The Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Association is asking everyone inside and outside of the aviation community to support House Resolution 4582. This bill was introduced December 16, 2005 due to the efforts of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, AMFA.
This bill is very important in keeping the integrity of the craft of the Aircraft Maintenance Technician and the AMTA strongly supports the passing of this bill into law. House Resolution 4582 will amend title 49, United States Code, to require employment investigations for employees of aircraft repair stations, and for other purposes.
This bill may be cited as the "Aircraft Repair Station Security Enhancement Act of 2005". In short, this bill, when passed, will require domestic and foreign repair stations to have employees undergo employment investigation, which will include a criminal history check and a review of available law enforcement data bases and records of other governmental and international agencies to the extent determined practical by the Under Secretary. This bill will cover individuals who perform maintenance on aircraft and/or components used in conducting operations under part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations.
The AMTA urges that people contact their elected representatives, both in the Senate and in the House of Representatives, and tell them to vote YES on this important legislature. The easiest way to learn who your elected officials are is to simply go online to www.congress.org and www.senate.gov. Your involvement will help ensure the passing of this very important bill which will help protect the craft & profession of the Aircraft Maintenance Technician.
After you have written your letter I would like to ask that you mail your letter directly to the AMTA at P.O. Box 211591, Chula Vista CA 91921. I am asking that you mail your letters to the AMTA because the AMTA will ensure that your letter is walked up "The Hill" and hand delivered to your elected official. I have written an example of what you might write. Time is of the essence and look forward to receiving your letters. The AMTA thanks you!
Honorable Congressman/Senator "name",
My name is (your name), and I am writing to you regarding a very important bill that will come before you for a vote this session. The bill is House Resolution 4582 and is cited as the "Aircraft Repair Station Security Enhancement Act of 2005". This bill, when passed into law will help ensure the safety of aircraft that are repaired in both foreign and domestic repair facilities.
Security is an integral part of the aviation industry today and your vote will fill a gap that needs to be attended to. So, as my elected official I am asking you to co-sponsor this important piece of legislature and vote YES when the time comes. Thank you.
(Print & Sign Your name.)
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I 109TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. R. 4582 To amend title 49, United States Code, to require employment investigations for employees of aircraft repair stations, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DECEMBER 16, 2005 Mr. ANDREWS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure A BILL To amend title 49, United States Code, to require employment investigations for employees of aircraft repair stations, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Aircraft Repair Station Security Enhancement Act of 2005’’. SEC. 2. SECURITY OF AIRCRAFT REPAIR STATIONS. (a) EMPLOYMENT INVESTIGATION REQUIREMENT.— 7 Section 44936(a) of title 49, United States Code, is amended— (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (C) and (D) as subparagraphs (D) and (E), respectively; (2) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following: ‘‘(C) REPAIR STATION EMPLOYEES.—The Under Secretary shall require by regulation that an employment investigation (including a criminal history record check and a review of available law enforcement data bases and records of other governmental and international agencies to the extent determined practicable by the Under Secretary) be conducted for individuals at repair stations who perform maintenance on aircraft or components (or both) used in conducting operations under part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation).’’; and (3) in subparagraph (D)(i) (as redesignated by paragraph (1) of this subsection) by inserting before the period at the end the following: ‘‘and any individual who is employed in a position described in subparagraph (C) on the date of enactment of the Aircraft Repair Station Security Enhancement Act of 2005’’. (b) REPAIR STATION OPERATORS.— •HR 4582 IH 3 (1) REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO EMPLOYERS. —Section 44936 of such title is amended in each of subsections (a)(2), (b)(1), and (b)(3) by inserting ‘‘repair station operator,’’ after ‘‘airport operator,’’. (2) REPAIR STATION DEFINED.—Section 44936 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(f) REPAIR STATION DEFINED.—In this section, the term ‘repair station’ means a domestic or foreign repair station certificated under part 145 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation), a fixed base operator, a maintenance repair or overhaul facility, an aircraft manufacturer (including a subsidiary), an air- frame or engine manufacturer, and a structural or compo- 16 nent manufacturer.’’. Æ •HR 4582 IH