92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB0532
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Short description: 
RR CROSSING DELAY LIABILITY                                                

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Rail Carrier Crossing Delay Liability Act.   Provides      
   that  if  a  rail  carrier's  train or other equipment blocks a public      
   highway, road, or street at a location where  the  carrier's  railroad      
   track  crosses  the  highway,  road,  or street, so that pedestrian or      
   vehicular traffic on the highway, road, or street is unable  to  cross      
   the  track  for  more than 20 minutes, the rail carrier is liable in a      
   civil action for all damages of any type  proximately  caused  by  the      
   delay.   Provides  that  the  carrier  is  not liable, however, if the      
   blockage or delay was due to circumstances beyond the  rail  carrier's      
   control.    Provides  for  minimum  liquidated  damages  of  $500, and      
   authorizes the recovery of punitive damages. Effective immediately.         
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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