A bill making it a misdemeanor to discharge litter or human excrement from a train has been introduced by House Minority Leader Mike Dmitrich, D-Price.

Reports of railroad workers being sprayed and exposed to raw and partially treated human waste from Amtrak passenger trains passing through Utah surfaced last year.Since then, one of Utah's congressmen has attempted to solve the problem. Rep. Howard Nielson, R-Utah, met with Amtrak officials and held a hearing on the issue, but his office is still receiving reports of waste being dumped.