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HB 432 (BR 1734) - R. Nelson

     AN ACT relating to employee safety.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 281 to establish safety requirements for railroad employee contract carriers; define "railroad employee contract carrier" as a passenger vehicle that transports 8 or less railroad employees; require contract carrier to maintain a driver qualification file, including physical examination and physical ability of driver, review of driving record, record of traffic violations, application for employment, and driver's license; require disqualification of driver with 2 or more serious traffic violations within a 3 year period; establish a rail carrier driver's maximum hours of service; require prescreening of rail carrier driver for drugs and alcohol and post-accident testing; require inspection, maintenance, and retention of records related to inspection, maintenance, and repair of vehicle; authorize access by Transportation Cabinet to facility and records to determine compliance; require contract carrier to maintain insurance policy of $5 million; establish maximum penalty of $1,000 for violation; provide appeal procedure including a hearing under KRS Chapter 13B; permit a railroad to rely on a rail carrier's certification that it complies with the requirements of the Act without further inquiry.

     Feb 16-introduced in House
     Feb 18-to Labor & Industry (H)
     Feb 19-posted in committee
     Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 4-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 5, 2010
     Mar 24-taken from the Orders of the Day; returned to Rules (H)
     Mar 25-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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