TDS Telecommunications Corporation

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Telecommunications service

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

CEO Name:
Jim Butman

Contact
KB
Kit Beyer
525 Junction Road
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 664-4428
kit.beyer@tdstelecom.com
http://www.tdstelecom.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 272
Assembly Bill 272
Relating to: an income and franchise tax exemption for broadband expansion grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/19/2023
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

For
Notification Date
6/6/2023
First Communication Date
6/6/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 356
Assembly Bill 356
Relating to: grants for incumbent local exchange carriers for costs associated with Next Generation 911 and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/18/2023
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
1/18/2024
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 466
Assembly Bill 466
Relating to: consumer data protection and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/11/2023
First Communication Date
10/11/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 266
Senate Bill 266
Relating to: an income and franchise tax exemption for broadband expansion grants. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/3/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal 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
1/18/2024
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 325
Senate Bill 325
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 77

For
Notification Date
6/13/2023
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 371
Senate Bill 371
Relating to: grants for incumbent local exchange carriers for costs associated with Next Generation 911 and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/21/2023
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 384
Senate Bill 384
Relating to: determining the lawful presence of a person arrested for or charged with a crime or certain civil violations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Undisclosed
Notification Date
12/29/2023
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.
Comments
Registered inadvertently. Please disregard.
Senate Bill 642
Senate Bill 642
Relating to: consumer data protection and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/19/2023
First Communication Date
12/19/2023
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

Military Affairs: Emergency Management Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Military Affairs: Emergency Management Services

Notification Date
5/23/2023
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/26/2023
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: Grant Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission: Grant Programs

Notification Date
2/26/2023
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.

Revenue: Collection of Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Collection of Taxes

Notification Date
3/6/2023
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.

Comments
Interest Deduction Limitation

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB 2922: Next Generation 911 Cost Recovery for Originating Providers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2922: Next Generation 911 Cost Recovery for Originating Providers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/27/2023
First Communication Date
6/16/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Next Generation 911
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Next Generation 911

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/23/2023
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.

LRB-2487 & LRB-2821 relating to: an income and franchise tax exemption for broadband expansion grants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-2487 & LRB-2821 relating to: an income and franchise tax exemption for broadband expansion grants

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/3/2023
First Communication Date
4/20/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Consumer Data Privacy Legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Consumer Data Privacy Legislation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/18/2023
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.

Issues relating to excavating and right-of-ways.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to excavating and right-of-ways.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/19/2022
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 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
12/19/2022
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
12/19/2022
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
12/19/2022
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.

Issue related to taxation of telecommunications companies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issue related to taxation of telecommunications companies

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2022
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 municipal entry into the Broadband marketplace
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to municipal entry into the Broadband marketplace

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/19/2022
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
$20,000.00
2023
July - December
$0.00
Total $20,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
23.00
2023
July - December
29.50
Total 52.50
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
48.50
2023
July - December
58.50
Total 107.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: an income and franchise tax exemption for broadband expansion grants. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
20%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 16%
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
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%
Relating to: grants for incumbent local exchange carriers for costs associated with Next Generation 911 and making an appropriation. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10%
Relating to: an income and franchise tax exemption for broadband expansion grants. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
20%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 16%
Relating to: grants for incumbent local exchange carriers for costs associated with Next Generation 911 and making an appropriation. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10%
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
Relating to: consumer data protection and providing a penalty. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
5%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
Relating to: consumer data protection and providing a penalty. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
15%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 8%

Budget Bill Subjects

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
5%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
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 4%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
15%
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
5%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%

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
15%
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 12%

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures