Text: H.R.6047 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/30/2010)

2d Session
H. R. 6047

To improve airport screening and security.


July 30, 2010

Mrs. Lowey introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security


To improve airport screening and security.

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 “Guaranteeing Airport Physical Screening Standards Act”.

SEC. 2. Secured areas of airports.

(a) Implementation of improved airport perimeter access security.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) shall issue regulations, directives, or other appropriate measures to implement the requirements of section 44903(h)(4) of title 49, United States Code.

(b) Airport security plans.—The Assistant Secretary shall set a schedule for requiring airports to update their airport security plans to comply with the requirements of section 44903(h)(4) not later than 3 years after the issuance of the regulations, directives, or other measures required under subsection (a).

SEC. 3. Hiring of screeners.

(a) Number of screeners.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Homeland Security may hire the number of passenger and baggage screeners that the Secretary determines necessary to ensure aviation security.

(b) Authorization of appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.