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

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[H.R. 1125 Introduced in House (IH)]







110th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1125

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


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                    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

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                                 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.
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