S. 2656: FAIR Fees Act

Introduced:

Mar 9, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on Mar 9, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 9, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Edward “Ed” Markey

Junior Senator from Massachusetts

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 9, 2016
Length: 4 pages

Prognosis:

4% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prohibit air carriers from imposing fees that are not reasonable and proportional to the costs incurred by the air carriers, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

The airline industry achieved its most profitable year in decades last year. Part of that was due to factors such as low gas prices. But it also didn’t hurt that airlines collected almost $11 billion in fees during 2015, up more than 24 percent from the year before. Fees from baggage, booking, and other similar charges made up less ...

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History

Mar 9, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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