Text: H.R.6150 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H.R. 6150 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6150

    To amend the limitation on liability for certain passenger rail 
 accidents or incidents under section 28103 of title 49, United States 
                     Code, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 16, 2010

  Mr. Gallegly (for himself, Mr. Lewis of California, Mr. McKeon, Mr. 
Simpson, Mr. Calvert, Mr. LaTourette, Mrs. Napolitano, Mrs. Capps, Ms. 
     Loretta Sanchez of California, Mr. Filner, Mr. Baca, and Ms. 
 Richardson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the 
Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined 
 by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as 
        fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
    To amend the limitation on liability for certain passenger rail 
 accidents or incidents under section 28103 of title 49, United States 
                     Code, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. ACCIDENT LIABILITY.

    (a) Amendment.--Section 28103 of title 49, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(2), by striking ``The aggregate'' and 
        inserting ``Except as provided in paragraph (3), the 
        aggregate'';
            (2) by adding at the end of subsection (a) the following 
        new paragraph:
    ``(3) The liability cap under paragraph (2) shall be $500,000,000 
if the accident or incident was proximately caused by gross negligence 
or willful misconduct of the defendant. Such amount shall be adjusted 
annually by the Secretary to reflect changes in the Consumer Price 
Index-All Urban Consumers.''; and
            (3) in subsection (c), by striking ``$200,000,000'' and 
        inserting ``$500,000,000''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) shall be 
effective for any passenger rail accident or incident occurring on or 
after September 12, 2008.
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