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H.R. 1782: Passenger Fee Restructuring Exemptions Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 29, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1782

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 29, 2017

(for herself, Ms. Hanabusa, and Mr. Young of Alaska) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, to exempt certain flights from increased aviation security service fees, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Passenger Fee Restructuring Exemptions Act of 2017.

2.

Exceptions to restructuring of passenger fee

(a)

In general

Subsection (c) of section 44940 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking Fees imposed and inserting Except as provided by paragraph (2), fees imposed;

(2)

by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3); and

(3)

by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new paragraph:

(2)

Exceptions

Fees imposed under subsection (a)(1) may not exceed $2.50 per enplanement, and the total amount of such fees may not exceed $5.00 per one-way trip, for passengers—

(A)

boarding to an eligible place under subchapter II of chapter 417 for which essential air service compensation is paid under such subchapter; or

(B)

on flights, including flight segments, between two or more points in Hawaii or two or more points in Alaska.

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(b)

Implementation of fee exceptions

The Secretary of Homeland Security shall implement the fee exceptions under the amendments made by subsection (a)—

(1)

beginning on the date that is 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act; and

(2)

through the publication of notice of the fee exceptions in the Federal Register, notwithstanding section 9701 of title 31, United States Code, and the procedural requirements of section 553 of title 5, United States Code.