Mobile work camps; establishes standards therefor provided by railroad company for employees. (SB1423)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mobile camps for railroad employees. Establishes standards for a mobile camp provided by a railroad company for maintenance of way employees. The Board of Health is required to adopt regulations concerning mobile camps. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/23/2007Unanimous consent to introduce
01/23/2007Presented and ordered printed 076633752
01/23/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/31/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1423)
02/02/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2007Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/05/2007Rereferred to Courts of Justice


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This is actually kind of interesting. I'd never heard of such a thing as a mobile camp for railroad employees. It seems that railroad maintenance crews, who just follow the tracks along fixing problems as they find them, are often housed each night by the railroad in terrible circumstances -- no heat, running water, beds, etc. This bill would prevent that.

Turns out that both Illinois and Indiana have considered similar bills recently, though to what end I don't know.