Requires a minimum crew size of 2 for certain rail carriers. Imposes penalties.
Establishes that a railroad must not operate a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight unless it has a crew of a minimum of two individuals. Does not apply to hostler services or utility employees.
Provides that any railroad that willfully violates this section must pay a fine of not less than $250 or more than $1,000 for a first offense, not less than $1,000 or more than $5,000 for a second offense committed within three years of the first offense, and not less than $5,000 nor more than $10,000 for a third or subsequent offense committed within three years of the first offense. Fines prescribed in this section must be recovered in a civil action before a judge of the county in which the violation occurs.
Carries-over to 2024. Same as HF 1272.
02/08/2023 Introduced in Senate. First reading.
02/08/2023 Referred to Senate Committee on Transportation.
02/20/2023 Passed as amended from Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
03/22/2023 Second reading in Senate.
05/22/2023 Returned to Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety upon interim adjournment.