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SF 918

3rd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/15/2016 08:40am

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underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - 3rd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to railroads; requiring two-person crew on trains carrying freight;
prescribing 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 allow the operation of a railroad train or
locomotive in this state, used in connection with the movement of freight or passengers,
without a crew composed of a minimum of two individuals, except 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, in addition to any other sanctions authorized in law, shall
be ordered to pay a fine of at least $250 for a first-time violation of this section, and
$1,000 for a second or subsequent violation.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2016, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end