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104th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 3896

 To amend title 49, United States Code, to require the use of dogs or 
    other appropriate animals at major airports for the purpose of 
  detecting plastic explosives and other devices which may be used in 
    airport piracy and which cannot be detected by metal detectors.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 26, 1996

    Mr. Burton  of Indiana introduced the following bill; which was 
     referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend title 49, United States Code, to require the use of dogs or 
    other appropriate animals at major airports for the purpose of 
  detecting plastic explosives and other devices which may be used in 
    airport piracy and which cannot be detected by metal detectors.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Aviation Security Improvement Act of 
1996''.

SEC. 2. SCREENING BY DOGS.

    Section 44903(b) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by 
adding at the end of the following new paragraph:
            ``(3) Use of dogs in screening.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The law enforcement presence and 
                capability required under paragraph (1) shall include a 
                requirement that the operator of each major airport use 
                dogs or other appropriate animals in screening 
                passengers and cargo for the purpose of detecting 
                plastic explosives and other devices or materials which 
                may be used in aircraft piracy and which cannot be 
                detected by metal detectors.
                    ``(B) Major airport defined.--In this paragraph, 
                the term `major airport' means an airport that is one 
                of the largest 50 airports in the United States, as 
                determined by the number of passenger enplanements in 
                calendar year 1995.''.

SEC. 3. EXPLOSIVE DETECTION K-9 TEAMS.

    Section 44913(b) of title 49, United States Code, is amended to 
read as follows:
    ``(b) Explosive Detection K-9 Teams.--
            ``(1) Grants.--The Secretary shall make grants for expenses 
        of training and evaluation of dogs for the explosive detection 
        K-9 team training program for the purpose of detecting 
        explosives at airports and aboard aircraft. Not later than 180 
        days after the date of the enactment of the Aviation Security 
        Improvement Act of 1996, the Secretary shall extend such 
        program to the largest 50 airports in the United States, as 
        determined by the number of passenger enplanements in calendar 
        year 1995.
            ``(2) Funding.--There is authorized to be appropriated from 
        the Trust Fund for carrying out paragraph (1) such sums as may 
        be necessary for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 
        1996. Such funds shall remain available until expended.''.
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