bill now before the Alaska Senate would tighten restrictions on
commercial drivers and those who employ them.
HB124 would make it illegal for an employer of a commercial driver
to encourage their drivers to violate federal, state or local laws
regarding railroad crossings. The law also makes it a penalty for
the driver to violate the rules. It calls for the suspension of
those drivers’ licenses.
bill passed the Alaska House by a vote of 34-1 on March 12. On March
13, it was referred to the Transportation and Labor and Commerce
committees in the Senate.