S. 2493 (95th): Airline Deregulation Act

Introduced:

Feb 6, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 24, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 24, 1978.

Law:

Pub.L. 95-504

Sponsor:

Howard Cannon

Senator from Nevada

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 24, 1978

About the bill

Full Title

An Act to amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, to encourage, develop, and attain an air transportation system which relies on competitive market forces to determine the quality, variety, and price of air services, and for other purposes.

Summary

The Airline Deregulation Act is a 1978 United States federal law that deregulated the airline industry in the United States, removing U.S. Federal Government control over such things as fares, routes and market entry of new airlines, introducing a free market in the commercial airline industry and leading to a great increase in the number of flights, a decrease ...

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History

Feb 6, 1978
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 6, 1978
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 19, 1978
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Sep 21, 1978
 
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Oct 24, 1978
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 24, 1978
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

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