H.R.561 - To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to prohibit smoking on domestic commercial aircraft flights.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Torricelli, Robert G. [D-NJ-9] (Introduced 01/19/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Public Works and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/21/1989 See H.R.3015. (All Actions)|
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HR 561 IH 101st CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 561 To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to prohibit smoking on domestic commercial aircraft flights. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 19, 1989 Mr. TORRICELLI (for himself, Mr. PEPPER, Mr. ROE, Mr. FRANK, Mr. SMITH of Florida, Mr. ATKINS, Mr. GARCIA, Mr. FOGLIETTA, Mr. LEVIN of Michigan, Mr. CROCKETT, Mr. RITTER, Mr. DYMALLY, Mr. HANSEN, Mr. BATES, Mr. GOODLING, Mr. FAUNTROY, Mr. DORNAN of California, Mrs. COLLINS, Mr. KILDEE, and Mr. LIPINSKI) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Public Works and Transportation A BILL To amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to prohibit smoking on domestic commercial aircraft flights. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that-- (1) involuntary smoking is a cause of disease, including lung cancer, in healthy nonsmokers; (2) even if the number of lung cancer deaths caused by involuntary smoking is determined to be much smaller than the number of lung cancer deaths caused by active smoking, the number of lung cancer deaths attributable to involuntary exposure would still represent a problem of sufficient magnitude to warrant substantial public health concern; (3) the simple separation of smokers and nonsmokers within the same airspace may reduce, but will not eliminate, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke; (4) public opinion polls document strong and growing support for restricting or banning smoking in a wide range of public places; and (5) there is a particular need to ban smoking in passenger-carrying aircraft because of the confined space in an aircraft cabin and the problems of circulating fresh air and separating passengers in an aircraft cabin. SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON SMOKING. (a) IN GENERAL- Title XI of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 is amended by adding at the end the following new section: `Prohibition on Smoking on Domestic Flights `prohibition `SEC. 1118. (a) Each air carrier shall prohibit smoking on an aircraft during any operation of the aircraft involving the carriage of passengers in interstate or intrastate air transportation on or after the 120th day following the date of the enactment of this section. `REGULATIONS `(b) The Secretary shall promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section.'. (b) PENALTY- The first sentence of section 901(a)(1) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 is amended by striking `or 1115(e)(2)(B)' and inserting in lieu thereof `, 1115(e)(2)(B), or 1118'. (c) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- That portion of the table of contents of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 which appears under the center heading `Title XI--Miscellaneous' is amended by adding at the end `Sec. 1118. Prohibition on smoking on domestic flights. `(a) Prohibition. `(b) Regulations.'.