114 STAT. 102 PUBLIC LAW 106-181—APR. 5, 2000 program established under this subchapter for Federal credit instruments issued under this subchapter before the termination date until all obligations associated with such instruments have been satisfied.". (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—The analysis for chapter 417 is amended by adding at the end the following: "SUBCHAPTER III—REGIONAL AIR SERVICE INCENTIVE PROGRAM "Sec. "41761. Purpose. "4 1762. Definitions. "4 1763. Federal credit instruments. "41764. Use of Federal facilities and assistance. "41765. Administrative expenses. "4 1766. Funding. "41767. Termination.". Subtitle B—Airline Customer Service SEC. 221. CONSUMER NOTIFICATION OF E-TICKET EXPIRATION DATES. Section 41712 is amended— (1) by inserting "(a) IN GENERAL. — " before "On"; and (2) by adding at the end the following: "(b) E-TiCKET EXPIRATION NOTICE. —It shall be an unfair or deceptive practice under subsection (a) for any air carrier, foreign air carrier, or ticket agent utilizing electronically transmitted tickets for air transportation to fail to notify the purchaser of such a ticket of its expiration date, if any.". SEC. 222. INCREASED PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF AVIATION CON- SUMER PROTECTION LAWS. (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 46301(a) is amended by adding at the end the following: "(7) CONSUMER PROTECTION. — Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (4), the maximum civil penalty for violating section 40127 or 41712 (including a regulation prescribed or order issued under such section) or any other regulation prescribed by the Secretary that is intended to afford consumer protection to commercial air transportation passengers, shall be $2,500 for each violation.". (b) TECHNICAL AMENDMENT. —Paragraph (6) of section 46301(a) is amended— (1) by inserting "AIR SERVICE TERMINATION NOTICE.— " before "Notwithstanding"; and (2) by aligning the left margin of such paragraph with paragraph (5) of such section. SEC. 223. FUNDING OF ENFORCEMENT OF AIRLINE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for the purpose of ensuring compliance with, and enforcing, the rights of air travelers under sections 40127, 41705, and 41712 of title 49, United States Code— (1) $2,300,000 for fiscal year 2000; (2) $2,415,000 for fiscal year 2001; (3) $2,535,750 for fiscal year 2002; and (4) $2,662,500 for fiscal year 2003.
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