H.R. 5788 (110th): Halting Airplane Noise to Give Us Peace Act of 2008

Apr 15, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Peter DeFazio
Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 28, 2008
8 pages

This bill was introduced on July 31, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 15, 2008
Referred to Committee Apr 15, 2008
Reported by Committee Jul 31, 2008
Full Title

To amend title 49, United States Code, to establish prohibitions against voice communications using a mobile communications device on commercial airline flights, and for other purposes.


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24 cosponsors (19D, 5R) (show)

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9/28/2008--Reported to House amended.
Halting Airplane Noise to Give Us Peace Act of 2008 - Prohibits any individual (except flight crew members, flight attendants, or federal law enforcement officers) from engaging in voice communications using a mobile communications device on a passenger aircraft during a flight.
Directs the Secretary of Transportation to require all domestic and foreign air carriers to adopt this prohibition.
Authorizes the Secretary to waive this prohibition for air carriers of foreign countries that have negotiated an alternative prohibition on voice communications using such devices during a flight.

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