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Library of Congress Summary
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Aviation Security Act, II - Establishes the position of Deputy Secretary of Transportation for Transportation Security and the Aviation Security Coordination Council.
Amends Federal transportation law with respect to: (1) improved flight deck integrity measures; (2) deployment of federal air marshals; (3) improved airport perimeter access security; (4) enhanced anti-hijacking training for flight crews; (5) passenger and property screening and individuals with access to secure areas, and property; (6) training and employment of security screening personnel; (7) flight school security, especially training to operate jet-propelled aircraft; (8) general aviation and air charters; (9) increased penalties for interference with security personnel; (10) air transportation arrangements in certain States; (11) airline computer reservation systems; (12) a user fee for security services charge; (13) funding for aviation security; (14) reimbursement of airports for security mandates; (15) immunity of airline employees for reporting suspicious activities; (16) the sharing of security risk information by the Attorney General with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and airport or airline officers; (17) safety and security of on-board supplies; (18) a results-based management action plan for achieving acceptable levels of aviation security; (19) exemption of volunteers from liability for emergency services provided during commercial flights; and (20) enhanced aircraft security.
Flight Deck Security Act of 2001 - Authorizes the FAA to permit pilots, co-pilots, and flight engineers meeting certain training requirements to possess or carry a firearm for the protection of an aircraft.
Directs the FAA Administrator to take specified actions with regard to: (1) employment investigations; (2) use of bulk explosives detection technology; (3) a mandatory passenger bag matching system; and (4) Computer-assisted Passenger Prescreening Systems (CAPPS).
Directs the Deputy Secretary for Transportation Security to: (1) conduct a six-month assessment of commercially available measures to prevent access to secure airport areas by unauthorized persons; and (2) commence deployment of recommended short-term upgrades to CAPPS and to the coordinated distribution of "watch list" information.
Authorizes appropriations for research and development of specified aviation security technology.
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