MN HF 3499

Author

Jeff Brand
501 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-8634
rep.jeff.brand@house.mn.gov
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Bill Text

Category

Rail

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State

MN

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Summary

Limits train lengths to a maximum of 8,500 feet. Provides penalties.

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Issue

Limits train lengths to a maximum of 8,500 feet, which applies to all railroads and trains. Sets a schedule of fine amounts for violations, ranging from $1,000 to at least $25,000 depending on repeated offenses. Authorizes the Minnesota Department of Transportation to enforce the provision through civil
action pursued in court.

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Notes

Pending Committee action.

History

02/12/2024 Introduction and first reading. Referred to House Committee on Transportation Finance and Policy.
03/14/2024 Committee report recommends as amended and re-referred to House Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.