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H.R. 3735: No Knives on Planes Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 11, 2017 (Introduced).

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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3735

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 11, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Bost, Ms. Speier, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Fitzpatrick, and Mr. Donovan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

A BILL

To prohibit the implementation of a policy change to permit small, non-locking knives on aircraft, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Knives on Planes Act of 2017.

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.