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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Buddy Julius Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/7/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Ryan Murray Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/7/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 248
Assembly Bill 248
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/20/2021
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

Against
Notification Date
6/24/2021
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.
Comments
UP supports cutting personal property taxes but believes the tax cut should be extended to railroads as required by federal law.
Senate Bill 334
Senate Bill 334
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/7/2021
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/23/2021
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.

Railroad Crossing Safety
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Railroad Crossing Safety

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/7/2021
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/7/2021
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$12,000.00
2021
July - December
$12,000.00
2022
January - June
$12,000.00
Total $36,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
8.00
2021
July - December
3.00
2022
January - June
0.00
Total 11.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
36.00
2021
July - December
36.00
2022
January - June
48.00
Total 120.00

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
100 %
2021
July - December
50 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 49 %
Relating to: pedestrians crossing railroads.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
50 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 15 %

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
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
100 %
2022
July - December
Total 37 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures