Verizon and its Affiliates (formerly Verizon Wireless)

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Wireless telecommunications.

Lobbying Interests:
Lobby the legislature and administration regarding all telecom related issues.

CEO Name:
Hans Vestburg

Contact
MC
Melia Carter
103 N Hamilton
Madison, WI 53703
(708) 224-1900
melia.carter@verizon.com
http://www.verizonwireless.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 2
Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/15/2023
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 245
Assembly Bill 245
Relating to: county and municipal aid; imposing a city sales tax and an additional county sales tax to pay the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of city and county retirement systems; requiring newly hired city and county employees of certain city agenc...

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 12

Other
Notification Date
5/17/2023
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 275
Assembly Bill 275
Relating to: damages claims relating to delayed relocation of utilities in a highway right-of-way and modifying administrative rules promulgated by the Department of Transportation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/9/2023
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 303
Assembly Bill 303
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/8/2023
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 371
Assembly Bill 371
Relating to: exempting personal property from the tax imposed on telephone companies. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/2/2024
First Communication Date
1/2/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 568
Assembly Bill 568
Relating to: software security measures for text messages, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/1/2023
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 2
Senate Bill 2
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/30/2023
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 270
Senate Bill 270
Relating to: damages claims relating to delayed relocation of utilities in a highway right-of-way and modifying administrative rules promulgated by the Department of Transportation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 46

Against
Notification Date
6/9/2023
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 323
Senate Bill 323
Relating to: exempting personal property from the tax imposed on telephone companies. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/9/2023
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 538
Senate Bill 538
Relating to: software security measures for text messages, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/6/2023
First Communication Date
11/6/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Public Service Commission: Grant Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Grant Programs

Notification Date
3/14/2023
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.

Public Service Commission: Regulation of Public Utilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Regulation of Public Utilities

Notification Date
3/14/2023
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.

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

Notification Date
3/14/2023
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2023
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.

Cellular Service Siting
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Cellular Service Siting

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2023
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2023
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 Reform/Police and Fire Protection Fee
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
911 Reform/Police and Fire Protection Fee

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2023
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

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$25,655.02
2023
July - December
$25,000.02
Total $50,655.04
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
34.25
2023
July - December
16.00
Total 50.25
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
227.75
2023
July - December
111.75
Total 339.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%
Relating to: exempting personal property from the tax imposed on telephone companies. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
20%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 13%
Relating to: county and municipal aid; imposing a city sales tax and an additional county sales tax to pay the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of city and county retirement systems; requiring newly hired city and county employees of certain city agencies and counties to be enrolled in the Wisconsin Retirement System; fire and police commissions of first class cities; eliminating the personal property tax; reporting certain crimes and other incidents that occur on school property or school transportation; advisory referenda; local health officers; local public protection services; exceptions to local levy limits; local regulation of certain quarry operations; emergency services; local approval of projects and activities under the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson Stewardship 2000 Program; requiring a referendum; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
20%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 13%

Budget Bill Subjects

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures