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HF 286

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/16/2019 12:49pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to railroads; requiring a minimum crew size for certain rail carriers;
imposing criminal penalties; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 219.


Section 1.

new text begin [219.752] MINIMUM CREW SIZE.
new text end

new text begin No Class I or Class II railroad shall operate a railroad train or locomotive in connection
with the movement of freight or passengers in Minnesota without a crew composed of a
minimum of two individuals. This section does not apply to hostling and helper operations,
remote control locomotives in yards, and as otherwise provided by Code of Federal
Regulations, title 49, part 218, subpart B. A railroad that violates this section is guilty of a
misdemeanor and must pay a fine of at least $250 for a first-time violation of this section
or $1,000 for each subsequent violation, in addition to any other sanctions authorized by
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2019, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end