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Senate Bill 469

Relating To: Relating to: authority of the Public Service Commission over certain telecommunications utilities, telecommunications access charges, universal service fund contributions based on interconnected voice over Internet protocol service, tandem switching provider electronic call records, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Ameritech (Wis Bell Inc) Notified Date 1/25/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/23/2010

Other
Report Date
1/25/2010

CenturyTel Service Group LLC Notified Date 2/6/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/26/2010

None
Report Date
2/6/2010

Citizens Utility Board Notified Date 3/29/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/29/2010

Comments
CUB remains opposed despite the adoption of amendments by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Utilities, Energy and Rail on 3/23/10
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Inc Notified Date 2/22/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/22/2010

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry Notified Date 2/8/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/8/2010

Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Notified Date 4/1/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/1/2010

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 2/12/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/12/2010

Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin Notified Date 3/15/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/15/2010

National Federation of Independent Business Notified Date 2/10/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/10/2010

Sprint Communications Company LP Notified Date 3/25/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/25/2010

Comments
Sprint supports the original bill but opposes the bill with senate amendment 2 which removes provisions relating to access reform.
TDS Telecom Inc Notified Date 1/22/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/22/2010

Time Warner Telecom Notified Date 1/25/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/25/2010

T-Mobile (formerly VoiceStream Wireless) Notified Date 3/1/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
4/1/2010

Against
Report Date
3/1/2010

United States Cellular Corporation Notified Date 1/27/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/24/2010

Against
Report Date
1/27/2010

Verizon Communications Notified Date 1/25/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/25/2010

Comments
Opposed but generally supportive of deregulation and access reform.
Verizon Wireless Notified Date 1/26/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/7/2010

Other
Report Date
1/26/2010

Comments
Authority of the Public Service Commission over certain telecommunications utilities,access charges,universal service fund contributions, tandem switching provider electronic call records, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation
www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/SB469hst.html
Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 1/25/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/25/2010

Wisconsin Business Council Notified Date 2/24/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/24/2010

Wisconsin Cable Communications Association Notified Date 1/30/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/30/2010

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 4/15/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/15/2010

None
Report Date
4/15/2010

Wisconsin Customers for Affordable Local and Long Distance Service Notified Date 1/26/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/30/2010

Comments
Wisconsin CALLS will move to neutral if an amendment identical to Assembly Amendment 1 to Assembly Amendment 3 passes in the Senate.
Against
Report Date
1/26/2010

Wisconsin Economic Development Association Notified Date 3/30/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/30/2010

Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives Notified Date 2/4/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/4/2010

Wisconsin Grocers Association Notified Date 4/8/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/8/2010

Wisconsin Retired Educators Association Notified Date 4/20/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/20/2010

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Notified Date 4/5/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/5/2010

Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association Notified Date 2/1/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/24/2010

None
Report Date
2/1/2010

Lobbying Efforts

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
1270.00
2010
July - December
103.00
Total 1373.00
Ameritech (Wis Bell Inc) 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
375.00
2010
July - December
Total 375.00
CenturyTel Service Group LLC 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
161.00
2010
July - December
22.00
Total 183.00
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
2.00
Total 2.00
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
10.00
2010
July - December
Total 10.00
Sprint Communications Company LP 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
109.00
2010
July - December
28.00
Total 137.00
TDS Telecom Inc 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
71.00
2010
July - December
44.00
Total 115.00
Time Warner Telecom 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
45.00
2010
July - December
Total 45.00
T-Mobile (formerly VoiceStream Wireless) 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
1.00
2010
July - December
Total 1.00
United States Cellular Corporation 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
15.00
2010
July - December
Total 15.00
Verizon Wireless 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
19.00
2010
July - December
2.00
Total 21.00
Wisconsin Business Council 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2.00
2010
July - December
Total 2.00
Wisconsin Cable Communications Association 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
37.00
2010
July - December
Total 37.00
Wisconsin Customers for Affordable Local and Long Distance Service 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
99.00
2010
July - December
Total 99.00
Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
5.00
Total 5.00
Wisconsin State AFL-CIO 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
35.00
2010
July - December
Total 35.00
Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
291.00
2010
July - December
Total 291.00