senate Bill S6461

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of locomotive horns at private highway-rail grade crossings; repealer

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Jun 12, 2019 referred to rules

S6461 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8365
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Railroad Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §53-b, Rail L

S6461 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the use of locomotive horns at private highway-rail grade crossings.

S6461 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6461 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6461

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 12, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. AMEDORE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the railroad law, in relation to the use  of  locomotive
  horns  at  private highway-rail grade crossings; and to repeal section
  53-b of such law relating to ringing bells  and  blowing  whistles  at
  crossings

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 53-b of the railroad law  is  REPEALED  and  a  new
section 53-b is added to read as follows:
  §  53-B.  USE  OF  LOCOMOTIVE  HORNS  AT  CROSSINGS.  UNLESS OTHERWISE
REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION, AT A PRIVATE  HIGHWAY-RAIL  GRADE
CROSSING, A LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER MAY SOUND THE LOCOMOTIVE HORN TO PROVIDE
A  WARNING  TO  ANIMALS,  VEHICLE OPERATORS, PEDESTRIANS, TRESPASSERS OR
CREWS ON OTHER TRAINS IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION IF,  IN  THE  LOCOMOTIVE
ENGINEER'S SOLE JUDGMENT, SUCH ACTION IS APPROPRIATE IN ORDER TO PREVENT
IMMINENT INJURY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13247-01-9

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