IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 22, 2017
Ms. Klobuchar (for herself, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Markey, Mr. Franken, and Ms. Duckworth) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To require the Secretary of Transportation to modify the final rule relating to flightcrew member duty and rest requirements for passenger operations of air carriers to apply to all-cargo operations of air carriers, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Safe Skies Act of 2017.
Modification of final rule relating to flightcrew member duty and rest requirements for passenger operations to apply to all-cargo operations
Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall modify the final rule specified in subsection (b) so that the flightcrew member duty and rest requirements under that rule apply to flightcrew members in all-cargo operations conducted by air carriers in the same manner as those requirements apply to flightcrew members in passenger operations conducted by air carriers.
Final rule specified
The final rule specified in this subsection is the final rule of the Federal Aviation Administration—
published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2012 (77 Fed. Reg. 330); and
relating to flightcrew member duty and rest requirements.
Applicability of rulemaking requirements
The requirements of section 553 of title 5, United States Code, shall not apply to the modification required by subsection (a).