S. 1008: Keep Knives Out of Our Skies Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of May 22, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1008

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 22, 2013

(for himself, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Menendez, and Ms. Murkowski) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from implementing proposed policy changes that would permit passengers to carry small, non-locking knives on aircraft.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Keep Knives Out of Our Skies Act .

2.

Prohibition on implementation of policy change to permit small, non-locking knives on aircraft

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on and after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security may not implement any change to the prohibited items list of the Transportation Security Administration that would permit passengers to carry small, non-locking knives through passenger screening checkpoints at airports, into sterile areas at airports, or on board passenger aircraft.

(b)

Prohibited items list defined

In this section, the term prohibited items list means the list of items passengers are prohibited from carrying as accessible property or on their persons through passenger screening checkpoints at airports, into sterile areas at airports, and on board passenger aircraft pursuant to section 1540.111 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on January 1, 2013).