H.R.1501 - Railroad and Transit Sabotage Prevention Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Molinari, Susan [R-NY-13] (Introduced 04/30/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/12/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1501 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/30/1997)
Railroad and Transit Sabotage Prevention Act of 1997 - Prohibits and sets penalties for: (1) interference with railroad signal systems; (2) hazardous materials transportation sabotage (providing for the death penalty in certain cases); and (3) carrying or possessing a firearm or any explosive (with certain exceptions) aboard a passenger train or in a rail passenger terminal facility without previously obtaining the permission of the owner of such train or facility.
Revises the Federal criminal code with respect to railroad sabotage to: (1) cover sabotage of any mass transit operation; and (2) subject perpetrators to the death penalty.