VA HB440 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Engrossed on January 21 2020 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2020-02-25 - Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Railroads; crew size; civil penalty. Requires a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of railroad freight in the Commonwealth to operate with a crew of at least two individuals, unless such movement involves hostler service or utility employees in yard service. The State Corporation Commission shall have discretion to fine a person willfully violating this requirement an amount not to exceed $500 for a first offense and an amount not to exceed $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense. The measure has a delayed effective date of October 1, 2020.

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Railroads; freight train crew size requirements, civil penalty.


Roll Calls

2020-02-25 - Senate - Senate: Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-22 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (61-Y 37-N 1-A) (Y: 61 N: 37 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-01-16 - House - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce (13-Y 8-N) (Y: 13 N: 8 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-02-25SenateStricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
2020-01-23SenateReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2020-01-23SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-01-22HouseVOTE: Passage (61-Y 37-N 1-A)
2020-01-22HouseRead third time and passed House (61-Y 37-N 1-A)
2020-01-21HouseRead second time and engrossed
2020-01-20HouseRead first time
2020-01-16HouseReported from Labor and Commerce (13-Y 8-N)
2020-01-03HouseReferred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
2020-01-03HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102226D

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