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


Sep 28, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

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


Mel Martinez

Senator from Florida



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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2006
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

9/28/2006--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 28, 2006

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 30, 2006
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.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3993”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.



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

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

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

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