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PUBLIC LAW 91-169-DEC. 26, 1969
Public Law 91-169 AN ACT
To amend the Act entitled "An Act to promote the safety of employees and travelers upon railroads by limiting the hours of service of employees thereon," approved March 4, 1907.
December 26, 1969
[H. R. 8449]
Be it enacted by the Semite and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act Em^io^ee's' entitled An Act to promote the safety of employees and travelers hours of service, upon railroads by limiting the hours of service of employees thereon, restrictions. approved March 4, 1907 (45 U.S.C. 61, 62, 63, 64), is hereby amended 34 Stat. MIS. to read as follows: "That (a) this Act shall apply to any common carrier or carriers, their officers, agents, and employees, engaged in the transportation of passengers or property by railroad in the District of Columbia or any territory of the United States, or from one State or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia to any other State or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia, or from any place in the United States to an adjacent foreign country, or from any place in the United States through a foreign country to any other place in the United States, "^b) For the purposes of this Act— Definitions. "(1) The term 'railroad' includes all bridges and ferries used or operated in connection with any railroad, and also all the road in use by any common carrier operating a railroad, whether owned or operated under a contract, agreement, or lease. "(2) The term 'employee' means an individual actually engaged in or connected with the movement of any train. "(3) Time on duty shall commence when an employee reports for '^^"^e °" '^^^yduty and terminate when the employee is finally released from duty, and shall include: " (A) Interim periods available for rest at other than a designated terminal; " (B) Interim periods available for less than four hours rest at a designated terminal; " (C) Time spent in deadhead transportation by an employee to a duty assignment: Provided, That time spent in deadhead transportation by an employee from duty to his point of final release shall not be counted m computing time off duty; " (D) The time an employee is actually engaged in or connected with the movement of any train; and " (E) Such period of time as is otherwise provided by this Act. "SEC. 2. (a) I t shall be unlawful for any common carrier, its officers violations. or agents, subject to this Act— "(1) to require or permit an employee, in case such employee shall have been continuously on duty for fourteen hours, to continue on duty or to go on duty until he has had at least ten consecutive hours off duty, except that, effective upon the expiration of the two-year period beginning on the effective date of this paragraph, such fourteen-hour duty period shall be reduced to twelve hours; or "(2) to require or permit an employee to continue on duty or to go on duty when he has not had at least eight consecutive hours off duty during the preceding twenty-four hours. x^ " (b) I n determining,' for the purposes of subsection (a), the number of hours an employee is on duty, there shall be counted, in addition to the time such employee is actually engaged in or connected with the movement of any train, all time on duty in other service performed for the common carrier during the twenty-four-hour period involved.