S. 2493 (95th): Airline Deregulation Act
Feb 6, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978
Enacted — Signed by the President
on Oct 24, 1978
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 24, 1978.
Senator from Nevada
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Last Updated: Oct 24, 1978
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- 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.
Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.
Last Action: Sep 21, 1978
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TO AMEND S. 2493, THE PROPOSED AIR TRANSPORTATION REGULATORY ACT OF 1978, BY MAKING THE AUTOMATIC MARKET ENTRY PROGRAM EXPERIMENTAL, AND TERMINATING IT ON JUNE 30, 1985. THE AUTOMATIC MARKET ENTRY PROGRAM GIVES THE AIRLINES LIMITED AUTHORITY TO ENTER ADDITIONAL ROUTES AND CHANGE FLIGHT FARES WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL OF THE CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD.Apr 19, 1978 midnight
unknown 22/73TO TABLE MCGOVERN AMENDMENT #1784 TO S. 2493, AN AMENDMENT THAT SEEKS TO INSURE THAT A COMPARABLE SUBSTITUTE AIR SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR SMALLER COMMUNITIES WHOSE ESSENTIAL AIR TRANSPORTATION LINES ARE DISCONTINUED AS A RESULT OF THIS ACT.Apr 19, 1978 midnight
unknown 82/12TO AGREE TO AN AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ZORINSKY AMENDMENT #1229 (SEE RC 124) TO S. 2493. THE DANFORTH AMENDMENT INCREASES THE SCOPE OF THE LABOR PROTECTION PROVISION TO INCLUDE A GREATER NUMBER OF AIRLINE EMPLOYEES.Apr 19, 1978 midnight
unknown 39/56TO AGREE TO AN AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ZORINSKY AMENDMENT #1229 (SEE RC 124) TO S. 2493. THE HATCH AMENDMENT DELETES THE LABOR PROTECTION PROVISION ENTIRELY, AND STATES THAT "IT IS THE POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES NOT TO APPROVE EMPLOYEE PROTECTION PROGRAMS."Apr 19, 1978 midnight
unknown 7/85TO OFFER AN AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE SECTION OF S. 2493 THAT AUTHORIZES THE SECRETARY OF LABOR TO INITIATE A PROGRAM TO COMPENSATE THE AIRLINE EMPLOYEES THAT LOSE THEIR JOBS OR FACE SALARY CUTS AS A RESULT OF THIS LEGISLATION. THE ZORINSKY AMENDMENT STRIKES THIS LABOR PROTECTION PROVISION AND REPLACES IT WITH A PROVISION REQUIRING THAT PROTECTED EMPLOYEES BE GIVEN A HIRING PRIORITY BY OTHER AIR CARRIERS, INSTEAD OF COMPENSATION.Apr 19, 1978 midnight
unknown 44/49TO AMEND S. 2493 BY REQUIRING THE CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD TO AUTHORIZE ANY NEW AIR TRANSPORTATION SERVICE UNLESS THEY DETERMINE THAT THE SERVICE WILL NOT BE "CONSISTENT WITH THE PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY."Apr 19, 1978 midnight
unknown 69/23TO AMEND S. 2493 SO THAT AIR CARRIERS THAT PROVIDE INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO FEDERAL RATHER THAN STATE REGULATION FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THEIR OPERATIONS.Apr 19, 1978 midnight
unknown 20/72Apr 19, 1978 midnight
unknown 83/9Oct 14, 1978 midnight
unknown 82/4Oct 14, 1978 midnight
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