BNSF Railway

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
BNSF Railway moves freight across the country and through/to Wisconsin.

Lobbying Interests:
Issues related to freight railroads in the state of Wisconsin.

CEO Name:
Carl Ice
Executive Director, State Government Affairs

Contact
LB
Lydia Bjorge
525 Park Street, Suite 110
St. Paul, MN 55103
(651) 253-8237
Lydia.Bjorge@BNSF.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Peter Skosey Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/22/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Joseph Strohl Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/22/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Lydia K Bjorge Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 7/2/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 288
Assembly Bill 288
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
8/22/2019
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 426
Assembly Bill 426
Relating to: trespassing on the property of an energy provider and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 33

For
Notification Date
9/24/2019
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 432
Assembly Bill 432
Relating to: overweight permits for vehicles or vehicle combinations with six or more axles. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/24/2019
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 924
Assembly Bill 924
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/19/2020
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.
Senate Bill 257
Senate Bill 257
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/12/2019
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
In order the comply with federal law, the bill needs to be amended to include railroads.
Senate Bill 386
Senate Bill 386
Relating to: trespassing on the property of an energy provider and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/24/2019
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 404
Senate Bill 404
Relating to: overweight permits for vehicles or vehicle combinations with six or more axles. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/24/2019
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 843
Senate Bill 843
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/19/2020
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes

Notification Date
3/18/2019
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.

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/18/2019
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.

Natural Resources: Public Safety
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Public Safety

Notification Date
3/18/2019
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.

Transportation: Aids
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Aids

Notification Date
3/18/2019
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.

Transportation: State Highway Facilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: State Highway Facilities

Notification Date
3/18/2019
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

Any issue that addresses the COVID-19 Issue
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any issue that addresses the COVID-19 Issue

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/25/2020
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.

Opposition to any legislation that increases the legal weight of trucks on Wisconsin roadways.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Opposition to any legislation that increases the legal weight of trucks on Wisconsin roadways.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/2/2019
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/31/2019
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.

Railroad Taxes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Railroad Taxes

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/31/2019
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/31/2019
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.

Railroad Police
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Railroad Police

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/31/2019
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

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$21,138.02
2019
July - December
$19,575.00
2020
January - June
$19,800.00
2020
July - December
$18,225.00
Total $78,738.02
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
30.50
2019
July - December
20.00
2020
January - June
15.00
2020
July - December
12.00
Total 77.50
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
73.00
2019
July - December
86.50
2020
January - June
69.00
2020
July - December
42.00
Total 270.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
25 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: overweight permits for vehicles or vehicle combinations with six or more axles. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
30 %
2020
July - December
Total 7 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
25 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 7 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
25 %
Total 18 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
35 %
2019
July - December
40 %
2020
January - June
35 %
2020
July - December
65 %
Total 41 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures