IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
August 2, 2011
Mr. Roberts (for himself and Mr. Moran) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to prevent the dissemination to the public of certain information with respect to noncommercial flights of private aircraft owners and operators.
This Act may be cited as
BARR Preservation Act of
Prohibition on dissemination of certain private aircraft registration numbers to the public
Congress finds the following:
The Federal Government's dissemination to the public of information relating to a noncommercial flight carried out by a private owner or operator of an aircraft, whether during or following the flight, does not serve a public policy objective.
Upon the request of a private owner or operator of an aircraft, the Federal Government should not disseminate to the public information relating to noncommercial flights carried out by that owner or operator, as the information should be private and confidential.
Upon the request of a private owner or operator of an aircraft, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall require that, with respect to the noncommercial flights of that owner or operator, the display of that owner or operator's aircraft registration number is blocked in aircraft situational display data available to the public.
Availability of information to government agencies
Paragraph (1) does not affect the authority of the Administrator to make aircraft registration numbers available to Federal, State, or local government agencies.