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SA 4600. Mr. MENENDEZ (for himself and Mrs. Clinton) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2881, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2008 through 2011, to improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

Beginning on page 126, strike line 23 and all that follows through page 127, line 9, and insert the following:
(a) Conflict of Interest.--
(1) MODIFICATION OF POST EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE ON EMPLOYMENT BY INSPECTED AIR CARRIERS.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall initiate a rulemaking proceeding to revise the Administration's post employment guidance to prohibit an individual from representing an air carrier before the Federal Aviation Administration or participating in negotiations or other contacts with the Federal Aviation Administration
on behalf of an air carrier for a period of 2 years beginning on the date of the termination of the employment of such individual with the Federal Aviation Administration if such individual--
(A) is employed by that air carrier and was the inspector responsible for inspecting that air carrier while employed by the Federal Aviation Administration;
(B) is employed by that air carrier and was a supervisor of inspectors responsible for inspecting that air carrier while employed by the Federal Aviation Administration; or
(C) is employed by that air carrier and was in a management position responsible for overseeing safety regulation of that air carrier while employed by the Federal Aviation Administration.
(2) LIMITATION ON EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WHO PREVIOUSLY WORKED FOR AN AIR CARRIER.--The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall prohibit any employee of the Administration who was employed by an air carrier before commencement of the employment of the individual with the Administration from personal and substantial involvement with the oversight of safety inspections or safety regulations of that air carrier for a period of 2 years beginning on the date of such commencement.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Apr 30, 2008.)