H. R. 2907
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 13, 2011
Mrs. Lowey introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security
To improve airport screening and security.
This Act may be cited as the
Guaranteeing Airport Physical
Screening Standards Act.
Secured areas of airports
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.
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).
Hiring of screeners
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.
Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.