Text: H.R.1125 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/16/2007)


110th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1125

To modify the age-60 retirement standard for certain pilots and, for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 16, 2007

Mr. Hayes (for himself, Mr. Mica, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. McCotter, Mr. Cuellar, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. McCaul of Texas, Ms. Carson, and Mr. Watt) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To modify the age-60 retirement standard for certain pilots and, for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Freedom to Fly Act of 2007”.

SEC. 2. Modification of FAA’s age-60 retirement standard.

(a) In general.—A pilot who has attained 60 years of age may serve as a pilot of an aircraft operated by an air carrier engaged in operations under part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, until attaining 65 years of age only if the pilot serves—

(1) as a required pilot in multi-crew aircraft operations; and

(2) with another pilot serving as a required pilot in such multi-crew aircraft operations who has not yet attained 60 years of age.

(b) Sunset of age-60 retirement rule.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—On and after the effective date described in subsection (e), section 121.383(c) of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations shall have no further force or effect.

(2) REGULATIONS.—Not later than 30 days after the effective date described in subsection (e), the Secretary of Transportation shall take such action as may be necessary to implement paragraph (1) and to modify the regulations relating to pilot privileges by reason of age.

(c) Applicability.—The provisions of subsection (a) shall not provide a basis for a claim of seniority under any labor agreement in effect between a recognized bargaining unit for pilots and an air carrier engaged in operations under part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, that is made by a person who was a pilot and who attained 60 years of age before the effective date described in subsection (e) and is seeking a position as a pilot with such air carrier following that person’s termination or cessation of employment or promotion or transfer to another position with such air carrier pursuant to section 121.383(c) of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on the day before the effective date described in subsection (e).

(d) GAO report after modification of age-60 retirment standard.—Not later than 24 months after the effective date described in subsection (e), the Comptroller General of the United States shall report to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives concerning the effect on aviation safety, if any, of the modification of the age standard contained in subsection (a).

(e) Effective date.—This Act shall take effect on the date that is 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.