If a railroad fails to perform a duty enjoined upon it by Chapter 4901., 4903., 4905., 4907., 4909., or 4959. of the Revised Code, or does any act prohibited by any of those chapters, for which failure or act no penalty or forfeiture has been provided by law, or fails to obey a lawful requirement or order made by the public utilities commission or order of any court upon application of the commission, the railroad, except as otherwise specifically provided in section 4905.95 of the Revised Code, shall forfeit into the state treasury not less than one hundred nor more than ten thousand dollars for each violation or failure. In construing and enforcing this section, the act, omission, or failure of any officer, agent, or other person acting for or employed by a railroad, while acting within the scope of the officer's, agent's, or other person's employment, is the act, omission, or failure of the railroad.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 6/11/2012.
Effective Date: 03-09-1999