HOUSE BILL NO. 4916
"Railroad code of 1993,"
(MCL 462.101 to 462.451) by adding section 352.
the people of the state of michigan enact:
Sec. 352. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a railroad shall not operate a train or locomotive engine engaged in transporting freight unless the train or locomotive engine is operated by a crew of not fewer than 2 individuals.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply under either of the following circumstances:
(a) Operating a locomotive engine in hostler service.
(b) Operating a locomotive engine in helper service.
(3) As used in this section:
(b) "Hostler service" means moving a train or locomotive engine a short distance within a railroad yard or mechanical facility.
(c) "Train" means 1 or more locomotive engines, coupled with or without cars, that are required to undergo air brake testing under 49 CFR 232.