H.R. 1120 (112th): International Travelers Bill of Rights Act of 2011

Introduced:
Mar 16, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 3241 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Oct 24, 2011

S. 1753 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Oct 20, 2011

Sponsor
Edward “Ed” Markey
Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 16, 2011
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3099 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 26, 2009

H.R. 1370 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 21, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 16, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 16, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 16, 2011
 
Full Title

To require a site operator of an international travel Web site to provide information on its Web site to consumers regarding the potential health and safety risks associated with overseas vacation destinations marketed on its Web site.

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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

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3/16/2011--Introduced.
International Travelers Bill of Rights Act of 2011 - Requires an individual or entity that operates a website that provides access to international travel services to provide on its website, in a clear and conspicuous way, information regarding the health and safety risks of overseas vacation destinations marketed on the site, including
(1) information compiled by the Department of State that includes country-specific travel warnings and alerts; and
(2) information on the availability of onsite health and safety services or a disclaimer that such services may not be available and travel may pose an increased risk to health or safety.
Requires a site operator to: (1) establish a process under which an overseas vacation destination will be suspended from its website as a result of consumer complaints regarding poor medical care, unsafe or unsanitary facilities, or other health-related issues; and (2) make all such complaints publicly available on its website. Allows an operator to modify complaints at the request of the complainant and to remove offensive language and personal identification information.
Treats a violation as an unfair or deceptive act or practice under the Federal Trade Commission Act.

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