HB 34 Railroads; freight train crew requirements, civil penalty.
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Summary as introduced:
Railroads; crew size. Requires a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of railroad freight in the Commonwealth that shares the same rail corridor as a high-speed passenger or commuter train to operate with a crew of at least two individuals. Localities are prohibited from adopting an ordinance, order, or resolution in conflict with this requirement. The State Corporation Commission shall have discretion to fine a person willfully violating this requirement an amount not to exceed $500 for a first offense and an amount not to exceed $1,000 for a second offense or a subsequent offense. The measure has a sunset clause that provides that it will expire on the fifth day following the date that the Federal Railroad Administration issues a rule requiring two-person train crews on crude oil trains and establishing minimum crew size standards for most main line freight and passenger rail operations. The measure has a delayed effective date of October 1, 2018.

Full text:
11/28/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100717D  pdf | impact statement

11/28/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100717D
11/28/17  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/18  House: Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/18/18  House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
02/13/18  House: Left in Commerce and Labor