Summary: H.R.4403 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House amended, Part I (08/15/1986)

(Reported to House from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendment, H. Rept. 99-796 (Part I))

Amends the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to increase from a misdemeanor to a felony the penalty for an air carrier which intentionally fails to file or falsifies required reports. Increases the fines for such felony. Provides that any air carrier (or agent) who intentionally conceals or falsifies a material fact, or invites reliance upon a false representation concerning a material fact regarding Federal Aviation Administration air safety reports, shall incur a fine in accordance with Federal criminal law, or a maximum term of five years' imprisonment, or both.

Provides a maximum civil penalty of $1,000 for safety violations relating to notification of proposed construction of structures which could pose a hazard to air navigation. (Current law provides only for a criminal penalty.)

Increases from $1,000 to $10,000 the maximum civil penalty which may be imposed for violation of certain administrative, security, and safety regulations by commercial aircraft operators.