Text: H.R.4490 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/08/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4490


To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations that establish minimum dimensions for passenger seats on aircraft operated by any air carrier in the provision of interstate air transportation or intrastate air transportation, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 8, 2016

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


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations that establish minimum dimensions for passenger seats on aircraft operated by any air carrier in the provision of interstate air transportation or intrastate air transportation, 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 “Safe Egress in Air Travel Act of 2016” or “SEAT Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. Minimum passenger seat dimensions.

(a) In general.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall issue such regulations as are necessary—

(1) to establish minimum dimensions (including width, length, and seat pitch) for passenger seats on aircraft operated by any air carrier in the provision of interstate air transportation or intrastate air transportation; and

(2) for the safety and health of passengers.

(b) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) IN GENERAL.—The terms defined in section 40102 of title 49, United States Code, have, respectively, the definitions given such terms in that section.

(2) SEAT PITCH.—The term “seat pitch” means the distance from any point on one seat to the same point on the seat in front of or behind it.