Nebraska, Support Two-Person Train Crew LB 611 (2019)

Nebraska, Support Two-Person Train Crew LB 611 (2019)

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Kacy M. started this petition to State Senator Curt Friesen and

The Two Person Train Crew Bill LB611 (2019) is extremely important to all Nebraskans with regard to public safety. Reducing the size of crew from two people to one person would make all over-the-road freight trains less safe in our state. Nebraskans want our Senators to support public safety for ALL Nebraskans  Senators,  Please vote "In Favor" of this bill to be advanced to the House. 

LEGISLATURE OF NEBRASKA
ONE HUNDRED SIXTH LEGISLATURE
FIRST SESSION
LEGISLATIVE BILL 611
Introduced by Brandt, 32; Brewer, 43; Cavanaugh, 6; DeBoer, 10; Erdman,
47; Gragert, 40; Groene, 42; Hansen, M., 26; Kolowski, 31;
McDonnell, 5; Morfeld, 46; Quick, 35; Vargas, 7; Walz, 15.
Read first time January 23, 2019
Committee: Transportation and Telecommunications
1 A BILL FOR AN ACT relating to railroads; to require a train crew of at
2 least two individuals as prescribed; to provide fines; and to
3 provide duties for the Public Service Commission.
4 Be it enacted by the people of the State of Nebraska,

Section 1. (1) No train or light engine used in connection with the
2 movement of freight may be operated unless it has a crew consisting of at
3 least two individuals. For purposes of this section, train or light
4 engine used in connection with the movement of freight does not include
hostler service or utility employees.5
6 (2) Any person who willfully violates this section shall be fined
7 not less than one hundred dollars for a first offense, not less than two
8 hundred fifty dollars for a second offense committed within three years,
9 and not less than five hundred dollars for a third offense and subsequent
offenses committed within three years.10
11 (3) The Public Service Commission shall enforce this section and
12 shall remit all fines collected under this section to the State Treasurer
13 for distribution in accordance with Article VII, section 5, of the
Constitution of Nebraska.

 

 

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