Requires at least 2 crew members to operate a train connected with movement of freight. Provides penalties.
Provides that a railroad company may not operate in connection with the movement of freight a train or light engine with fewer than two crew members. For the
purposes of this subsection, a railroad utility employee is not
considered a crew member. Does not apply to the operation of a train or light engine for hostler service. A railroad company that violates this section is liable to the state for a civil penalty of: not less than $250 or more than $1,000 for a first
violation; not less than $1,000 or more than $5,000 for a
second violation in a period of three years or less; or not less than $5,000 or more than $10,000 for a third or subsequent violation in a period of three years or less.
03/06/2023 Filed in House.
05/29/2023 Died upon adjournment.