IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
August 2, 2011
Mr. Udall of New Mexico (for himself, Mr. Heller, Mr. Bingaman, and Mrs. Feinstein) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to include ultralight vehicles under the definition of aircraft for purposes of the aviation smuggling provisions under that Act, and for other purposes.
This Act may cited as the
Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling
Prevention Act of 2011.
Amendments to the aviation smuggling provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930
Section 590 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1590) is amended—
by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (h); and
by inserting after subsection (f) the following:
Definition of aircraft
As used in this section, the term aircraft includes an ultralight vehicle, as defined by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Subsection (d) of section 590 of the Tariff Act of 1930
(19 U.S.C. 1590(d)) is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by
, or attempts or conspires to commit, after
The amendments made by this section apply with respect to violations of any provision of section 590 of the Tariff Act of 1930 on or after the 30th day after the date of the enactment of this Act.
The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering shall, in consultation with the Under Secretary for Science and Technology of the Department of Homeland Security, identify equipment and technology used by the Department of Defense that could also be used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to detect and track the illicit use of ultralight aircraft near the international border between the United States and Mexico.