H.R. 1775: Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Apr 26, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1775

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 26, 2013

(for himself,Ms. Schwartz,Mr. Marino,Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania,Mr. Grimm,Mr. King of New York,Mr. Barletta,Mr. Fattah, andMr. Cartwright) introduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue an order with respect to secondary cockpit barriers, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013 .

2.

Secondary cockpit barriers

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, theAdministrator of the Federal Aviation Administrationshall issue an order that—

(1)

requires, on each commercial aircraft operating under part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, the installation of a barrier, other than the cockpit door, that prevents access to the flight deck of an aircraft; and

(2)

requires, for an aircraft—

(A)

that is equipped with a cockpit door, that the barrier required underparagraph (1)remain locked while—

(i)

the aircraft is in flight; and

(ii)

the cockpit door separating the flight deck and the passenger area is open; and

(B)

that is not equipped with a cockpit door, that the barrier required underparagraph (1)remain locked as determined appropriate by the pilot in command.