Text: H.R.5638 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/18/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5638


To allow railroad employees to remain on duty as necessary to clear a blockage of vehicular traffic at grade crossings.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 18, 2014

Mr. Petri (for himself, Mr. Sensenbrenner, and Mr. Duffy) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To allow railroad employees to remain on duty as necessary to clear a blockage of vehicular traffic at grade crossings.

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

SECTION 1. Grade crossing exception.

(a) Amendment.—Chapter 211 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the end the following new section:

§ 21110. Grade crossing exception.

“Employees may be allowed to remain or go on duty for a period in excess of the limitations established under this chapter to the extent necessary to clear a blockage of vehicular traffic at a grade crossing.”.

(b) Table of sections.—The table of sections for such chapter 211 is amended by inserting at the end the following new item:


“21110. Grade crossing exception.”.