CenturyLink (formerly CenturyTel Service Group LLC)

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Telecommunications services.

Lobbying Interests:
Any legislation or administrative rules affecting the operations of CenturyTel particularly in the area of telecommunications.

CEO Name:
Duane Ring
Director Government Relations

Contact
LC
Lorenzo Cruz
10 East Doty Street Suite 800
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 441-5730
(608) 441-5731
lorenzo.cruz@centurytel.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michael Rogowski Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Lorenzo Cruz Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Thomas J Springer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Steve Lyons Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Nathan J Halbach Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 405
Assembly Bill 405
Relating to: exemptions from certain taxes and other requirements for work performed by persons from outside the state during a state of emergency declared by the governor. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 84

For
Notification Date
10/26/2015
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 647
Assembly Bill 647
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/4/2016
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 798
Assembly Bill 798
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/4/2016
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 820
Assembly Bill 820
Relating to: duties of the Public Service Commission under the broadband expansion grant program and certification of political subdivisions under that program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 278

For
Notification Date
2/4/2016
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 240
Senate Bill 240
Relating to: provider of last resort obligations of certain telecommunications providers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
8/27/2015
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 334
Senate Bill 334
Relating to: exemptions from certain taxes and other requirements for work performed by persons from outside the state during a state of emergency declared by the governor. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/26/2015
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 519
Senate Bill 519
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/4/2016
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 674
Senate Bill 674
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/4/2016
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
2/27/2015
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.

Administration: Information Technology
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Information Technology

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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.

Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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.

General Fund Taxes: Sales and Excise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Sales and Excise Taxes

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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.

General Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Provisions

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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
2/27/2015
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Direct Aid Payments

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Tax Credits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Tax Credits

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Taxation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Taxation

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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: Create UW System Authority
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System: Create UW System Authority

Notification Date
3/3/2015
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Revises Chapter PSC 160, relating to the review of Universal Service Fund rules.
Agency Name
Public Service Commission (PSC)

Subject
Revises Chapter PSC 160, relating to the review of Universal Service Fund rules.

Register Number: 665 (6/1/2011)
Other
Notification Date
7/29/2015
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

Sales and use tax exemption and income tax credit for sales and use taxes paid on internet equipment used in the broadband market
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Sales and use tax exemption and income tax credit for sales and use taxes paid on internet equipment used in the broadband market

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/11/2016
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.

Competitive Local issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Competitive Local issues

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2015
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.

Incentives for Braodband
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Incentives for Braodband

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2015
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.

Procurement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Procurement

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2015
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2015
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.

Telecom Tax Issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Telecom Tax Issues

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2015
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.

911 Emergency Communications
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
911 Emergency Communications

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2015
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.

Service Quality Issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Service Quality Issues

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/30/2015
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.

Wisconsin State Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin State Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/19/2015
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

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$54,925.00
2015
July - December
$74,150.00
2016
January - June
$74,150.00
2016
July - December
$74,150.00
Total $277,375.00
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
23.00
2015
July - December
32.75
2016
January - June
27.50
2016
July - December
11.00
Total 94.25
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
198.50
2015
July - December
171.00
2016
January - June
146.75
2016
July - December
91.25
Total 607.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: exemptions from certain taxes and other requirements for work performed by persons from outside the state during a state of emergency declared by the governor. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: provider of last resort obligations of certain telecommunications providers. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: exemptions from certain taxes and other requirements for work performed by persons from outside the state during a state of emergency declared by the governor. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
1 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
1 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: duties of the Public Service Commission under the broadband expansion grant program and certification of political subdivisions under that program. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
1 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
1 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: funding for broadband expansion grants and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
1 %
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
15 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 10 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
1 %
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
15 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 10 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 12 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 8 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
1 %
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 15 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 6 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures