Summary: S.1936 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (03/30/1982)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

Amends the Independent Safety Board Act of 1974 to direct the President to appoint individuals to the National Transportation Safety Board on the basis of technical qualification, professional standing, and demonstrated knowledge in the fields of accident reconstruction, safety engineering, human factors, transportation safety, or transportation regulation.

Directs the Board, within 60 days following an airplane accident, to make public relevant portions of a transcription of oral communications recorded on the cockpit voice recorder (otherwise prohibits public disclosure of such transcriptions and the recordings on which they are based).

Amends the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to extend to September 30, 1987, the authority of the Secretary of Transportation to provide certain aviation insurance and reinsurance.