Establishes comprehensive rail safety provisions.
Regarding railroads, provides for prohibition on blocking of crossings, for limitation on length of freight or work trains, for authorization to monitor safety practices and operations by collective bargaining representatives, for safe staffing levels for
trains or light engines, for wayside detector systems, for
study of transportation of hazardous materials or waste and
for reporting system for transportation of hazardous
materials or waste; and imposing penalties.
Pending Senate action.
04/25/2023 Referred to House Committee on Consumer Protection, Technology and Utilities.
05/03/023 Reported as committed.
05/03/2023 First consideration.
05/03/2023 Laid on table.
05/23/2023 Removed from table in House.
05/24/2023 Second consideration in House, with amendments. Re-committed to House Committee on Appropriations.
06/05/2023 Re-reported as committed. Third consideration and final passage in House.
06/05/2023 In the Senate. Referred to Senate Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
06/06/2023 Ordered to third reading in Senate.