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

Contact
WCE
William C. Esbeck
122 W. Washington Ave, Suite 1050
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-8866 x2451
bill.esbeck@wsta.info
http://www.wsta.info

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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On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
5/23/2023
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.
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

Other
Notification Date
6/20/2023
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
6/5/2023
First Communication Date
5/31/2023
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
7/18/2023
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 371
Assembly Bill 371
Relating to: exempting personal property from the tax imposed on telephone companies. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/12/2024
First Communication Date
1/11/2024
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 466
Assembly Bill 466
Relating to: consumer data protection and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/2/2023
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 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
5/3/2023
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 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

Other
Notification Date
6/20/2023
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
6/13/2023
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 325
Senate Bill 325
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 77

For
Notification Date
6/12/2023
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
7/27/2023
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 642
Senate Bill 642
Relating to: consumer data protection and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/14/2023
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Departmentwide

Notification Date
4/4/2023
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.

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

Notification Date
4/4/2023
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.

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

Notification Date
4/4/2023
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
4/4/2023
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
4/4/2023
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

Utility Facility Relocations
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Utility Facility Relocations

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/6/2023
First Communication Date
4/5/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Issues related to NG911 cost recovery for originating providers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to NG911 cost recovery for originating providers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal 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
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal 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
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

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
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal 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
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal 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
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Issues related to buried transmission facilities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to buried transmission facilities

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal 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
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Issues related to Telephone Company property taxes.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to Telephone Company property taxes.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal 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
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal 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
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Issues relating to utility easements.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues relating to utility easements.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/18/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$47,531.43
2023
July - December
$27,760.50
Total $75,291.93
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
94.50
2023
July - December
85.75
Total 180.25
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
131.00
2023
July - December
133.25
Total 264.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 1%
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
2%
2023
July - December
28%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 15%
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)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 1%
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
4%
2023
July - December
18%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 11%
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
4%
2023
July - December
16%
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
4%
2023
July - December
3%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
8%
2023
July - December
6%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%
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
1%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total < 1%
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
2023
July - December
8%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
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
2023
July - December
12%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6%

Budget Bill Subjects

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

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
2%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 1%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
3%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
3%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%
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 10%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
35%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 18%

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

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2%
2023
July - December
4%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures