2018 Arkansas Code
Title 23 - Public Utilities and Regulated Industries
Subtitle 1 - Public Utilities and Carriers
Chapter 10 - Transportation of Passengers and Freight Generally
Subchapter 2 - Passengers
§ 23-10-213. Special passenger excursion train -- Definitions

Universal Citation: AR Code § 23-10-213 (2018)
  • (a)

    • (1) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the liability of a nonprofit sponsor of a special passenger excursion train, the owner or operator of a special passenger excursion train, and the railroad or rail authority over whose tracks the special passenger excursion train is operated, for all claims, whether for compensatory damages or punitive damages, arising from a rail incident or accident occurring in Arkansas and involving a special passenger excursion train shall not exceed ten million dollars ($10,000,000).

    • (2) This section shall not limit the liability of a person whose intentional misconduct causes a rail incident or accident.

  • (b)

    • (1) The nonprofit sponsor of a special passenger excursion train shall maintain insurance coverage of not less than ten million dollars ($10,000,000) per occurrence, with the nonprofit sponsor and the railroad or rail authority over whose tracks the special passenger excursion train is operated as named insureds.

    • (2) Such insurance shall not have a self-insured retention or deductible greater than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).

    • (3) A nonprofit sponsor shall provide evidence of such coverage upon demand of the State Highway Commission or by the railroad or rail authority over whose tracks the special passenger excursion train is to be operated.

  • (c) Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring a railroad or rail authority to permit the operation of a special passenger excursion train over its tracks.

  • (d) As used in this section:

    • (1) "Nonprofit sponsor" means a nonprofit corporation other than a railroad or rail authority whose purpose includes the historic preservation of documents, memorabilia, and equipment associated with the railroad industry, and public education regarding the history, current functions, and future of railroad transportation and which is exclusive to religious, scientific, literary, or educational within the meaning of 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3), as amended; and

    • (2) "Special passenger excursion train" means a train offered by a nonprofit sponsor to the public for operation over a common carrier railroad or railroad authority.

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