Comments: IL SB0024 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that no rail carrier shall operate a train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight unless it has an operating crew consisting of at least 2 individuals. Provides that the minimum freight train crew size shall remain in effect until a federal law or rule encompassing the subject matter has been adopted. Grants the Illinois Commerce Commission the power to conduct evidentiary hearings, make findings, and issue and enforce orders, including sanctions, with respect to freight train crew member size. Provides that "train or light engine" does not include trains operated by a hostler service or utility employees.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 35-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-16 - Added Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Diane Pappas [SB0024 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

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