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H.R. 2191: SEAT Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 27, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2191

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 27, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Gonzalez of Texas, Mr. Buchanan, and Mr. Neal) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to revise certain regulations relating to aircraft boarding, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Secure Equity in Airline Transportation Act of 2017 or the SEAT Act of 2017.

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Aircraft boarding

Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall issue a final rule to revise part 250 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, to prohibit an air carrier from denying air transportation to a passenger on an oversold aircraft that the passenger has physically boarded based on the status of the passenger with respect to the priority rules and criteria of the carrier for determining which passengers holding confirmed reserved space shall be denied boarding in the event that an insufficient number of volunteers come forward.