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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Airline Passenger Bill of Rights Act of 2011

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure air passengers have access to necessary services while on a grounded air carrier, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

02/15/2011Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

02/16/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
02/15/2011Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/15/2011Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (35)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-15]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16]* 02/15/2011
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Shuler, Heath [D-NC-11]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9]* 02/15/2011
Rep. Gerlach, Jim [R-PA-6] 02/18/2011
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 02/18/2011
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 02/18/2011
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 03/11/2011
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 03/11/2011
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 03/11/2011
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 03/17/2011
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 03/17/2011
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] 03/29/2011
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 03/31/2011
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 11/10/2011
Rep. Hahn, Janice [D-CA-36] 01/25/2012

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Transportation and Infrastructure02/15/2011 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation02/16/2011 Referred to

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Subjects (5)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Aviation and airports
  • Consumer affairs
  • Department of Transportation

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (02/15/2011)

Airline Passenger Bill of Rights Act of 2011 - Requires each air carrier and airport operator to submit for approval by the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) a proposed contingency plan meeting minimum standards established by the Secretary.

Requires an air carrier to provide passengers on a departure- or arrival-delayed grounded aircraft with: (1) adequate food, water, restrooms, ventilation, and medical services; as well as (2) a time frame under which passengers may deplane a delayed aircraft after three hours, except in specified circumstances.

Requires an airport operator plan to describe: (1) how passengers will be deplaned following a long tarmac delay, and (2) how facilities will be shared and gates made available to aircraft that experience such delays.

Authorizes the Secretary to assess a civil penalty against air carriers and airport operators that fail to submit, obtain approval of, or adhere to a contingency plan. Requires public access to such plans.

Directs the Secretary to establish a consumer hotline telephone number for air passenger complaints.