Summary: H.R.5399 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5399. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/27/1988)

Flight Attendant Duty Time Act - Amends the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to direct the Secretary of Transportation to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to establish limitations on duty time for flight attendants (including minimum rest requirements). Requires the Secretary to issue final regulations by a specified deadline.

Prohibits any air carrier from operating an aircraft using a flight attendant who has been on duty in excess of specified hours or who has had less than a specified number of hours of rest if such regulations have not been promulgated by a certain time.

Permits modification of the specified hours of duty if the Secretary determines such modification is in the public interest and submits a copy of the modifying regulations to certain congressional committees.