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SENATE BILL NO. 1108
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TRAINS - EMPLOYEES - Adds to existing law to require railroad corporations
operating in Idaho to have a certain number of employees on every freight
and passenger train.
02/09 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/12 Rpt prt - to Com/HuRes
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1108
BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO OPERATION OF RAILROADS; AMENDING CHAPTER 4, TITLE 62, IDAHO CODE,
3 BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 62-403A, IDAHO CODE, TO REQUIRE RAILROAD
4 CORPORATIONS OPERATING IN IDAHO TO HAVE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ON
5 EVERY FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAIN.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Chapter 4, Title 62, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
8 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
9 ignated as Section 62-403A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
10 62-403A. EMPLOYEES ON TRAINS. Every railroad corporation operating in
11 Idaho shall employ no fewer than two (2) employees on every freight train.
12 These employees are limited to a conductor or switchman/foreman and an engi-
13 neer who are qualified according to the rules and regulations of the federal
14 railroad administration of the United States department of transportation to
15 operate trains and locomotives. In addition, every passenger train shall also
16 have a fireman or assistant engineer who is qualified to operate the locomo-
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation would guarantee a safer environment for
railroad employees and the general public in towns where railroads
run and on roads and highways in the vicinity of railroads
No Fiscal Impact.
Name: Sen. Lin Whitworth
Phone: (208)332 1351
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 110