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H.R.999: To amend title 49, United States Code, to require that individuals seeking training in the operation of certain aircraft be checked against immigration information in the possession of the Secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that such individuals are citizens or nationals of the United States, lawful permanent resident aliens, or nonimmigrants admitted for a limited period to obtain such training, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor Diane Black, R-Tenn.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 6, 2013
Latest Major Action March 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

Revises requirements with respect to the training of aliens and other individuals designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) in the operation of certain aircraft.

Authorizes a flight instructor, pilot school, or aviation training center to provide training to an individual in the operation of an aircraft with a takeoff weight of more than 12,500 pounds only if that individual has been checked against databases available to the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration [TSA]) that he or she is: (1) a U.S. citizen, (2) a U.S. national, (3) a permanent resident, or (4) an alien temporarily admitted to the United States as a nonimmigrant for the purpose of obtaining such training.

Directs the Secretary to require Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of flight schools.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 12, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation Security.
March 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
March 6, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
March 6, 2013 Referred to House Homeland Security