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Text of the Safe Freight Act

This bill was introduced on August 2, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Aug 2, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3040

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 2, 2013

(for himself and Ms. Pingree of Maine) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To provide for the minimum size of crews of freight trains, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Safe Freight Act .

2.

Freight train crew size

(a)

Amendment

Subchapter II of chapter 201 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

20168.

Freight train crew size

Effective 30 days after the date of enactment of the Safe Freight Act , no freight train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight may be operated unless it has a crew consisting of at least 2 individuals, one of whom is certified under regulations promulgated by the Federal Railroad Administration as a locomotive engineer pursuant to section 20135, and the other of whom is certified under regulations promulgated by the Federal Railroad Administration as a conductor pursuant to section 20163.

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(b)

Table of sections amendment

The table of sections for chapter 201 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

20168. Freight train crew size.

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