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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[S. 2103 Introduced in Senate (IS)]

113th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2103

 To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to 
 issue or revise regulations with respect to the medical certification 
       of certain small aircraft pilots, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 11, 2014

 Mr. Boozman (for himself, Mr. Moran, and Mr. Roberts) introduced the 
 following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on 
                 Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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                                 A BILL


 
 To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to 
 issue or revise regulations with respect to the medical certification 
       of certain small aircraft 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 ``General Aviation Pilot Protection 
Act of 2014''.

SEC. 2. MEDICAL CERTIFICATION OF CERTAIN SMALL AIRCRAFT PILOTS.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration shall issue or revise medical certification regulations 
to ensure that an individual may operate as pilot in command of a 
covered aircraft without regard to any medical certification or proof 
of health requirement otherwise applicable under Federal law if--
            (1) the individual possesses a valid State driver's license 
        and complies with any medical requirement associated with that 
        license;
            (2) the individual is transporting not more than 5 
        passengers;
            (3) the individual is operating under visual flight rules; 
        and
            (4) the relevant flight, including each portion thereof, is 
        not carried out--
                    (A) for compensation, including that no passenger 
                or property on the flight is being carried for 
                compensation;
                    (B) at an altitude that is more than 14,000 feet 
                above mean sea level;
                    (C) outside the United States, unless authorized by 
                the country in which the flight is conducted; or
                    (D) at a speed exceeding 250 knots.
    (b) Covered Aircraft Defined.--In this section, the term ``covered 
aircraft'' means an aircraft that--
            (1) is not authorized under Federal law to carry more than 
        6 occupants; and
            (2) has a maximum certificated takeoff weight of not more 
        than 6000 pounds.

SEC. 3. REPORT.

    Not later than 5 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall submit to 
Congress a report that describes the impact that the regulations issued 
or revised under section 2 have had, including statistics with respect 
to changes in small aircraft activity and safety incidents.
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