assembly Bill A7641

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits the involuntary removal of a passenger from a commercial passenger aircraft on the basis of overbooking

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to governmental operations
May 05, 2017 referred to governmental operations

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A7641 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5832
Law Section:
Civil Rights Law
Laws Affected:
Add §79-o, Civ Rts L

A7641 - Summary

Prohibits the involuntary removal of a passenger from a commercial passenger aircraft on the basis of overbooking; authorizes the commencement of a course of action from treble damages therefor.

A7641 - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7641

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in  relation  to  prohibiting  the
  involuntary  removal  from  a  commercial  passenger  aircraft  of any
  passenger having an assigned seat thereon, on the basis of overbooking
  by the operator of such aircraft

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  civil  rights law is amended by adding a new section
79-o to read as follows:
  § 79-O. ACTION FOR INVOLUNTARY REMOVAL  FROM  A  COMMERCIAL  PASSENGER
AIRCRAFT;  CERTAIN  CASES.  1.  NO  PASSENGER  ADMITTED  TO A COMMERCIAL
PASSENGER AIRCRAFT, HAVING PAID THE  FARE  FOR  TRANSPORTATION  ON  SUCH
AIRCRAFT  AND  HAVING  AN  ASSIGNED SEAT THEREON, SHALL BE INVOLUNTARILY
REMOVED FROM SUCH AIRCRAFT SOLELY ON THE BASES THAT THE OWNER OR  OPERA-
TOR  OF  THE  AIRCRAFT  OVERBOOKED  THE  FLIGHT  THEREOF OR ASSIGNED THE
PASSENGER'S SEAT TO ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL.
  2. ANY  PERSON  INVOLUNTARILY  REMOVED  FROM  A  COMMERCIAL  PASSENGER
AIRCRAFT,  IN VIOLATION OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, MAY COMMENCE
AND MAINTAIN A CAUSE OF ACTION TO RECOVER TREBLE DAMAGES, PLUS COSTS AND
ATTORNEY'S FEES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11085-01-7

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