The Washington state senate is considering passenger rights legislation along the lines of the New York state law that took effect earlier this month, and the Air Transport Assn. estimates that as many as 12 state legislatures may attempt to pass similar bills this year. ATA has appealed a federal judge's decision to uphold the New York law, arguing that states do not have the jurisdication to regulate airlines (ATWOnline, Dec. 24, 2007). Washington state Sen. Ken Jacobsen (D) proposed a ...

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