Railroads; freight train crew size requirements, civil penalty. (HB1789)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patrons Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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, 2019. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/27/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101233D
12/27/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/08/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB1789)
01/10/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
01/15/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/15/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 2-N)
02/05/2019Left in Commerce and Labor