49 U.S. Code § 11906 - General criminal penalty when specific penalty not provided

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When another criminal penalty is not provided under this chapter, a rail carrier providing transportation subject to the jurisdiction of the Board under this part, and when that rail carrier is a corporation, a director or officer of the corporation, or a receiver, trustee, lessee, or person acting for or employed by the corporation that, alone or with another person, willfully violates this part or an order prescribed under this part, shall be fined not more than $5,000. The person may be imprisoned for not more than 2 years in addition to being fined under this section. A separate violation occurs each day a violation of this part continues.


(Added Pub. L. 104–88, title I, § 102(a),Dec. 29, 1995, 109 Stat. 852; amended Pub. L. 105–102, § 2(7),Nov. 20, 1997, 111 Stat. 2204.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Pub. L. 105–102

This amends 49:11906 to correct an erroneous cross-reference.
Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section 11914 of this title prior to the general amendment of this subtitle by Pub. L. 104–88, § 102(a).
A prior section 11906,Pub. L. 95–473, Oct. 17, 1978, 92 Stat. 1459, related to evasion of regulation of motor carriers and brokers, prior to the general amendment of this subtitle by Pub. L. 104–88, § 102(a). See section 14906 of this title.

1997—Pub. L. 105–102substituted “violation of this part” for “violation of this title”.


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