Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 21, 2023||
returned to senate
|Jun 06, 2023||
ordered to third reading rules cal.580
substituted for a5639
|May 23, 2023||
referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
|May 22, 2023||
ordered to third reading cal.1106
reported and committed to rules
|Mar 15, 2023||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S5775
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate & Assembly
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S5775 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S5775 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that no person operating or controlling any Class I railroad or Class II railroad shall allow the operation of any railroad train or locomotive for the movement of freight unless such railroad train or locomotive has a crew of not less than two individuals; provides exemptions; defines terms; imposes civil penalties.
2023-S5775 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5775 SPONSOR: KENNEDY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the railroad law, in relation to requiring certain trains and locomotives to have a crew size of not less than two persons; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: Prohibits a freight train from being operated unless it has a crew consisting of at least two individuals. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one prohibits any Class I freight railroad, Class I railroad, or Class II railroad for transporting freight unless there is a crew of no less than two persons. Section two states that this does not apply to any train or locomotive engaged in helper or hostling services.
2023-S5775 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5775 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 15, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the railroad law, in relation to requiring certain trains and locomotives to have a crew size of not less than two persons; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira- tion thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The railroad law is amended by adding a new section 63-a to read as follows: § 63-A. MINIMUM CREW SIZE. 1. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SUBDIVI- SION TWO OF THIS SECTION, NO PERSON OPERATING OR CONTROLLING ANY CLASS I OR CLASS II RAILROAD SHALL ALLOW THE OPERATION OF ANY RAILROAD TRAIN OR LOCOMOTIVE FOR THE MOVEMENT OF FREIGHT IN THIS STATE UNLESS SUCH RAIL- ROAD TRAIN OR LOCOMOTIVE HAS A CREW OF NOT LESS THAN TWO INDIVIDUALS. 2. THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO A RAILROAD TRAIN OR LOCOMOTIVE ENGAGED IN SWITCHING SERVICE. 3. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOW- ING MEANINGS: (A) "CLASS I RAILROAD" MEANS A RAILROAD THAT HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS A CLASS I RAILROAD BY THE FEDERAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD IN ACCORD- ANCE WITH 49 C.F.R. PART 1201 SECTION 1-1. (B) "CLASS II RAILROAD" MEANS A RAILROAD THAT HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS A CLASS II RAILROAD BY THE FEDERAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD IN ACCORD- ANCE WITH 49 C.F.R. PART 1201 SECTION 1-1. (C) "LOCOMOTIVE" MEANS A SELF-PROPELLED PIECE OF ON-TRACK EQUIPMENT DESIGNED FOR MOVING OR PROPELLING CARS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO CARRY FREIGHT, PASSENGERS, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT, BUT WHICH ITSELF IS NOT DESIGNED OR INTENDED TO CARRY FREIGHT, PASSENGERS (OTHER THAN THOSE OPERATING THE LOCOMOTIVE) OR OTHER EQUIPMENT. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10265-01-3 S. 5775 2
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