Bill Name: Freedom to Fly Act of 2006
Bill Description: A BILL
To modify the age-60 standard for certain pilots and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Freedom to Fly Act of 2006'.

SEC. 2. MODIFICATION OF FAA'S AGE-60 STANDARD.

(a) In general, a pilot who has attained 60 years of age may serve as a pilot of an aircraft operated by an air carrier engaged in operations under part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, until attaining 65 years of age only if the pilot serves

(1) as a required pilot in multi-crew aircraft operations; and

(2) with another pilot serving as a required pilot in such multi-crew aircraft operations who has not yet attained 60 years of age .

(b) Sunset of age-60 rule-

(1) In general, on and after the effective date described in subsection (e), section 121.383© of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations shall have no further force or effect.

(2) Regulations - Not later than 90 days after the effective date described in subsection (e), the Secretary of Transportation shall take such action as may be necessary to implement paragraph (1) and to modify the regulations relating to pilot privileges by reason of age.

© Applicability- The provisions of subsection (a) shall not provide a basis for a claim of seniority under any labor agreement in effect between a recognized bargaining unit for pilots and an air carrier engaged in operations under part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, that is made by a person who was a pilot and who attained 60 years of age before the effective date described in subsection (e) and is seeking a position as a pilot with such air carrier following that person's termination or cessation of employment or promotion or transfer to another position with such air carrier pursuant to section 121.383© of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on the day before the effective date described in subsection (e).

(d) GAO Report After Modification of Age-60 Standard - Not later than 24 months after the effective date described in subsection (e), the Comptroller General of the United States shall report to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives concerning the effect on aviation safety, if any, of the modification of the age standard contained in subsection (a).

(e) Effective Date - This act shall take effect on the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

Sponsor: Senator John Winters (D-Pennsylvania)
Cosponsors:
Senator Ann Baker (R-West Virginia)
Representative Fred Patton (R-Illinois)

Bill Author: John Winters (D-PA)
Aye: 67
Nay: 15
Present: 8

Senators voting Aye:
Scott (R-AL)
Matthew Faustini A1 (R-AK)
Addison McConnell (R-AK)
Wyatt Earp (D-AZ)
hefman08 (D-AZ)
Beth Ariane (D-AR)
Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
Eduardo Ramirez (D-CA)
Dr. Frank Drake (D-CA)
valiant2 (D-CO)
paragon12321 (D-CT)
NebulaState (D-CT)
Elvish Magi (D-FL)
Christopher Richards (D-FL)
JoCaVa4 (D-GA)
Reaper (D-GA)
bigonesen5 (D-HI)
Matthew Faustini ID2 (R-ID)
James Gunn (D-ID)
Bobby Kennedy (D-IL)
paragon12322 (D-IL)
GodHatesHuskies.com (D-IA)
ZapR (R-IA)
Alex (R-KS)
Zap Rowsdower. (R-KY)
Drew Brees (R-LA)
Krispy (D-MD)
Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Bigonesen4 (D-MA)
Mike Bond MI (D-MI)
Jujubee (R-MI)
Michael Jay (D-MN)
Michael Jay 2 (D-MN)
Angela Merkel (R-MS)
Quien es (D-MS)
dj brown jr (D-MO)
Sod-Off Baldrick (D-MT)
NebulaWorld (D-MT)
elpmet (D-NE)
UsamaBinForgotted (D-NV)
Jed Bartlet (D-NH)
Mike Bond NJ (D-NJ)
Ed Diaz (D-NJ)
BillRichardson (D-NM)
Senator Elvish Magi (D-NY)
Stetson Kennedy (D-NC)
Thor 2 (L-NC)
Thor (L-ND)
Stryker (D-OH)
Pedophile Eleden (D-OH)
Golgamesh Clarktown (R-OK)
Chas Wyden (D-OR)
Elos (D-OR)
John Winters (D-PA)
Frank Rizzo (D-PA)
Tony Benn (D-RI)
Degree1 (D-RI)
Robert Ingersol (D-SC)
StinkyBoy (R-SD)
FVPXXIV (R-TN)
Eleden, Texas Rapist (D-TX)
Juin (R-UT)
Progressivevoice (D-VT)
Harry Byrd (D-VA)
David Miller (D-WA)
Helper Seat (R-WI)
The Tick (R-WY)

Senators voting Nay:
Jeremiah Denton (R-AL)
Senator Joshua Miller (D-CO)
Danforth Quayle (R-IN)
Chuckles (R-KS)
FVPIX (R-KY)
M. Broussard (R-LA)
Mitchell Miller (D-NV)
Sen Andrew Min OK (R-OK)
stockguy3 (D-SC)
RoB-TN (R-TN)
dziggetai (R-TX)
Sen Andrew Min Ar (R-UT)
stockguy2 (D-WV)
Ann Baker (R-WV)
Sox Marshal (R-WY)

Senators answering "Present":
Jeremiah Jay (D-DE)
Jack A. Jay (D-DE)
Michael Schroeder (D-MA)
Jason Bowen III (L-NM)
James B. Weaver (D-NY)
Mr. Free XI (L-SD)
southergentleman (R-VA)
Mr. Free Jr. (L-WI)

Senators not voting yet:
Alice Paul (D-HI)
It'sbucket (R-IN)
Sparks (D-ME)
Adam King (D-ME)
Mason of the Big Canoe (D-MO)
DeRoyalgop (R-NE)
James Radonis (D-NH)
D. Hobson (R-ND)
Progressivevoice jr. (D-VT)
Ken Kennedy Kennedy (D-WA)