IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 22, 2013
Mr. Schumer (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
To prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from implementing proposed policy changes that would permit passengers to carry small, non-locking knives on aircraft.
This Act may be cited as
Keep Knives Out of Our Skies
Prohibition on implementation of policy change to permit small, non-locking knives on aircraft
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.
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).