H.R. 3413 (104th): Commuter Rail Safety Act of 1996

May 08, 1996 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Died (Referred to Committee)
William Martini
Representative for New Jersey's 8th congressional district
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May 08, 1996
4 pages

This bill was introduced on May 8, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 08, 1996
Referred to Committee May 08, 1996
Full Title

To amend chapter 211 of title 49, United States Code, with respect to hours of service of railroad employees, and for other purposes.


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30 cosponsors (15D, 14R, 1I) (show)

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Commuter Rail Safety Act of 1996 - Amends Federal transportation law to revise hours of duty limitations for train employees to prohibit them, among other things, from remaining or going on duty:
(1) after having completed a tour of duty, unless having had at least eight consecutive hours of undisturbed rest; and
(2) unless such employee has received at least eight hours notice before the time for reporting for duty, except in the event of an emergency, in which case the employee may not work for more than eight hours after reporting for duty.
Prohibits a railroad carrier from requiring or allowing a commuter rail train employee to operate a split shift unless it begins between 4 o'clock a.m.
and 8 o'clock a.m.
Prohibits a railroad carrier and a railroad carrier employer from discharging or in any way discriminating against an employee (whistleblower) who has furnished railroad accident or injury information to the railroad carrier, the Federal Railroad Administration, or other Federal or State agency.
Sets forth both civil and criminal penalties for violations under this Act.

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