49 U.S. Code § 20138 - Tampering with safety and operational monitoring devices
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(a) General.— The Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe regulations and issue orders to prohibit the willful tampering with, or disabling of, any specified railroad safety or operational monitoring device.
(1) A railroad carrier operating a train on which a safety or operational monitoring device is tampered with or disabled in violation of a regulation prescribed or order issued under subsection (a) of this section is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty under section 21301 of this title.
(2) An individual tampering with or disabling a safety or operational monitoring device in violation of a regulation prescribed or order issued under subsection (a) of this section, or knowingly operating or allowing to be operated a train on which such a device has been tampered with or disabled, is liable for penalties established by the Secretary. The penalties may include—
(A) a civil penalty under section 21301 of this title;
(C) suspension or loss of a license or certification issued under section 20135 of this title.
Source(Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(e),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 876.)
|Revised Section||Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|20138||45:431(o).||Oct 16, 1970, Pub. L. 91–458, 84 Stat. 971, § 202(o); added June 22, 1988, Pub. L. 100–342, § 21, 102 Stat. 638; Sept. 3, 1992, Pub. L. 102–365, § 2(3), 106 Stat. 972.|
In subsection (a), the words “within 90 days after June 22, 1988” are omitted as expired.
In subsection (b), the words “by another person” are omitted as surplus.