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S.F. No. 1705 - Railroad Liability for Certain Types of Damage
 
Author: Senator Kari Dziedzic
 
Prepared By: Krista Boyd, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-7681)
 
Date: March 16, 2015



 

Section 1 clarifies terminology and scope of current statute on railroad corporation liability for certain types of damage.  Current language makes a railroad company responsible for damage caused by fire communicated by the locomotive engines.  New language includes fire spread from rolling stock or its contents and caused by spill, tear, discharge, or combustion of contents.

Section 2 clarifies a railroad’s liability for reasonable expenses of response to a fire, by specifying that the liability arises out of emergency response, not only fire response.

 
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