Text: H.R.2449 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/01/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2449


To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for limitations on duty hours for yardmaster employees, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 1, 2019

Mr. Carbajal introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for limitations on duty hours for yardmaster employees, 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 “Railroad Yardmaster Protection Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Limitations on duty hours of yardmaster employees.

(a) Limitations on duty hours of yardmaster employees.—Section 21103 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in the heading of such section, by inserting “and yardmaster employees” after “train employees”;

(2) by inserting “or yardmaster employee” after “train employee” each place it appears; and

(3) in subsection (e), by inserting “or yardmaster” after “During a train”.

(b) Definitions.—Section 21101 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (3) by inserting “a yardmaster employee,” after “dispatching service employee,”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(6) ‘yardmaster employee’ means an individual responsible for supervising and coordinating the control of trains and engines operating within a rail yard.”.

(c) Conforming amendment.—The table of sections for chapter 211 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking the item relating to section 21103 and inserting the following:


“21103. Limitations on duty hours of train employees and yardmaster employees.”.


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