribed by the secretary 14
and shall be safely preserved to ensure accessibility for inspection by the secretary. 15
A person required to keep records under this subsection may keep such records in 16
electronic form only. Any common carrier required to submit reports under s. 125.20
17shall maintain, for 3 years, all records related to the reports or otherwise required
18to be kept under this subsection.
(1) This act first applies to shipments of alcohol beverages into this state 21
occurring on the first day of the 3rd month beginning after the effective date of this 22