Summary: S.2023 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (08/02/1996)

Travelers' Rights Act of 1996 - Amends Federal transportation law to direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to require domestic air carriers to provide air travelers with certain air carrier safety and security information upon request. Requires the Secretary to report annually to the Congress on air carrier safety.

Directs the National Transportation Safety Board to establish: (1) an informational program for victims and survivors of aircraft accidents (victims' rights program); (2) a program to ensure coordination of the disclosure of information and assistance provided to aircraft accident victims; and (3) a toll-free telephone line for the provision of aircraft accident information. Sets forth civil penalties for violations of this Act.

Authorizes appropriations.