Senate File 184 - Introduced SENATE FILE 184 BY WEBSTER , SHIPLEY , COURNOYER , LOFGREN , and WESTRICH A BILL FOR An Act relating to railroad train length limits, and making 1 penalties applicable. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1750XS (2) 90 th/ns
S.F. 184 Section 1. Section 327D.3, Code 2023, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 327D.3 Duty to furnish cars and transport freight —— railroad 3 train length limit . 4 1. Every railway corporation shall upon receiving 5 reasonable notice, and within a reasonable time, furnish shall 6 do all of the following: 7 a. Furnish suitable cars to any and all persons who may 8 apply therefor, for use of such cars for the transportation of 9 any and all kinds of freight , and receive . 10 b. Receive and transport such freight with all reasonable 11 dispatch , and provide . 12 c. Provide and keep suitable facilities for the receiving 13 and handling thereof of all freight at any depot on the line of 14 its road. 15 2. A railway corporation shall not operate, or permit to be 16 operated, any freight or work railroad train that exceeds eight 17 thousand five hundred feet in length on any part of a railroad. 18 EXPLANATION 19 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 20 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 21 This bill limits the length of any freight or work railroad 22 train operated or permitted to be operated by a railway 23 corporation to 8,500 feet. Pursuant to Code section 327D.17, a 24 violation of the bill results in a “schedule 4” penalty under 25 Code section 327C.5, which is a fine of not less than $500 nor 26 more than $5,000 per violation. 27 The bill makes organizational and conforming changes to Code 28 section 327D.3. 29 -1- LSB 1750XS (2) 90 th/ns 1/ 1