H. R. 3867
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 1, 2012
Mr. Graves of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Paul, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Stutzman, Mr. Quayle, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Walsh of Illinois, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Posey, Mr. Woodall, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Ribble, and Mr. Gingrey of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To amend title 49, United States Code, to require certain air carriers and their agents and ticket agents to disclose certain costs and fees.
This Act may be cited as the
Unfair and deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition
Section 41712 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
It shall be an unfair or deceptive practice under subsection (a) for an air carrier, including an indirect air carrier, a foreign carrier, an agent for either, or a ticket agent to advertise or solicit passenger air transportation and fail to disclose in the cost of such transportation the sum of the base airfare and the tax imposed by section 4261(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Any other government imposed taxes and fees paid on a per passenger basis shall be disclosed clearly and separately from the base airfare in any such advertisement or solicitation.
Upon the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall take such measures as are necessary to change section 399.84 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, and any other related regulation, to ensure that such regulations comply with the section 41712(d) of title 49, United States Code.