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S.1072: Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013

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 Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 15 (7 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced May 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013 - Directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue a final rule to advance the safety and continued development of small airplanes by reorganizing the certification requirements to streamline the approval of safety advancements.

Requires the final rule to meet certain consensus-based standards and FAA Part 23 Reorganization Aviation Rulemaking Committee objectives, including: (1) establishment of a regulatory regime for small airplane safety; (2) the establishment of broad, outcome-driven objectives that will spur small plane innovation and technology adoption; (3) the replacement of current, prescriptive requirements under Part 23 with performance-based regulations; and (4) the use of FAA-accepted consensus standards to clarify how Part 23 safety objectives may be met using specific small plane safety designs and technologies.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 17, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187.
Sept. 17, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-108.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
May 23, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.