49 U.S. Code § 21311 - Records and reports

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(a) Records and Reports Under Chapter 201.— A person shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 2 years, or both, if the person knowingly and willfully—
(1) makes a false entry in a record or report required to be made or preserved under chapter 201 of this title;
(2) destroys, mutilates, changes, or by another means falsifies such a record or report;
(3) does not enter required specified facts and transactions in such a record or report;
(4) makes or preserves such a record or report in violation of a regulation prescribed or order issued under chapter 201 of this title; or
(5) files a false record or report with the Secretary of Transportation.
(b) Accident and Incident Reports.— A railroad carrier not filing a report in violation of section 20901 of this title shall be fined not more than $2,500. A separate violation occurs for each day the violation continues.

Source

(Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(e),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 893; Pub. L. 110–432, div. A, title III, § 310,Oct. 16, 2008, 122 Stat. 4882.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
21311(a)
45:438(e).
Oct. 16, 1970, Pub. L. 91–458, 84 Stat. 971, § 209(e); added Oct. 10, 1980, Pub. L. 96–423, § 7, 94 Stat. 1814.
21311(b)
45:39 (related to fine).
May 6, 1910, ch. 208, § 2 (related to fine), 36 Stat. 351; Jan. 3, 1975, Pub. L. 93–633, § 204(b), 88 Stat. 2166; June 22, 1988, Pub. L. 100–342, § 15(2), 102 Stat. 634; Sept. 3, 1992, Pub. L. 102–365, § 4(a)(3), 106 Stat. 973.

In subsection (a), before clause (1), the words “fined under title 18” are substituted for “fined not more than $5,000” for consistency with title 18. In clause (1), the word “prepared” is omitted as surplus. In clause (4), the word “prepares” is omitted as surplus.
In subsection (b), the words “shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor” are omitted for consistency with title 18. The words “upon conviction thereof by a court of competent jurisdiction” and “punished by a” are omitted as surplus.
Amendments

2008—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–432amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “A railroad carrier not filing the report required by section 20901 of this title shall be fined not more than $500 for each violation and not more than $500 for each day during which the report is overdue.”

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49 CFR - Transportation

49 CFR Part 219 - CONTROL OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE

49 CFR Part 220 - RAILROAD COMMUNICATIONS

49 CFR Part 225 - RAILROAD ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS: REPORTS CLASSIFICATION, AND INVESTIGATIONS

49 CFR Part 228 - HOURS OF SERVICE OF RAILROAD EMPLOYEES; RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING; SLEEPING QUARTERS

49 CFR Part 234 - GRADE CROSSING SAFETY, INCLUDING SIGNAL SYSTEMS, STATE ACTION PLANS, AND EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS

49 CFR Part 239 - PASSENGER TRAIN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

49 CFR Part 240 - QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS

49 CFR Part 241 - UNITED STATES LOCATIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR DISPATCHING OF UNITED STATES RAIL OPERATIONS

49 CFR Part 242 - QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF CONDUCTORS

 

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