H.R. 1103 (108th): Air Cargo Security Act

Introduced:
Mar 05, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Adam Schiff
Representative for California's 29th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 05, 2003
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2455 (Related)
Universal Screening of Air Cargo Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 12, 2003

S. 165 (Related)
Air Cargo Security Improvement Act

Passed Senate
Last Action: May 08, 2003

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 5, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 05, 2003
Referred to Committee Mar 05, 2003
 
Full Title

To improve air cargo security.

Summary

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Cosponsors
8 cosponsors (6D, 2R) (show)
Committees

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Aviation

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/5/2003--Introduced.
Air Cargo Security Act - Amends Federal aviation law to require the screening of cargo that is to be transported in passenger aircraft operated by domestic and foreign air carriers in interstate and intrastate air transportation (currently, only those transported by all-cargo aircraft).
Directs the Under Secretary of Transportation for Security under the Transportation Security Administration to develop a strategic plan to carry out such screening.Sets forth certain measures to increase the safety and security of air cargo, including the establishment of systems that:
(1) provide for the regular inspection of shipping facilities for cargo shipments;
(2) provide an industry-wide pilot program database of known cargo shippers;
(3) train persons that handle air cargo to ensure that such cargo is properly handled and safe-guarded from security breaches; and
(4) require air carriers operating all-cargo aircraft to have an approved plan for the security of their air operations area, the cargo placed aboard the aircraft, and persons having access to their aircraft on the ground or in flight.Directs the Under Secretary to conduct random audits, investigations, and inspections of indirect air carrier facilities to determine if the indirect air carriers are meeting the security requirements of this Act.

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