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Text of the Airplane Emergency Locator Act

This bill was introduced on February 10, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 10, 1997 (Introduced).

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HR 664 IH

105th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 664

To amend title 49, United States Code, relating to the installation of emergency locator transmitters on aircraft.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 10, 1997

Mr. SHAYS (for himself, Mrs. KENNELLY of Connecticut, Mrs. JOHNSON of Connecticut, Ms. DELAURO, and Mr. MALONEY of Connecticut) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, relating to the installation of emergency locator transmitters on aircraft.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Airplane Emergency Locator Act’.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress makes the following findings:

      (1) On December 24, 1996, a plane piloted by Johan Schwartz and Patrick Hayes disappeared near Lebanon, New Hampshire.

      (2) An extensive search was conducted by the States of New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, Maine, and Massachusetts, in cooperation with the Federal Government, in an unsuccessful effort to locate the plane and any survivors.

      (3) The plane was not required under law to carry an emergency locator transmitter.

      (4) Emergency locator transmitters have been found to be very helpful in locating downed aircraft and saving lives.

SEC. 3. APPLICABILITY OF REQUIREMENT.

    Section 44712(b) of title 49, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) by striking all after ‘apply to’ other than paragraph (4);

      (2) by striking the semicolon at the end of paragraph (4) and inserting a period; and

      (3) by moving the text of paragraph (4) after ‘apply to’ and striking the paragraph designation.