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:
Jim Butman
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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Mark Graul Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/21/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Hannah Huffman Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/21/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 191
Assembly Bill 191
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/24/2021
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 371
Assembly Bill 371
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/10/2021
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 641
Assembly Bill 641
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/25/2021
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 957
Assembly Bill 957
Relating to: consumer data protection and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/9/2022
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.
Senate Bill 189
Senate Bill 189
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/23/2021
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 365
Senate Bill 365
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/1/2021
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.
Comments
Supports SSA 1 to SB 365
Senate Bill 623
Senate Bill 623
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/25/2021
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 957
Senate Bill 957
Relating to: consumer data protection and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/25/2022
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Food Safety and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Food Safety and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

Comments
Broadband Customer Protections

Children and Families: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

Comments
Internet Assistance Program

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

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
2/19/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
6/9/2021
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.

Comments
Repeal of the personal property tax

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB 1842 Broadband Expansion Grant Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1842 Broadband Expansion Grant Program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/30/2021
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 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
1/25/2021
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
12/18/2020
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
12/18/2020
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
12/18/2020
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
12/18/2020
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
12/18/2020
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

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$15,000.00
2021
July - December
$15,000.00
2022
January - June
$15,000.00
Total $45,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
18.50
2021
July - December
1.25
2022
January - June
6.00
Total 25.75
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
39.50
2021
July - December
9.25
2022
January - June
22.50
Total 71.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: the broadband expansion grant program. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: consumer data protection and providing a penalty. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: consumer data protection and providing a penalty. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
30 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 18 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
30 %
2022
July - December
Total 23 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
40 %
2022
January - June
25 %
2022
July - December
Total 18 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures