H.R. 6159 (112th): To amend title 49, United States Code, to require that individuals seeking training in the operation of ...

...certain aircraft be checked against the terrorist watchlist to ensure that such individuals are non-threats to aviation.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jul 19, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6159

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 19, 2012

(for himself, Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas, Mr. Davis of Illinois, and Mr. Richmond) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, to require that individuals seeking training in the operation of certain aircraft be checked against the terrorist watchlist to ensure that such individuals are non-threats to aviation.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Flight School Security Act of 2012.

2.

Requirement that individuals seeking flight training are checked against the terrorist watchlist

(a)

In general

Subsection (a) of section 44939 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subparagraphs (A) through (F) of paragraph (1) as clauses (i) through (vi), respectively;

(2)

by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively;

(3)

by striking 12,500 pounds and inserting 12,500 pounds—;

(4)

by inserting before subparagraph (A), as redesignated by paragraph (2) of this subsection, a new paragraph (2);

(5)

by moving the text beginning with to an and all that follows through only if— to such paragraph (2);

(6)

by inserting before such paragraph (2) the following new paragraph (1):

(1)

an individual seeking such training only upon receipt of information from the Assistant Secretary that—

(A)

the individual has been checked against the terrorist watchlist to ascertain if the individual is a threat to aviation; and

(B)

the Assistant Secretary has determined that the individual is a non-threat to aviation; and

; and

(7)

in the subsection heading by striking Waiting period.— and inserting Requirements; waiting period.—.

(b)

Conforming amendment

Subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of section 44949, as redesignated by subsection (a), is amended by striking paragraph (1) and inserting subparagraph (A).

(c)

Clerical amendment

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to an individual seeking flight training on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.