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Chapter 462 - RAILROADS
Act 300 of 1909 ‑ RAILROADS (462.2 - 462.50)
     Section 462.2 ‑ Michigan railroad commission; qualifications and duties of commissioners; removal; pecuniary interest prohibited; oath; compensation and expenses; chairperson; meetings; quorum; vacancy; investigations, inquiries, and hearings; employees and appointments; offices; rules; conferences.
     Section 462.2a ‑ Applicability of act.
     Section 462.3 ‑ Definitions; scope.
     Section 462.4 ‑ Common carrier; duty to serve; rates; through routes; rates; joint rates.
     Section 462.5 ‑ Free transportation; penalty; freight; tickets.
     Section 462.6 ‑ Switch connection with private side track; order of commission; rules; spur track; payment of cost and expenses; disagreement.
     Section 462.7 ‑ Interchange of traffic; preferred freight; routing by shippers or initial carrier; steam railroads and interurban and suburban railroads; drawing cars and merchandise of connecting lines; local traffic; intrastate traffic.
     Section 462.8 ‑ Railroads to furnish cars; shortage, preference, regulation by commission; demurrage.
     Section 462.9 ‑ Charges for longer and shorter hauls; governing rate.
     Section 462.10 ‑ Schedule of rates; filing with commission; public inspection; rate change; joint tariff; form of schedules; filing and publication of rates required; complaints; military traffic.
     Section 462.11 ‑ Special contract rates.
     Section 462.12 ‑ Freight classification.
     Section 462.13 ‑ Maintenance of depot facilities; joint maintenance by connecting railroads; discontinuance of passenger service; approval of commission; appeal of order of commission.
     Section 462.14 ‑ Sidetracks, spurs and branches; control by commission; abandonment or removal, procedure.
     Section 462.15 ‑ Continuous carriage of freight; unlawful acts.
     Section 462.16 ‑ Rate discrimination unlawful; compensation for incidental service.
     Section 462.17 ‑ Traffic discrimination unlawful.
     Section 462.18 ‑ Receiving rebate or discrimination; penalty.
     Section 462.19 ‑ Civil liability.
     Section 462.20 ‑ Failure to report unlawful.
     Section 462.21 ‑ Fees; disposition.
     Section 462.22 ‑ Rate investigation on complaint; hearing, order for change in schedules; separate hearings; dismissal; rate investigation on motion of commission; order; complaint by common carrier; through rates; joint rates.
     Section 462.23 ‑ Commissioners; powers; issuance of subpoena by court; witness fees; depositions; record of proceedings.
     Section 462.24 ‑ Orders of commission; rescission or amendment.
     Section 462.25 ‑ Rates; classification and regulations prescribed by commission to be prima facie lawful; express companies.
     Section 462.26 ‑ Appeal to court of appeals; injunction; equitable powers; preliminary injunction; additional evidence; judgment on amended order or original order; appeal to circuit court; burden of proof.
     Section 462.27 ‑ Process; practice and evidence; incriminating testimony; perjury; immunity; orders as evidence.
     Section 462.28 ‑ Common carriers; authority of commission; blanks; inspection; order to produce books; penalty.
     Section 462.29 ‑ Common carriers; contracts and free transportation lists; annual free transportation list.
     Section 462.30 ‑ Common carriers; annual statement, contents, time; blanks; additional information; earnings and income, report.
     Section 462.31 ‑ Freight tariffs; filing.
     Section 462.32 ‑ Unreasonable rate or practice; regulation by commission.
     Section 462.33 ‑ Accidents; report; investigation, expense.
     Section 462.34 ‑ Equipment and structures; inspection; notice of repairs; orders as to rate of speed and use of defective equipment; penalties, forfeitures.
     Section 462.35 ‑ Rules regarding maximum speed limits; order; effective date of speed limit.
     Section 462.36 ‑ Equipment and structures; authority of commission.
     Section 462.37 ‑ Equipment and structures; hearing prior to order.
     Section 462.38 ‑ Equipment and structures; refusal to obey order; penalty.
     Section 462.39 ‑ Fences; inspection, construction.
     Section 462.40 ‑ Bill of lading; liability of carrier; statements of charges.
     Section 462.41 ‑ Violations; investigation; enforcement of act.
     Section 462.42 ‑ Investigation of claims.
     Section 462.43 ‑ Liability for violations; penalty.
     Section 462.44 ‑ Police powers vested in commission.
     Section 462.45 ‑ Substantial compliance.
     Section 462.46 ‑ Rights of action; penalties cumulative.
     Section 462.47 ‑ Mandamus; injunction; civil remedies.
     Section 462.48 ‑ Record of proceedings; report to governor, contents, publication.
     Section 462.49 ‑ Powers, duties and privileges transferred to commission; saving clause.
     Section 462.50 ‑ Legislation; hearing on changes; recommendations.
     Section 462.71 ‑ Interstate agreement on high speed intercity rail passenger network.
Act 230 of 1988 ‑ TRI-STATE HIGH SPEED RAIL LINE COMPACT (462.81 - 462.81)
     Section 462.81 ‑ Tri-state high speed rail line compact.
Act 354 of 1993 ‑ RAILROAD CODE OF 1993 (462.101 - 462.451)
     Section 462.101 ‑ Short title.
     Section 462.103 ‑ Meanings of words and phrases.
     Section 462.105 ‑ Definitions; A to G.
     Section 462.107 ‑ Definitions; H to P.
     Section 462.109 ‑ Definitions; R to W.
     Section 462.131 ‑ Regulatory and police power of department; rules.
     Section 462.133 ‑ Records to be kept by department.
     Section 462.137 ‑ Reports to be furnished to department.
     Section 462.153 ‑ Orders; oaths; official acts; subpoenas; witnesses; production of documents; contempt; witness fees and mileage; depositions; record of proceedings; copy of transcript.
     Section 462.155 ‑ Rescission, alteration, or amendment of order.
     Section 462.157 ‑ Orders, regulations, practices, and services; effect.
     Section 462.159 ‑ Rehearing.
     Section 462.161 ‑ Review of order; time for bringing action.
     Section 462.171 ‑ Action to vacate or set aside order; issuance of injunction to stay or suspend order; different or additional evidence; appeal; burden of proof.
     Section 462.173 ‑ Service of process; practice and rules of evidence; execution of process; certified copies of orders.
     Section 462.175 ‑ Authority of department to obtain information.
     Section 462.201 ‑ Corporation; formation; purpose; articles of association; filing; powers of subscribers; increasing or decreasing number of directors; resolution.
     Section 462.203 ‑ Stock certificate; signature; seal.
     Section 462.205 ‑ Applicability of MCL 450.1101 to 450.2098 to railroad corporations.
     Section 462.207 ‑ Records of corporations formed under former acts; duration, rights, and limitations of existing corporations.
     Section 462.211 ‑ Board of directors; corporate powers; stockholders entitled to vote for directors; election of president; powers of board of directors generally; voting by stockholders; quorum; vacancy.
     Section 462.213 ‑ Articles of association; alteration and amendment; signature; certification; filing; effect; recording; powers of railroad company; copies as prima facie evidence; public inspection of records and files.
     Section 462.215 ‑ Board of directors; election; classification; terms; meetings; notice; removal of directors or officers; rules, regulations, and directions; stockholder vote by proxy; adjournment of meeting.
     Section 462.217 ‑ Annual meeting; statement of affairs.
     Section 462.219 ‑ Subscribers to capital stock; payment in installments; forfeiture of stock for neglect or refusal to pay.
     Section 462.221 ‑ Stock as personal estate; transfer.
     Section 462.223 ‑ Railroad company; liabilities and restrictions.
     Section 462.225 ‑ Ownership and operation of steamboats, barges, or vessels; conditions.
     Section 462.227 ‑ Ownership and operation of steamboats, barges, or vessels; number; restrictions.
     Section 462.229 ‑ Automobile buses or motor vehicles and trailers; ownership and operation; purpose; aerial transportation; powers of railroad company.
     Section 462.231 ‑ Railroad company; organizing and holding interest in subsidiary corporation; disposition of capital stock of other corporations; rights, powers, and privileges of ownership.
     Section 462.233 ‑ Cutting dangerous trees.
     Section 462.235 ‑ Land held by foreign company; transfer of title.
     Section 462.241 ‑ Acquisition of property in manner prescribed by MCL 213.51 to 213.77; exception.
     Section 462.243 ‑ Purchase of land belonging to state, city, village, county, or township.
     Section 462.245 ‑ Construction of bridges or tunnels; acquisition of right-of-way; issuance and sale of bonds; rights of railroad bridge and railroad tunnel companies.
     Section 462.247 ‑ Negotiation by railroad bridge or tunnel company with railroad company; purpose.
     Section 462.249 ‑ Use of road and bridge or tunnel; compensation charged by railroad bridge or tunnel company; terms.
     Section 462.250 ‑ Acquisition of right-of-way by railroad company; amount offered for damages; eligibility of owners to recover or collect costs.
     Section 462.251 ‑ Removal of person from train by conductor or employee.
     Section 462.253 ‑ Person using abusive, profane, or indecent language or exhibiting violent conduct; powers of conductor.
     Section 462.255 ‑ Conduct as misdemeanor; penalty; powers of conductor or freight agent; duties of police officer; jurisdiction of court.
     Section 462.257 ‑ Conduct as felony or misdemeanor; penalties.
     Section 462.259 ‑ Liability of railroad company for loss or damage by fire.
     Section 462.261 ‑ Liability of railroad company for death or injury to passenger.
     Section 462.263 ‑ Transportation of railroad employees; vehicles.
     Section 462.265 ‑ Stringing wire over and across railway right-of-way; procedures; construction of aerial crossings; dispute between parties; order.
     Section 462.267 ‑ Light or banner attached to switch or derailing device; prohibited conduct; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
     Section 462.271 ‑ Offer to sell certain property; contents of offer; disagreement as to price or other terms; application to state tax commission to resolve disagreement; hearing; decision and order; determination of fair market value; appraisals; applicability of section.
