Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Telecommunications-local exchange carriers, wireless and internet and video service providers.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation regarding the taxation or regulation of telecommunications, broadband, video and internet services.

CEO Name:
William C. Esbeck
Executive Director

Contact
WCE
William C. Esbeck
121 E. Wilson Street, Suite 102
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-8866
(608) 256-2676
bill.esbeck@wsta.info

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
William Esbeck Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Christopher LaRowe Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2011 Withdrawn On 1/19/2012

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 14
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 14
Relating to: regulation of telecommunications utilities and alternative telecommunications utilities; telecommunications provider of last-resort obligations; telecommunications intrastate switched access rates; interconnected voice over Internet protocol s...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/28/2011
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.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 13
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 13
Relating to: regulation of telecommunications utilities and alternative telecommunications utilities; telecommunications provider of last-resort obligations; telecommunications intrastate switched access rates; interconnected voice over Internet protocol s...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 22

For
Notification Date
5/2/2011
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 14
Assembly Bill 14
Relating to: county and municipal expenditures for emergency services.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/28/2011
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 61
Assembly Bill 61
Relating to: creating an income and franchise tax credit for constructing and operating a data center that is designed for maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/3/2011
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 228
Assembly Bill 228
Relating to: exemptions from securities registration requirements.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 178

Other
Notification Date
11/23/2011
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 359
Assembly Bill 359
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for providing broadband service.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
11/4/2011
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 473
Assembly Bill 473
Relating to: delaying the restrictions on participation by the University of Wisconsin System in selling or providing telecommunications services.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/10/2012
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 571
Assembly Bill 571
Relating to: regulating certain service contracts and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/29/2012
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.
Comments
Support with amendment LRBa2518/1
Senate Bill 31
Senate Bill 31
Relating to: creating an income and franchise tax credit for constructing and operating a data center that is designed for maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact and providing an exemption from rule-making procedures.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/3/2011
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 85
Senate Bill 85
Relating to: theft of certain services and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 110

Other
Notification Date
11/4/2011
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 185
Senate Bill 185
Relating to: regulating text messages as telephone solicitations for purposes of the no call list.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 197

Other
Notification Date
9/15/2011
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 375
Senate Bill 375
Relating to: delaying the restrictions on participation by the University of Wisconsin System in selling or providing telecommunications services.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/10/2012
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 492
Senate Bill 492
Relating to: regulating certain service contracts and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 226

For
Notification Date
2/29/2012
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.
Comments
Support with amendment LRBa2518/1

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Tax incentives for broadband deployment and telecommuter investments.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tax incentives for broadband deployment and telecommuter investments.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
11/4/2011
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.

Carrier-to-carrier compensation (i.e. access charges)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Carrier-to-carrier compensation (i.e. access charges)

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to regulatory parity and pricing flexibility
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to regulatory parity and pricing flexibility

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to the Universal Service Fund
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to the Universal Service Fund

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Wisconsin's BadgerNet Converged Network (BCN).
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin's BadgerNet Converged Network (BCN).

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
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

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$108,537.69
2011
July - December
$13,784.91
2012
January - June
$10,053.78
2012
July - December
$12,616.87
Total $144,993.25
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
134.00
2011
July - December
43.00
2012
January - June
15.00
2012
July - December
5.00
Total 197.00
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
276.00
2011
July - December
84.00
2012
January - June
50.00
2012
July - December
23.00
Total 433.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: regulation of telecommunications utilities and alternative telecommunications utilities; telecommunications provider of last-resort obligations; telecommunications intrastate switched access rates; interconnected voice over Internet protocol service; and use of transmission equipment and property by video service providers.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
3 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: regulation of telecommunications utilities and alternative telecommunications utilities; telecommunications provider of last-resort obligations; telecommunications intrastate switched access rates; interconnected voice over Internet protocol service; and use of transmission equipment and property by video service providers.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
6 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for providing broadband service.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
16 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: delaying the restrictions on participation by the University of Wisconsin System in selling or providing telecommunications services.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
46 %
2012
July - December
100 %
Total 9 %
Relating to: delaying the restrictions on participation by the University of Wisconsin System in selling or providing telecommunications services.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
51 %
2012
July - December
Total 5 %

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

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
15 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 10 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
27 %
2011
July - December
83 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 34 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
49 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 32 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
1 %
2012
January - June
3 %
2012
July - December
Total < 1%

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures