H.R. 1533 (103rd): To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to require the use of child safety restraint systems ...

...approved by the Secretary of Transportation on commercial aircraft.

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Mar 30, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 1533 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1533

To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to require the use of child safety restraint systems approved by the Secretary of Transportation on commercial aircraft.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 30, 1993

Mr. LIGHTFOOT (for himself, Mrs. UNSOELD, Mr. DE LUGO, Mr. VENTO, Mr. JACOBS, Mr. SHAYS, Mr. ACKERMAN, Mr. CLINGER, Mr. FROST, Ms. NORTON, Mr. WYNN, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. FILNER, Mr. LEACH, Mrs. MEEK, Mr. FISH, Mrs. MALONEY, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. ROMERO-BARCELO, Mr. LAZIO, Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD, Ms. KAPTUR, and Mr. HANCOCK) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Public Works and Transportation


A BILL

To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to require the use of child safety restraint systems approved by the Secretary of Transportation on commercial aircraft.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS ON COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 601 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. App. 1421) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(g) CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall issue regulations requiring the use of child safety restraint systems approved by the Secretary on any aircraft operated by an air carrier in providing interstate air transportation, intrastate transportation, or overseas air transportation. Such regulations shall establish age or weight limits for children who are to use such systems.’.

    (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- The table of contents contained in the first section of such Act is amended by inserting at the end of the matter relating to section 601 the following new item:

‘(g) Child restraint systems.’.

SEC. 2. INTERNATIONAL STANDARD.

    It is the sense of Congress that the United States representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization should seek an international standard to require that passengers on a civil aviation aircraft be restrained on takeoff and landing and when directed by the captain of such aircraft.