FANTIN-HOLBROOK-DART-BLACK-MOFFITT, HOFFMAN AND LANG.
VEH CD-RAILROAD SAFETY
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. In provisions regarding safety
requirements for railroad operations, prohibits the operation of
trains in Illinois by remote control. Places restrictions on the
minimum number of persons required to operate a locomotive and their
qualifications and duties. Provides that any person who violates these
rules may be fined not less than $500 but not more than $1,000 for the
first offense, not less than $1,000 but not more than $2,000 for a
second offense committed within 3 years of the first offense, not less
than $2,000 but not more than $5,000 for a third offense committed
within 3 years of the first offense, and $10,000 for a fourth or
subsequent offense committed within 3 years of the first offense.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Changes the definition of "rail carrier" to mean any form of
nonhighway ground transportation that runs on rails or electromagnetic
guideways, not including rapid transit operations in an urban area
that are not connected to the general railroad system. Provides that
"remote control" does not (1) include the use of, testing of, or
reliance upon any train control device, signal, radio, or computer
used to enhance the safety of rail operations by allowing remote
observation or monitoring of train location and operation; (2) include
devices used to interface train operators with protective or warning
devices at grade crossings with public roads; or (3) include a train
consist that is operated by a control cab that is not a power unit.
Makes other changes.
PENSION NOTE, AMENDED
No fiscal impact on public pension funds or retirement systems.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1
HB 2667 fails to create a State mandate.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Redefines "rail carrier" to include an exception for rapid
transit operations in an urban area that are not connected to the
general railroad system of transportation. Provides an exception to
the definition of "remote control" when used on non-revenue trains
moving between terminals and servicing areas.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AMS 1 & 2 (Dpt. Transportation)
No immediate fiscal impact because of the current 3-year agree-
ment with Amtrak; future agreements could cause operating sub-
sidies to increase by an uncertain amount.
STATE MANDATES ACT FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 2
Creates a "personnel mandate" requiring 100% reimbursement.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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