1 Legislative History of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 Amendment P.L. 94-436 1 (1976)

handle is hein.leghis/legregrr0001 and id is 1 raw text is: Public Law 94-436
94th Congress, H. R. 13325
September 30, 1976
To amend the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 to authorize additional
appropriations for the United States Railway Association, and for other
purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 214(c) Regional Rail
of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 (45 U.S.C. 724(c)) Reorganiza-
is amended to read as follows:                                    tion Act of
(c) AssoCIATION.-For the period beginning May 1, 1976, and 1973, amend-
ending September 30, 1977, there are authorized to be appropriated ment.
to the Association for purposes of carrying out its administrative
expenses under this Act such sums as are necessary, not to exceed
$20,000,000. Sums appropriated under this subsection are authorized
to remain available until September 30, 1978..
SEC. 2. Section 206 (d) (5) of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act
of 1973 (45 U.S.C. 716(d) (5)) is amended by adding at the end
thereof the following new sentence: The Corporation, its Board of
Directors, and its individual directors shall not be liable to any party,
for money damages or in any other manner, solely by reason of the
fact that the Corporation transferred property pursuant to section 303
of this Act to meet the needs of commuter or intercity rail passenger 45 USC 743,
service, except as otherwise provided with respect to the Corporation
pursuant to section 303(c) (2) of this Act..
. SEC. 3. The first sentence of section 303(c) (5) of the Regional Rail
Reorganization Act of 1973 (45 U.S.C. 743(c) (5)) is amended to read Ante, P. 109.
as follows: Whenever the special court, pursuant to section 303(b) (1)
of this title, orders the transfer or conveyance of rail properties-
(A) designated under section 206(c) (1) (C) or (D) of this
Act, to the Corporation or any subsidiary thereof, the United 45 USC 716.
States shall indemnify the Corporation against any costs or liabili-
ties imposed on the Corporation as the result of any judgment
entered against the Corporation, with respect to such properties,
under paragraph (2) of this subsection; and
(B) to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, a profit-
able railroad operating in the region, a State, or any other
responsible person (including a governmental entity), the United
States shall indemnify such Corporation, railroad, State, or person
against any costs or liabilities imposed thereon as the result of any
judgment entered against such Corporation, railroad, State, or
person under paragraph (3) of this subsection;
plus interest on the amount of such judgment at such rate as is
constitutionally required..
SEC. 4. Section 206 (d) of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of
1973 (45 U.S.C. 716(d)) is amended by adding at the end thereof the Ante, p. 98.
following new paragraph:
(7) Notwithstanding any contrary provision in the options con-
veyed to the Corporation by railroads in reorganization, or railroads
leased, operated, or controlled by a railroad in reorganization, with
respect to- the acquisition, on behalf of a State (or a local or regional
transportation authority) of rail properties designated under section
206(c) (1) (D) of this title, such options shall not be deemed to have
expired prior to 7 days after the date of enactment of this paragraph.
The exercise by the Corporation of any such option shall be effective
if it is made, prior to the expiration of such 7-day period, in the manner
prescribed in such options..
90 STAT. 1398

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