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H.R. 8042: AIR Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 13, 2022 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

No word on whether Aladdin’s and Princess Jasmine’s magic carpet would still be allowed in.

Context: Disney in 2022

In March, Florida’s Republican legislature and governor enacted a law restricting instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity topics in schools. Officially titled the Parental Rights in Education Act, the bill was nicknamed ‘Don’t Say Gay’ by critics. Those critics included The Walt Disney Company, which publicly opposed the bill, albeit after the legislature had already passed it.

Disney has two main theme parks in the U.S.: Florida’s Disney World and California’s Disneyland. After the company’s public opposition to the Florida law, the state stripped it of a …


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117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 8042

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 13, 2022

(for himself, Mrs. Boebert, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Clyde, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Perry, and Mr. Steube) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to rescind certain no fly zone restrictions, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Airlines Independent of Restrictions Act or the AIR Act.

2.

No fly zone repeal

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall rescind the Federal Aviation Administration Notices to Airmen FDC 4/3634 and FDC 4/3635 and stop maintaining the restrictions imposed under such notices.

(b)

Limitation of authority

(1)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except as provided in paragraph (2), the Secretary of Transportation may not issue a regulation or a Notice to Air Missions to impose a no fly zone over the covered airspace for a period longer than 30 days.

(2)

Exception

The Secretary may issue a regulation or Notice to Air Missions to impose a no fly zone over the covered airspace for a period longer than 30 days if the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or the Secretary of Defense transmits to Congress a justification identifying the national security concerns and rationale for imposing such a no fly zone of the covered airspace for longer than 30 days.

(c)

Covered airspace defined

In this section, the term covered airspace means the airspace covered under the no fly zone imposed under the Federal Aviation Administration Notices to Airmen FDC 4/3634 and FDC 4/3635.