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Current proposed Bills in the US – Medical changes

The proposed Bill directs the FAA to change medicaql requirements for pilots with up to 5 passengers.

The changes would allow for people to fly with a car licence and it’s attached medical requirements.

Would the ASRR go this far??

113TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. R. 3708
To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue or revise regulations with respect to the medical certification of certain small aircraft pilots, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DECEMBER 11, 2013
Mr. ROKITA (for himself, Mr. GRAVES of Missouri, Mr. FLORES, Mr. PETERSON,
Mr. HANNA, and Mr. POMPEO) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL
To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue or revise regulations with respect to
the medical certification of certain small aircraft pilots,
and for other purposes.
1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2
tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
4 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘General Aviation Pilot
5 Protection Act of 2013’’.
1 SEC. 2. MEDICAL CERTIFICATION OF CERTAIN SMALL AIR2 CRAFT PILOTS.
3 (a) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after the
4 date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the
5 Federal Aviation Administration shall issue or revise med6
ical certification regulations to ensure that an individual
7 may operate as pilot in command of a covered aircraft
8 without regard to any medical certification or proof of
9 health requirement otherwise applicable under Federal law
10 if—
11 (1) the individual possesses a valid State driv12
er’s license and complies with any medical require13
ment associated with that license;
14 (2) the individual is transporting not more than
15 5 passengers;
16 (3) the individual is operating under visual
17 flight rules; and
18 (4) the relevant flight, including each portion
19 thereof, is not carried out—
20 (A) for compensation, including that no
21 passenger or property on the flight is being car22
ried for compensation;
23 (B) at an altitude that is more than
24 14,000 feet above mean sea level;
1 (C) outside the United States, unless authorized by the country in which the flight is conducted; or
4 (D) at a speed exceeding 250 knots.
5 (b) COVERED AIRCRAFT DEFINED.—In this section,
6 the term ‘‘covered aircraft’’ means an aircraft that—
7 (1) is not authorized under Federal law to carry
8 more than 6 occupants; and
9 (2) has a maximum certificated takeoff weight
10 of not more than 6000 pounds.
11 SEC. 3. REPORT.
12 Not later than 5 years after the date of enactment
13 of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Ad14
ministration shall submit to Congress a report that de15
scribes the impact that the regulations issued or revised
16 under section 2 have had, including statistics with respect
17 to changes in small aircraft activity and safety incidents.