H.R. 999: To amend title 49, United States Code, to require that individuals seeking training in the operation of certain ...

...aircraft be checked against immigration information in the possession of the Secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that such indiv

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Mar 06, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 999

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 6, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, to require that individuals seeking training in the operation of certain aircraft be checked against immigration information in the possession of the Secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that such individuals are citizens or nationals of the United States, lawful permanent resident aliens, or nonimmigrants admitted for a limited period to obtain such training, and for other purposes.

1.

Requirement that individuals seeking flight training are checked against immigration records

(a)

In general

Subsection (a) of section 44939 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subparagraphs (A) through (F) of paragraph (1) as clauses (i) through (vi), respectively;

(2)

by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively;

(3)

by striking 12,500 pounds and inserting 12,500 pounds—;

(4)

by inserting before subparagraph (A), as redesignated by paragraph (2) of this subsection, a new paragraph (2);

(5)

by moving the text beginning with to an and all that follows through only if— to such paragraph (2);

(6)

by inserting before such paragraph (2) the following new paragraph (1):

(1)

an individual seeking such training only upon receipt of information from the Assistant Secretary that the individual has been checked against databases available to the Assistant Secretary and the Assistant Secretary has determined that the individual is—

(A)

a citizen of the United States;

(B)

a national of the United States;

(C)

an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence; or

(D)

an alien temporarily admitted to the United States as a nonimmigrant for the purpose of obtaining such training; and

; and

(7)

in the subsection heading by striking Waiting period.— and inserting Requirements; waiting period.— .

(b)

Conforming amendment

Subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of section 44949, as redesignated by subsection (a), is amended by striking paragraph (1) and inserting subparagraph (A) .

(c)

Clerical amendment

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to an individual seeking flight training on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

2.

Requiring flight schools to be certified by FAA

Section 44939 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(j)

Certification by FAA

The Secretary shall require flight schools to be certified by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to part 141 or part 142 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (or similar successor regulations).

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