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SA 4612. Mr. SCHUMER 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:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR FLIGHT SCHOOLS THAT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT INELIGIBLE ALIENS.
(a) Civil Penalties.--Section 46301(a)(4) is amended--
(1) by striking ``Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this subsection'' and inserting the following:
``(A) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) and except as provided under subparagraph (B)''; and
(2) by adding at the end the following:
``(B) The maximum civil penalty for knowingly providing flight training to an alien who is not eligible for such training in violation of section 44939 shall be--
``(i) $20,000; or
``(ii) $50,000 in the case of a person operating an aircraft for the transportation of passengers or property for compensation (except an individual serving as an airman).''.
(b) Criminal Penalties.--Section 46317 is amended by adding at the end the following:
``(c) Criminal Penalty for Providing Flight Training to Ineligible Aliens.--In addition to any civil penalty imposed under section 46301(a)(4)(B), an individual shall be fined under title 18 if that individual knowingly provides flight training to an alien who is not eligible for such training in violation of section 44939.''.


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