Text: H.R.3040 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H.R. 3040 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3040

  To provide for the minimum size of crews of freight trains, and for 
                            other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             August 2, 2013

   Mr. Michaud (for himself and Ms. Pingree of Maine) introduced the 
 following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation 
                           and Infrastructure

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                                 A BILL


 
  To provide for the minimum size of crews of freight trains, 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. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Safe Freight Act''.

SEC. 2. FREIGHT TRAIN CREW SIZE.

    (a) Amendment.--Subchapter II of chapter 201 of title 49, United 
States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``Sec. 20168. Freight train crew size
    ``Effective 30 days after the date of enactment of the Safe Freight 
Act, no freight train or light engine used in connection with the 
movement of freight may be operated unless it has a crew consisting of 
at least 2 individuals, one of whom is certified under regulations 
promulgated by the Federal Railroad Administration as a locomotive 
engineer pursuant to section 20135, and the other of whom is certified 
under regulations promulgated by the Federal Railroad Administration as 
a conductor pursuant to section 20163.''.
    (b) Table of Sections Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 
201 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
the following new item:

``20168. Freight train crew size.''.
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