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Text of the Guaranteeing Airport Physical Screening Standards Act

This bill was introduced on September 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 13, 2011 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2907

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 13, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

A BILL

To improve airport screening and security.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Guaranteeing Airport Physical Screening Standards Act.

2.

Secured areas of airports

(a)

Implementation of improved airport perimeter access security

Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) shall issue regulations, directives, or other appropriate measures to implement the requirements of section 44903(h)(4) of title 49, United States Code.

(b)

Airport security plans

The Assistant Secretary shall set a schedule for requiring airports to update their airport security plans to comply with the requirements of section 44903(h)(4) not later than 3 years after the issuance of the regulations, directives, or other measures required under subsection (a).

3.

Hiring of screeners

(a)

Number of screeners

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Homeland Security may hire the number of passenger and baggage screeners that the Secretary determines necessary to ensure aviation security.

(b)

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.