H.AMDT.150 to H.R.915

Amendment requires the Transportation Secretary, within 180 days of enactment, to issue regulations to require each air carrier to provide each of its passengers an option to receive a text message (or other comparable electronic service), subject to any fees applicable under the contract of the passenger for the electronic service, from the air carrier consisting of a notification of any change in the status of the flight of such passenger prior to boarding. This would only apply to air carriers that earn at least one-percent of the domestic passenger service revenue.

H.AMDT.150(A003)
Amends: H.R.915
Sponsor: Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37](offered 5/21/2009)

AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION:
Amendment requires the Transportation Secretary, within 180 days of enactment, to issue regulations to require each air carrier to provide each of its passengers an option to receive a text message (or other comparable electronic service), subject to any fees applicable under the contract of the passenger for the electronic service, from the air carrier consisting of a notification of any change in the status of the flight of such passenger prior to boarding. This would only apply to air carriers that earn at least one-percent of the domestic passenger service revenue.

AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
An amendment numbered 3 printed in Part C of House Report 111-126 to require the Transportation Secretary, within 180 days of enactment, to issue regulations to require each air carrier to provide each of its passengers an option to receive a text message (or other comparable electronic service), subject to any fees applicable under the contract of the passenger for the electronic service, from the air carrier consisting of a notification of any change in the status of the flight of such passenger prior to boarding. This would only apply to air carriers that earn at least one-percent of the domestic passenger service revenue.

STATUS:

    5/21/2009 3:36pm:
    Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Richardson. (consideration: CR H5968-5969; text: CR H5968)
    5/21/2009 3:41pm:
    On agreeing to the Richardson amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.

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