HB 2472 to be heard by senate committee

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KXII) - A bill aimed at preventing trains from blocking major intersections in Oklahoma is set to go before a senate sommittee.

Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall announced House Bill 2474 will be heard Tuesday by the Senate Transportation Committee.

The bill passed the full house in February with a vote of 92 to 5.

If passed and signed by the governor, railroad companies could pay a fine of $10,000 for blocking an intersection for longer than 10 minutes.