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House Bill 1055


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House Bill 1055

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB1055 (Updated February 24, 2009 10:51 am - DI 84)

Whistle posts. Requires a railroad company to erect a sign that is: (1) visible from an approaching train; and (2) not more than 1/4 mile in advance of a crossing or multiple consecutive crossings (except a crossing subject to a local whistle ban) to notify the operator of the engine to sound the locomotive's whistle. Requires the railroad company to maintain the sign in good repair or replace the sign. Requires the engineer or other person in charge of the train to notify, in writing, the railroad of any missing or damaged whistle post, and gives the railroad 10 days to replace or repair the whistle post. Provides that a railroad company that violates these requirements is liable to the state for a penalty of at least $250 but not more than $1,000 to be recovered in a civil action brought by the state in the circuit or superior court of the county where the crossing is located. Makes technical changes.
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 In Committee - 2nd House
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