Senate Bill 3727
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Cash Refunds for Coronavirus Cancellations Act of 2020
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 13, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
May 13, 2020
Latest Action
May 13, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3727
Congress
116
Policy Area
Transportation and Public Works
Transportation and Public Works
Primary focus of measure is all aspects of transportation modes and conveyances, including funding and safety matters; Coast Guard; infrastructure development; travel and tourism. Measures concerning water resources and navigation projects may fall under Water Resources Development policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Massachusetts
California
Connecticut
Massachusetts
New Mexico
New Mexico
Rhode Island
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Cash Refunds for Coronavirus Cancellations Act of 2020

This bill requires air carriers and ticket agents to offer full cash refunds for all cancelled tickets during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) emergency period, regardless of whether the air carrier cancelled an entire flight or the passengers cancelled their individual tickets.

The bill permits air carriers and tickets agents to offer alternative forms of compensation, including credit, or vouchers, provided that such offer is valid indefinitely and the offer includes a clear and conspicuous notice of the passenger's right to a cash refund.

Additionally, the bill provides that passengers who received an alternative form of compensation prior to the enactment of this bill, but have not used it, may request a cash refund to replace the alternative compensation.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
05/13/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
05/13/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 14, 2020 4:27:12 AM
Updated
Jun 25, 2020 12:02:45 PM