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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Nels A Rude Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/16/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Peter Kammer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/16/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
William Esbeck Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/16/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 123
Assembly Bill 123
Relating to: the information technology block grant program, the broadband expansion grant program, waiving certain fees and appraisals, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2017
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 348
Assembly Bill 348
Relating to: limiting the authority of the state and political subdivisions to regulate wireless facilities and authorizing political subdivisions to impose setback requirements for certain mobile service support structures. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/12/2017
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 532
Assembly Bill 532
Relating to: one-call system enforcement and other requirements, Public Service Commission authority regarding state energy policy, settlements between parties in Public Service Commission dockets, various public utility regulatory requirements, the regula...

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 136

For
Notification Date
10/18/2017
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 583
Assembly Bill 583
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for services performed during a disaster period by electric cooperatives or telecommunications utilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 290

For
Notification Date
11/2/2017
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 788
Assembly Bill 788
Relating to: privacy and security of customer information obtained by a broadband Internet access service provider and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/12/2018
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 917
Assembly Bill 917
Relating to: Telecommuter Forward! community certification and creating a Telecommuter Forward! council.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 342

For
Notification Date
2/6/2018
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 49
Senate Bill 49
Relating to: the information technology block grant program, the broadband expansion grant program, waiving certain fees and appraisals, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/1/2017
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 233
Senate Bill 233
Relating to: privacy and security of customer information obtained by a broadband Internet access service provider and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/12/2017
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 501
Senate Bill 501
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for services performed during a disaster period by electric cooperatives or telecommunications utilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/2/2017
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 756
Senate Bill 756
Relating to: Telecommuter Forward! community certification and creating a Telecommuter Forward! council.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/5/2018
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 Right of Way permitting.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to Right of Way permitting.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/3/2018
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 related to the taxation of telecommunications companies.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to the taxation of telecommunications companies.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/13/2018
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 the PSC Remainder Assessment.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to the PSC Remainder Assessment.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/21/2017
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.

Items/issues related to telecommuting.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Items/issues related to telecommuting.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/7/2017
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.

Exemption on sales and use tax for disaster relief work performed during a declared state of emergency.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Exemption on sales and use tax for disaster relief work performed during a declared state of emergency.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/25/2017
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.

Internet Privacy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Internet Privacy

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/9/2017
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.

Related to Small Cell deployment
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Related to Small Cell deployment

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/20/2017
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 rural broadband
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to rural broadband

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/16/2016
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.

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
12/16/2016
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.

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
12/16/2016
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.

Rural Broadband Expansion Grants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rural Broadband Expansion Grants

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/16/2016
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$42,963.41
2017
July - December
$28,475.36
2018
January - June
$29,469.74
2018
July - December
$31,961.01
Total $132,869.52
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
74.75
2017
July - December
13.50
2018
January - June
29.00
2018
July - December
14.75
Total 132.00
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
134.50
2017
July - December
53.25
2018
January - June
70.25
2018
July - December
46.00
Total 304.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the information technology block grant program, the broadband expansion grant program, waiving certain fees and appraisals, and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
3 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: privacy and security of customer information obtained by a broadband Internet access service provider and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
3 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: limiting the authority of the state and political subdivisions to regulate wireless facilities and authorizing political subdivisions to impose setback requirements for certain mobile service support structures. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
4 %
2017
July - December
6 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the information technology block grant program, the broadband expansion grant program, waiving certain fees and appraisals, and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for services performed during a disaster period by electric cooperatives or telecommunications utilities. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
9 %
2018
January - June
9 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: one-call system enforcement and other requirements, Public Service Commission authority regarding state energy policy, settlements between parties in Public Service Commission dockets, various public utility regulatory requirements, the regulation of utility facilities under a county construction site erosion control and storm water management zoning ordinance, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
13 %
2018
January - June
4 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: privacy and security of customer information obtained by a broadband Internet access service provider and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: a sales and use tax exemption for services performed during a disaster period by electric cooperatives or telecommunications utilities. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
7 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: Telecommuter Forward! community certification and creating a Telecommuter Forward! council.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
35 %
2018
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: Telecommuter Forward! community certification and creating a Telecommuter Forward! council.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
35 %
2018
July - December
Total 8 %

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

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
72 %
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 36 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
6 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
13 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
40 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 6 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
62 %
Total 9 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
8 %
2017
July - December
7 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
11 %
Total 8 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
22 %
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures