States with pending legislation

Arizona

HB 2309

New penalties for “violent or disorderly assembly” and for protesters who block traffic or “deface” monuments. [ICNL]

Status

Died when legislature adjourned on 5/30/2021, after passing in the House. Several sponsors were affiliated with law enforcement.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) AZ State Lodge

Don Isaacson Isaacson Law Firm

Support

Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) AZ State Lodge

Sean Mattson Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) AZ State Lodge

Support

Sources

Last updated on 20/10/2022

Arkansas

HB 1508

New penalties for protesters on state property and those who disturb official meetings. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 4/14/2021. Multiple sponsors were affiliated with law enforcement.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Arkansas Department of Public Safety

Secretary Jami Cook Arkansas Department of Public Safety

“…endorsement, no objections of, approval of…”

Arkansas Sheriffs Association

“…endorsement, no objections of, approval of…”

Arkansas Chiefs of Police

“…endorsement, no objections of, approval of…”

Arkansas Attorney General’s Office

“…endorsement, no objections of, approval of…”

Sources

Last updated on 20/10/2022

HB 1321

New penalties for protests near gas and oil pipelines. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 4/14/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

American Council for Engineering Companies

Support

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

Support

American Petroleum Institute (API)

Support

Arkansas Electric Cooperatives

Support

Arkansas Independent Producers of Royalty Owners (AIPRO)

Support

Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Support

Arkansas Realtors Association

Support

Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce

Support

AT&T

Support

Entergy

Support

The Poultry Federation

Support

Southwestern Electric Power Company

Support

Society of Professional Engineers

Support

Sources

Last updated on 21/11/2022

Colorado

SB 17-035

Heightened penalties for protesting near oil and gas equipment. [ICNL]

Status

Died when legislature adjourned on 5/10/2017.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

American Petroleum Institute (API)

Tracee M Bentley American Petroleum Institute (API)

Support

Black Hills Corporation

Heidi Wagner Morgan Wagner Morgan Strategies

Support

Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA)

James J. Cole, Zoey DeWolf and Garin Vorthmann Colorado Legislative Strategies

Support

Colorado Petroleum Council – “a division of API (thru 5280 Strategies”

Michael L Beasley and Mary Alice Mandarich 5280 Strategies

Support

Colorado Petroleum Council – “a division of
API/5280 Strategies”

Jason L. Hopfer JLH Consulting & Public Affairs, LLC

Support

County of Weld, CO

James J. Cole and Garin Vorthmann Colorado Legislative Strategies

Support

ExxonMobil Corporation

Mary E. Marchun The Capstone Group, LLC

Support

Noble Energy

Travis David Berry and Scott M. Chase Politicalworks, LLC

Support

PDC Energy

James J. Cole and Garin Vorthmann Colorado Legislative Strategies

Support

Sloan and Associates Public Affairs

Patina Grayson Sloan and Associates Public Affairs, LLC

Support

South Metro Denver Chamber

Undisclosed Colorado Legislative Strategies

Support

Willsource Enterprises

Kelly Sloan Sloan and Associates Public Affairs, LLC

Support

Sources

Last updated on 21/11/2022

Connecticut

HB 6455

New penalty for protests that disturb the legislature. [ICNL]

Status

Died when the legislature adjourned on 6/9/2021. At least one sponsor was affiliated with law enforcement.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

AFSCME Council 4

Brian Anderson AFSCME Council 4

Support

Connecticut Police Chief’s Association

Support

Sources

Last updated on 20/10/2022

Florida

HB 1571 & SB 1664

Prohibiting a person or persons from picketing or protesting before or about the residence or dwelling of any person with specified intent; providing criminal penalties, etc. [Legiscan]

Status

HB 1571 was signed into law by the Governor on 5/16/2022.

SB 1664 was laid on the table and replaced by HB 1571 on 3/4/2022.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Orange County Sheriff

Christopher L. Carmody, Christopher T. Dawson, Katie Flury, and Robert F. Stuart, Jr. GrayRobinson PA

Lobbying

Support

Orange County Sheriff

John Mina Orange County Sheriff

Lobbying and Testimony

Support

Florida Smart Justice Alliance

Barney Biship Florida Smart Justice Alliance

Testimony

Support

NRA, Unified Sportsmen of Florida

Marion Hammer National Rifle Association

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Sources

Last updated on 18/05/2022

HB 1435 & SB 1954

Charging protest organizers for the costs of responding to a protest [ICNL]

Status

HB 1435 is now law, it was signed by the governor on 5/26/2022.

SB 1954 was laid on table on 3/4/2022 as HB 1435 advanced.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Florida League of Cities

Jeffrey Branch Florida League of Cities

Testimony

Support

Orange County Sheriff

Christopher L. Carmody, Christopher T. Dawson, Katie Flury, and Robert F. Stuart Jr. GrayRobinson PA

Lobbying

Undisclosed

City of Daytona Beach

Thomas C. Hobbs, Evan J. Power, and David E. Ramba Ramba Consulting Group LLC

Lobbying

Undisclosed

City of Pembroke Pines

Lawrence J. Smith Lawrence J. Smith, P.A.

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Sources

Last updated on 20/06/2022

HB 11 & SB 1872

New penalties for disrupting law enforcement [ICNL]

Status

HB 11 died in the Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee on 3/14/2022.

SB 1872 died in the Senate Judiciary committee on 3/14/2022

Legislative budget bills could potentially include similar language.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

American First Works

Kevin Marino Cabrera Mercury Public Affiars

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Orange County Sheriff

Christopher L. Carmody, Christopher T. Dawson, and Katie Flury GrayRobinson PA

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Americans for Prosperity

Lee J Dury and Phillip Suderman Americans for Prosperity

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Florida Police Benevolent Association

Matt C. Puckett Florida Police Benevolent Association

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Florida State Fraternal Order of Police

Lisa Henning Florida State Fraternal Order of Police

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Unified Sportsmen of Florida

Marion P. Hammer Unified Sportsmen of Florida

Lobbying

Undisclosed

National Rifle Association

Marion P. Hammer Unified Sportsmen of Florida

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Tabitha Gale Fazzino Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Lobbying

Undisclosed

City of Pembroke Pines (SB 1872)

Lawrence J. Smith Lawrence J. Smith, P.A.

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Sources

Last updated on 13/04/2022

HB 1 & SB 484

Expanded definition of “riot” and new penalties for protesters [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by the governor on 4/19/2021 at the Polk County Sheriffs Office. At least one sponsor was affiliated with law enforcement.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Florida Sheriffs Association

Bobby Schultz Florida Sheriffs Association

Support

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Rick Swearingen Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Support

Florida Highway Patrol

Gene Spaulding Florida Highway Patrol

Support

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Curtis Brown Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Support

Florida Police Chiefs Association

Jeff Pearson and Amy Mercer Florida Police Chiefs Association

Support

Florida Police Benevolent Association

John Kazanjian Florida Police Benevolent Association

Support

Florida State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)

Robert Jenkins and Lisa Henning Florida State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)

Support

Professional Firefighters & Paramedics of Palm Beach County

Sebastian Aleksander The Aleksander Group

Undisclosed

Florida Sheriffs Association

Melanie Shanks Bostick Liberty Partners of Tallahassee LLC

Undisclosed

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Anita Berry Johnston & Stewart Government Strategies, LLC

Undisclosed

Florida Smart Justice Alliance

Barney Bishop Florida Smart Justice Alliance

Support

Republican Women’s Duval Federated

Elizabeth Bentley Republican Women's Duval Federated

Support

The College Republicans at Florida State University

Taylor Walker The College Republicans at Florida State University

Support

Sources

Last updated on 20/10/2022

Georgia

SB 171 & HB 289 (sub)

Restrictive permitting requirements, and heightened penalties for “unlawful assembly,” blocking traffic, and defacing property. [ICNL]

Status

Died in the House when the legislature adjourned on 4/4/2022, after the bill sponsor failed to attend a hearing scheduled for 3/24/2022. Passed the Senate on 3/15/2022. The original language in HB 289 was unrelated to protest. Toward the end of the 2021 legislative session, language from SB 171 was substituted for HB 289. SB 171 again became the favored bill again during the 2022 session. At least two sponsors of SB 171 were affiliated with law enforcement.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

No proponents in committee hearing.

Sources

Last updated on 20/10/2022

Idaho

HB 195

Attempt to increase penalties for protests near private homes, in reaction to a protest outside the home of the primary sponsor. [Associated Press and Idaho Press.)

Status

Died when legislative session adjourned on 4/30/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Chiefs of Police

Support

Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Support

Idaho Sheriffs Association

Support

Fraternal Order of Police

Support

Sources

Last updated on 02/11/2022

Illinois

HB 1633

new penalties for protests near critical infrastructure

Status

Bill died at the end of the 2020 legislative session after being “tabled” in the Senate on 5/29/2019.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

American Petroleum Institute (API)

Nick Williams Illinois Petroleum Council

Support

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen Teamsters Rail Conference (Teamsters)

Paul Piekarski Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen Teamsters Rail Conference

Support

Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI)

Brad Babcook Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI)

Support

Chicago Laborers District Council LMCC (AFl-CIO)

Alison Howlett Walters Chicago Laborers District Council LMCC

Support

Enbridge Energy, Inc.

Michael R. Murphy Michael R. Murphy & Associates, Ltd.

Support

Energy Transfer

Daniel Flynn Neil F. Flynn & Associates

Support

IBEW Local 51 (AFL-CIO)

John Johnson IBEW Local 51

Support

Illinois AFL-CIO

Jason Keller IL AFL-CIO

Support

Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association

Kevin Burke Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association

Support

Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers

Dan Eichholz Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers

Support

Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Katie Stonewater Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Support

Illinois Coal Association

Phil Gonet Illinois Coal Association

Support

Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

Donovan Griffith and Mark Denzler Illinois Manufacturers' Association

Support

Illinois Municipal League

Mitchell Remmert Illinois Municipal League

Support

Illinois Municipal Utilities Association

Staci Wilson Illinois Municipal Electric Agency

Support

Illinois Pipe Trades Association

Rick Terven Illinois Pipe Trades Association

Support

Illinois Sheriffs Association

Jim Kaitschuk Illinois Sheriffs Association

Support

Illinois Section American Water Works Association

Maureen Mulhall

Support

Illinois State Council of Operating Engineers

Steve Zahn ZGS

Support

Laborers’ International Union – Midwest Region (AFL-CIO)

Anna Koeppel Laborers' International Union - Midwest Region

Support

Painters District Council 14

Liz Brown-Reeves Consulting

Support

SMART-TD (AFL-CIO)

Bob Guy SMART-TD

Support

State Conference of IBEWs (AFL-CIO)

John Lowder Lowder Governmental Solutions

Support

TC Energy (FKA TransCanada)

James Prescott Prescott Group LLC

Support

Sources

Last updated on 22/11/2022

Indiana

SB 471

New penalties for protests near critical infrastructure. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 5/6/2019.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Alcoa

Sally Rideout Rideout Public Affairs

Support

CountryMark

Mark Shublak Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Support

FedEx

Trevor Vance Bose Public Affairs Group

Support

Indiana Broadband and Technology Association

John Koppin Indiana Broadband and Technology Association

Support

Indiana Cable and Broadband Association

Joni Hart Indiana Cable and Broadband Association

Support

Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Greg Ellis Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Support

Indiana Energy Association

Tim Rushenberg Indiana Energy Association

Support

Indiana Manufacturers Association

Andrew Berger and Ed Roberts Indiana Manufacturers Association

Support

Indiana Municipal Power Agency

Trevor Vance Bose Public Affairs Group

Support

Indiana Petroleum Council / American Petroleum Institute (API)

Maureen Ferguson Indiana Petroleum Council

Support

Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council

David Powell Indiana Prosecuting Attorney's Council

Helped draft the bill

Indiana State Building & Construction Trades

Pete Rimsans Indiana State Building & Construction Trades

Support

Norfolk Southern

Derek Sublette Norfolk Southern

Support

SABIC Plastics

Trevor Vance Bose Public Affairs Group

Support

Smithville Communications

Cullen McCarty Smithville Communications

Support

Sprint

Trevor Vance Bose Public Affairs Group

Support

US Steel

Trevor Vance Bose Public Affairs Group

Support

Sources

Last updated on 08/12/2022

SB 198

New misdemeanors for “financing an unlawful assembly.” [ICNL]

Status

Died when the legislature adjourned on 4/29/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Indiana Fraternal Order of Police

Ed Merchant RKB Legal Group

Support

Sources

Last updated on 01/11/2022

SB 187

Focused on damage to monuments, amended to include new penalties for “riot” if the offense results in property damage or injury.

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 4/22/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Indiana Fraternal Order of Police

Ed Merchant RKB Legal Group

Support

Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council

Dave Powell Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council

Support

Sources

Last updated on 01/11/2022

Iowa

SSB 1140

Heightened Penalties For “Riot,” “Unlawful Assembly,” Protests That Block Traffic, And Defacing Monuments. [ICNL]

Status

Died when legislature adjourned on 5/19/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Governor Kim Reynolds

Logan Shine Governor's Office

Support

State Police Officers Council

John Cacciatore and Christopher Rants PolicyWorks

Undecided

Sources

Last updated on 01/11/2022

SF 534 & SF 497

Heightened penalties for protesters convicted of “riot,” “unlawful assembly,” or blocking traffic, and immunity for drivers who injure them. [ICNL]

Status

Died when legislature adjourned on 5/19/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

State Police Officers Council

John Cacciatore PolicyWorks

Undecided

Iowa State Sheriffs’ & Deputies’ Association

Susan Cameron Daemen and Tony Phillips Paramount Strategies

Undecided

Iowa County Attorneys Association

Kelly Meyers Skinner & Paschke

Undecided

Iowa Fraternal Order of Police

Cyndi and John Pederson Pederson Consulting

Undecided

Iowa Police Chief Association (FKA Iowa Police Executive Forum)

Meghan Malloy and Larry Murphy Heartland Strategies

Undecided

Iowa State Police Association

Jerry Fitzgerald, Matt Fitzgerald, Jeff Smith and Maggie Smith-Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Smith & Associates

Undecided

Sources

Last updated on 01/11/2022

SF 342

Heightened Penalties for Protesters Convicted of “Riot,” “Unlawful Assembly,” or Blocking Traffic, and Immunity for Drivers Who Injure Them. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by Governor on 6/17/2021 while “surrounded by police officers.”

SB 342 was an amended omnibus package that incorporated several previous bills: HSB 117, HF 698, SF 179, and SF 6.

As approved by the Iowa House on April 15, 2021, the Iowa Gazette reported that SF 342 would “offer qualified immunity to law enforcement, protect drivers who run into protesters blocking a highway from civil liability, withhold state funds from communities that defund the police and add or increase penalties for a variety of crimes.”

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Iowa State Police Association

Jerry Fitzgerald, Matt Fitzgerald, Jeff Smith and Maggie Smith-Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Smith & Associates

Support

Iowa State Patrol Supervisors Association

Brittany Lumley and Mark Joyce LS2 Group (Lumley) and Joyce Consulting (Joyce)

Support

Iowa State Sheriffs’ & Deputies’ Association

Susan Cameron Daemen and Tony Phillips Paramount Strategies

Support

Teamsters Local 238

Jim Romar Teamsters Local 238

Support

Iowa Peace Officers Association

Kelly Meyers, Logan Murray, Kellie Paschke and Troy Skinner Skinner & Paschke

Support

Iowa State Police Association

Jerry Fitzgerald, Matt Fitzgerald, Jeff Smith and Maggie Smith-Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Smith & Associates

Support

Iowa Fraternal Order of Police

Cyndi and John Pederson Pederson Consulting

Support

Iowa Dept. of Corrections

Cord Overton Iowa Dept. of Corrections

Undecided

Iowa Police Chief Association

Meghan Malloy and Larry Murphy Heartland Strategies

Undecided (withdrew support on April 15, re-registered as undecided)

Sources

Last updated on 20/10/2022

SF 2235 & HF 2394 SSB 3062 HSB 603

Would allow prosecutors to charge anyone who conducts an “unauthorized and overt act intended to cause …substantial and widespread interruption or impairment of a fundamental service rendered by the critical infrastructure“ with a Class B felony and between $85,000 – $100,000 in fines. [PolluterWatch]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 4/17/2018. SF 2235 is the final culmination of the following previous bills HF 2394 SSB 3062, and HSB 603.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Alliance Pipeline, Inc.

Craig Walter and Brian Johnson

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, HSB 603)

Alliant Energy Corporation

Julie Vande Hoef

Support (SSB 3062)

American Petroleum Institute (API)

David Scott

Support (SF 2235, SSB 3062)

American Water Works Association

David Scott

Support (SSB 3062)

Association of Regional Water Organizations

James Obradovich

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, HSB 603)

AT&T

Dustin Blythe and Jeffrey Boeyink

Support (SB 3062, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Black Hills Energy

Brandon Geib

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

CenturyLink

Katelynn McCollough, Tim Coonan and Michael Sadler

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Des Moines Water Works

Threase Harms, Emily Hockins and Dane Schumann

Support (SSB 3062)

Energy Transfer

Jeffrey Boeyink and Brittany Lumley

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI)

Nicole Crain, Brad Hartkopf, Jessica Hyland, and Michael Ralston

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

Kevin Condon, Paula Dierenfeld, Brad Epperly, and Dustin Miller

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities

Julie Smith and Timothy Whipple

Support (SF 2235, SSB 3062)

Iowa Association of Water Agencies

Linda Kinman

Support (SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Iowa Cable and Telecommunications Association

Bill Peard

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, HSB 603)

Iowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management Div.

John Benson

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Iowa League of Cities

Alan Kemp, Lindsey McCune and Robert Palmer

Support (HF 2394, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Iowa Propane Gas Association

Katelynn McCollough and Tim Coonan

Support (SF 2235)

Iowa Public Airports Association

James Obradovich

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394)

Iowa Rural Water Association

Emily Piper

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, HSB 603)

Iowa Shortline and Regional Railroad Association

James Obradovich

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394)

Iowa State Association of Counties

William Peterson, Kristi Harshbarger, Jamie Cashman, and Lucas Beenken.

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Iowa State Association of County Supervisors

William Peterson, Kristi Harshbarger, Jamie Cashman, and Lucas Beenken.

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Iowa State Police Association

Mike Heller and Paula Feltner

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

ITC Midwest

Todd Schulz and Mark Joyce

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, SSB 3062)

Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC and Affiliates

Jon Murphy and Tom Cope

Support (SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Magellan Midstream Partners

John Cacciatore and Christopher Rants

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative

Brian Johnson

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, HSB 603)

Mediacom Communications Corporation

Doug Struyk, Jennifer Dorman and Jim Carney

Support (SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Nebraska Municipal Power Pool – NMPP Energy

Julie Smith

Support (SF 2235, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

NextEra Energy

Craig Walter and Brian Johnson

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, HSB 603)

POET, LLC

Matt Eide and Kate Walton

Support (SSB 3062)

U.S. Cellular

Brian Johnson

Support (SF 2235)

Utility Management Organizations of Iowa

Pete McRoberts, Robert Mulqueen and James Obradovich

Support (SF 2235, SSB 3062)

Valero Energy Corporation

Craig Schoenfeld

Support (SF 2235, HF 2394, SSB 3062)

Windstream Communications Corporation

Robert Weiser and Mike Rozenboom

Support (SF 2235, SSB 3062, HSB 603)

Sources

Last updated on 22/11/2022

HF 430 & HSB 142

Heightened Penalties for Protesters Who Block Streets and Sidewalks. [ICNL]

Status

Died when legislature adjourned on 5/19/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Iowa State Sheriffs’ & Deputies’ Association

Susan Cameron Daemen and Tony Phillips Paramount Strategies

Support

Iowa Police Chief Association (FKA Iowa Police Executive Forum)

Meghan Malloy and Larry Murphy Heartland Strategies

Undecided

Iowa County Attorneys Association

Kelly Meyers Skinner & Paschke

Undecided

Iowa Peace Officers Association

Kelly Meyers and Logan Murray Skinner & Paschke

Undecided

Sources

Last updated on 01/11/2022

Kansas

SB 172

New penalties for protests near gas and oil pipelines. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 4/9/2021. The bill was introduced at the request of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), which helped draft the language.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

Gavin Kreidler Kreidler Consulting Group

Support – and helped write the bill.

American Petroleum Institute (API)

J Kent Eckles Kansas Petroleum Council

Support

AT&T Kansas

Molly Kocour AT&T Kansas

Support

Evergy

Kimberly Gencur Svaty Gencur Svaty Public Affairs

Support

Fuel True Independent Energy and Convenience

Tom Palace

Support

ITC Great Plains

Kimberly Gencur Svaty Gencur Svaty Public Affairs

Support

Kansas Electric Cooperatives

Kimberly Gencur Svaty Gencur Svaty Public Affairs

Support

Kansas Municipal Utilities

Kimberly Gencur Svaty Gencur Svaty Public Affairs

Support

Kansas Electric Power Cooperative

Kimberly Gencur Svaty Gencur Svaty Public Affairs

Support

Midwest Energy

Kimberly Gencur Svaty Gencur Svaty Public Affairs

Support

Northern Natural Gas

Sean Miller

Support

ONEOK

Michael Gillaspie

Support

Renew Kansas Biofuels Association

Randy Stookey

Support

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Kimberly Gencur Svaty Gencur Svaty Public Affairs

Support

WaterOne

Darce Meese

Support

Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce

Andrew Wiens

Support

Sources

Last updated on 23/11/2022

Kentucky

SB 211

Mandatory minimum penalties for numerous offenses associated with protests, and a ban on “camping” on state property. [ICNL]

Status

Died when legislature adjourned on 3/31/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police

Ryan Straw Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police

Support

Sources

Last updated on 01/11/2022

HB 44

New penalties for protests near pipelines and other infrastructure. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 3/16/2020.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

Rusty Cress Dinsmore & Shohl

“Presenter”

Kentucky League of Cities

Rusty Cress Dinsmore & Shohl

“Presenter”

Kentucky Chemical Industry Council

Rusty Cress Dinsmore & Shohl

“Presenter”

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Erin Osting Marathon Petroleum Corporation

“Presenter”

Sources

Last updated on 23/11/2022

HB 238

New penalties for protests near pipelines and other infrastructure [ICNL]

Status

Died when legislature adjourned on 3/28/2019.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA)

Celebrated the bill’s passage.

Sources

Last updated on 23/11/2022

Louisiana

HB 727 (Act 692)

Heightened penalties for protesting near a pipeline. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 5/30/2018. Lobbyists marked below* do not appear to be registered to lobby in 2018.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Adams and Reese LLP

James Moffett Adams and Reese LLP

Support

American Chemistry Council (ACC)

Rob Landry Louisiana Chemical Alliance

Support

Atmos Energy

Trey Hill Atmos Energy

Support

Cheniere Energy

Laura Ferrel* and Nick Walts Cheniere (Ferrell) and The Picard Group (Walts)

Support

Courson Nickel, LLC

Bud Courson Courson Nickel, LLC

Support

Enbridge

Brian Fahrenthold Enbridge

Support

Energy Transfer

Thomas "Tommy" Williams T E Williams & Associates, LLC

Support

Entergy

Daryn Bovard and Jody Montelaro Entergy

Support

ExxonMobil

Stephanie Cargile*, Jeff Copesky, and Megan Manchester*

Supply

Koch Companies Public Sector LLC & Affiliates

George Guidry, Jr Koch Companies Public Sector

Support

Louisiana AFL-CIO

Julie Cherry

No position.

Louisiana Ammonia Producers

Jim Harris Harris, DeVille & Associates, Inc

Support

Louisiana Association of Builders and Industry

Lauren Chauvin Louisiana Association of Builders and Industry

Support

Louisiana Chemical Association

Brian Landry and Rob Landry Louisiana Chemical Association

Support

Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association (LMOGA)

Tyler Gray, Jim Nickel, and Bud Courson LMOGA

Support. Tyler Gray drafted the bill.

Louisiana Oil & Gas Association

Gifford Briggs* Louisiana Oil & Gas Association

Support

Louisiana Pulp and Paper Association

William "Adam" Haddox Capitol Resources LLC

Support

Louisiana Railroads Association

Carmack Blackmon Carmack M. Blackmon & Associates

Support

Louisiana Sheriffs Association

?

Undisclosed – worked on bill language with LMOGA.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Lavelle D. Edmondson,* Ben Bennett, Jacob Graham Pickering,* Sexton and Ray Wilhelm* Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Support

Motiva (Saudi Aramco)

Neil Buckingham

Support

Phillips 66

Robert Baumann Hood Baumann & Associates

Support

Shell Oil Company

Fred Palmer and Neil Buckingham Shell Oil Company (Palmer)

Support

Southern Strategy Group

Rodney Braxton and Liz Mangham Southern Strategy Group

Support

TransCanada

Rob Landry and Sarah Rhodes* Hood, Baumann & Associates

Support

Undisclosed Clients

Kevin Hayes Hayes Strategic Solutions

Support

Undisclosed Clients

Randall Womack Harris, DeVille & Associates

Support

Sources

Last updated on 06/12/2022

Massachusetts

H 1586

New penalties for protests that block roads [ICNL]

Status

No movement in 2022, carried over from 2021. Bill was not discussed in Joint Committee on the Judiciary hearing on 7/27/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts

Craig Hardy Richard MacKinnon Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts

Lobbying

Support

Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts

William S Cabral Tenax Strategies, Inc

Lobbying

Support

Commonwealth Care Alliance

Claire Gilmore Daniel Cence Katrina Gaddis Boston Strategic Consulting, LLC

Lobbying

Neutral

Sources

Last updated on 12/04/2022

Minnesota

SF 3463 & HF 3693

New penalties for “critical infrastructure” protesters and their supporters. [ICNL]

Status

SF 3463 was vetoed by the governor on 5/30/2018. HF 3693 was postponed indefinitely and incorporated into SF 3463 on 5/9/2018.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

AFL-CIO

Undisclosed. Rep. Dennis Smith worked “with the AFL-CIO” on HF 3693 language. [House 3/20/2018 hearing audio @ 1:20:08]

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Cam Winton Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Support

Sources

Last updated on 07/12/2022

SF 2011 & HF 2241

New penalties for protests near oil and gas pipelines. [ICNL]

Status

Died in the Senate in 2020 after committee approval in 2019.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Associated Contract Loggers and Truckers of Minnesota

Scott Dane Associated Contract Loggers and Truckers of Minnesota

Support

Fire Marshall’s Association of Minnesota

Support

International Association of Arson Investigators, MN Chapter

Support

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Cam Winton Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Support

Minnesota Fire Association Coalition

Support

Minnesota Fire Chiefs Association

Support

Minnesota Sheriffs Association

Support

Minnesota State Fire Department

Support

Undisclosed “friends in labor” mentioned by Marathon Petroleum

Cam Winton

Undisclosed

Sources

Last updated on 07/12/2022

Missouri

SB 66

New penalties for protesters, and shields for those who commit violence against them [ICNL].

Status

Died when the legislature adjourned on May 30, 2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Missouri Fraternal Order of Police

Mark Bruns Bruns and Associates

Support

St. Louis Police Officers Association

Mark Bruns Bruns and Associates

Support

Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police

Bradley Lemon

Support

Sources

Last updated on 01/11/2022

SB 293 & HB 355 (sub)

New penalties for protests near gas and oil pipelines. [ICNL]

Status

Law. HB 355 was signed by the governor on 7/11/2019. Language from SB 293 was added verbatim to HB 355 in an amendment (No. 4) that was approved by the Senate and House on 5/17/2019.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

Peter Barnes

Support

Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives

Zach Pollock

Support

Missouri Agri-Business Association

Tony Benz

Support

Missouri American Water

Jay Hahn

Support

Missouri Cable Telecommunications Association

Daryl Duwe

Support

Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Kara Corches

Support

Missouri Energy Development Association

Trey Davis

Support

Missouri Petroleum Council

Ryan Rowden

Support

Missouri Railroad Association

Sarah Topp

Support

Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association

Ric Telthorst

Support

Missouri Trucking Association

Tom Crawford

Support

Southern Star Pipeline

Kurt Schaefer

Support

TransCanada

Guy Black

Support

Sources

Last updated on 25/11/2022

SB 26

Heightened penalties for blocking roads [ICNL].

Status

Died on May 13, 2021 when SB 26 was replaced with a substitute bill in a joint House & Senate conference committee.

As noted by ICNL, “This bill received later amendments that removed entirely the provisions related to ‘unlawful traffic interference’.”

The info on police support—below—corresponds with the original version of the bill, which included new penalties for blocking roads.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

St. Louis Police Officers Association

Brian Millikan Millikan Law Office

Support

Columbia Police Officers Association – Fraternal Order of Police #26

Dale Roberts Columbia Police Officers Association - Fraternal Order of Police #26

Support

Mark Bruns (2021 clients included Kansas Fraternal Order of Police, Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, and St. Louis Police Officers Association) Bruns & Associates

Support

Sources

Last updated on 01/11/2022

Montana

HB 481

New penalties for protests near gas and oil pipelines. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 5/14/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Billings Chamber of Commerce

Support

Montana AFL-CIO

Adam Haight Montana AFL-CIO

Neutral (initially opposed)

Montana Association of Oil, Gas, and Coal Counties

Shelby DeMars Montana Association of Oil, Gas, and Coal Counties

Support

Montana Electric Cooperatives Association

Ryan Hall Montana Electric Cooperatives Association

Support

Montana Petroleum Association

Alan Olson Montana Petroleum Association

Support

Montana Public Service Commission

Tony O’Donnell Montana Public Service Commission

Support

Northwestern Energy

Laurie Shaw Northwestern Energy

Support

Treasure State Resources Association

Peggy Trenk Treasure State Resources Association

Support

Charter Spectrum (Charter Communications)

Melissa Lewis Spectrum

Support

Sources

Last updated on 07/12/2022

Nebraska

LB 111

Broad New Penalties For “Riot”-Related Offenses And Disruptive Protests [ICNL]

Status

Dead, expired at end of 2021-2022 legislative session.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Lancaster County Department of Corrections

Brad Johnson

Testimony

Support

Lincoln Police & Fire Chaplain

Robin Calcara

Testimony

Support

Omaha Police Officers Association

Anthony Conner

Public statement

Support

Sources

Last updated on 20/06/2022

North Carolina

SB 300

Heightened Penalties for “riot” [ICNL].

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 9/2/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police

Support

N.C. Sheriffs Association

Support

N.C. Conferences of District Attorneys

Support

Police Benevolence Association

Undisclosed – helped sponsors with bill language

Americans for Prosperity

Undisclosed – helped sponsors with bill language

John Locke Foundation

Undisclosed – helped sponsors with bill language

Sources

Last updated on 02/11/2022

Ohio

SB 41

Charging protesters for the cost of property damage and the cost of law enforcement to respond to a protest. [ICNL]

Status

Second hearing took place in Senate Judiciary committee on 3/2/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Ohio Association of Municipal Court Clerks

Adam Hewit Government Solutions Group

Undisclosed

Ohio Utilities Protection Service

Greg Bennett William L Byers, IV Andrew Minton Stephen Nielson Byers, Minton and Associates

Undisclosed

Ohio Christian Alliance

Christopher R Long Ohio Christian Alliance

Undisclosed

Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters

James P Carney Thomas A Rave Michael Taylor Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters

Undisclosed

Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Tyler Brown Annette Chambers-Smith Erin Froehlich Stephen Gray Joseph Gruber Stuart Hudson Cynthia Mausser Ashley Parriman Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Undisclosed

Department of Public Safety

Kevin D Miller Undisclosed

Undisclosed

City of Columbus

Greg Bennett William L Byers, IV Evelyn Kennedy Andrew Minton Stephen Nielson Stephen Sayre Byers, Minton and Associates

Undisclosed

Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association

Robert A Cornwell Buckeye State Sheriff's Association

Undisclosed

Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Steve C. Hall Louis Tobin Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Support

Sources

Last updated on 18/05/2022

SB 33

New penalties for protests near critical infrastructure. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 1/11/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

AES Ohio (Dayton Power & Light)

Drew Davidson, Lisa H Dodge, Sean P Dunn, Thomas A Raga and Dave Salisbury

Undisclosed

Alliance for Energy Choice

Shawn Nelson and Thomas Niehaus Nelson Government Strategies (Nelson), Vorys Advisors LLC (Niehaus)

Undisclosed

Amazon Services LLC

Rob Eshenbaugh, Kurt L Leib, Daniel P Leite, and Courtney Saunders Capitol Advocates

Support

American Chemistry Council (ACC)

Shawn Nelson Nelson Government Strategies

Undisclosed

American Consolidated Natural Resources

Michael T Carey

Undisclosed

American Electric Power (AEP)

Maria Haberman, Zachary Frymier and John McClelland AEP Ohio (Froehle and Haberman)

Undisclosed

American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

Kevin DeWine (Gov. DeWine's cousin)* and Rob Eshenbaugh Coast to Coast Strategies (DeWine) and Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

American Municipal Power

Michael A Beirne, Jolene M Thompson, Charles Willoughby and Rob Eshenbaugh AMP (Beirne, Thompson, Willoughby) and Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

American Petroleum Institute (API) Ohio

Matt Koppitch, Gregory J Lestini, Claire Lestini, Brock Miskimen, Christina Polesovsky, Christopher N Slagle, Christian B Zeigler, and Rob Eshenbaugh Bricker & Eckler, and Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

Ascent Resources

Jeffrey T DeLeone and Matthew Forney

Undisclosed

AT&T

Jan Bans, McKenzie K Davis, Trint Hatt, John McClelland, Brad McLean, Jason A Paduchik, and Michael Toman AT&T (Bans, Hatt, McLean, Paduchik) Government Solutions Group (Hewit), Trimac Advisors (McClelland), The Success Group (Toman)

Undisclosed

BP America

David L Hoeffel Vorys Advisors LLC

Undisclosed

Buckeye State Sheriffs Association

Robert A Cornwell, Anthony Aquillo, McKenzie K Davis, and Michael Toman BSSA (Cornwell) and The Success Group (Aquillo, Davis and Toman)

Undisclosed

Caterpillar, Inc

Robert N Eshenbaugh, Jr, Kurt L Leib, and Daniel P Leite Capitol Advocates

Support

CenterPoint Energy DBA Vectren Energy

Matt Koppitch, Gregory J Lestini, Rachael Mains, Brock Miskimen, Michael F Roedner, Christopher N Slagle, and Laurie Thornton Bricker & Eckler

Undisclosed

Central Railroad Company of Indiana

William Fitzgibbon, Denise M Larr Larr Policy Consulting

Undisclosed

Charter Communications Operating, LLC

William L Byers, IV, David L Celona, Neil S Clark, Alex Coorey, Chad Hawley, Lauren Huddleston, Troy Judy, Megan Lashutka, Connie Luck, Andrew Minton, and Gary Underwood Charter Communications (Coorey, Luck, Underwood), Byers, Minton & Associates, Strategic Impact (Celona), Grant Street Consultants (Clark, Huddleston), The Batchelder Company (Hawley, Judy), and The Lashutka Group

Undisclosed

Cincinnati Bell, Inc. (d/b/a altafiber)

Theodore Heckmann, James T Benedict, and Charles H Garhardt, III Cincinnati Bell (Heckmann), Government Strategies Group (Benedict, Garhardt)

Undisclosed

City of Dayton

Undisclosed

Clean Energy Future, LLC

Dylan Borchers, Matt Koppitch, Gregory J Lestini, Christopher N Slagle and Kurtis A Tunnell Bricker & Eckler

Undisclosed

Coalition of Ohio Regional Districts

Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead, John Albers and Rob Eshenbaugh, Governmental Policy Group, CORD (Albers) and Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

Columbia Gas of Ohio (NiSource)

Rob Eshenbaugh, Zane Daniels, Jeffrey T DeLeone, Matthew Forney, and David Koren Columbia Gas (Daniels, Koren), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh), DeLeone & Associates (DeLeone, Forney),

Support

Consumer Technology Association

Brooke A Cheney and Victor F Hipsley Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio

Cheryl L Subler County Commissioners' Association of Ohio

Undisclosed

CNX Resources

M Patrick McCune McCune & Associates

Undisclosed

CSX Transportation

Rusty Orben and Rob Eshenbaugh CSX (Orben) and Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

Department of Public Safety

Kevin D Miller, Devin Bilski, and Dan Fitzpatrick

Undisclosed

Diversified Gas and Oil

McKenzie K Davis The Success Group

Undisclosed

Dominion Energy Ohio

Paul Briggs and Rob Eshenbaugh Dominion (Briggs) and Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

Duke Energy [Business Services]

James T Benedict, David L Celona, Brooke A Cheney, Rob Eshenbaugh, Ryan Gentil, Charles H Gerhardt, III, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J. Huffman, John Keaton, Kelly C O'Reilly, Charles Session, J. Chad Shaffer, Amy B Spiller, Matthew S Whitehead Duke Energy (Keaton, Gentil, Session, Shaffer, Spiller), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh), Governmental Policy Group (Cheney, Hipsley, Huffman, O'Reilly, Whitehead)

Support

Enbridge (US)

W Zachary Holzapfel, Adam Parker

Undisclosed

Energy Transfer Partners

Art Arnold Arnold Consulting Group

Undisclosed

EQT Corporation

McKenzie K Davis, Michael Toman The Success Group

Undisclosed

ExxonMobil (and XTO Energy)

Rob Eshenbaugh, Holly Hannold, Kurt L Leib, Daniel P Leite, Karen Matusic, and Courtney Saunders ExxonMobil (Matusic), XTO (Hannold), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh, Leib, Leite, Saunders)

Support

FirstEnergy

Joel Bailey, Megan Lashutka, Michael Dowling, Ty R Pine FirstEnergy (Bailey, Dowling, Pine) The Lashutka Group

Undisclosed

Guernsey Power Station

Dylan Borchers, Matt Koppitch, Gregoary J Lestini, Christopher N Slagle Bricker & Eckler

Undisclosed

Gulfport Energy Corporation

Michael W Wise McDonald Hopkins

Undisclosed

Indiana & Ohio Railway Company

William Fitzgibbon, Denise M Larr Larr Policy Consulting

Undisclosed

Inter-University Council of Ohio (IUC)

James M Suver, Cindy L McQuade

Undisclosed

Kent State University

Nick Gattozzi, Brady Oxender

Undisclosed

Koch Companies Public Sector (Koch Industries)

Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

Lightstone Generation, LLC

Jeffrety T DeLeone, Matthew Forney and Shawn Nelson DeLeone & Associates (DeLeone and Forney), Nelson Government Strategies

Undisclosed

Lumen Technologies, Inc.

David A Battocletti, Josh Motzer and Aaron M Ockerman

Undisclosed

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (and MPLX Energy Logistics)

David Blatnik, Rob Eshenbaugh, Kurt L Leib, Daniel P Leite, Courtney Saunders Marathon Petroleum (Blatnik), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh, Leib, Leite and Saunders)

Support

Manufacturing Policy Alliance

William Fitzgibbon and Denise M Larr Larr Policy Consulting

Undisclosed

National Association of Water Companies (Ohio Chapter)

Rob Eshenbaugh Capitol Advocates

Support

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, Matthew S Whitehead Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

Nucor Steel Marion, Inc

William Fitzgibbon, Denise M Larr Larr Policy Consulting

Undisclosed

Ohio AFL-CIO

Timothy W Burga and Matt Smith AFL-CIO

Undisclosed

Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association

Brad Barger, Dennis J Garrison, Patrick A Jacomet, R Daniel Mapes, and Rob Eshenbaugh OAIMA (Jacomet), Cornerstone Policy Advisors (Barger), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

Ohio Association of Movers, Inc

Thomas Balzer, Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead OAM (Balzer), Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters

James P Carney, Thomas A Rave and Michael Taylor

Undisclosed

Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Katherine Bloom

Undisclosed

Ohio Cable Telecommunications Association

Nathan Aichele, Greg Bennett, William Byers, IV, David L Celona, Neil S Clark, Chad Hawley, Lauren Huddleston, Troy Judy, Ben Kaiser, Robert F Klaffky, Andrew Minton, Stephen Nielson, and Douglas J Preisse Byers, Minton & Associates, Strategic Impact (Celona), Grant Street Consultants (Aichele, Clark, Huddleston), The Batchelder Company (Hawley, Judy)

Undisclosed

Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Zachary Frymier, Stephanie Kromer, Keith Lake, and Rob Eshenbaugh Ohio Chamber (Frymier, Kromer, Lake) and Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

Ohio Chemistry and Technology Council

Bryan Bennett, Jenn Klein, Andrew Swaim, Rob Eshenbaugh, and Shawn Nelson OCTC (Bennett, Klein, Swaim), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh) and Nelson Government Strategies

Support

Ohio Coal Association

Rob Eshenbaugh, Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh) and Governmental Policy Group

Support

Ohio Contractors Association

Michelle R Holdgreve

Undisclosed

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ryan Frazee, Danielle Vandegriff and Ethan Zucal

Undisclosed

Ohio Electric Utility Institute

Michael Brello

Undisclosed

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Gretchen Craycraft and Michael Guastella

Undisclosed

Ohio Gas Association

David L Celona and Rob Eshenbaugh Strategic Impact (Celona) and Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

Ohio Governor’s Office

Giles Allen, Bradley Bales, Dan McCarthy and Anne Vogel

Undisclosed. Gov. Mike DeWine signed SB 33

Ohio Independent Power Producers

Dylan Borchers, Matt Koppitch, Gregory J Lestini, Rachel Mains, Brock Miskimen and Christopher N Slagle Bricker & Eckler

Undisclosed

Ohio Manufacturers’ Association

Ryan R Augsburger and Robert Brundrett

Undisclosed

Ohio Municipal Electric Association

Michael A Beirne, Rob Eshenbaugh, William Fitzgibbon, Denise M Larr, Kurt L Leib, Daniel P Leite, Lisa McAlister, Scott Owens, Courtney Saunders, Jolene M Thompson and Charles Willoughby OMEA (Beirne), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh, Leib, Leite, Saunders)

Support

Ohio Municipal League

Edward Albright, Brad Barger, Brian P Barger, Rob Eshenbaugh and Ashley Ringle OML (Albright, Ringle) Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

Ohio Oil and Gas Association

Jeffrey T DeLeone and Matthew Forney DeLeone & Associates

Undisclosed

Ohio Oil Gathering Corporation

Jeffrey T DeLeone and Matthew Forney DeLeone & Associates

Undisclosed

Ohio Poultry Association

Rob Eshenbaugh, Kurt L Leib, Daniel P Leite and Courtney Saunders Capitol Advocates

Support

Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Steve C Hall, Louis Tobin Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Undisclosed

Ohio Railroad Association

Rob Eshenbaugh Capitol Advocates

Support

Ohio Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Joel Riter

Undisclosed

Ohio Rural Broadband Association, Inc

Kathy E Hobbs, Marc A Armstrong and Spencer Waugh ORBA (Hobbs), Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative Association (Armstrong and Spencer)

Undisclosed

Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative Association aka Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives (OEC)

Marc A Armstrong, Spencer Waugh and Rob Eshenbaugh, OEC (Armstrong and Waugh), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

Ohio Rural Water Association

Joseph Pheil, Rob Eshenbaugh, Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead ORWA (Pheil), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh), Governmental Policy Group (Cheney, Hipsley, Huffman, O'Reilly, Whitehead)

Support

Ohio State University

Brian Perera

Undisclosed

Ohio Steel Council

Adam Hewit, Denise M Larr, Charles R Blasdel II, and Rob Eshenbaugh Government Solutions Group (Hewit), Larr Policy Consulting (Larr), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

Ohio Telecom Association

Cheryl Q Burchard, Charles R Moses, Rob Eshenbaugh OTA (Burchard and Moses), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

Ohio Trucking Association

Thomas Balzer, Rob Eshenbaugh, Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead OTA (Balzer), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh), Governmental Policy Group (Cheney, Hipsley, Huffman, O'Reilly, Whitehead)

Support

Ohio Utilities Protection Service

Greg Bennett, William Byers, IV, Andrew Minton, and Stephen Nielson Byers, Minton & Associates

Undisclosed

Oregon Clean Energy LLC

Dylan Borchers, Matt Koppitch, Gregory J Lestini and Christopher N Slagle Bricker & Eckler

Undisclosed

Retail Energy Supply Association

Shawn Nelson Nelson Government Strategies

Undisclosed

Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council

Matt Koppitch, Gregory J Lestini and Christopher N Slagle Bricker & Eckler

Undisclosed

sPower Development Company, LLC

Matt Koppitch, Gregory J Lestini, Rachael Mains, Brock Miskimen and Christopher N Slagle Bricker & Eckler

Undisclosed

Sprint

David L Hoeffel, Thomas Niehaus Vorys Advisors LLC

Undisclosed

Summit View Inc.

William Fitzgibbon, Denise M Larr Larr Policy Consulting

Undisclosed

TC Energy FKA TransCanada

Jeffrey T DeLeone, Matthrew Forney DeLeone & Associates

Undisclosed

The Shelly Company

William Fitzgibbon, Denise M Larr and Joseph Price Larr Policy Consulting

Undisclosed

The Williams Companies, Inc

William Fitzgibbon and Denise M Larr Larr Policy Consulting

Undisclosed

TimkenSteel

William Fitzgibbon and Denise M Larr Larr Policy Consulting

Undisclosed

Toledo/Lucas County Port Authority

Andrew W Herf

Undisclosed

United States Steel Corporation (US Steel)

Adam Hewit and Christopher Masciantonio Government Solutions Group (Hewit) and US Steel (Masciantonio)

Undisclosed

Verdantas LLC

JeffJeffrey T DeLeone, Matthrew Forney DeLeone & Associates

Undisclosed

Verizon Communications & Affiliates

Krista C Bistline, Rob Eshenbaugh, Kurt L Leib, and Daniel P Leite Verizon (Bistline) and Capitol Advocates

Support

ViaQuest, Inc.

Joseph Hollabaugh Shumaker Advisors Ohio

Undisclosed

Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company

M Patrick McCune

Undisclosed

Wright State University

Robert E Hickey, Jr Wright State University

Undisclosed

Sources

Last updated on 25/11/2022

SB 250

New penalties for protests near “critical infrastructure.” [ICNL]

Status

Died when the legislature adjourned at the close of 2018.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

AES Ohio (Dayton Power & Light)

Nate Filler Dayton Power & Light

Undisclosed

Alliance for Energy Choice

Shawn Nelson Nelson Government Strategies

Undisclosed

Amazon Services LLC

Rob Eshenbaugh, Kurt L Leib, Daniel P Leite, and Courtney Saunders Capitol Advocates

Support

American Chemistry Council (ACC)

Shawn Nelson Nelson Government Strategies

Undisclosed

American Consolidated Natural Resources

Michael T Carey

Undisclosed

American Electric Power (AEP)

Thomas Froehle, Maria Haberman, Chad Hawley, Troy Judy and John McClelland AEP Ohio (Froehle and Haberman), The Batchelder Company (Hawley, Judy) and Trimac Advisors (McClelland)

Undisclosed

American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

Emma Cardone, Kevin DeWine (Gov. DeWine's cousin)* and Rob Eshenbaugh CBD Advisors (Cardone), Coast to Coast Strategies (DeWine) and Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh)

Support

American Municipal Power (AMP)

Michael A Beirne, Jolene M Thompson and Charles Willoughby American Municipal Power (AMP)

Undisclosed

American Petroleum Institute (API) Ohio

Claire Linkhart, Christina Polesovsky, Christian B Zeigler, API Ohio (Linkhart), Bricker & Eckler (Polesovsky, Zeigler)

Undisclosed

AT&T

Jan Bans, Trint Hatt, Adam Hewit, John McClelland, Brad McLean and Jason A Paduchik AT&T (Bans, Hatt, McLean, Paduchik) Government Solutions Group (Hewit), Trimac Advisors (McClelland)

Undisclosed

BP America

David L Hoeffel Vorys Advisors LLC

Undisclosed

Buckeye State Sheriffs Association

Robert A Cornwell and McKenzie K Davis BSSA (Cornwell) and The Success Group (Davis)

Undisclosed

Caterpillar, Inc

Robert N Eshenbaugh, Jr, Kurt L Leib, and Daniel P Leite Capitol Advocates

Support

CenterPoint Energy DBA Vectren Energy

Gregory J Lestini, Michael F Roedner, Christopher N Slagle, Laurie Thornton and Kurtis A Tunnell Bricker & Eckler

Undisclosed

Charter Communications Operating, LLC

Neil S Clark, Lauren Huddleston, Megan Lashutka, Connie Luck, and Gary Underwood Charter Communications (Luck, Underwood), Grant Street Consultants (Clark, Huddleston), and The Lashutka Group

Undisclosed

Chesapeake Energy

Shawn Nelson Nelson Government Strategies

Undisclosed

Chiropractic Strategies Group

Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Kelly C O'Reilly and Matthew S Whitehead Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

Cincinnati Bell, Inc. (d/b/a altafiber)

Christopher Colwell, Theodore Heckmann, Cincinnati Bell

Undisclosed

City of Dayton

Undisclosed

Clean Energy Future, LLC

Dylan Borchers, Amanda Grandjean, Matt Koppitch, Gregory J Lestini, Christopher N Slagle and Kurtis A Tunnell Bricker & Eckler

Undisclosed

Coalition of Ohio Regional Districts

Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead Governmental Policy Group

Support

Columbia Gas of Ohio (NiSource)

Jeffrey T DeLeone, Matthew Forney, and David Koren Columbia Gas (Koren), DeLeone & Associates (DeLeone, Forney),

Undisclosed

Consumer Technology Association

Victor F Hipsley Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

CSX Transportation

Rusty Orben CSX (Orben)

Undisclosed

Dominion Energy

Paul Briggs Dominion Energy

Undisclosed

Duke Energy Business Services

David L Celona, Brooke A Cheney, Ryan Gentil, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J. Huffman, John Keaton, Kelly C O'Reilly and Matthew S Whitehead Duke Energy (Keaton, Gentil), Governmental Policy Group (Cheney, Hipsley, Huffman, O'Reilly, Whitehead)

Undisclosed

Energy Transfer Partners

Art Arnold Arnold Consulting Group

Undisclosed

ExxonMobil

Rob Eshenbaugh, Kurt L Leib, Daniel P Leite, Karen Matusic, and Courtney Saunders ExxonMobil (Matusic), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh, Leib, Leite, Saunders)

Support

Frontier Communications

Cassandra Cole Frontier Communications

Undisclosed

Glatfelter

T A Dobrozsi

Undisclosed

Ohio Governor’s Office

Tim Biggam, Beth Hansen, Dawn Larzelere and Wayne Struble

Undisclosed

Guernsey Power Station

Dylan Borchers, Matt Koppitch, Gregoary J Lestini, Christopher N Slagle, Kurtis A Tunnell Bricker & Eckler

Undisclosed

Gulfport Energy Corporation

Charles S Hesse and Michael W Wise Charles Hesse Associates and McDonald Hopkins (Wise)

Undisclosed

Hess Corporation

Jeffrey T DeLeone and Matthew Forney DeLeone & Associates

Undisclosed

Lightstone Generation, LLC

Jeffrey T DeLeone, Matthew Forney and Shawn Nelson DeLeone & Associates (DeLeone, Forney), Nelson Government Strategies

Undisclosed

Lyft, Inc.

Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J. Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly and Matthew S Whitehead Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

David Blatnik, Rob Eshenbaugh, Kurt L Leib, Daniel P Leite, Courtney Saunders Marathon Petroleum (Blatnik), Capitol Advocates (Eshenbaugh, Leib, Leite and Saunders)

Support

Mount Carmel Health System

Jason Koma Mount Carmel Health System

Undisclosed

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Inc

Aileen Collins Nationwide Children's Hospital

Undisclosed

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, Matthew S Whitehead Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association

Brad Barger, Brian P Barger, Dennis J Garrison, Patrick A Jacomet, and R Daniel Mapes OAIMA (Jacomet), Cornerstone Policy Advisors (Brad Barger), Eastman & Smith (Brian Barger)

Undisclosed

Ohio Association of Movers, Inc

Thomas Balzer, Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead OAM (Balzer), Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

Ohio Association of Physician Assistants

Elizabeth W Adamson, Matt Koppitch, Gregory J Lestini, Rachel Mains, Brock Miskimen and Christopher N Slagle Association and Issues Management (Adamson), Bricker and Eckler (Koppitch, Lestini, Mains, Miskimen and Slagle)

Undisclosed

Ohio Cable Telecommunications Association

Jonathon L McGee, Nathan Aichele, David L Celona, Neil S Clark, Chad Hawley, Lauren Huddleston, and Troy Judy. OCTA (McGee), Strategic Impact (Celona), Grant Street Consultants (Aichele, Clark, Huddleston), The Batchelder Company (Hawley, Judy)

Undisclosed

Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Zachary Frymier and Keith Lake Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Support

Ohio Chapter International Warehouse and Logistics Association

Thomas Balzer and Evan Newman

Undisclosed

Ohio Chemistry and Technology Council

Bryan Bennett, Jenn Klein and Shawn Nelson OCTC (Bennett, Klein), and Nelson Government Strategies

Support

Ohio Coal Association

Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association

Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association

Jimelle Rumberg, Daniel P Leite and Courtney Saunders OFAMA (Rumberg) and Capitol Advocates (Leite and Saunders)

Undisclosed

Ohio Gas Association

David L Celona and James Stewart OGA (Stewart) and Strategic Impact (Celona)

Undisclosed

Ohio Hematology Oncology Society

David M Dillahunt, Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead OHOS (Dillahunt), Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

Ohio Municipal Electric Association

Michael A Beirne, Rob Eshenbaugh, Kurt L Leib, Daniel P Leite, Lisa McAlister, Scott Owens, Courtney Saunders, Jolene M Thompson and Charles Willoughby OMEA (Beirne), Capitol Advocates

Support

Ohio Municipal League

Edward Albright, Brad Barger, Brian P Barger, and Ashley Ringle OML (Albright, Ringle), Cornerstone Policy Advisors (Brad Barger), Eastman & Smith (Brian Barger)

Ohio Oil and Gas Association

Jeffrey T DeLeone and Matthew Forney DeLeone & Associates

Undisclosed

Ohio Oil Gathering Corporation

Jeffrey T DeLeone and Matthew Forney DeLeone & Associates

Undisclosed

Ohio Poultry Association

Rob Eshenbaugh, Kurt L Leib, Daniel P Leite and Courtney Saunders Capitol Advocates

Support

Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Steve C Hall, John E Murphy and Louis Tobin Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Undisclosed

Ohio Railroad Association

Art Arnold Arnold Consulting Group

Undisclosed

Ohio Rural Broadband Association Inc.

Kathy E Hobbs Ohio Rural Broadband Association

Undisclosed

Ohio Rural Water Association

Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead Governmental Policy Group

Support

Ohio Telecom Association

Cheryl Q Burchard, and Charles R Moses

Ohio Trucking Association

Thomas Balzer, Evan Newman, Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead OTA (Balzer, Newman), Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

Ohio Veterinary Medical Association

Ronald David Frash

Undisclosed

Oncology Practice Alliance

Brooke A Cheney, Victor F Hipsley, Andrew J Huffman, Kelly C O'Reilly, and Matthew S Whitehead Governmental Policy Group

Undisclosed

Oregon Clean Energy LLC

Dylan Borchers, Amanda Grandjean, Matt Koppitch, Gregory J Lestini, Christopher N Slagle and Kurtis A Tunnell Bricker & Eckler

Undisclosed

Sprint

David L Hoeffel Vorys Advisors LLC

Undisclosed

State Medical Board of Ohio

Jonithon LaCross

Undisclosed

TC Energy FKA TransCanada

Jeffrey T DeLeone, Matthrew Forney DeLeone & Associates

Undisclosed

Thirty-One Gifts LLC

Christopher N Slagle Bricker & Eckler

Undisclosed

University of Cincinnati

Margaret VanMeter Rolf

Undisclosed

Verdantas LLC

Jeffrey T DeLeone, Matthrew Forney DeLeone & Associates

Undisclosed

Verizon Communications & Affiliates

Rob Eshenbaugh, Kurt L Leib, Daniel P Leite, and Courtney Saunders Capitol Advocates

Support

Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company

M Patrick McCune

Undisclosed

Sources

Last updated on 28/11/2022

SB 16

New Penalties For Protesters Who Block Traffic, and For Protest Funders and Organizers. [ICNL]

Status

Passed in Senate on 6/2/2021.

Third hearing in House Criminal Justice took place on 3/8/2022.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association

Robert A Cornwell Buckeye State Sheriff's Association

Undisclosed

City of Columbus

Greg Bennett, William L Byers, IV, Evelyn Kennedy, Andrew Minton, Stephen Nielson, and Stephen Sayre

Undisclosed

City of Fairlawn

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Department of Public Safety

Kevin D Miller

Undisclosed

Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio

Michael S Weinman Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio

Support

Northern Ohio Fire Fighters

Sam Gmetro, Paul Kudlak and Christopher M Sinagra

Support

Ohio Ambulance and Medical Transportation Association

Pete De La Porte, Nathan Aichele and Lauren Huddleston

Support

Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police

Bruce Pijanowski, Abraham Jacob, Matthew G Kallner, and Hannah Yuhl

Support

Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters

James P Carney, Thomas A Rave, and Michael Taylor

Undisclosed

Ohio Casino Control Commission

Rick Anthony, McKinley E. Brown, William Cox, Jo Ann Davidson, Matthew Oyster, and Matthew Schuler

Undisclosed

Ohio Christian Alliance

Christopher R Long Ohio Christian Alliance

Support

Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association

James Price, Steve Agenbroad, Anne Beauch, Michelle M Fitzgibbon, and Robert Hakes

Support

Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Steve C. Hall and Louis Tobin

Support

Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio, Inc

Gary Monto, Greg Bennett, William L Byers, IV, Evelyn Kennedy, Andrew Minton, and Stephen Nielson

Support

Association of Professional Towers – Ohio (APTO)

Andrew W Herf and Joseph Hollabaugh

Undisclosed

Towing & Recovery Association of Ohio

Joseph Hollabaugh

Undisclosed

Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Ohio, Inc.

Bridget E McAuliffe, C David Paragas, and Kevin Stanek

Undisclosed

Bellefontaine Chief of Police

Brandon Standley Bellefontaine Chief of Police

Support

Ohio Municipal League

Kent Scarrett, Edward L Albright and Thomas Wetmore Ohio Municipal League

Support

Sources

Last updated on 14/04/2022

HB 22

New Penalties For Protesters Who “Taunt” Police. [ICNL]

Status

Passed by House on 6/25/2021. Referred to Senate Judiciary committee on 9/8/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Ohio State Bar Association

McKenzie K Davis The Success Group

Undisclosed

Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association

Thomas Book By the Book Advisors

Undisclosed

Ohio Municipal League

Edward L Albright Ohio Municipal League

Undisclosed

Attorney General’s Office

Andrew Hopkins, Michael Rodgers Ohio Attorney General's Office

Undisclosed

Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio, Inc

Greg Bennett, William L Byers, IV, Evelyn Kennedy, Andrew Minton, Stephen Nielson Byers, Minton and Associates

Undisclosed

Ohio Licensed Beverage Association

Andrew W Herf, Joseph Hollabaugh Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

Undisclosed

Department of Public Safety

Kevin D Miller Undisclosed

Undisclosed

City of Columbus

Greg Bennett, William L Byers, IV, Evelyn Kennedy, Andrew Minton, Stephen Nielson, and Stephen Sayre Byers, Minton and Associates

Undisclosed

Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Louis Tobin, Steve C. Hall Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Support

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Richard Fambro Ohio State Highway Patrol

Support

Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association

McKenzie K Davis The Success Group

Undisclosed

Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association

Mike Simpson, Robert A Cornwell Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association

Support

Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio

Michael Weinman Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio

Support

Columbus Division of Police

Thomas A. Quinlan Columbus Division of Police

Support

Sources

Last updated on 18/05/2022

HB 109

Heightened penalties for blocking traffic and other conduct during protests, and new liability for organizations involved in protests. [ICNL]

Status

First hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee took place on 4/5/2022 after passing the House on 2/16/2022.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Attorney General’s Office

Andrew Hopkins Ohio Attorney General

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Ohio Department of Public Safety

Richard Fambro and Kevin D. Miller Ohio Department of Public Safety

Lobbying

Undisclosed

OCSEA AFSCME Local 11 (corrections officers union)

Timothy Roberts Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (OCSEA)

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association

Anthony Brigano and W. Zachary Holzapfel Hicks Partners

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Ohio Governor’s Office

Giles Allen and Dan McCarthy Ohio Governor's Office

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio

Greg Bennett, William L. Byers IV, Evelyn Kennedy, Andrew Minton, and Stephen Nielson Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio

Lobbying

Undisclosed

Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association

Robert A. Cornwell Buckeye State Sheriff's Association

Testimony

Support

Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio

Michael Weinman Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio

Testimony

Support

Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association

Steve Kelly Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association

Testimony

Support

Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Louis Tobin Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Testimony

Support

Sources

Last updated on 20/05/2022

Oklahoma

HB 2128

Heightened penalties for protesters who trespass onto private property. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 5/15/2017.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association (Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma)

OOGA celebrated the bill’s passage in a Tweet to OK state Rep. Mark McBride

Sources

Last updated on 29/11/2022

HB 1123

New penalties for protests near critical infrastructure. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 5/3/2017.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Valero Energy

Julie Klumpyan Valero Energy

Support

Sources

Last updated on 29/11/2022

South Dakota

SB 189

Expanded civil liability for protesters and protest funders. [ICNL]

Status

Lawwith several provisions that are unenforceable after the state settled a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The law passed the following year–2020 SB 1117–contained similar language.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Office of the Governor

Matthew McCaulley

Support

South Dakota Association of County Commissioners

Eric Erickson

Support

South Dakota Sheriff’s Association

Dick Tieszen

Support

TC Energy (FKA TransCanada)

Worked with governor’s office on the bill

Sources

Last updated on 30/11/2022

SB 176

Expanding governor’s power to restrict certain protests. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 3/27/2017.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

SD Association of County Commissioners

Roger Tellinghuisen

Support

SD Commissioner of School and Public Lands

Ryan Brunner

Support

SD Department of Criminal Investigation

Bryan Gortmaker

Support

SD Department of Public Safety

David Svendsen

Support

SD Department of Tribal Relations

Steve Emery

Support

SD Governor’s Office

Matt Konenkamp

Support (presented the bill)

SD Stock Growers

Jeremiah Murphy

Support

Sources

Last updated on 30/11/2022

SB 151

New penalties for protests near pipelines and other infrastructure. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 3/8/2020.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Apex Clean Energy

Drew Duncan

Support

AT&T

William Van Camp

Support

Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Tyler Hamman

Support

East River Electric

Chris Studer

Support

NextEra Energy Sources

William Van Camp

Support

Otter Tail Power Company

Kevin Kouba

Support

South Dakota Electric Utilities

Brett Koenecke

Support

South Dakota Telecommunications Associates

Greg Dean

Support

Verizon

Drew Duncan

Support

Sources

Last updated on 29/11/2022

HB 1117

New criminal and civil liability for “incitement to riot.” [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 3/23/2020.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Custer Sheriff

Marty Mechaley

Support

Governor’s Office

Katie Hruska, Tom Hart

Support

Pennington Co. Sheriff

Kevin Thom

Support

SD Sheriffs Association

Dick Tiezen

Support

SD Association of County Commissioners

Eric Erickson

Support

SD Police Chiefs Association

Lori Martinec

Support

Sources

Last updated on 30/11/2022

Texas

SB 912 & HB 3652

New restitution penalty for those convicted of a “riot.” [ICNL]

Status

Died when legislature adjourned on 5/31/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Texas Police Chiefs Association

John Chancellor

Support

Houston Police Officers’ Union

Ray Hunt

Support

Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT)

Chris Jones

Support

Texas Municipal Police Association

Mitch Landry

Support

Sheriffs Association of Texas

Tom Maddox

Support

Dallas Police Association

James Parnell

Support

San Antonio Police Officers Association

Jimmy Rodriguez

Support

Game Warden Peace Officers Association

David Sinclair

Support

Travis Co. Republican Party Election Integrity Committee

Robert L Green

Support

Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA)

Dallas Reed

Support

Sources

Last updated on 07/11/2022

HB 9 & SB 1163

New penalties for protestors who block traffic. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 6/1/2021.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Houston Police Officers Union (HPOU)

Ray Hunt

Support

Dallas Police Association

James Parnall

Support

Texas Municipal Police Association

Dallas Reed

Support

Game Warden Peace Officer Association

David Sinclair

Support

Sources

Last updated on 07/11/2022

HB 3557

New criminal and civil penalties for protests around critical infrastructure. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 6/14/2019. HB 3557 became the primary bill after similar bills SB 1993 and SB 2229 failed to advance in committee.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Anadarko Petroleum

Lindsey Miller

Support

Association of Electric Companies of Texas (AECT)

Julia Rathgeber and Scott Hutchinson

Support

BNSF Railway

Dennis Kearns and Lindsay Mullins

Support

CenterPoint Energy

June Deadrick

Support

Cheniere Energy

Matt Barr and Ashley Price

Support

Chevron USA

Steve Perry

Support

Concho Resources

Jay Brown

Support

DCP Midstream

Shayne Woodard

Support

Dow Chemical Company

Daniel Womack

Support

Enbridge

Shayne Woodard

Support

EOG Resources

Jamie Weber

Support

ExxonMobil

Samantha Omey

Support

Husch Blackwell Strategies

Mark Vane

Support

Independent Insurance Agents of Texas

Lee Loftis

Support

Koch Companies [Public Sector]

Bill Oswald

Support

Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)

Tom Oney

Support

Magellan Midstream Partners

Thomas Byers

Support

NuStar Energy

Mindy Ellmer

Support

Occidental Petroleum

James Mathis and Christina Wisdom

Support

Parsely Energy

Jamie Weber

Support

Permian Basin Petroleum Association

Michael Lozano

Support

Phillips 66

Neftali Partida and David Cagnolatti

Support

Plains All American Pipeline

Beth Cubriel

Support

Shell Oil Company

Kinnan Golemon

Support

SM Energy

Caleb Troxclair and Jamie Weber

Support

Texans for Lawsuit Reform

Lee Parsley

Support

Texas Alliance of Energy Producers

Jamie Weber

Support

Texas Association of Builders

Ned Muñoz

Support

Texas Association of Business

Richard Evans

Support

Texas Association of Dairymen

Shayne Woodard

Support

Texas Association of Manufacturers

Michael Garcia and Mark Vickery

Support

Texas Chemical Council

Austin McCarty and Hector Rivero

Support

Texas Civil Justice League

Carol Sims

Support

Texas Independent Producers & Royalty
Owners Association (TIPRO)

Ryan Paylor

Support

Texas Municipal League

Shanna Igo

Support

Texas Oil and Gas Association

Cory Pomeroy and Todd Staples

Support

Texas Pipeline Association

James Mann and Thure Cannon

Support

Texas Poultry Federation

Robert Turner

Support

Texas Public Power Association

Russell T. “Russ” Keene

Support

Texas Railroad Association

Dennis Kearns

Support

Valero Energy

Al Philippus and William Wilkins

Support

Sources

Last updated on 01/12/2022

West Virginia

HB 4615

New penalties for protests near oil and gas pipelines. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 3/25/2020.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

Chris Hall Orion Strategies

Support

Dominion Resources

Bob Orndorff

Indicated support to WV House Energy Committee in emails

West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Support

West Virginia Oil and Gas Association

Anne Blankenship

Support

Sources

Last updated on 05/12/2022

Wisconsin

SB 296 & AB 279

Broad new definition of “riot.” [ICNL]

Status

Vetoed by governor on 3/31/2022.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

Americans for Prosperity

Neutral

Badger State Sheriffs’ Association

Catherine McDermott

Support

Wisconsin Professional Police Association

Support

Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association

Catherine McDermott

Support

Sources

Last updated on 07/11/2022

AB 426 & SB 386

New penalties for protests near oil and gas pipelines. [ICNL]

Status

Law. Signed by governor on 11/20/2019.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

American Chemistry Council

Support

American Petroleum Institute

Erin Roth and Marcus Bently

Support

BNSF Railway

Support

Construction Business Group

Support

Cooperative Network

Support

EDP Renewables

Support

International Union of Operating Engineers Local #139

Support

Koch Companies Public Sector

Jeffrey Schoepke and Andrew Cook

Undisclosed – copied on API lobbying effort emails

Marathon Petroleum Corporation and Subsidiaries

No Position Registered

Mechanical Contractors Association of Wisconsin

Support

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Support

Midwest Food Products Association

Support

North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

Support

Painters & Allied Trades, District Council No. 7, AFL-CIO

Support

Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association of Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.

Support

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association of Milwaukee

Support

Waukesha County Business Alliance Inc

Support

Wisconsin Building Trades Council

Support

Wisconsin Central Ltd.

Support

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation

Support

Wisconsin Independent Businesses, Inc.

Support

Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group Inc

Support

Wisconsin Grocers Association

Support

Wisconsin Laborers District Council

Support

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

Support

Wisconsin Paper Council

Support

Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association

Support

Wisconsin Propane Gas Association

Support

Wisconsin Railroad Association

Support

Wisconsin Restaurant Association

Support

Wisconsin Rural Water Association

Support

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

Support

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association

Support

Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc

Support

Sources

Last updated on 05/12/2022

Wyoming

HB 0010

New penalties for protests near critical infrastructure. [ICNL]

Status

Died in committee on 2/4/2019 after failing to reach a full House floor vote.

Lobbyists

Client Lobbyist Employer Testimony Position

American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

Matt Micheli Holland & Hart

Support – requested the bill.

Sources

Last updated on 08/12/2022