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SA 70. Mr. SCHUMER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 223, to modernize the air traffic control system, improve the safety, reliability, and availability of transportation by air in the United States, provide modernization of the air traffic control system, reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 333, between lines 11 and 12, insert the following:
SEC. 808. FEES FOR CARRY-ON BAGGAGE TREATED AS PAID FOR TAXABLE TRANSPORTATION.
(a) In General.--Subsection (e) of section 4261 is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
"(6) AMOUNTS PAID FOR CARRY-ON BAGGAGE.--Any amount paid for baggage personally carried into the cabin of an aircraft by a person shall be treated for purposes of subsection (a) as an amount paid for taxable transportation.".
(b) Effective Date.--The amendment may by this section shall apply to transportation beginning on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Feb 10, 2011.)