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Chapter 31     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. BUSINESS AND NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.

ARTICLE 1A. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES.

ARTICLE 2. RAILROAD COMPANIES.

ARTICLE 2A. RAILROAD CROSSING.

ARTICLE 3. BOOM COMPANIES.

ARTICLE 4. BANKING INSTITUTIONS.

ARTICLE 4A. BANK COLLECTION CODE.

ARTICLE 4B. FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION.

ARTICLE 4C. NOMINEE REGISTRATION OF FIDUCIARY SECURITIES.

ARTICLE 4D. UNIFORM ACT FOR SIMPLIFICATION OF FIDUCIARY SECURITY TRANSFERS.

ARTICLE 4E. BANK SERVICE CORPORATIONS AND BANK SERVICES.

ARTICLE 5. INDEMNITY COMPANIES.

ARTICLE 6. BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS.

ARTICLE 6A. FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN INSURANCE CORPORATION.

ARTICLE 7. INDUSTRIAL LOAN COMPANIES.

ARTICLE 8. BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND SUPERVISION OF BANKING INSTITUTIONS, INDUSTRIAL LOAN COMPANIES AND BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS.

ARTICLE 9. WATER POWER COMPANIES.

ARTICLE 10. CREDIT UNIONS.

ARTICLE 11. THE SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA.

ARTICLE 12. MEMBERSHIP IN FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS.

ARTICLE 13. HOSPITAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS AND MEDICAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS.

ARTICLE 14. WEST VIRGINIA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS.

ARTICLE 15. WEST VIRGINIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

ARTICLE 15A. WEST VIRGINIA INFRASTRUCTURE AND JOBS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

ARTICLE 15B. INFRASTRUCTURE BONDS.

ARTICLE 15C. BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT.

ARTICLE 16. WEST VIRGINIA STEEL FUTURES PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 17. WEST VIRGINIA RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDER, BROKER AND SERVICER ACT.

ARTICLE 17A. WEST VIRGINIA SAFE MORTGAGE LICENSING ACT.

ARTICLE 18. WEST VIRGINIA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND.

ARTICLE 18A. WEST VIRGINIA ENERGY CONSERVATION REVOLVING LOAN FUND.

ARTICLE 18B. MORTGAGE AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT POOL.

ARTICLE 18C. VETERANS\' MORTGAGE FUND.

ARTICLE 18D. WEST VIRGINIA AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND.

ARTICLE 18E. WEST VIRGINIA LAND REUSE AGENCY AUTHORIZATION ACT.

ARTICLE 19. WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE AUTHORITY.

ARTICLE 20. WEST VIRGINIA REGIONAL JAIL AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AUTHORITY.

ARTICLE 21. WEST VIRGINIA LAND STEWARDSHIP CORPORATION.

ARTICLE 2B. ILLUMINATION EQUIPMENT FOR RAILROAD CABOOSES.

§31-2B-1. Legislative findings and purposes.

The Legislature hereby finds that for the purpose of protecting the lives of workmen, other persons and railroad equipment there shall be maintained at the rear of cabooses illumination when they are being pushed during hours of darkness.

§31-2B-2. Illumination requirements; time period for implementation; application of requirements.

(a) From the effective date of this article, there shall be maintained at the rear of all cabooses, while cabooses are being pushed during the hours of darkness, either a handheld or installed backup light which shall have sufficient candlepower to illuminate the track for a distance of at least two hundred fifty feet under clear atmospheric conditions on all local and mine runs.

(b) Every railroad company operating within this state shall be required to comply with the provisions of this article, but shall have one year from the effective date hereof to comply with such requirements.

(c) The provisions of this article shall apply to all local and mine run cabooses.

§31-2B-3. Repair and maintenance; exemption.

Any railroad company operating a caboose to which the illumination requirements of section two of this article apply shall not be in violation of said article if the failure of lighting equipment required under the provisions of this article is corrected at the first point maintenance supplies are available, or in the case of repairs, the first point at which materials and repair facilities are available and repairs can reasonably be made.

§31-2B-4. Runs originating from out of state.

Runs originating from without the State of West Virginia shall be exempt from the requirements of this article.

§31-2B-5. Enforcement penalty.

The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Public Service Commission. If any railroad company violates the provisions of this article, it shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $500 for each violation.

§31-2B-6. No individual responsibility.

With the exception of intentional misconduct or negligence on the part of the employee, this article shall not be construed to impose any individual responsibility upon any railroad employee for damage to his employer due to breakage or loss of use while the employee is engaged in handling the lights as required by this article.

This article shall be construed as imposing upon the employer responsibility for securing and maintaining the lights required by this article.

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