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Rail Car Robbery is Likely to Become a Third-Degree Felony

Rail Car Robbery is Likely to Become a Third-Degree Felony

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Andrew Adams, KSL Newsradio Lawmakers are looking to make breaking into a rail car a third-degree felony.

It's not exactly the Wild West where you've got train robbers on horseback around every turn. Still, in the year 2007, robberies are still taking place.

Clare Williams, General Solicitor, Union Pacific: "Burglary of a railroad car is a problem."

Williams is lobbying lawmakers to pass House Bill 447 which would give rail cars the same protection as homes. Why does that matter?

Rep Larry Wiley (D): "Bottom line is that you and I pay for this as a consumer at the store.

Lawmakers appear to be buying in. It breezed through a committee in a unanimous vote.

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