Summary: H.R.5073 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (09/13/1988)

(Measure passed House, amended)

Aviation Whistleblower Protection Act of 1988 - Amends the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to prohibit discriminatory adverse employment actions against certain employees who alert government officials to civil aircraft safety hazards. Sets forth a grievance and investigation procedure for violations of this Act. Requires the employers of such employees to keep the safety hotline telephone number administered by the Federal Aviation Administration conspicuously posted in the workplace.

Includes certain baggage and air freight personnel within the purview of this Act.

Requires the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to: (1) ensure that the safety telephone hotline is staffed by on-duty personnel on a daily, 24-hour basis; and (2) report to the Congress respecting such hotline staffing within six months of the date of enactment of this Act.

Subjects violators of this Act to civil penalties.