Wisconsin Cable Communications Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Wisconsin cable TV industry.

Lobbying Interests:
Any and all legislation and administrative rules which may affect the Wisconsin cable TV industry.

CEO Name:
Thomas Hanson
Executive Director

Contact
TSH
Thomas S Hanson
22 East Mifflin Street. Ste. 1010
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-1683
(608) 256-6222
thanson@chartermi.net

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Thomas Hanson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2005 Withdrawn On N/A
Thomas E Moore Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2005 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 195
Assembly Bill 195
relating to: retained earnings of telecommunications cooperatives.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/11/2005
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 574
Assembly Bill 574
relating to: the prohibition of certain billing practices for consumer goods or services, lawn care service contracts, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 458

None
Notification Date
8/2/2005
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 892
Assembly Bill 892
relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for sales and use taxes paid on the purchase of Internet equipment used in the broadband market.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/18/2006
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 111
Senate Bill 111
relating to: retained earnings of telecommunications cooperatives.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/11/2005
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 483
Senate Bill 483
relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for sales and use taxes paid on the purchase of Internet equipment used in the broadband market.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 479

Other
Notification Date
4/7/2006
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

Broadband regulation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Broadband regulation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/5/2005
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.

Cable communications systems franchise requirements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cable communications systems franchise requirements

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/5/2005
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.

Legislation dealing with operation of a municipal cable TV business.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation dealing with operation of a municipal cable TV business.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/5/2005
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.

Treatment of patronage capital
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Treatment of patronage capital

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/5/2005
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2005
January - June
$26,609.00
2005
July - December
$27,105.00
2006
January - June
$27,105.00
2006
July - December
$50,143.00
Total $130,962.00
Total Hours Communicating 2005
January - June
35.00
2005
July - December
29.50
2006
January - June
30.75
2006
July - December
12.50
Total 107.75
Total Hours Other 2005
January - June
125.75
2005
July - December
112.75
2006
January - June
155.75
2006
July - December
97.00
Total 491.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

relating to: retained earnings of telecommunications cooperatives.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
25 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 7 %
relating to: retained earnings of telecommunications cooperatives.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
40 %
2005
July - December
20 %
2006
January - June
15 %
2006
July - December
Total 20 %

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

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
15 %
2005
July - December
10 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 6 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
55 %
2006
January - June
70 %
2006
July - December
80 %
Total 49 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
15 %
2005
July - December
10 %
2006
January - June
10 %
2006
July - December
5 %
Total 10 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
5 %
2005
July - December
5 %
2006
January - June
5 %
2006
July - December
15 %
Total 7 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures