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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Lydia K Bjorge Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 2/3/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Joseph Strohl Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 2/3/2021 Withdrawn On N/A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

Other
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 248
Assembly Bill 248
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/21/2021
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 189
Senate Bill 189
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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.
Senate Bill 334
Senate Bill 334
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/7/2021
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/3/2021
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
3/3/2021
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: State and Local Finance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: State and Local Finance

Notification Date
3/9/2021
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.

Revenue: State and Local Finance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: State and Local Finance

Notification Date
3/9/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
3/3/2021
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Taxation of Railroad Property or Taxes that could impact Railroads.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Taxation of Railroad Property or Taxes that could impact Railroads.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/9/2021
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/9/2021
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.

Trespassing on Railroad Property
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Trespassing on Railroad Property

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/9/2021
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.

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
2/3/2021
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$20,355.94
2021
July - December
$19,012.50
2022
January - June
$18,450.00
Total $57,818.44
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
12.00
2021
July - December
19.25
2022
January - June
8.00
Total 39.25
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
103.00
2021
July - December
60.75
2022
January - June
39.50
Total 203.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
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 6 %
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
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
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
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

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

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 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
45 %
2021
July - December
25 %
2022
January - June
25 %
2022
July - December
Total 34 %

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
25 %
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 17 %

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
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
35 %
2022
July - December
Total 15 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures