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Connecticut Laws | Title 13b Transportation
CHAPTER 245b* RAILROAD OPERATIONS
Secs. 13b-356 to 13b-359. (Formerly Secs. 16-171 to 16-174). Transportation of explosives; forfeiture. Charge for storage; forfeiture. Lien for transportation charges. Receipt; forfeiture.

Secs. 13b-356 to 13b-359. (Formerly Secs. 16-171 to 16-174). Transportation of explosives; forfeiture. Charge for storage; forfeiture. Lien for transportation charges. Receipt; forfeiture. (1348)(Text)

Sections 13b-356 to 13b-359, inclusive, are repealed, effective October 1, 2002. (1349)

Sec. 13b-360. (Formerly Sec. 16-175). Fire caused by engine; insurable interest. (1350)(Text)

When property is injured by fire communicated by an engine of a railroad company, without contributory negligence on the part of the person entitled to the care and possession of such property, such company shall be held responsible in damages to the extent of such injury to the person so injured. Each such company shall have an insurable interest in the property for which it may be so held responsible in damages and may procure insurance thereon in its own behalf. (1351)

Sec. 13b-361. (Formerly Sec. 16-176). Notice of claim. (1352)(Text)

No action shall be brought under section 13b-360 unless written notice of the claim is given to such company within twenty days after the fire, specifying the day of the fire, giving a general description of the property injured and stating the amount claimed as damages. Such notice may be given by a letter signed by the claimant or his agent, mailed to the superintendent of the railroad or delivered to its station agent at a station in the town where the fire occurred. (1353)

Sec. 13b-362. (Formerly Sec. 16-177). Fire communicated by railway engine. (1354)(Text)

In an action to recover for any injury occasioned by fire communicated by any railroad locomotive engine in this state, the fact that such fire was so communicated shall be prima facie evidence of negligence on the part of the person or corporation who, at the time of such injury by fire, is in the use and occupation of such railroad, either as owner, lessee or mortgagee, and of those who at such time have the care and management of such engine. (1355)

Secs. 13b-363 and 13b-364. (Formerly Secs. 16-178 and 16-179). Clearing land adjacent to railroad right-of-way. Land damages not affected by fire risk. (1356)(Text)

Sections 13b-363 and 13b-364 are repealed, effective October 1, 2002. (1357)

Sec. 13b-365. (Formerly Sec. 16-180). Certain employees to wear badges. (1358)(Text)

All the conductors, brakemen and baggagemen employed upon the passenger trains of any company, when on duty, shall wear, in a conspicuous place, a badge showing their respective duties and the name of such company. (1359)

Secs. 13b-366 to 13b-374. (Formerly Secs. 16-182 to 16-190). Trains to stop before crossing drawbridge or railroad. Interference with navigation. Drawbridges. Passing switches, stations and crossings without stopping; forfeiture. Platforms for shipment of livestock. Hospital stretchers. Hours of labor of telegraph and telephone operators and train dispatchers. Passenger car regulations. Heating and lighting cars. (1360)(Text)

Sections 13b-366 to 13b-374, inclusive, are repealed, effective October 1, 2002. (1361)

Sec. 13b-375. Enforcement of statutory provisions and orders of commissioner. (1362)(Text)

On application of the Commissioner of Transportation or of the Attorney General, the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford may enforce, by appropriate decree or process, any provision of this chapter and chapters 245 and 245a or any valid order of the Commissioner of Transportation pursuant to these chapters. (1363)

Sec. 13b-376. Operation Lifesaver Committee. Appointments. Duties. Regulations. (1364)(Text)

(a) There is established an Operation Lifesaver Committee which shall be within the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes only. The committee shall establish an operation lifesaver program designed to reduce the number of accidents at railway crossings and to increase the public awareness of railroad crossing hazards. Said committee shall consist of the Commissioner of Transportation or his designee, the Commissioner of Education or his designee, and the Commissioner of Public Safety or his designee, and six members appointed as follows: Two representatives of civic organizations, one appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate and one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, a representative of the railroad industry appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, a representative of a parent teacher association appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, a representative of a local law enforcement agency appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives and a local government official appointed by the minority leader of the Senate. The Commissioner of Transportation shall serve as chairperson of the committee. The committee shall meet at such times as it deems necessary. (1365)

(b) The Operation Lifesaver Committee shall: (1) Administer and operate the operation lifesaver program; (2) establish committees to promote the program on the local level; (3) educate the public with information designed to reduce the number of accidents, deaths and injuries at railroad and at-grade crossings; (4) encourage state and local law enforcement agencies to vigorously enforce the law governing motorist and pedestrian rights and responsibilities; (5) encourage the development of engineering and safety improvements; (6) encourage the maintenance of railroad and at-grade crossings; (7) make recommendations to the General Assembly implementing the purposes of the committee. The committee shall annually review its progress and submit its findings and recommendation to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation. (1366)

(c) The Department of Transportation may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the purposes of this section. (1367)

Secs. 13b-377 to 13b-386. (1368)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (1369)

CHAPTER 245c* MOTOR CARRIERS OF PROPERTY FOR HIRE (1370)(Text)

Sec. 13b-387. (Formerly Sec. 16-281). Definitions. (1371)(Text)

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