BNSF Railway

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Freight Railroad

Lobbying Interests:
Rail safety requirements, truck size and weight issues, taxation, highway-rail grade crossing issues, railroad tax issues, Office of Commissioner of Railroads, minimum number of employees on trains, etc.

CEO Name:
Matthew Rose
AVP-Government & Public Policy

Contact
PEN
Paul E Nowicki
547 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1509
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 850-5678
(312) 850-5677
paul.nowicki@BNSF.com
http://BNSF.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Joseph Strohl Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/29/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 552
Assembly Bill 552
Relating to: preparation and response required by railroad corporations in the event of discharge of transported materials and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/18/2016
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 670
Assembly Bill 670
Relating to: the operation of drones over state correctional institutions, the authority of political subdivisions to designate areas over which the operation of drones is limited, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 318

Other
Notification Date
2/1/2016
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 876
Assembly Bill 876
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2016
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 427
Senate Bill 427
Relating to: preparation and response required by railroad corporations in the event of discharge of transported materials and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/18/2016
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 498
Senate Bill 498
Relating to: the operation of drones over state correctional institutions, the authority of political subdivisions to designate areas over which the operation of drones is limited, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/1/2016
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 734
Senate Bill 734
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2016
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

Rail safety
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rail safety

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/18/2016
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.

Mining
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Mining

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/18/2016
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.

Authority of Railroad Commissioner
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Authority of Railroad Commissioner

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/18/2016
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.

Employee safety
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Employee safety

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/18/2016
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.

Tresspassing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tresspassing

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/18/2016
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
1/29/2015
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
1/29/2015
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.

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
1/29/2015
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.

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
1/29/2015
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_092912_WRC Supports OCR.pdf


Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$18,000.00
2015
July - December
$18,231.65
2016
January - June
$18,326.06
2016
July - December
$18,716.50
Total $73,274.21
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
11.00
2015
July - December
7.50
2016
January - June
50.50
2016
July - December
12.50
Total 81.50
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
59.50
2015
July - December
75.00
2016
January - June
132.50
2016
July - December
44.50
Total 311.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: preparation and response required by railroad corporations in the event of discharge of transported materials and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
40 %
2016
July - December
Total 19 %

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

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
60 %
2015
July - December
48 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 21 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
50 %
2016
July - December
80 %
Total 35 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
52 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
20 %
Total 16 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
30 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 5 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures