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H.R. 1748 (116th): Safe Freight Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 13, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1748

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 13, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, 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 of 2019.

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:

20169.

Freight train crew size

Effective 30 days after the date of enactment of the Safe Freight Act of 2019, 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)

Conforming 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:

20169. Freight train crew size.

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