H.R. 1400 (109th): Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2005


Mar 17, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on December 22, 2005 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.


Ric Keller

Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2005
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for aiming laser pointers at airplanes, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Prohibits interfering with, or attempting to interfere with, the ability of the flight crew of an aircraft in flight to see, or otherwise to impair the safe operation of an ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 17, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 29, 2005
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 8, 2005
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 22, 2005
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1400”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (4R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1615 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: May 22, 2007

S. 3993 (Related)
Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2006

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 30, 2006

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