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 Colorado House Bill 16-1136

"Multiple Crew Members Required For Freight Trains"

Bill Text

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:

SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, amend 40-9-101 as 3 follows: 4 40-9-101. Application of sections. The provisions of Sections 5 40-9-101 to 40-9-108 shall 40-9-108.5 apply to any person who is held to be a common carrier, within the meaning and purpose of said sections and to any common carrier engaged in the transportation of passengers or 8 property by railroad from one point within the state to any other point 9 within the state. These sections shall DO not apply to the ownership or 10 operation of street transportation public utilities conducted solely as 11 common carriers in the transportation of passengers. 12

SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 40-9-108.5 as 13 follows: 14 40-9-108.5. Railroad freight transport -number of crew members required -penalty -legislative declaration -definitions. 16 (1) THEGENERALASSEMBLYHEREBYFINDS,DETERMINES,AND DECLARES THAT IT IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST OF THE STATE TO REQUIRE THAT A COMMON CARRIER ENGAGED IN THE TRANSPORTATION OF FREIGHT BY RAILROAD HAVE MULTIPLE CREW MEMBERS ABOARD A RAILROAD TRAIN OR LIGHT ENGINE IN ORDER TO HELP ENSURE THE PUBLIC SAFETY OF 21 COLORADO'S CITIZENS AND THE SAFETY OF ITS WATERWAYS AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. 23 (2) (a) A RAILROAD TRAIN OR LIGHT ENGINE OPERATED IN -2- CONNECTION WITH CARRYING FREIGHT MUST HAVE AT LEAST TWO CREW MEMBERS ABOARD WHILE THE RAILROAD TRAIN OR LIGHT ENGINE IS MOVING. (a) OF THIS SUBSECTION (2) DOES NOT APPLY TO: (I) A RAILROAD TRAIN OR LIGHT ENGINE OPERATED BY REMOTE CONTROL IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL RAILROAD (II) UTILITY EMPLOYEE OR DISTRIBUTED POWER HELPER SERVICE. REPORT TO THE TRANSPORTATION LEGISLATION REVIEW COMMITTEE CREATED IN SECTION 43-2-145, C.R.S., ON THE NUMBER OF COMMISSION SHALL INDICATE WHETHER THE RAILROAD TRAIN OR LIGHT (4) AS USED IN THIS SECTION: CARRIER INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION OF A RAILROAD TRAIN OR LIGHT ENGINE. MEANS A LOCOMOTIVE THAT IS NOT ATTACHED TO A RAILROAD CAR. (5) (a) THIS SECTION IS REPEALED IF THE FEDERAL RAILROAD -3- MANDATING THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREW MEMBERS THAT MUST BE ABOARD A RAILROAD TRAIN OR LIGHT ENGINE. (b) THE DIRECTOR OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION SHALL

SECTION 3. Effective date. This act takes effect July 1, 2016.

SECTION 4. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety. -4-

Recorded Colorado House of Representatives Vote

Vote Republican Democrat Independant
Total
Yea 0 33 0
  52%
Nay 30 0 0
  48%
Other 0 0 0
  0%

Recorded Colorado Senate Vote

Vote Republican Democrat Independant
Total
Yea 0 2 0
  40%
Nay 3 0 0
  60%
Other 0 0 0
  0%

Legislator
Party
Vote
Matt Jones
D
Yea
Jessie Ulibarri
D
Yea
Owen Hill
R
Nay
Ray Scott
R
Nay
Jerry Sonnenberg
R
Nay

You can view Colorado H.B. 16-1136 and the results of the vote here.

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