H.R.1413 - To direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to address vulnerabilities in aviation security by carrying out a pilot program to screen airport workers with access to secure and sterile areas of airports, and for other purposes.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] (Introduced 03/08/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 110-482|
|Latest Action:||12/12/2007 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1413 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (12/11/2007)
Directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to: (1) implement a pilot program at seven commercial service airports to screen all individuals with unescorted access to secure and sterile areas of the airport; and (2) conduct a vulnerability assessment of, and an operational assessment at, each airport participating in such program. Requires: (1) at least two of the participating airports to be large hub airports and at least one of the airports to be a category III airport, with each of the remaining airports representing a different airport security risk category; (2) screening to be conducted under the same standards as apply to passengers at airport security screening checkpoints, to be carried out by private screeners, and, in addition, the designation of at least one lane to be used to screen individuals with unescorted access on a priority basis; (3) deployment of alternative means of screening of all individuals at one of the participating airports; (4) each participating airport operator to conduct an assessment of the screening technology used at the airport and to submit the results to the Assistant Secretary; and (5) the program to be carried out for not less than 180 days.
Requires the Assistant Secretary to report to Congress on the results of the program.