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:
Lance Fritz
Director of Public Affairs IA MN WI

Contact
KO
Kelli O'Brien
2350 E. Market Street
Des Moines, IA 68179
(515) 263-4585
(402) 501-0010
kobrien@up.com
http://WWW.UPRR.COM

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Buddy Julius Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/22/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Ryan Murray Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/22/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 165
Assembly Bill 165
Relating to: weight limits for certain vehicles transporting maple sap or syrup. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/29/2019
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 288
Assembly Bill 288
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/19/2019
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
9/22/2019
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.
Senate Bill 171
Senate Bill 171
Relating to: weight limits for certain vehicles transporting maple sap or syrup. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/29/2019
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 257
Senate Bill 257
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/19/2019
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
9/22/2019
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/17/2019
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 Crossing Safety
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Railroad Crossing Safety

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/17/2019
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
$12,000.00
2019
July - December
$12,000.00
2020
January - June
$12,000.00
2020
July - December
$12,000.00
Total $48,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
6.00
2019
July - December
14.00
2020
January - June
4.00
2020
July - December
0.00
Total 24.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
36.00
2019
July - December
96.00
2020
January - June
48.00
2020
July - December
96.00
Total 276.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: weight limits for certain vehicles transporting maple sap or syrup. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
50 %
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
50 %
2020
July - December
Total 25 %
Relating to: weight limits for certain vehicles transporting maple sap or syrup. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
50 %
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
50 %
2020
July - December
Total 25 %
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
25 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 9 %
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
25 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 9 %

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

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

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
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
100 %
Total 32 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures