S.629 - Railroad Carriers and Mass Transportation Protection Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sessions, Jeff [R-AL] (Introduced 03/15/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/25/2005 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 92. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.629 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate amended (04/25/2005)
Railroad Carriers and Mass Transportation Protection Act of 2005 - Amends the federal criminal code to rewrite provisions prohibiting acts of destruction and violence against trains, railroad equipment and structures, and the mass transportation system to: (1) correspond with current prohibitions against acts of violence against the mass transportation system; (2) apply such provisions to acts committed knowingly (currently, willfully); (3) cover such acts against passenger vessels; and (4) add as an aggravated offense the commission of such prohibited act under circumstances in which the railroad on-track equipment, passenger vessel, or mass transportation vehicle was carrying high-level radioactive waste, spent nuclear fuel, or specified hazardous material.
Provides for the death penalty where the offense results in the death of any person.