Text: H.R.4520 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/29/2014)

2d Session
H. R. 4520

To require passenger aircraft to transmit GPS location data.


April 29, 2014

Mr. Stockman introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


To require passenger aircraft to transmit GPS location data.

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 “Aircraft Positioning Modernization Act”.

SEC. 2. Congressional findings.

Congress finds that when an aircraft crashes in an area far from radar, the aircraft and its flight recorder can be difficult to find, necessitating expensive search and rescue operations.

SEC. 3. General authorization.

Section 91.609(c) of the Code of Federal Regulations shall be amended to require that the Global Positioning System coordinate information shall be periodically transmitted to a receiving facility at a time frequency of 30 minutes.

SEC. 4. Effective date.

The provisions of this Act shall take effect three years following enactment.