H.R.386 - Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2011

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for aiming laser pointers at airplanes, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for aiming laser pointers at airplanes, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2011 as passed house.
  • Short: Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2011 as reported to house.

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02/28/11
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2011 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the aiming of the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft or in its flight path. Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to five years.Exempts from such prohibition: (1) individuals conductin

Official Summary

Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2011 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the aiming of the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft or in its flight path. Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to five years.Exempts from such prohibition:
(1) individuals conducting research and development or flight test operations for an aircraft manufacturer or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA);
(2) Department of Defense (DOD) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel conducting research, development, operations, testing or training; or
(3) an individual using a laser emergency signaling device to send a distress signal.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.386

  • Air Line Pilots Association

Organizations Opposing H.R.386

  • International Laser Display Association




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