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SA 4613. 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. __. AVAILABILITY OF FLIGHT DELAY INFORMATION.
(a) In General.--Subchapter I of chapter 417, as amended by section 714 of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end the following:``§41725. Availability of flight delay information

``(a) Requirement To Make Information Available.--The Secretary of Transportation shall require each air carrier, foreign air carrier, or intrastate air carrier that provides air transportation or intrastate air transportation to make available to the public information regarding the delay of a scheduled passenger flight not later than 10 minutes after such information is available.

``(b) Manner of Availability.--An air carrier, foreign air carrier, or intrastate air carrier shall make the information referred to in subsection (a) available through--
``(1) any Internet website of such air carrier, foreign air carrier, or intrastate air carrier;
``(2) any automated recording related to flight departure or arrival times maintained by such air carrier, foreign air carrier, or intrastate air carrier;
``(3) announcements at appropriate airports; and
``(4) flight information screens at appropriate airports.''.
(b) Regulations.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall promulgate regulations to implement section 41725 of title 49, United States Code, as added by subsection (a).
(c) Conforming Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 417 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding after the item relating to section 41724, as added by section 714 of this Act, the following:

``41725. Availability of flight delay information.''.


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