H.R.3578: To establish requirements for the adoption of any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of an airman or an air traffic controller for a sleep disorder, and for other purposes.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Frank A. LoBiondo, R-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 40 (5 Democrats, 35 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 21, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 12, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on February 6, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation (DOT), consistent with accepted medical standards and practices, to implement or enforce a requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of airmen or air traffic controllers for sleep disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea) only if: (1) it is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding in the case of an airman, and (2) the Federal Aviation Administration meets its collective bargaining obligations to its employees in the case of an air traffic controller.

Applies this Act only to a requirement adopted on or after November 1, 2013.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 12, 2014 Received in the Senate.
Feb. 11, 2014 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 11, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H1744)
Feb. 11, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1758)
Feb. 11, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. LoBiondo objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
Feb. 11, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3578.
Feb. 11, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1744-1746)
Feb. 11, 2014 Mr. LoBiondo moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Feb. 6, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 253.
Feb. 6, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 113-343.
Dec. 4, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Dec. 4, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Dec. 4, 2013 Subcommittee on Aviation Discharged.
Nov. 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.