Md. gov. to sign Holocaust disclosure bill, forcing contractors to admit WWII activities

May 19, 2011 - 5:00 AM

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign a first-of-its-kind bill that would require the French rail company SNCF to disclose its role in transporting Holocaust victims to concentration camps if the company seeks a contract to provide train service in the state.

The governor is expected to sign the bill Thursday in Annapolis.

The General Assembly approved the measure last month. It will require any company pursuing a procurement contract to provide MARC commuter rail service to disclose any activity it undertook in transporting people to Nazi death camps during World War II. The law also will require information to be posted online.

Keolis Rail Services America, a majority of which is owned by SNCF, has sought a MARC contract. Keolis won a contract last year to run Virginia's commuter rail.