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S. 2348 (115th): A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure reliable air service to American Samoa.

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 25, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2348

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure reliable air service in American Samoa.

1.

Reliable air service in American samoa

Section 40109(g) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2), by striking subparagraph (C) and inserting the following:

(C)

review the exemption at least every 30 days (or, in the case of exemptions that are necessary to provide and sustain air transportation in American Samoa between the islands of Tutuila and Manu’a, at least every 180 days), to ensure that the unusual circumstances that established the need for the exemption still exist.

; and

(2)

by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following:

(3)

Renewal of exemptions

(A)

In general

Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the Secretary may renew an exemption (including renewals) under this subsection for not more than 30 days.

(B)

Exception

An exemption that is necessary to provide and sustain air transportation in American Samoa between the islands of Tutuila and Manu’a, may be renewed for not more than 180 days.

(4)

Continuation of exemptions

An exemption may continue for not more than 5 days after the unusual circumstances that established the need for the exemption cease.

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