TDS Telecommunications Corporation

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Telecommunications service

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation dealing with telecommunications, administrative rules of the Public Service Commission, General Business issues, and efforts to impact taxes.

CEO Name:
David Wittwer
Vice President

Contact
ASP
Andrew S. Petersen
525 Junction Road, Ste 7000
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 664-4155
andrew.petersen@tdstelecom.com
http://www.tdstelecom.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Hannah M Huffman Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Mark Graul Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/10/2017 Withdrawn On N/A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
3/13/2017
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 277
Assembly Bill 277
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/25/2017
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.
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
10/25/2017
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.
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
1/19/2018
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
2/7/2018
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
3/13/2017
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 218
Senate Bill 218
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/2/2017
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 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
5/12/2017
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
10/30/2017
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
2/7/2018
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/13/2017
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Broadband grant funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Broadband grant funding

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/18/2017
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.

Broadband Discussions with Rural Schools Task Force
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Broadband Discussions with Rural Schools Task Force

Action Intended To Affect
legislative

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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.

Police and Fire Protection Fund
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Police and Fire Protection Fund

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/10/2017
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$24,000.00
2017
July - December
$12,000.00
2018
January - June
$12,000.00
2018
July - December
$12,000.00
Total $60,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
22.25
2017
July - December
1.75
2018
January - June
4.50
2018
July - December
2.00
Total 30.50
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
33.50
2017
July - December
12.00
2018
January - June
11.00
2018
July - December
12.75
Total 69.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
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
35 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 20 %
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
35 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 21 %
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
5 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
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
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
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
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
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: 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
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
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
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %

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
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
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
60 %
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
15 %
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
25 %
2018
July - December
15 %
Total 17 %

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
10 %
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
15 %
Total 6 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures