H.R. 2951 (107th): Aviation Security Act

Sep 25, 2001 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on September 25, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sep 25, 2001
Greg Ganske
Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 25, 2001
21 pages
Related Bills
S. 1447 (Related)
Aviation and Transportation Security Act

Signed by the President
Nov 19, 2001

Full Title

To improve aviation security, and for other purposes.


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24 cosponsors (14R, 10D) (show)

House Transportation and Infrastructure


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Library of Congress Summary

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Aviation Security Act - Amends Federal transportation law to establish within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) a Deputy Administrator for Aviation Security who shall be responsible for aviation-related security at all U.S. airports and air navigation facilities involved in interstate or intrastate air transportation by civil aircraft.Establishes the Aviation Security Coordination Council, which shall, among other things, coordinate intelligence, security, and criminal enforcement activities affecting the safety and security of aviation at all U.S. airports and air navigation facilities involved in interstate or intrastate air transportation by public aircraft.Sets forth requirements to:
(1) prohibit access to the flight deck (cockpit) of commercial aircraft by any person other than a flight deck crew member;
(2) require the strengthening of the cockpit door and locks to prevent entry into such area by non-flight deck crew members (including requiring commuter aircraft that do not have doors to get doors to prevent public access to the cockpit area);
(3) provide for random deployment of Federal marshals on domestic commercial air passenger flights and all international flights on U.S. carriers into or out of the United States (including requirements for background and fitness checks and training);
(4) federalize airport security operations by deploying law enforcement personnel at each airport (including armed personnel at airport security screening locations of the 100 largest airports);
(5) train flight crews in anti-hijacking procedures;
(6) make the FAA responsible for screening of air passengers and property boarding each aircraft;
(7) establish a program to hire and train airport security screening personnel;
(8) require criminal background checks of heavy plane flight training applicants; and
(9) collect a $1 per-one-way revenue passenger user (security) fee from commercial air carriers.

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