90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0800
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BISTATE TRANSIT SAFETY ACT                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Bi-State Transit Safety Act to develop and  implement      
   a  safety program in compliance with a national state safety oversight      
   program for rail fixed guideway systems operating  in  the  States  of      
   Missouri  and  Illinois.  Amends  the  Freedom  of  Information Act to      
   include in the list of information exempt from inspection and  copying      
   security  portions  of system safety programs compiled by the Regional      
   Transportation  Authority  or  the  State  of  Missouri.  Amends   the      
   Metropolitan  Transit Authority Act to require compliance with Section      
   2.11b  of  the  Regional  Transportation  Authority  Act.  Amends  the      
   Regional Transportation Authority Act  to  require  the  Authority  to      
   develop  and  adopt a system safety program standard for the safety of      
   rail fixed guideway systems in  compliance  with  the  national  state      
   safety oversight program. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Prescribes      
   permit  requirements and fee of $500 for moving oversize or overweight      
   equipment to the site of rail  derailments.  Repeals  Section  in  the      
   Regional  Transportation Authority Act concerning the oversight board.      
   Effective immediately.                                                      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that fees for permits to  move  oversize  or  overweight      
   equipment  to  the  sites  of  train  derailments  (instead  of  train      
   derailments  in  emergencies)  shall include all equipment eligible to      
   obtain single trip permits under normal situations.                         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
        Defines "revenue service operation" as an operation outside of  a      
   rail yard.  Changes a reference from the directors of an agency to the      
   commissioners of an agency.                                                 
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                
        Provides that the powers and obligations given to Missouri in-         
   clude mandatory notification of the Ill. Dept. of Transportation of         
   the adoption of standards and plans, completion of investigations, re-      
   ports, audits and recommendations given under the Act. Repeals the Act      
   on July 1, 2001.                                                            
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0273

   Last action date: 97-07-30

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   3


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