To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide rights for 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 ``Pilot's Bill of Rights''.
SEC. 2. FAA ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS AND ELIMINATION OF DEFERENCE.
(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any proceeding conducted under subpart C or D and F of part 821 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, relating to denial, amendment, modification, suspension, or revocation of an airman certificate, shall be conducted in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence, to the extent practicable. (b) Access to Information.-- (1) In general.--The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall advise (in a timely manner and in writing) an individual who is the subject of an investigation relating to approval, denial, suspension, modification, or revocation of an airman certificate under chapter 447 of title 49, United States Code, of the following: (A) The nature of the investigation. (B) An oral or written response to a Letter of Investigation from the Administrator is not required. (C) No action or adverse inference can be taken against the individual for declining to respond to a Letter of Investigation from the Administrator. (D) Any response to a Letter of Investigation from the Administrator or to an inquiry made by a representative of the Administrator by the individual may be...