IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 14, 2021
Mr. Lee introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To amend title 49, United States Code, to add a definition for the term
common carrier, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Flight Sharing Freedom Act.
Section 40102(a) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
common carrier means a service provided by a person that meets the following elements:
holding out of a willingness to;
transport persons or property;
from place to place;
for compensation; and
without refusal unless authorized by law.
Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall issue or revise regulations to comply with this Act and to ensure that a person who holds a pilot certificate may communicate with the public, in any manner the person determines appropriate, to facilitate an aircraft flight for which the pilot and passengers share aircraft operating expenses in accordance with section 61.113(c) of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation) and that such flight-sharing operations under section 61.113(c) of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation) shall not be deemed a common carrier, as defined in paragraph (48) of section 40102(a) of title 49, United States Code, or a commercial operation requiring a certificate under part 119 or 135 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation).