S.1444 - Federal Air Marshals and Safe Sky Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
||Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY] (Introduced 09/21/2001)
||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation
||09/21/2001 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (text of measure as introduced: CR S9624) (All Actions)
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Introduced in Senate (09/21/2001)
Federal Air Marshals and Safe Sky Act of 2001 - Amends Federal law to require the Attorney General to establish a Federal Air Marshals program consisting of Federal Air Marshals (including those participating in the Federal Aviation Administration's Federal Air Marshals Program) and Deputy Federal Air Marshals to provide maximum security at airports and on board commercial aircraft by enforcing Federal laws related to acts of terrorism, hijacking, or aircraft piracy and laws relating to violent, abusive, or disruptive behavior by passengers in air transportation. Requires the Attorney General to provide appropriate training and supervision of all air marshals, as well as appropriate background and fitness examination of eligible candidates as part of their certification. Requires the cost of such program to be shared by the airlines, State and local governments, and the Federal Government.