S. 3993 (109th): Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2006

Sep 28, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Mel Martinez
Senator from Florida
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Last Updated
Sep 30, 2006
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6226 (Related)
Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2006

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 28, 2006

H.R. 1400 (Related)
Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2005

Passed Senate with Changes
Last Action: Dec 22, 2005


This bill was introduced on September 30, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 28, 2006
Reported by Committee Sep 30, 2006
Full Title

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


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Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2006 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the aiming of the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft or in its flight path. Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to five years.
Exempts from such prohibition: (1) individuals conducting research and development or flight test operations for an aircraft manufacturer or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); (2) Department of Defense or Department of Homeland Security personnel conducting research, development, operations, testing or training; or (3) an individual using a laser emergency signaling device to send a distress signal.

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