07RS HB134

HB134

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HB 134 (BR 383) - B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to railroad security.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 277 to require each railroad company operating in Kentucky to create a risk assessment of all facilities no later than January 1, 2008; establish guidelines for the preparation and reporting of the risk assessment; require each railroad company operating in Kentucky to establish a community protection plan to protect railroad infrastructure from acts of sabotage, terrorism, and other crimes; establish guidelines for the preparation of the community protection plan; require contractors and subcontractors working on railroad facilities to hire employees who meet the same standards as railroad company employees; prohibit a railroad company, contractor, or subcontractor from retaliating against an employee who reports a violation of the Act; allow the Transportation Cabinet to fine any railroad company, contractor, or subcontractor for noncompliance with the Act; establish the fine as up to $50,000 per day for noncompliance.

     Jan 2-introduced in House
     Jan 3-to Transportation (H)


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