S.236 - A bill to require background checks of alien flight school applicants without regard to the maximum certificated weight of the aircraft for which they seek training, and to require a report on the effectiveness of the requirement.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] (Introduced 01/29/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||05/08/2003 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.236 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Amends Federal aviation law to require a background check of alien flight school applicants without regard to the maximum certificated weight of the aircraft for which they seek training. (Currently, a background check is required for aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff weight of 12,500 pounds or more.) Exempts from such requirement any alien who: (1) has earned a Federal Aviation Administration type rating in an aircraft; or (2) holds a current pilot's license that allows the person to fly an aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff weight of more than 12,500 pounds.
Introduced in Senate (01/29/2003)
Requires the Secretary of Transportation and the Attorney General to report jointly to specified congressional committees on the effectiveness of the background check requirement.