KS Senate Advances Railroad Safety Bill


Kansas lawmakers send a bill to Governor Laura Kelly they believe will help improve the safety of railroad workers.

Senate Bill 63 was sent to Governor Kelly Monday after passing through both the House and Senate. Senator Richard Hilderbrand says the bill would require drivers to treat maintenace equipment on the tracks just like a train and come to a full stop. Hilderbrand says while it may not be a frequent issue, there have been instances where drivers failing to yield has caused safety concerns. He says he expects Governor Kelly to sign the bill into law. If that happens, the law would go into effect later this year.

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