     Section 462.273 ‑ Walking, riding, driving, or being upon or along right-of-way or yard; permission required; “right-of-way” defined; being upon, entering, or damaging buildings, rolling stock, or equipment; applicability of section; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
     Section 462.301 ‑ Grade crossings; diagnostic study team review; notice; decision; order; consensus during review not reached; cost of necessary changes; funding sources; administration and expenditure of funds; notice of corrective action.
     Section 462.303 ‑ Traffic control devices; determination and order by department.
     Section 462.305 ‑ Order of department.
     Section 462.307 ‑ Construction; approval required; investigation of proposed crossing location; changing location or abolishing existing public grade crossing; hearing; order; action against department to vacate or set aside order; construction across high-speed rail corridor; granting or denying permission for crossing; cost; furnishing inspector; request for reconstruction, change, widening, or alteration; abandonment; removal of track and traffic control devices.
     Section 462.309 ‑ Maintenance, renewal, and repair of roadbeds, tracks, culverts, and certain streets or sidewalks.
     Section 462.310 ‑ Culverts.
     Section 462.311 ‑ Passive traffic control devices; street lighting.
     Section 462.313 ‑ National inventory signs.
     Section 462.315 ‑ Active traffic control devices.
     Section 462.317 ‑ Clear vision areas; expenditure of funds relating to high speed rail corridor.
     Section 462.318 ‑ Whistle post; erection and maintenance as notice to engineer of approach to public crossing.
     Section 462.319 ‑ New construction, partial reconstruction, alteration, or removal of grade separation.
     Section 462.321 ‑ Acquisition of property rights by condemnation.
     Section 462.323 ‑ Farm crossings; other private crossings.
     Section 462.325 ‑ Fencing in agricultural areas; other areas.
     Section 462.327 ‑ Bridges carrying railroad traffic; inspection; applicability of section and MCL 462.331 to 462.335.
     Section 462.331 ‑ Bridge carrying railroad traffic; qualifications of inspector; affidavit; performance and recording of inspections; report; reinspection and order by department.
     Section 462.333 ‑ Unsafe bridge; prohibited conduct.
     Section 462.335 ‑ Unsafe bridge; penalties for certain conduct.
     Section 462.337 ‑ Applicability of act.
     Section 462.339 ‑ Construction, erection, placement, and maintenance of a bridge, structure, pole, or other obstruction or loading or unloading device; compliance with clear spaces; exceptions; application; warning signs; required distance for construction of railroad track or sidetrack; inspection; report; violation; penalty; failure to correct violation; applicability of section.
     Section 462.351 ‑ “Operator” and “operate” defined.
     Section 462.353 ‑ Locomotive engine; operation by person under influence of alcoholic liquor or controlled substance.
     Section 462.355 ‑ Repealed. 2002, Act 658, Eff. Apr. 1, 2003.
     Section 462.357 ‑ Locomotive engine; authorization or knowledge of operation by person under influence of alcoholic liquor or controlled substance.
     Section 462.359 ‑ Chemical test and analysis of operator's blood, urine, or breath.
     Section 462.361 ‑ Chemical tests of blood, breath, or urine; consent; administration.
     Section 462.363 ‑ Refusal to submit to chemical test; report.
     Section 462.365 ‑ Report of certain convictions; form.
     Section 462.367 ‑ Railroad police officer; appointment; commission; eligibility; duration of commission; employment before certain date.
     Section 462.369 ‑ Railroad police officer applicant; cost of training.
     Section 462.371 ‑ Railroad police officer; application fee; identification.
     Section 462.373 ‑ Railroad police officer; notice of appointment.
     Section 462.375 ‑ Railroad police officer; oath.
     Section 462.377 ‑ Railroad police officer; duties and powers.
     Section 462.379 ‑ Keepers of jails, lockups, and station houses.
     Section 462.381 ‑ Railroad police officer; wearing and receiving badge.
     Section 462.383 ‑ Railroad police officer; surety bond.
     Section 462.385 ‑ Railroad police officer; delivery of commission; identification card; roster.
     Section 462.387 ‑ Railroad police officer; compensation.
     Section 462.389 ‑ Railroad police officer; termination.
     Section 462.390 ‑ Conductor or flagperson; requirements for employment; applicability of section; substantial compliance; enforcement.
     Section 462.391 ‑ Obstruction of vehicular traffic; offenses as separate violations; penalty; allocation of fines.
     Section 462.400 ‑ Employee sanitation and shelter facilities; rules; compliance with section.
     Section 462.402 ‑ Definitions; unreasonable endangerment of employee; complaint by employee or union; inspection by department; notice; order; hearing; appeal; enforcement.
     Section 462.431 ‑ Liens; effect.
     Section 462.441 ‑ Administration of act; investigation of complaints; violation or noncompliance; penalty; inspections; hearing; action to recover penalties; enforcement; remedies.
     Section 462.450 ‑ Applicability of act to street railway organized under MCL 472.1 to 472.31.
     Section 462.451 ‑ Repeal of certain acts and parts of acts.

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