Senator Steve Daines today hailed the unanimous Senate passage of his bill to protect and expand protections for Montana pilots - the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR 2).

“Today’s unanimous vote is a victory for those working to contribute to Montana aviation and make our skies safer,” Daines stated. “I am proud to see the Senate prioritize legislation that protects the aviation industry and works to further expands the rights of hardworking pilots nationwide. This bill cuts down unnecessary bureaucratic regulations and institutes commonsense and necessary reforms to protect general aviation pilots.”

Daines’ efforts were acknowledged across Montana:

Montana Pilots Association President Scott Newpower:

“The Montana Pilots Association applauds the Senate for passing the Pilots Bill of Rights 2. We believe this bill, once signed into law, will go a long ways to keeping pilots in the air without unnecessary and expensive medical bureaucracy.”

Rocky Mountain College Director of Aviation Dan Hargrove:

“The Rocky Mountain College Aviation Program teachers and students are thrilled that the Senate has unanimously voted to pass the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2.  Reforming 3rd class medical exemptions will safely reduce unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles that hinder recreational pilots and will remove barriers to entry for the next generation of pilots.  Sen. Daines’ efforts through the entire legislative process from introduction to passage is greatly appreciated by the Montana aviation community.”