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
122 W. Washington Ave, Suite 1050
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-8866 x2451
(608) 256-2676
bill.esbeck@wsta.info
http://www.wsta.info

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
William Esbeck Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/14/2012 Withdrawn On N/A
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/12/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 214
Assembly Bill 214
Relating to: ex parte communications in contested cases before the Public Service Commission.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 28

For
Notification Date
5/28/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 462
Assembly Bill 462
Relating to: distributing a sexually explicit image without consent and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/13/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 595
Assembly Bill 595
Relating to: Public Service Commission certificates for certain activities; tampering with telecommunications or electric wires; regulation of pay telephone service providers and cable television telecommunications service providers; accident reporting by ...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 125

For
Notification Date
2/27/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 779
Assembly Bill 779
Relating to: state 911 telecommunications services, police and fire protection fee imposed on certain communications services, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/27/2014
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.
Senate Bill 194
Senate Bill 194
Relating to: ex parte communications in contested cases before the Public Service Commission.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/31/2013
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.
Senate Bill 367
Senate Bill 367
Relating to: distributing a sexually explicit image without consent and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 243

For
Notification Date
2/27/2014
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.
Senate Bill 470
Senate Bill 470
Relating to: Public Service Commission certificates for certain activities; tampering with telecommunications or electric wires; regulation of pay telephone service providers and cable television telecommunications service providers; accident reporting by ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/10/2014
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.
Senate Bill 566
Senate Bill 566
Relating to: state 911 telecommunications services, police and fire protection fee imposed on certain communications services, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2014
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: General Agency Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: General Agency Provisions

Notification Date
3/19/2013
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.

Public Service Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission

Notification Date
3/19/2013
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.

University of Wisconsin System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System

Notification Date
4/17/2013
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Issues relating to rural broadband
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to rural broadband

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/13/2013
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.

Issues relating to Telecommuting
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to Telecommuting

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/20/2013
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.

Issues relating to 911 communications
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to 911 communications

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/12/2013
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

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$68,086.56
2013
July - December
$35,846.71
2014
January - June
$27,042.34
2014
July - December
$27,740.95
Total $158,716.56
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
63.50
2013
July - December
25.25
2014
January - June
22.00
2014
July - December
25.00
Total 135.75
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
140.25
2013
July - December
52.75
2014
January - June
50.25
2014
July - December
38.50
Total 281.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: ex parte communications in contested cases before the Public Service Commission.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
4 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: state 911 telecommunications services, police and fire protection fee imposed on certain communications services, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
13 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: state 911 telecommunications services, police and fire protection fee imposed on certain communications services, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
38 %
2014
July - December
Total 6 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
9 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
80 %
2013
July - December
14 %
2014
January - June
11 %
2014
July - December
Total 44 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
6 %
2013
July - December
40 %
2014
January - June
14 %
2014
July - December
87 %
Total 26 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
24 %
2014
January - June
16 %
2014
July - December
13 %
Total 9 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
13 %
2014
January - June
8 %
2014
July - December
Total 4 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures