Union Pacific Railroad Company

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Railroad transportation.

Lobbying Interests:
UP is a freight railroad. We will be attempting to influence legislation and state rules that relate to any regulation of our operating practices or the goods we transport. Since our physical plant (tracks and auxiliary facilities) extend across the state, we have the same concerns that other industry has about property law, environmental impacts and the like, as well as how our property and operation is taxed. We are also concerned about laws that affect our employees and liability law with regard to our operations in the state.

CEO Name:
John (Jack) Koraleski
Assistant Vice President - Public Affairs

Contact
WJL
Wesley J Lujan
101 N Wacker Dr, Suite 1910
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 777-2002
(312) 777-2020
WJLUJAN@UP.COM
http://WWW.UPRR.COM

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Samuel Gratz Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/7/2012 Withdrawn On N/A
Buddy Julius Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/28/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 19
Assembly Bill 19
Relating to: torts and personal injury trusts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 154

For
Notification Date
3/14/2013
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 27
Assembly Bill 27
Relating to: state agencies entering into contracts for legal services on a contingent fee basis. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 105

For
Notification Date
3/14/2013
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 29
Assembly Bill 29
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/14/2013
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 154
Assembly Bill 154
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles or combinations of vehicles transporting loads near the Wisconsin-Michigan border. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/22/2013
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
This is one more exposure to heavier trucks, for which the extra expense of road use is absorbed and subsidized by the government. See attached paper.
Supporting Documentation
20130422_042418_TSWPaper-2.pdf

Assembly Bill 476
Assembly Bill 476
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining; local regulation of air quality; local regulation of water quality; local regulation of the use of explosives in mining, quarrying, and related activities; highway use contracts by local governments; and...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/18/2013
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 614
Assembly Bill 614
Relating to: railroad track clearance and railroad walkways and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/21/2014
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 799
Assembly Bill 799
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroad tracks and penalties for violations relating to railroad crossings and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 219

For
Notification Date
2/27/2014
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
See our attached memo
Supporting Documentation
20140319_023728_AB-799.docx

Assembly Bill 816
Assembly Bill 816
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining and preservation of marketable nonmetallic mineral deposits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/27/2014
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 13
Senate Bill 13
Relating to: torts and personal injury trusts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/14/2013
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 19
Senate Bill 19
Relating to: state agencies entering into contracts for legal services on a contingent fee basis. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/14/2013
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 22
Senate Bill 22
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/14/2013
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 31
Senate Bill 31
Relating to: creating a local freight bridge program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/3/2013
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.
Supporting Documentation
20130403_100803_SB-31 Memo.doc

Senate Bill 135
Senate Bill 135
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles or combinations of vehicles transporting loads near the Wisconsin-Michigan border. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 34

Against
Notification Date
4/24/2013
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
This is one more exposure to heavier trucks, for which the extra expense of road use is absorbed and subsidized by the government. See attached paper.
Supporting Documentation
20130424_065751_TSWPaper-2.pdf

Senate Bill 349
Senate Bill 349
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining; local regulation of air quality; local regulation of water quality; local regulation of the use of explosives in mining, quarrying, and related activities; highway use contracts by local governments; and...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/24/2013
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 588
Senate Bill 588
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroad tracks and penalties for violations relating to railroad crossings and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/20/2014
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 632
Senate Bill 632
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining and preservation of marketable nonmetallic mineral deposits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/27/2014
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

Approval and funding of appropriate FTE positions at Office of the Commissioner of Railroads
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Approval and funding of appropriate FTE positions at Office of the Commissioner of Railroads

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
11/7/2013
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.

Supporting Documentation
20131107_093133_WRC Supports OCR.pdf


Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Safe railroad walkways for working and inspections
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Safe railroad walkways for working and inspections

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/24/2013
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.

To provide regulation and a penalty for pedestrians at railroad crossings.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
To provide regulation and a penalty for pedestrians at railroad crossings.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/3/2013
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.

Related to the creation of a Wisconsin Freight Rail Development Corp.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Related to the creation of a Wisconsin Freight Rail Development Corp.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/28/2013
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

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$29,880.00
2013
July - December
$17,880.00
2014
January - June
$17,004.00
2014
July - December
$7,500.00
Total $72,264.00
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
23.25
2013
July - December
16.00
2014
January - June
22.25
2014
July - December
0.00
Total 61.50
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
66.75
2013
July - December
43.75
2014
January - June
78.75
2014
July - December
24.00
Total 213.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: torts and personal injury trusts. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles or combinations of vehicles transporting loads near the Wisconsin-Michigan border. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: annual or consecutive month permits for vehicles or combinations of vehicles transporting loads near the Wisconsin-Michigan border. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: creating a local freight bridge program, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
13 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining; local regulation of air quality; local regulation of water quality; local regulation of the use of explosives in mining, quarrying, and related activities; highway use contracts by local governments; and local regulation of borrow sites and material disposal sites for transportation projects of the Department of Transportation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining; local regulation of air quality; local regulation of water quality; local regulation of the use of explosives in mining, quarrying, and related activities; highway use contracts by local governments; and local regulation of borrow sites and material disposal sites for transportation projects of the Department of Transportation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining and preservation of marketable nonmetallic mineral deposits. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining and preservation of marketable nonmetallic mineral deposits. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroad tracks and penalties for violations relating to railroad crossings and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroad tracks and penalties for violations relating to railroad crossings and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
35 %
2014
July - December
Total 13 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
30 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 8 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
58 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 19 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
40 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 11 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
7 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
100 %
Total 11 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures