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219.97 VIOLATIONS; PENALTIES.
    Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 1980 c 460 s 32]
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1980 c 460 s 32]
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1980 c 460 s 32]
    Subd. 4. Violation of grade crossing safety requirement. A person, firm, or corporation
violating sections 219.16 to 219.30 is guilty of a misdemeanor. The violation of section 219.22
does not of itself constitute contributory negligence as a matter of law.
    Subd. 5. Ditch or culvert violation. A railroad or receiver or lessee of the railroad failing
or neglecting to comply with section 219.37 shall forfeit and pay to the state $200 for every
mile of a ditch which it fails to keep clean during any season. This amount must be collected in
a civil action brought by the attorney general or by the county attorney of the county through
or into which that railroad extends.
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 2001 c 213 s 31]
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 2001 c 213 s 31]
    Subd. 8.[Repealed, 1980 c 460 s 32]
    Subd. 9.[Repealed, 1980 c 460 s 32]
    Subd. 10.[Repealed, 2001 c 213 s 31]
    Subd. 11.[Repealed, 1980 c 460 s 32]
    Subd. 12. Violation of requirements for new road. A carrier failing to comply with section
219.92 or with an order of the commissioner made under section 219.92 shall forfeit $100 for
each day's default, to be recovered in a civil action in the name of the state.
    Subd. 13. Violation of provision for stopping train at crossing. Upon the complaint of any
person, a company operating a railroad violating section 219.93 shall forfeit not less than $20
nor more than $100 to be recovered in a civil action before a judge of the county in which the
violation occurs. One-half of the forfeiture must go to the complainant and one-half to the school
district where the violation occurs.
    Subd. 14.[Repealed, 1980 c 460 s 32]
    Subd. 15.[Repealed, 1980 c 460 s 32]
    Subd. 16.[Repealed, 1980 c 460 s 32]
History: (4726, 4731, 4732, 4743-17, 4751, 4880, 4888, 4890, 4893, 4897, 4900, 4904,
4905, 4906, 4910, 4925) RL s 1993; 2030; 2033; 2034; 2036; 1905 c 208 s 2; 1905 c 252 s 3;
1905 c 287 s 2; 1907 c 276 s 3; 1909 c 377 s 2; 1909 c 382 s 2; 1913 c 93 s 2; 1913 c 126 s 2;
1919 c 335 s 3; 1921 c 244 s 2; 1925 c 336 s 17; 1941 c 338 s 1; 1941 c 390 s 1; 1971 c 25 s
67; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1976 c 166 s 63,64; 1980 c 460 s 30; 1983 c 359 s 22; 1985 c 265 art
4 s 1; 2006 c 260 art 5 s 5